Our ever popular Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul returns for its ninth year, with eight contemporary Italian movies and a celebration of director Sergio Leone, with a screening of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West. From Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19, we'll be bringing the Twin Cities blockbuster comedie...

The ICC is pleased to present The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview , lead by local resident and author, John Andreozzi. Please join us on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, as John leads a discussion of early Italian arrivals in our state. John will discuss chain migr...

Once again, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul brings Twin Cities audiences enough culturally vibrant movie premieres to fill a Roman amphitheater.   Opening Thursday, the seventh annual Italian Film Festival runs through March 1 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis. This year's lineup includes rare early works by...

The ICC's second tour organized in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, which will be spoken in Italian, and lead by Lorella Angelini, will be held on Thursday, September 4, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden!   The Sculpture Garden tour will have a customized Italian "detective" theme. As true detectives, the group of participants wil...

by Joy Summers   Macdonald has been biding his time for the right restaurant opportunity since moving back to Minneapolis after a winning hearts and stomachs in New York City at Willow Road, Cru, and Bouley. It's been over a year since returning, but the opportunity wasn't right until now.   He will open Parella along with Michael Lar...

By Rick Nelson It's official: 2015 is going to go down in local culinary history as the Year of the Italian Restaurant. Two are opening next month in downtown Minneapolis: Monello launches June 1 in the Hotel Ivy, and Il Foro is coming in for a mid-June landing in the historic former Forum Cafeteria space.   In Uptown, Parella is aimin...

Prepare yourself for Italian Carnevale at Rebecca's authentic Italian bakery! Bring your mask if you wish and learn about this tasty Italian tradition while making from scratch typical Carnevale treats: Chiacchere and Castagnole.   Raised and trained in Italy, pastry chef, Asse will guide you through the process and tasting, which will be ac...

Join us as we learn about Italy's bounty – frutta, verdure, formaggi e salumi – available at Whole Foods. Discover the names, the origins and products' usage in today's Italian cuisine in a fun and relaxed environment. On Sunday, October 4th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Italian native Mirella Heimpel will lead a small group through the store aisles and fi...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago sta organizzando tre diverse missioni in Colorado, Missouri e Minnesota per l'acquisizione delle impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto.   In attesa di conoscere le date, il Consolato annuncia che la prima missione di terrà a Denver a fine marzo; seguirà, a met...

Studying famous opera pieces, will effectively help you build new vocabulary, as the memorization of the music facilitates the memorization of the words. Please join ICC native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, to discover Italian opera, and learn more about Italian cultural heritage. Mirella will be the guide as students discover Verdi, and le...