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Duluth's Italian American Club spaghetti dinner is coming up Wednesday, so club members were prepping for the big dinner Sunday at the American Legion. Folks were doing that by making the tasty meatballs that go with the pasta, a team effort to prep meatballs for the expected 1,000 attendees. Club members are making 2,500 meatballs for the event us...

The owners behind Italian Eatery in Minneapolis plan to open another Italian restaurant in St. Paul. The restaurant, called Due (pronounced Due-eh) Focacceria, will take over a former Espresso Royale space at 475 Fairview Ave. South. Owners Eric Carrara and his wife, Vanessa live a couple blocks away from the site, and bought the building in 2017 w...

Handmade pasta, mouth-watering takes on traditional dishes and fresh, creative cocktails represent just a few of the reasons that Volario’s was recognized as one of the top Italian restaurants in the state’s mountain regions. OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation and review website, named Volario’s, located in Winter Park at the Vasquez Creek...

Sweet Basil, the Wichita Italian restaurant that’s been at 2424 N. Woodlawn since 1991, has closed. But a new restaurant is about to take its place. Last week, Charli Singh closed the restaurant he’s run since 25 years. He told the Eagle he planned to close for a week for some cleaning and remodeling and then reopen. Now, a different group says it’...

Relics of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, have been touring in the Americas for the past two years, venerated by more than 500,000 faithful Catholics. They will visit Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 15. The relics — Padre Pio’s glove, crusts of his wounds, cotton gauze with blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle a...

Arizona import Postino is known for its collection of wines by the glass, but after visiting for brunch, you'll want to trade in your merlot goblet for a champagne flute. The brunch menu is small and only offered until 1 p.m. (when the regular menu kicks in), but the choices are light, creative and portioned for easy sharing or mixing and matching....

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see La Traviata at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Meet Mirella Rossi Heimpel and the group in the Ordway lobby - 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 - at 6:15 pm and start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Adriana’s On The Hill Topping the list is Adriana’s On The Hill. Located at 510...

Join the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis) this is Friday, April 26th at 8PM and experience Italian music of the Renaissance performed by the Schola Antiqua Chicago at the majestic Cathedral Basilica of St Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard 63108, St. Louis, MO. Musical excerpts will be taken from women composers: Raffa...

Did you know that in Naples, Italy, people play cards with a completely different deck than in the USA? Join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403, for a great evening of fun playing a traditional Italian card game while enjoying an authentic aperitivo Italian style. Luisa and Il...

It’s an all-too-familiar battle for some parents — getting their kids to stop playing video games and do their homework. But in one classroom at St. Louis University, video games are just another learning tool, like textbooks or worksheets. The course, Intensive Italian for Gamers, is a hybrid of traditional instruction and in-class video gaming. T...

Joseph Brocato died in 1946, but his legacy is part of a history and genealogy society campaign to record significant moments in local history. Brocato’s moment came in 1914, at the height of the golden age of railroading, when he introduced local farm families to something new and, at that time, wondrous. He was already 38 and the father of four....