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Thursday afternoon was full of extraordinary events–55 degree weather with snow and a visit from Lidia Bastianich were among them. Bastianich was here to unveil the expansion of Lidia’s Kansas City to the north with what they have dubbed the Pergola space.  The pergola is an Italian pergola with a Midwest spirit. Knowing that Midwest weather is tem...

Folino's will open its third Chittenden County pizzeria before the end of the year at 129 Market Street in Williston, in the same complex as Healthy Living Market & Café. "If everything goes according to plan, we're looking at December 1," said Bobby Seaman, a longtime Folino's employee and general manager of the new pizzeria.Folino's was founded b...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 3rd Annual Italian Christmas Concert entitled Benedetta Orsi & Friends starring internationally acclaimed mezzosoprano and Bologna native, Benedetta Orsi Aquino, along with members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Missouri - St Louis Choir. The concert will take...

For the past 100 years, Assumption Catholic Parish and School has been a staple of the small yet faithful community in Welby. A humble church that sprouted from the hard work of Italian immigrants in 1912 has marked a milestone anniversary thanks to the dedication of parishioners and the grace of God. In the 1920s, Father John Giambastiani launched...

Many restaurants temporarily shut their doors during the pandemic, and for those keeping track, one is reopening to great fanfare in November. Lazia, the signature restaurant at the Crossroads Hotel, is back, bella. And it’s better than ever.  On November 12th, Lazia will debut a fresh menu full of playful dishes and drinks that made them an instan...

My go-to entree at Lucca’s, located on Helena’s downtown walking mall, is always the veal scallopini. I intend to try other dishes, but I always fall back on the veal when push comes to shove. It’s scrumptious and more than filling! When you have the same executive chef at Lucca’s for 14 years, that being Mike Hyyppa, you can expect consistency in...

Mickey Garagiola spent nearly his entire life on the historic Italian district of St. Louis known as "the Hill," playing baseball with his brother Joe and neighbor Yogi Berra, both of whom went on to become catchers in the major leagues. Although Mickey's fame would not come from professional baseball, he shared in a special bond with his friend an...

Nick Chambers grew up hearing stories about his Italian family’s history—how his great-grandfather, Anthony Carbone, journeyed from Italy to America as a pre-teen and in 1903, founded a successful Denver business importing and selling wine, pasta, olive oil, and other essentials. But it wasn’t until later—much later, when Chambers was in his early...

For Sofia Bertei, the only home she has known until just a few months ago, was in Genoa, Italy. But Sofia wanted to be a foreign exchange student and that meant leaving home in Italy for a year. “I decided to be a foreign exchange student because I’ve always been curious about other cultures and also because I think the experience is going to make...

Andrea Bocelli made his St. Louis debut on Sunday, October 17, performing before a sold-out crowd at The Enterprise Center in Downtown St Louis. The great maestro was accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, soprano Larisa Martinez, baritone Edward Parks, singer/actress Loren Allr...

One of Aspen’s most beloved and longest-running local establishments, L’Hostaria Ristorante, is saying ciao after 25 years of nourishing the community. The Italian restaurant and bar, locally referred to fondly as simply “L’Host,” will close for good on Nov. 5, owner Tiziano Gortan announced Wednesday. In reflecting upon the past quarter century, t...

Starting Saturday, November 6, Opera Colorado presents Tosca at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for four performances only. This lavish production of Puccini's operatic blockbuster is Opera Colorado's first performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera house since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place in March 2020, causing all mainstage productions for...