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Mid-afternoon on a recent Thursday, Canino's Italian Restaurant is understandably quiet. A handful of customers wrap up a late lunch before the dinner crowd arrives. Owner Clyde Canino tries to take a break, but the phone interrupts the peace. Word has gotten out that the restaurant will close by the end of the year. Friends and customers call to w...

A brief history lesson: Trivelli’s originally opened in 1976 at this location, owned by current operator Steve Trivelli’s parents. He took over many years back (and one of two franchises outside the family still stands at 4547 Austin Bluffs Parkway) but he moved the business to 6827 Space Village Ave. in 2014. That location remains in operation tod...

Denver-based Mici Italian's Dining for Dollars charitable giving program is amping up as school gets back in session. The program donates funds for school supplies to public schools through a new contest called "Mici Clears the List," according to a press release. The brand raises around $70,000 a year, which goes directly to the schools. The Dinin...

Missourians know there’s one place to go, when in St. Louis, for a delicious, authentic Italian meal – The Hill. The historic neighborhood, founded by Italian immigrants, promises some of the best Italian cuisine in the entire state. If it’s your first visit to the charming area, reserve a table at the oldest restaurant on the Hill. A Hill favorite...

Motorists traveling along Highway 60 by Carnes could be forgiven for scratching their heads upon encountering, in the shadow of a towering grain elevator, a warmly lit pizzeria. Strung up outside are glowing patio lights and, on weekend evenings, the parking area is full of vehicles. Sfumato Pizzeria celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, an...

The St. Alfio Society is looking to expand its Feast of the Three Saints this year by overcoming tensions of the past and reaching out to the Hispanic community of Lawrence. There will also be the return of many aspects that were restricted due to the pandemic. The 2022 event, in its 99th year, will be held from Sept. 2-4 on Common Street. The feas...

It seems like just yesterday we were announcing the debut of Napoli III at The Streets of St. Charles development. (In fact, it’s been two years.)  Asked about the status of the three Café Napoli restaurants, co-owner Kye Pietoso replied, “Busy—and about to get a lot busier.” The reference is to Napoli Sea, the fourth restaurant in the family's ars...

Overlooking this little spot in Waldo would be a big mistake. Jovito’s Italian Café & Deli boasts an impressive selection of Italian deli favorites including Italian beef sandwiches, Muffalini paninis, Chicago-style hot dogs, and more. For your money, nothing on their menu can top the Sicilian sandwich. The Sicilian is simplicity done to absolute p...

Michelle "Shelly" La Fata wanted a new avenue to express her creativity. About five years ago, this desire is what led the Columbia kitchen professional to hold pop-up events at local bars and concert venues. At that time, La Fata was using the kitchen at Cafe Berlin as a commissary to prepare her fresh pasta, sauces, lasagna and other products. Th...

D ’Amici Italia! Friends of Italy picnic is held in Glenwood Springs each summer, Covid-19 years of interference excepted. For those who don’t know, Italians have had a huge influence on the Roaring Fork Valley, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and beyond. The first to arrive, most likely, was Fred Clavel, who settled in Woody Creek around 1884. The...

5th Annual St Louis Italian Summer Festival - The Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton - Saturday, August 20, 4:30PM - 11PM. You are invited to the 5th Annual Ferragosto at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton! Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and experience contemporary...

Restaurants come and go all the time. After one closes, most people eventually forget it ever existed. Did you know Old Town Fort Collins used to have a Jimmy John's? You probably had to think about it. Still, some eateries stand the test of time — even after they're long gone. This is the case for Pagliacci's, a famous Italian restaurant that sat...