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Pasta carbonara. Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella. Caprese salad. Risotto. Gelato. Tiramisu. Not to mention, wine. "The Italians do it right. For them, food is a lifestyle," KCUR food critic Mary Bloch says. Most of us won't be traveling to Naples anytime soon. But a trip to the right place in the Kansas City region can give us a taste of wha...

Brad Anderson has made quite an impact on the Denver dining scene over the past few decades, running the Rocky Mountain Diner, Rick's Cafe, Chopper's Sports Grill, the Castle Cafe and the Next Door Bar with partners Tom Walls and Jerry Good. Now Anderson is ready to jump back into the scene with Benzina, an Italian restaurant built from the bones o...

DiGregorio’s Italian Market (5200 Daggett Avenue, 314-776-1062) is celebrating its 50th year in business with an outdoor party on June 12. Located in the Hill neighborhood, DeGregorio’s specializes in bringing authentic Italian products and ingredients to Italian-American shoppers who are missing a taste of their home country. For more than a half...

Food & Wine Magazine recently released their list of 'The Best Pizza in Every State'. As a pizza enthusiast, I was curious who ranked high for South Dakota, and to my surprise, it is right here in Sioux Falls. Food & Wine lists Pizza di Paolo as one of the best pizzas in South Dakota. They also gave a shout to Breadico as a one-of-a-kind bakery. Pi...

It was a little luck that brought Rome’s Flavours to our neck of the woods back in 2014. Also, Romans. And Emilia and Pino, “partners in business and in life,” come from Italian royalty. “My mother-in-law, Anna, was the Queen of Gnocchi,” says Emilia (she and her husband decided to forgo surnames in this piece). “My sister-in-law, Marina, of La...

There's a special kind of church in Uptown right now that has a congregation of just one.  "It's become a church space for me, yes it has," Mark Balma said. "It definitely feels like that now." Balma has created a church-like space for himself in Uptown, where he has rented a studio to work on his paintings. He spends hours there each day, bringing...

When Josh Poletti first walked into Noto Italian Restaurant (5105 Westwood Drive, St. Peters; 636-317-1143), he was just a customer, curious to find out why everyone was making such a fuss about the wildly popular eatery. Blown away by the place, he quickly became a regular and eventually found himself staying one night until 1 a.m., talking shop w...

Pizzeria da Gloria, which opened last fall on St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, features nine wood-fired pizzas for curbside pickup and delivery via online ordering. For passionate pizzaiolo Joe Kurowski, the eatery marks the culmination of his culinary studies in Italy and time spent honing his craft in New York City pizza kitchens. “I’ve always l...

Villa Antonio is a winery located in the beautiful rolling hills of south-eastern Missouri. The wines they produce are hand-crafted using Northern Italian traditions from varieties of grapes solely grown on their property in Hillsboro, Missouri. Villa Antonio was founded by the late Antonio Polesel, a native of Treviso, Italy. Antonio's wife, Ferna...

Sporting Kansas City received and rejected offers from two Serie A clubs for Gianluca Busio this winter, sources tell MLSsoccer.com. A number of European clubs from Italy, Germany and the Netherlands also reached out about Busio this offseason, the sources added. Ahead of the 2020 season, Sporting KC rejected a $4 million bid from Fiorentina, as fi...

Going into April, Venice Ristorante has kicked up it’s spring season by expanding their patio and bringing back happy hour. The downtown Denver Italian restaurant is a local favorite for fine dining and its elite selection of food and beverage. Downtown Denver residents and visitors now have more outdoor seating at Venice Ristorante, across from Un...

In what might be Quentin Tarantino’s magnum opus — the 2009 film Inglorious Basterds — there is a scene in which Brad Pitt’s character Lieutenant Aldo Raine is tasked with disguising himself as an Italian by the name of Gorlami in order to infiltrate a Nazi movie premiere. It’s a rather iconic scene, with Pitt having to repeat the name with increas...