Oftentimes, Italian or Italian American associations at the center of a community in one of the many American cities are led by exceptional Italian American men or women who have gained over the years the experience necessary to preside over a community that recognizes itself in loving and celebrating Italy. They are sometimes white-haired leaders...

Danlu, the high-style Asian restaurant that lasted six months in 2017 at 3601 Market St. in University City, is being retooled as an American restaurant with Mediterranean influences under the same ownership. The Common is due to open in mid-January under chef-owner Patrick Feury and his partners, who also own Nectar in Berwyn. They’ve brought in c...

Friday January 25 2019, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM CST. Missouri Baptist University, 1 College Park Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Tickets here. Join the Italian Community of St Louis and CLUB Italiano Per Piacere at the Winter Opera Saint Louis' performance of L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI by Gioachino Rossini. Member of our community, Darwin Aquino will be conduct...

2018 marks 20 years in Kansas City for Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the Crossroads, Lidia’s Kansas City . This time on Chew Diligence, she tells co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva about how she decided on the location, her Italian roots and passion for genuinely good food. Lidia said her journey to Kansas City began when her son saw a need...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization held its very first Italian Christmas Concert this past Saturday, December 1st starring mezzo-soprano Benedetta Orsi, a native of Bologna, as well as famed soprano Stella Markou and pianist Alla Voskoboynikova. The concert, entitled “CHRISTMAS IN LOVE” was held at Grace United Methodist Church in th...

It was time for Anthony Gianino to get his own place. Growing up in the restaurant business, toiling away at his family's many properties, he'd seen them named after just about everyone. Bill Gianino's and Billy G's are his dad's namesakes; Frankie Gianino's and Frankie G's are named for his grandfather. Even his longtime friend and business partne...

Listen up, eaters. The second annual Kansas City Foodie Fest is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at iWerx (1520 Clay St., North Kansas City, Missouri). It’s a chance to meet and try bites from more than two dozen local food makers. Borgman’s Dairy Farm will bring cajeta (caramel made from goat’s milk), Common Descent Provisions will have hot sauce a...

On Nov. 7, 2018, Webster University Geneva’s Department of International Relations and the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies co-organized a one-day conference to mark the 100th commemoration of the end of the Great War within the program of the 2018 Geneva Peace Week. The event concentrated on the topic of “Italy and the Allies: War Goals an...

Date: March 2, 2019 - Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM - Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom - Costs: Early Bird Pre-sale Price: $115 per person.  Tables of 8 or 10 are available. If purchased before December 25, 2018  This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged! ...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization invites you to its very first CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Concerto di Natale) on Saturday, December 1st at 7PM starring Benedetta Orsi, a native of Bologna, and many more famed international musicians. A special thanks goes out to Grace UMC Church for so generously offering their space. The church is a magni...