LaRosa's Family Pizzeria, a well-known Cincinnati Italian franchise, is scheduled to open in Nicholasville, Ky., early 2016. LaRosa's, which has served guests for over 60 years, has signed a franchise agreement with Lexington native Terry Seaborn to open and operate the Nicholasville pizzeria.   Over many years of visiting LaRosa's Cinc...

Victor DiOrio of Diorio's Pizza & Pub will be taking a trip to Parma, Italy to compete in the 23rd annual World Pizza Championships. DiOrio, who co-owns DiOrio's with brother Tony DiOrio, won an all-expenses paid trip the tournament, which will be held April 7 through 9 in Parma, Italy.   The World Pizza Championships, referred to by man...

Fall is the season of festivals in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Don't miss out on the outdoor activities our area has to offer during this beautiful season.   Although Indiana isn't home to canals and gondolas, you will feel like an Italian for a weekend in Late September by making the short trip across the river to Indiana. Right "in th...

by Gere Downs The recent earthquake that devastated Italy resounds in the hearts of Italian Americans and restaurant fans in Louisville. Local restaurateurs are responding with a fundraising campaign. Eat until September 17th at Vincenzo's, Porcini, Equus, Corbett's Restaurant - An American Place, Adrienne & Co. Bakery & Cafe, Roux, C...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, Inc. (ICI) is presenting the seventh annual Carnevale Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road, Louisville. Guests are encouraged to wear masks or costumes to experience the magic of Italy's famous celebrations. Carnevaleis open to the public for $20...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville was formed to celebrate and share Italy's unique history and culture with this community through educational programs and sponsored events. The Institute awards scholarships of up to five thousand dollars to individuals in this region who demonstrate the ability to bring us a better understanding of Ital...

ICI's "Italy in Film" Series Kicks off with "Habemus papam" (We Have a Pope!)In celebration of the election of a new pope, the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville kicks off its "Italy in Film" series with the award-winning comedy-drama "Habemus papam" (2011) which gives an "inside look" of the election of a pope with an interesting ending.This...

by Jere Downs   Many Louisville diners have fond memories of family meals at Melillo's, a family-owned Italian restaurant that dished out enormous portions of pasta and homemade meatballs topped with rich marinara sauce, eggplant parmesan, crusty bread and a three layer, towering nut-encrusted Italian cream cake.   Bringing back that...

By Kiran Bhatraju In the late 1920s, an Italian immigrant with a funny last name arrived in the heart of Appalachia to join the thousands of Scots-Irish who found good wages in the coalfields. He could have moved to New York or Chicago, but he instead came to Perry County to work as a stonemason.   His arrival was not uncommon. Appalachian...

by Elizabeth Cassady   In early 2014 Tuscan chef Gina Stipo moved her base of operations to Louisville KY. This summer she will be working with area locals to showcase the foods and wines of Tuscany at two separate venues, the Pendennis Club and Lilly's.   "I fell in love with Louisville a few years ago when I was invited to be the gu...