The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...

Once upon a time, within living memory for many of us, Italian dining meant hearty, red-sauced pasta, garlic bread, maybe a little lasagna and fake ivy on the ceiling. Then, just like that, back in the ‘70s, Italian went upscale. Before we knew it we were all gaga about what we called Northern Italian cuisine, with nary a drop of marinara in sight....

 Fazoli’s, America’s largest premium Italian QSR chain, was named  winner of a Gold Stevie® Award  for Company of the Year in the food & beverage category for the 17th Annual American Business Awards®. Fazoli’s Chief Executive Officer, Carl Howard, is also being honored for Achievement in Management. “We are honored to receive two such prestigious...

Few Louisvillians have actually strolled the streets of Italy, sipped a marocchino at an al fresco café or checked out the latest fashions at Borgo Stretto. But thanks to Kevin Grangier of Louisville-based Belle Noble Entertainment, Italy is coming to us. Grangier – who launched the highly successful Le Moo Steakhouse, Village Anchor, the Sea Hag a...

When Gary’s on Spring, the upscale restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, closed last February, it was a surprise to most and a disappointment to its regular customers. Now there are plans in the works for a new restaurant to open in the space, located at S. 204 Spring St.: Palatucci’s Italian America Ristorante. According to a post on the busi...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...

Fazoli’s has been serving up Fast, Fresh, Italian since 1988. In honor of the brand’s 30th anniversary last September, Fazoli’s has established a Hall of Fame to recognize team members, franchisees and suppliers whose vision, leadership and innovation have impacted Fazoli’s, making it the successful restaurant it is today. To celebrate these esteem...

The Knoxville square is now home to a new eatery, Baggio’s Italian Restaurant owned by Maggie Qerimi. The new business took over the location of the former Red Rock Grill & Still at 124 S. 2nd St. and held their grand opening Monday, Feb. 4.  The restaurant specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and the menu offers lunch and dinner options, includ...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville is proud to offer annual scholarships to further students' studies and passion for Italian language and culture. This past year, the ICI—in partnership with the Italian-American Association of Louisville—was pleased to honor Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele and their contributions to the Louisville culinar...

The Italian American Association of Louisville (IAA)presented a check in memory of the late Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci to David DeWitt, Director of Development at Indiana University Southeast. Acting President Bob Scorsolini, along with Ms. Kathleen Bailey, presented the check and gave remarks regarding the life and times of Bernie. The attendi...