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It’s nervy to call something the last of anything, especially when it comes to neighborhoods. But as residents of The Hill in St. Louis see it, their community isn’t just the city’s Little Italy—it’s the last one in all of America. Scusi? What was that? You can almost hear the recriminations and curses coming from North Beach in San Francisco and B...

After it was announced that an Italian chain restaurant was coming to Sioux City last year, Tuesday was the day that Fazoli’s opened its doors to the public. The new Fazoli’s is located at 3327 Singing Hills Blvd, where the former Pizza Hut building was, across from 4 Brothers and Walmart. Fazoli’s is considered an Italian/American fast-casual rest...

It can be hard being away from home sometimes and not being able to see family in person.  However, Husker freshman pole vaulter Monica Aldrighetti has formed a second family and a second home in Lincoln, Nebraska. She said she has taken everything in stride and is excited to see what’s to come.  “It's hard, but it’s been worth it,” Aldrighetti sai...

The national organization Order of Sons of Italy in America was started in 1905 to help Italian immigrants assimilate into American society. The group established homes for the elderly, orphanages, credit unions and gave scholarships to help Italian-Americans to succeed in their new country. During the World Wars, the lodges gave to the Red Cross,...

Known for its deep-dish pizza, Giordano's is officially headed to Loveland, Colorado, to open a new location. While the Chicago-based restaurant offers to ship a frozen pizza directly to your door, you won't need to ship your pizzas directly from Chicago for much longer. It's expected for the Giordano's Loveland location to open as early as June 20...

The highly anticipated opening of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, is now one step closer with the release of menu items and highlights. Located at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton at 100 Carondelet Plaza, the new concept from Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is slated to open next month.  Casa Don Alfonso is Mario Iaccarino’...

A granite monument in the farmlands of Kansas has revived a forgotten history for the descendants of one of Lyndhurst’s favorite sons. Dedicated Saturday afternoon outside of Hill City, Kansas, just north of small town called Bogue, the oversize tombstone pays tribute to Lt. Paul Capaccio and five other U.S. Army airmen. The six died roughly one mi...

It's not quite lunchtime at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, but things are cooking. Manager Tim Holedee gave 3 News Now anchor Serese Cole a special taste of what he's loved to do with his dad since he was a teenager. "When I was 15, I got my first job and I fell in love with it," he said. "I started working my way from the dishwasher to the cook—up, u...

Siblings Emily and Michael Annandono have both worked in restaurants since they were 15. In 2006, they became the owners of a restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio’s Little Italy neighborhood called Michaelangelo’s Ristorante. On March 2, 2016, they opened a restaurant of that same name in Big Sky, Montana.  Michael originally discovered Big Sky when he ve...

For modern Italian cuisine, Edera Italian Eatery has been satisfying customers in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood since the restaurant opened last October in the space previously occupied by Scape American Bistro (which shuttered in April 2019). The eatery, which offers carryout and delivery via online ordering, comes from a partnership be...

Thursday, February 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom . Conversation will be in English. Online Event - Registration is required. Free or with suggested donation to support our programming. All donating participants will be sent 2 traditional food recipes with Gorgonzola cheese curated, tested and approved by the Costa family. Only 29 dairies all...

We are delighted to invite you to a special presentation of the upcoming 12th all-online edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. On Saturday, February 6, from 6:00 to 6:45 P.M., Tiziana Cervesato, Festival Director, Tommaso Cammarano, Artistic Director, and Dr. Federico Pacchioni, co-author of Peter Bondanella’s A History of...