by Joy Summers The space is cozy and seating is on a first come first serve basis. However, the adept service staff still manages to make waiting a part of the dinner experience. The restaurant is owned by Tim Niver. He's half the successful duo behind The Strip Club Meat & Fish and Saint Dinette.   Niver is known far and wide for...

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...

Due missioni in aprile per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale d'Italia a Chicago che nei prossimi giorni si recherà in Missouri e Minnesota per raccogliere le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto.   Il funzionario sarà il 9 e 10 aprile a St Louis mentre il 23 e 24 aprile a Minneapolis....

A decade ago, Italian farmhouse cooking captured the American food porn imagination like, well, porn. Golden-hued images of impeccably renovated Tuscan farmhouses were the Food & Wine set's wet dream. The vineyards tumbling beyond the kitchen windows. The granite center islands with centerpieces brimming with just-picked lemons. The wine. No...

Delta Air Lines has begun its seasonal nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rome on Wednesday. The Atlanta-based carrier celebrated the latest addition to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's list of global destinations with preflight water arches and Italian fare. Delta is the dominant carrier at MSP, offering its customer...

by Mecca Bos   You really want to like certain places, but they can't seem to like you back. They're stunted in the reciprocity department. Amore Victoria on Lake Street was one of those places. The indie Italian-American restaurant with the huge rooftop deck and killer real estate was the sort of place you'd find yourself landing, in s...

Laura Bonicelli didn't plan on opening a restaurant. But then opportunity knocked. While on the lookout for a new home base for her Bonicelli Fresh Meal Delivery — which is exactly what it sounds like, a made-from-scratch, full-meal-deal home delivery operation — some friends purchased a former neighborhood corner grocery store.   Havin...

Adding to its ever-growing number of eateries, the Mall of America introduced Zio Cucina & Bar Friday. The Italian concept restaurant sits next to Burger Burger on the third level of South Avenue, the site of the former Kokomo's Island Café. Just outside of the food court near both a fast-casual burger and pizza place, Zio Cucina offe...

When people talk about Il Foro (formerly the Forum Cafeteria) and the Lexington in St. Paul, they say things like: "My grandma used to take me there." Well, after a first look, we are pleased to announce that people are probably going to continue to say such things, for generations to come.   When restaurateurs Josh Thoma, Jack Riebel, and L...

Dear Italian film enthusiasts, Mark your calendars for four days of extraordinary Italian cinema during the ICC's 7th Annual Italian Film Festival! The IFF takes place February 26 through March 1 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis (115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414). In addition to an incredible lineup of award winning films, w...