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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...

Iron Mountain will celebrate its “Quindicesimo Anniversario della Festa Italiana” on Saturday For 15 years, the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has hosted the annual Italian Fest to honor the region’s rich Italian heritage.  This year’s festivities kick off at noon Saturday, with the gates closing at 11 p.m. at Iron Mountain’s downtow...

Longtime Iron Range lawmaker David Tomassoni has died at 69 after a battle with ALS, the Minnesota Senate announced Friday morning, Aug. 12. Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992. He was elected to the Senate in 2000, where he served the rest of his time in the Legislat...

Multidisciplinary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce conceives sculptures and installations for the two-part exhibition My Dear Mountains at the ground floor gallery of Aspen Art Museum in Colorado, USA. Pesce’s recent show exhibits a maelstrom of furniture, drawings, and sculptures that identify his experimental style with his materials as well...

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 Italian cuisine and culture. We will serve plenty of food, from antipasto to salsiccia and traditional Italian luganighe. Wine, beer...

Have you ever traveled to Italy? For many of us, the dream of traveling to such a dreamy and delicious place is not in the cards anytime soon, which is why we are extra thankful that Colorado has its own “Little Italy,” complete with this authentic and historic eatery: Welcome to the downright delicious Gaetano's, home to "Denver's Best Italian Foo...

Do you miss Rocco’s Italian Restaurant as much as I do? We enjoyed many family meals there over the years, and the staff made us feel welcome every time. I reviewed Rocco’s in their original location at Maizeland and Academy back in the late ’90s, and some years later I wrote about the new location in the old Steaksmith. When we told our college-ag...

The Rochester Art Center (30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120 Rochester, MN) in partnership with the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul presents a solo exhibition of photographs and interviews created by Italian artist Melissa Ianniello (b. 1991, Naples, Italy). August 3, 2022 - January 29, 2023 Produced over the last four years, and sta...