Though he’s spent years performing music from the Baroque era, Matthew Shepard — the conductor and artistic director of the choral music group Te Deum — realized recently that he knew almost nothing about an important choral tradition: convent music from the cloisters of 17th Century Italy.   “It’s not that [these musicians] were completely unknown...

Lefty-pitching specialist Tommy Layne will always be remembered as a hero when he played for Team Italy the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC). After pitching a scoreless eighth inning against Mexico,Tommy Layne kept Team Italy in the game as the Azzurri scored five runs in the top of the ninth to win the contest 10-9 on March 9, 2017. He later kept...

Tim Pieri's passion for pizza goes far beyond a hobby, a job or even a love affair. It's his life's calling, a journey that started some 35 years ago with his first gig in the restaurant business, manning the ovens at the beloved Rossino's (may it rest in peace). Everything about the long-shuttered Central West End spot spoke to him — the pizza, th...

Ngone Seck is an Italian immigrant with West African roots who recently began her engineering classes at Washington University in St Louis. Unfortunately, a massive amount of medical debt has caused her to get a full time job at Panda Express in St. Ann. There she often works 60 hours per week so she can pay off the debt. This has obviously taken a...

The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

The brochure that my mother, Nives Rovedo Cappelli, had sent me from Poughkeepsie, New York only titled it The Hill, but on a background of red, white and green it was called “The Italian Hill.” My mother, native-born Italian daycare teacher, is also the author of a memoir titled Manhattan Immigrant Girl.  Along with the brochure I found some artic...

Wednesday February 6 2019, from 18:30 to 21:30 CST. Pan D'olive, 1603 McCausland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63117. Cari Amici di Italiano per piacere, Per la prima riunione del 2019, avremo un programma speciale riguardante una regione d’Italia molto cara a tanti dei nostri soci e simpatizzanti, programma che sarà presentato dal dottor Franco Sicuro, un...

When you’ve got a craving for authentic Italian food, nothing hits the spot quite like generous portions of your favorite dish. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you visit Missouri’s all-you-can-eat Italian buffet, The Hill. Inspired by South St. Louis’ “The Hill” neighborhood, this mouthwatering restaurant is the only of its kind in the area. N...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CST). Mad Art Gallery, 2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. You are cordially invited to the Italian Community of St Louis' second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis,...

Kansas City is known for its great food, and with that, we are teaming up with Ed Herman of Brown & Crouppen to check out the restaurants that put us on the map. The new series is called “Taste and See,” and today we’re visiting Cascone’s to see what makes it an Italian staple in our community.