While Cincinnati is well-known for its German heritage, a large number of Italians immigrated to our region in the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s and also helped shape our customs and culture. And that extends beyond your favorite three, or four, Italian restaurants. The CincItalia! festival taking place this weekend, May 31 to June 2, at Harv...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Sotto Topping the list is Sotto. Located at 118 E. Sixth St. in Central Business District, t...

A different kind of tradition unlike any other continues today in Camp Washington. The Original Italian Dinner only happens twice a year. The tradition, started by Italian immigrants, began more than 100 years ago at Sacred Heart Church on Massachusetts Ave. They use old world recipes to make delicious ravioli, meatballs, and other items. So much f...

LaRosa’s is a pizza restaurant with a memorable phone number, spaghetti-a-plenty on Monday nights and a 25 percent share of Cincinnati’s pizza market. But it’s more than that. It’s part of the city, like hills and baseball. Sixty-five years ago, on March 24, Buddy LaRosa opened the West Side pizzeria that eventually became a 64-location chain and c...

It’s just a single painting, one of hundreds on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. But, oh, the stories it tells. The painting is “La Vecchia,” Italian for “the old woman.” It’s on loan to the Cincinnati Art Museum from one of Europe’s greatest repositories of paintings, and will be on display through May 5. It is an exhibition of a singular pai...

More than 50 years ago, Fausto Ferrari staked his claim in the American dream when he opened the Fausto Ferrari Barbershop on Garfield Place downtown. Now his grand-nephews, Tony and Austin Ferrari, are writing a new chapter in that story as their own family brand — The Ferrari Bros. — introduces the new coffee shop and wine bar Mom ‘N ‘Em to Camp...

La Vecchia, a singular masterpiece by Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum February 15–May 5, 2019. This will mark the first time a painting by this rare and influential artist has been on view in Cincinnati, and the first exhibition of La Vecchia following a major conservation treatment. The painting is on lo...

Over the past decade, Over-the-Rhine's Vine Street has become a treasure trove of tasty dining destinations. From sophisticated diner food to Japanese cuisine, pizzerias and Mexican food to sharable tapas spots and fancy hot dogs — the list goes on. If you were having trouble choosing before, your decision will soon get a little bit more complicate...

Melinda Harris has been taking a trip to Italy every summer for several years. But it wasn’t until she began studying Italian at School Amici that she started to enjoy it in a different way. “Until I learned Italian, I don’t think I really appreciated the culture,” she says. For seven years, Harris made the one-hour drive from Wilmington to the sch...

Sunday, December 2, 2018. 10:15 AM. ISAAC M. WISE TEMPLE - 8329 RIDGE ROAD - CINCINNATI, OH 45236. RSVP: LISA SHUSTERMAN, 513.487.3055 or lshusterman@holocaustandhumanity.org. HORNSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP. SPEAKER: RABBI BARBARA AIELLO. Rabbi Aiello will discuss the experience of Italian Jews during World War II, focusing on the southern region...