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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...

The iconic Butler Mansion on Fleur Dr in Des Moines IA, was built in 1934, in a style the architecture magazines called Streamlined Moderne, a late version of art deco that possibly had more of the practical and less panache. It was forward-looking per the wishes of Earl Butler, an engineer who had lived in the city about three decades, and his arc...

Saturday, January 22nd. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST. LIVE FROM ITALY. Online Via Zoom. Conversation will be in English. Sign up here. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center in MInneapolis. Join us for the last in the series of educational workshops that will make you feel as if you have graduated from an Italian culinary history class! Thirty years af...

Scalzotto Italian Restaurant has been conquering the palates and hearts of locals and visitors to the Broomfield area for many years, offering an exquisite menu of authentic Italian food. This restaurant is now pleased to announce the opening of its new location in downtown Loveland, Colorado, offering diners in the area a new and exciting experien...

Sarpino’s Pizzeria provides millions of customers with local, real Italian flavor with their various menu items. The company is proud to announce the launch of their newest location in Olathe, Kansas this December. The people of Olathe, Kansas can look forward to mouthwatering Italian food with free delivery. Sarpino’s Pizzeria is open late so cust...

Next year, Pasta La Fata, a beloved Italian pop-up in Columbia, Missouri, will get permanent digs. Owner Michelle La Fata, known to many as “Shelly,” will open a brick-and-mortar shop at 1207 Rogers Street (the same building that houses Ozark Mountain Biscuit and Bar) this spring. The move was partially spurred by the upcoming closure of the Mizzou...

After the pandemic kept her separated from family for more than a year, Teresa finally made the trek from her home in Arizona to her birthplace, the southern Colorado city of Pueblo. Teresa was eager not only to be reunited with loved ones but to finally be able to see the plaque that her cousin had sponsored in memory of their grandparents on Pueb...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities organization is proud to announce a new member of our board, Sgt. Kristine Galati, a former sergeant of the City of St Louis Police Department. Sgt. Galati had served the police department for 30 years before she retired. Galati's family comes from Cinisi, a small village near Palermo, Sicily. Sgt. Galati grew u...

Many businesses that have stood the test of time are also family businesses; that’s just how it works. But Vitale’s Bakery on the Hill, now in its fourth generation, takes it to the next level. Take a deep breath and try to keep up. According to Vitale’s president and co-owner Angie Vitale, the bakery’s legacy dates back to 1945 when her grandfathe...

A new Italian restaurant has opened up on Branson Landing. Ramata Italian, which bills itself as “Branson’s Premiere Lakeside Fine Dining Restaurant,” has opened in the former Famous Dave’s location across from Guy Fieri’s Branson Kitchen + Bar. “We are very excited to open Ramata Italian at Branson Landing, Branson has not had an Italian fine dini...

A new dining option has arrived to Towne East Square. Sitting between JC Penny and Von Maur in the former Noodles & Co. space is Mary’s Pizza Italian Kitchen. It’s on the east-facing end of the mall and has their own entrance for the restaurant. Here’s a first look at what to expect. What you’ll find at Mary’s Pizza is prototypical of what’s availa...

After immigrating to the United States in 1956 and spending years working in a meatpacking plant in Denver until it closed in the 1970s, Carmine Lonardo Sr. opened this deli in 1976. The specialty of the house: Italian sausage. Today, 10,000 pounds of it is made here weekly by the Lonardo family.The shop is located in a nondescript brick building i...