Back in the 1930s, Iozzo’s Garden of Italy was the place to get dressed up and go out to eat in downtown Indianapolis. Originally located at 323436 S. Illinois Street (where the Hyatt hotel currently sits), Iozzo’s was the largest restaurant in the Midwest—with a dining room that sat 500 people and a banquet room that could seat 350 more. There wer...

NFL’s Adam Vinatieri, placekicker for football’s Indianapolis Colts, is quite the guy. First, Vinatieri is the oldest player (age 46) currently playing in the NFL. In pigskin land, this is old. Naturally, this gives folks pause to wonder if “he’s still got it.” And for a while, there was good reason to doubt. Vinatieri missed five of eight kicks...

On November 27, Dr. Philip Todaro will lay down his stethoscope, close the doors of his office and retire after 46 years of serving the medical needs of many in the Bainbridge and Decatur County area. Dr. Phil grew up in Italy, where he received his preliminary and advanced education in Sicily. Then, in 1959 he emigrated from Palermo to Detroit, M...

Earlier this month, the team behind Indianapolis coffee shop Georgia Street Grind brought another coffee brand to life: Bovaconti Coffee. With an upscale, vintage-style interior featuring plenty of exposed brick, painted tile ceilings and custom tile work, the multiroaster cafe reflects the historic character of the building in which it sits, as we...

The owner of a defunct downtown restaurant that focused on specialty diets plans to open an Italian restaurant at the same location early next month. Pomodoro—Italian for “tomato”—will open at 15 E. Maryland St., which until June was occupied by Nook, a restaurant that served food catering to diners who were on the paleo, Whole 30 or keto diets. Th...

È stato pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale il decreto del Ministero degli Affari Esteri che istituisce un Consolato onorario a Indianapolis, sopprimendo al tempo stesso il vice Consolato onorario finora attivo nella città statunitense. Il decreto, firmato dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione del Maeci, Renato Varriale, pone il con...

You could feel the pull of Indianapolis’ long-gone Little Italy when Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar gave invited guests a sneak peek of the new Fountain Square restaurant Friday night. As couples clinked Aperol spritz cocktails and gangs of friends tucked forks into shared plates of cacio e pepe pasta, huge windows framed Turchetti’s Salumeria, a n...

For years, the Indianapolis restaurant at 1351 W. 86th St. has served Italian food, first at Amalfi and then Matteo’s, but the latest tenant’s Italian restaurant is different.Qualita doesn’t serve the typical a la carte list of individual appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Instead, chef/owner Charles Mereday, who recently revamped Downtown I...

It's time to treat your sense at this year's Italian Street Festival! Things are underway with live music and fun. Ten thousand homemade meatballs and 400 bags of cream to fill cannolis made by Italians are needed for the festival. What's their most significant piece of advice when making authentic Italian food? "Garlic, everything has garlic, and...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park.During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...