Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs. 1. Bar La Grassa Topping the list is Bar La Grassa. Located at 800 Washington Ave. in North Loop, the wine bar an...

Italian-American restaurant Va Bene Caffe anchors the downtown cultural corridor on East Superior Street with its bright facade, tall windows and warm color palette, set in front of the backdrop of Lake Superior. It's an intimate space — small enough to be romantic on a beautiful summer night in the main dining room or on the enclosed patio with sp...

Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

Yes, the two-headed monster of Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore led the Lynx to a bounce-back win over the New York Liberty on Saturday — Fowles with a team-high 25 points, Moore chipping in with 20. In the end, though, coach Cheryl Reeve found herself wanting to talk about Cecilia Zandalasini more than anything else. Zandalasini, a relative unknown ar...

The Walker Art Center of Minneapolis is renowned in the U.S. and around the world for its collection of contemporary art. Next week, on Thursday, June 7th, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m, we offer an opportunity to experience a unique guided tour of the reconstructed lower garden of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one year after its re-opening on June 2017...

Quando sei arrivato nelle Twin Cities, avresti voluto un consiglio su dove cercare casa? Sei ancora alla ricerca del miglior ristorante in città per mangiare una buona carbonara? Vuoi sapere dove gustare un vero espresso? O hai bisogno di un suggerimento su come rinnovare il passaporto? Hai nostalgia di casa? Vuoi conoscere altri italiani che come...

Many new restaurants have opened in Liberal in the past few years and recently, one restaurant announced its return to the Liberal area.  Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, which was in Liberal for a few years back in the early 2000s on U.S Hwy 54, recently announced its reopening, this time in the Landmark building.  “We started in Texas and slowly move...

You don’t need Google Translate to figure out how to say joie de vivre in Italian. It’s Anthony Benedetto, or idiomatically, Tony Bennett. Experiencing Bennett in concert is watching joie de vivre come of life. In his performance Thursday at the sold-out State Theatre in Minneapolis, the ageless crooner was so full of vitality, charm, warmth, humil...

The Twin Cities food scene is definitely something to boast about, especially when it includes a catering service with recipes straight out of Italy. Richard and Larry D’Amico started D’Amico Catering in the 1980s, when they opened their first locations in Minneapolis, D’Amico Cucina and Azur. As sons of Italian immigrants and second-generation res...

There was a time when you could dump some garden-variety ice in a glass, swirl it around with the right ingredients, and I’d knock it back with grateful satisfaction. That was before Martina, where each drink is made with its own particular type of ice: crushed, cubed, stamped, and slivered. No number of slapdash drinks can unring that bell. But wh...