When Gary’s on Spring, the upscale restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, closed last February, it was a surprise to most and a disappointment to its regular customers. Now there are plans in the works for a new restaurant to open in the space, located at S. 204 Spring St.: Palatucci’s Italian America Ristorante. According to a post on the busi...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville is proud to offer annual scholarships to further students' studies and passion for Italian language and culture. This past year, the ICI—in partnership with the Italian-American Association of Louisville—was pleased to honor Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele and their contributions to the Louisville culinar...

The Italian American Association of Louisville (IAA)presented a check in memory of the late Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci to David DeWitt, Director of Development at Indiana University Southeast. Acting President Bob Scorsolini, along with Ms. Kathleen Bailey, presented the check and gave remarks regarding the life and times of Bernie. The attendi...

Before Max Balliet was a partner and executive chef, he was a musician and an ardently crazy lover of pizza. Sit back and take in a little of this guy’s history. His progression to partner and executive chef at Pizza Lupo, 1540 Frankfort Ave., will begin to make perfect sense. It was on a trip to Italy to visit a girlfriend when he was 18 years old...

Kick off the holidays with craziness! Continuing the series by Anthony Wilkinson, Pandora Productions proudly presents MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS. We've had a Wedding, a Funeral, a Mid-Life Crisis and now the insanity that is the Pinnunziato family comes a holiday installment. Pandora is thrilled to be the first theatre company in the country to...

The former Cliftons Pizza Co. on Frankfort Avenue will remain in the Italian food family. Building owner Sheila Tasman told Insider that the La Grange-based restaurant Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen is opening a second location at 2230 Frankfort Ave. The address was occupied by Cliftons for more than 28 years until mid-September when it abruptly closed....

Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Andrew McCabe a few weeks back and vowed to put his restaurant, bar Vetti, on my list, in part because I was struck by how much he puts into his food. I finally made it in for a meal, and I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, the clean, upscale feel of the place — the neon “bar Vetti” sign on the wall com...

OK granny-aged ladies of Louisville. Here's your chance for '15 minutes of fame' — plus a lot free Italian food.   "I am looking for a sharp-witted Italian grandma," said restaurateur Kevin Grangier. "The kind of grandma who meets you at the front door and gives you a little bit of attitude."  Grangier needs this Italian grandmother — the ultimate...