Rose Totino, founder of the eponymous Totino’s Pizza, brought the famed Italian pizzas to American taste buds in an easy-to-eat, frozen package. She charted its growth from a small takeaway in Minneapolis to becoming the #1 pizza maker in the US in the next 20 years. Not only a suave businesswoman, Totino is also fondly remembered for introducing t...

In addition to retaining Ryan Saunders as their head coach, the Timberwolves have reached an agreement to hire Nets executive Gianluca Pascucci, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Pascucci will serve as an assistant GM under new head of basketball operations Gersson Rosas in Minnesota. Pascucci, who held the...

Did you know that in Naples, Italy, people play cards with a completely different deck than in the USA? Join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403, for a great evening of fun playing a traditional Italian card game while enjoying an authentic aperitivo Italian style. Luisa and Il...

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-noon. 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 La Traviata is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera May 4-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in May or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a re...

An extensive renovation and rebrand of the property formerly known as the Hotel Minneapolis, the Emery fully reopens today (Wednesday, April 3). In conjunction with the hotel’s launch, today is also the opening date for Giulia, a restaurant located in the former Restaurant Max space. Another new addition is tucked into a corner of the lobby: Spyhou...

For 25 years, it’s been a hidden gem in the southern suburb of Eagan. In fact, when Jason DeRusha posted some videos on Instagram, loyal customers begged him to keep it their secret. But the secret is out: This morning, DeRusha Eats along Highway 77 at Brianno’s Deli Italia! If Tony Larsen looks like a pro at getting pizza dough ready. It’s because...

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 7:30 PM 10:30 PM. The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award in the category of Best World Traditional Album, NEWPOLI will be in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28, for an exclusive presentation at The Italian Cultural Center (1:00-2:00 PM) and concer...

This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 will be a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The 10 movies selected by our commi...

The Italian Cultural Center is proud to present WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian food and social event. Join us on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at the Food Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we will host a Wine Tasting, an Apericena (Italian-style Happy Hour th...

Roberta Gambarini at Dakota, Minneapolis, MN - Sunday, February 17 at 7:00pm. Enter to win two tickets to see Roberta Gambarini at Dakota on February 17th! "Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae."  – Boston Globe A native Italian, Roberta Gambarini has been turning heads since her 1998 move to Boston, Mass...