Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

A little piece of the Bronx has broken off and come to Louisville, and we couldn’t be happier. Especially since the piece that landed here reminds us of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s memorable slice of Little Italy. So, say hello to Palatucci’s Italian American Ristorante, which opened last month in the quarters previously occupied by Gary’s on Spring...

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...

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...

Before Max Balliet was a partner and executive chef, he was a musician and an ardently crazy lover of pizza. Sit back and take in a little of this guy’s history. His progression to partner and executive chef at Pizza Lupo, 1540 Frankfort Ave., will begin to make perfect sense. It was on a trip to Italy to visit a girlfriend when he was 18 years old...

Kick off the holidays with craziness! Continuing the series by Anthony Wilkinson, Pandora Productions proudly presents MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS. We've had a Wedding, a Funeral, a Mid-Life Crisis and now the insanity that is the Pinnunziato family comes a holiday installment. Pandora is thrilled to be the first theatre company in the country to...

The former Cliftons Pizza Co. on Frankfort Avenue will remain in the Italian food family. Building owner Sheila Tasman told Insider that the La Grange-based restaurant Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen is opening a second location at 2230 Frankfort Ave. The address was occupied by Cliftons for more than 28 years until mid-September when it abruptly closed....