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Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) is proud to announce the following have been nominated and elected to serve on the IAWI Board of Directors: President- Jennifer Caito-Ellingson, Vice President-Deb Pane, Secretary-Karly Prinds, Treasurer-Karen Scavo, Sgt of Arms-Gloria Stefani and Auditor-Theresa Russo Dyer. Installed in January 2021, the newes...

Italians are masters in many noble fields and endeavors, including the sacrosanct art of drinking coffee. From the vocabulary associated with the beverage and the development of machinery to brew it to a wide variety of coffee blends and some of the world’s oldest cafés, Italy has left an indelible mark on how the world discusses, drinks, and enjoy...

Prepare for the 13th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul and join us for a special presentation: February, 12th at 6:00 PM. We are delighted to invite you to a special presentation of the upcoming 13th hybrid edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. On Saturday, February 12, from 6:00 to 6:45 P.M., Tiziana Cervesa...

A new restaurant in the area is always something to talk about—anticipating how it will look and what the food will be like. Ramata Italian (1201 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-231-9559) the new eatery at Branson Landing, has outdone itself as a fine dining destination for the Branson area. The space itself is quite large and beautiful, modern...

One of the most comprehensive shows on Botticelli ever staged in the U.S. is coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Art this coming fall, according to a press release. It’s part of an exhibit that celebrates Renaissance Florence. Starting Oct. 15 and running through Jan. 8, 2023, Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi will...

The two-person ensemble that performs in Kearney on Jan. 27 mixes classical music and humor. “If you haven’t been to a classical music concert and spent way more time laughing than applauding, then you’ve never been to a Duo Baldo concert,” said Kearney Concert Association President Rick Mitchell. Violinist Brad Repp is a U.S. citizen who lives in...

The deadline for scholarship (unless otherwise noted) is February 15, 2022. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. All scholarship materials and completed applications must be submitted to iawofiowa@gmail.com or mailed to Italian American Women of Iowa - PO BOX 21116 Des Moines, IA 50312 by F...

I am glad that the Criterion Channel features two masterpieces by Ettore Scola, A Special Day and La nuit de Varennes and they also have a couple of films that he wrote.  But it would be great if streaming sites could make more of his films available to audiences in the US,”  Edward Bowen, Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian at the University o...

Trattoria Mucci, the Uptown location of the popular Mucci's Italian restaurant in St. Paul, will close Jan. 29, owner Tim Niver announced today. The restaurant took the place of Niver's short-lived Meyvn on Lake Street in 2019. "It's not been easy, but it's been wonderful," Niver said of the closure on social media. Niver told the Pioneer Press tha...

At Erik Borger’s new project, Pizza Tascio, even the logo is D.O.P. “We have this character, Uncle Tascio,” Borger says. “We were in Italy for a few months a couple of years ago. In Palermo, off the beaten path, this guy we were with says ‘Hey, watch out for the Tascio around here.’ I’m like, what are you talking about? He’s like, ‘They’ll be perch...

While in McPherson, KS, I wanted to grab a couple of light lunches to get a taste of what the city had to offer. One of the restaurants high on my list to try was Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. They are located right on Main Street and a popular hangout spot for those craving Italian food. I dropped in over the lunch hour and like many other rest...

A beloved Italian restaurant in Springfield is apparently up for sale after a 35-year run. After closing during the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopening, DiGiacinto's Italian restaurant on South Campbell Avenue is now up for sale, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant's page. DiGiacinto's was known for its authentic, high-quality Italian...