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The Twin Cities has plenty of options for Italian American staples like pizza and pasta, but Jakeeno’s is one of the best. This popular family-owned restaurant has a nearly fifty-year legacy to back up its status as a local favorite for carbo-loading and comfort food alike. Jakeeno’s menu features an expansive set of dishes, all of which have a hom...

The poll has closed and the results are in, here are the top four Italian restaurants in Grand Junction according to you. We recently asked you to help us find the best Italian food in Grand Junction by voting for the best Italian restaurant. The results are in and we're ready to reveal the best places to get pizza, pasta, and more in Grand Junctio...

The former Tru Blu Social Club is being transformed into an Italian restaurant and is expected to open by mid-August, the ownership group Eclectic Culinary Concepts said in an exclusive to The Forum Thursday, June 3. JoJo’s, at 915 19th Ave. E., will be a “refined casual” Italian eatery, able to accommodate special events such as engagements and an...

Cari amici, we are delighted to announce a new home for the Italian Cultural Center! In September 2021, the ICC will move its offices and classrooms to the vibrant North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis in the historic Traffic Zone Building. Our new location offers a larger, newly renovated space on the top floor of the building. Easy to reach, the...

Tomatoes, onions, and garlic are sauteed and reduced to a perfect consistency. The sauce is seasoned, and roasted red peppers are marinated in the mixture. Freshly charred sausage is then covered with the peppers to create the iconic sandwich of Omaha’s Santa Lucia Festival. The process of creating the sausage-and-pepper sandwich reflects the love,...

AMERICA’S LAST LITTLE ITALY: THE HILL. the award-winning documentary about St. Louis’ most venerable Italian neighborhood, has been named a Silver award-winner for General-History for Non-Broadcast in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and...

If you love your Chicago pizza, you don't have to go to the windy city to get an authentic deep dish. According to their Facebook page, you can stay local in Northern Colorado as Giordano's Pizza in Loveland has officially opened. The Chicago classic deep-dish is topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Of course with a hefty to...

With the forthcoming Vicini (1916 Park Avenue)—a boutique grocery store, pasta shop, and home goods store in Lafayette Square—Dawn Wilson is on the cusp of realizing a dream more than a decade in the making. Ten years ago, the St. Louis native moved to a small town in Tuscany to learn about the slow food movement, handmade pasta, and authentic Ital...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis is happy to announce that ICC has recently been appointed Presidio Letterario of the Società Dante Alighieri (DA), one of the most important Italian institution for the promotion and appreciation of Italian language and culture since 1889. ICC will join a network of cultural centers in Italy and abroad pro...

The Order of the Sons of Italy Lodge #1309 is offering a $500 Scholarship available to a Salida High School Senior. The organization offers the scholarship every spring to graduates of Salida High School or Horizons Exploratory Academy, to be used towards college or a trade/vocational school.  Students must be graduating this May 2021 and must be o...

When the pandemic closed indoor dining, a new option fell in Chef Pasquale Presa's lap. Hy-Vee grocery stores wanted frozen pizzas for one of its Rochester stores. That soon grew to four stores and then seven. Presa ended up selling 75,000 crusts in 12 months from the grocery's shelves. Now he has a whole retail division working on branded sauces,...

Walking up to Benzina, you probably wouldn’t assume that it used to be a gas station — other than the fact that “benzina” means gasoline in Italian. The modern-yet-funky restaurant brings a new vibe to the South Park Hill neighborhood with mid-century decor, funky music, ‘60s art, bocce ball courts and Neapolitan-style pizza. Brad Anderson — Benzin...