When I heard a “casual” Italian restaurant was opening in the former home of Germantown Craft House (and, briefly, Goss Ave. Pub), I envisioned cheap plates of spaghetti and pizza by the slice. When I went with friends to Sarino for dinner on a recent Saturday, we were informed we were the last walk-in table — making reservations was highly recomme...

At 4 years old, most kids are only beginning to learn how to behave in a restaurant. But Carmelo Gabriele wasn’t just any kid and he wasn’t in just any restaurant. Dressed in a mini-tuxedo, he was busy pouring water for customers in his father’s upscale St. Louis restaurant. There was little doubt in anyone’s mind that he would one day move into th...

Italy in Kentucky has a smaller history than other American places. The Bluegrass State saw some Italians come in the period of the mass emigration from Italy, but not as much as other bigger States on the two coasts. Nonetheless, in Louisville there's a club that celebrates Italy in several different ways, led by a true Italian who is for sure the...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville invites you to celebrate Italian culture with a fall harvest festival featuring a magnificent pig roast at Locust Grove from 4:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Activities include Bocce and Buci di Mais (corn hole) competitions plus spirited accordion music.And, since some of the best local cooks...

In a tiny converted house on the edge of Clifton sits a portal to old-world Italy. Operated by chef Gina Stipo, an American who spent 13 years living and traveling in Italy, At the Italian Table is presented more as an experience than a meal. Two tables set for eight to 10 people fill the tiny structure, with antique furnishings, decor and accessor...

The Kentucky Opera, in celebration of renowned composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, will perform the musically stunning yet rarely produced opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA in continuation of their THE BROWN-FORMAN 2013/14 SEASON. This unique operatic event will take place at the Brown Theatre on Friday, November 15th at 8pm and Sunday, November 17th at...

Awarding ICI scholarships is indeed one of our proudest ways to meet the ICI mission to "celebrate and share Italy's unique history and culture with the community." The 2011-2012 scholarships were awarded at the April Board of Directors meeting to Jordan Lanham, Chris Austerman and Mitch Eckert. All three will be using their scholarships for furthe...

Victor DiOrio of Diorio's Pizza & Pub will be taking a trip to Parma, Italy to compete in the 23rd annual World Pizza Championships. DiOrio, who co-owns DiOrio's with brother Tony DiOrio, won an all-expenses paid trip the tournament, which will be held April 7 through 9 in Parma, Italy.   The World Pizza Championships, referred to by man...

Fall is the season of festivals in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Don't miss out on the outdoor activities our area has to offer during this beautiful season.   Although Indiana isn't home to canals and gondolas, you will feel like an Italian for a weekend in Late September by making the short trip across the river to Indiana. Right "in th...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, Inc. (ICI) is presenting the seventh annual Carnevale Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road, Louisville. Guests are encouraged to wear masks or costumes to experience the magic of Italy's famous celebrations. Carnevaleis open to the public for $20...