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...

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...

St. Louis is known for their Italian restaurants as a result of its rich Italian heritage from Italian settlers.  Additionally, the Italian restaurants were popularized by The Hill district that is home to many high rated Italian restaurants and businesses. Adriana’s – #1 of 193 results with 193 reviewsGioia’s Deli – #2 of 193 results with 140 revi...

On June 20, 2018, the Hill Piazza committee held a groundbreaking ceremony announcing the dream of a Piazza on “The Hill” is a reality. The plan to build a beautiful Italian inspired piazza, in front of St. Ambrose Church has begun. An area to provide a central gathering place; an outside space to educate our children and a contemplatively spot to...

Italian-Americans here have celebrated their heritage with Columbus Day festivities for 150 years, a tradition this year’s organizers say will continue with or without Columbus. The future of the October holiday and the Christopher Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park are up for debate in St. Louis, the latest of cities and states reckoning with th...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Italia-America Bocce Club, 2210 Marconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Attend Event. Get single seat tickets or SAVE and purchase a whole table! Recognizing: Grand Marshal - Robert A Bergamini, MD. Spirit Of Columbus Award - Dorothy Bartoni Join us for unlimited wine and a true taste of The Hill with...

CIAO St Louis and St. Ambrose Church have joined together to bring the community a Health And Wellness Fair, Sunday, October 14, 2018, in the Church Hall from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The event is a first of its kind for the parish. When CIAO Board member and parishioner, Loretta Vitale April, asked Monsignor Bommarito what he thought of the idea of a...

This prototype of the Soccer Legends from the 1950 World  Soccer Cup was lost for many years.  A project for 2003 that unfortunately failed to meet its financial goal.  The sculptor is Mike Pisoni, a former Hill resident of over 55 years.  Mr. Pisoni studied under renowned sculptor Rudi Torrini and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Fontbonne C...

The name synonymous with St. Louis’ square beyond compare is branching outside of pizza. Piazza Imo, an Italian square, is being built in St. Louis’ the Hill neighborhood, just across the street from St. Ambrose. With a price tag between $3 million to $4 million, it will have ornamental gates, benches and chess boards, with a marble fountain and gr...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...