A piazza for the Hill, once only a vision and a dream of a group of civic minded St. Louisans, is now a step closer to becoming reality. Thanks to a major donation by Marge and Ed Imo, of Imo’s Pizza fame, the group formed a committee, applied for a 501c3 and purchased the large lot directly across from St. Ambrose Church. The piazza will be named...

The month of February is a special time for local St. Louis eatery Bartolino’s Osteria, as it marks the tenth year since the family restaurant opened on February 18, 2008. To celebrate the occasion, Bartolino’s is offering a special three-course meal throughout the entire month (excluding Valentine’s Day). The meal will include an appetizer, entree...

Molti sostengono che la più grande città italiana nel mondo sia New York e, infatti, la scelta da parte d’italiani e oriundi per la Grande Mela è risaputa e si estende ad altre città della “East Coast”, mentre è proprio nel talvolta trascurato dai media “Midwest” degli Stati Uniti dove l’italianità continua a manifestarsi in mille modi. Nel sociale...

This piazza, as is often found in Italy, will be directly across from the neighborhood church which is St. Ambrose on the Hill. We feel that this will become a tourist attraction for all of St. Louis and will help stabilize the Hill for years to come. The design is by Anthony Frisella of Frisella Nursery. The cost of the 5013C piazza to this point...

Matt McGuire envisioned his new restaurant, Louie (706 DeMun Avenue; Clayton), as a neighborhood trattoria offering simple, approachable dishes. “Simple food becomes more about ingredients and execution rather than complex recipes,” he explains. “You have to know how to cook to prepare simple food well and let the ingredients shine.” Many fondly re...

Jim "Otto" Ottolini balks at the concept of inspiration, at least in the traditional way of understanding it as a spark that ignites an action. He sees it as the opposite: That you begin with a first step, then see if it catches you in a way that makes you want to go further. That's how he describes his entry into the world of beer — a career in wh...

When: Sat, February 10, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Where: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. Lo chef Gian Nicola Colucci vi presenterà una favolosa scelta di pietanze per la nostra festa di Carnevale che si terrà il 10 febbraio al ristorante Cielo. Tutto incluso a soli 50 dollari a persona! Il menu: Affett...

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018–6:30pm-11:30pm. Where: The Ballroom at River City Hotel & Casino. Price: $100pp: reservations available at ciaostl.com. Dress code: formal, black tie optional. Masks. We cordially invite you to join us as we bring the tastes, color, music and excitement of Italy’s Carnevale to St. Louis! First celebrated in 1094, t...

When Katie Lee-Collier opened Katie's Pizza with her father back in 2008, she was a true novice. It took her seven tries to get the first order for a Margherita pie good enough to serve to a customer. She didn't even know how to fold a pizza box. In fact, she didn't know much of anything about running a restaurant, she admits, outside of her passio...

Barbara Klein, president of the Italian Film Festival USA and long-time resident of the metro St. Louis area, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the conferral of the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). The award recognizes her thirteen years as president...