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A trip to The Hill means you are going to find some delicious Italian cuisine. In today’s Loyal to Local, Show Me St. Louis is introducing Anthonino’s Taverna, which has been serving up a unique mix of Italian and Greek specialties since 2003. Brothers Anthony and Rosario Scarato own and operate Anthonino’s Taverna. The front portion of the restaur...

If a classic plate of spaghetti drenched in a robust red sauce and dotted with meatballs sounds like your idea of a perfect meal, new restaurant Anna Dolce might be the spot for you. Tentatively scheduled for an April 19 opening in the former Blu Toro Cantina & Grill in West Glen Town Center, Anna Dolce will be serving updated Italian American clas...

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar, a local Italian restaurant in Downtown Denver, has been voted "Best of Denver" for its elite venetian cuisine combined with an exclusive wine list curated by Chef & Restauranteur Alessandro Carollo with his elite culinary and service teams. Founded in 2002, Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is not only a great Italian resta...

Spring has officially arrived and while steady progress with vaccines has loosened restrictions across the country, Europe remains largely off limits to American travelers. Unfortunately, while this does mean you probably won’t have the opportunity to catch the blossoming lemon trees or blooming lavender fields of Southern Italy this year, there’s...

Whenever I visit St. Paul, I tend to stop at Cossetta. They have the best selection of Italian cured meats in the state (I’m a sucker for Soppressata). The pastry shop is among the best in town. My family’s order at the eatery is predictable: a Cossetta salad, Italian sausage and peppers and/or meatball sub, mostaccioli, and a slice of pepperoni pi...

After opening in early January, the Italian Cowboy Cafe in Sheldon provides dishes unique like its namesake. Owner Stacey Van Roekel wanted a menu that provided dishes that were a mix of Italian and Southern cuisine. It’s a blend that had me interested and last week, staff writer Lydia Hansen and I went over for a taste test of Sheldon’s newest res...

A new watering hole is coming to LoHi this spring, and its owner couldn’t be more excited. Pam Proto knows the corner of 15th and Platte streets — she’s been operating her Denver Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana there for 17 years now. But the pizza restaurateur, who owns six Proto’s shops in the Denver and Boulder areas, has long wanted to change thing...

Antonio Race is coming home.  Well, technically Naples, Italy, is home for the chef. But Fort Collins comes in a close second.  After 15 years away from the Choice City, Race, 53, recently returned to reinvigorate an old concept in his former repertoire of Italian restaurants, wine bars and pizzerias.  Race plans to open Ciao Vino Wine Bar, a tradi...

For those who had the distinct pleasure of wandering into the old Scimeca’s Grocery Store at Independence & The Paseo during its over 40-year history at that location, they know that some of the sweetest smells and best imported Italian deli salads and sausages were to be had in the imported section located at the back of the store. It was almost l...

Easter Culinary Traditions. Live from Italy with ALMA Scuola di Cucina. Saturday, March 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT, Online. Conversations will be in English. Register Here. Discover a land filled with thousands of bell towers and traditions, captured in a story between space and time, through the many flavors and recipes of Italy’s Easter celebrat...

A high-end Italian leather goods retailer has closed its Phillips Avenue storefront and is moving to another location downtown. Luca Papini, owner of Luca: Made in Italy at 311 S. Phillips Ave., is moving his business into a third-floor space at Eighth and Railroad Center, where he first started a storefront business in 2016. A "perfect storm" of t...

It’s fitting – maybe even predestined – that Michael Amigoni would become a vintner. After all his paternal grandfather, Guiseppe “Joseph” Amigoni, produced wine near Milan, Italy, before emigrating to town in the 1920s. Now, the younger Amigoni is carrying on the tradition at his Amigoni Urban Winery in Kansas City, Mo. “I grew up with wine around...