On Friday, April 24, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, and the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul, will bring to Minneapolis, Professor Noa Steimatsky, of the University of Chicago, for a screening and discussion of her film, "Refugees in Cinecitta". Professor Steimatsky completed the film in collabor...

by Jonathan Maze Shortly before opening time earlier this week at Piada Italian Street Food's newest location in a Minneapolis suburb, the entire staff gathered at the front counter for a meeting.   To Chris Doody, the fast-casual chain's founder and CEO, who was at a table in the dining area, the meeting illustrates one of the unseen effor...

by Jess Fleming   Monello, the new coastal Italian restaurant in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, is a lot of things. It's modern -- but it's also rustic. It's fine dining -- but it's also more casual than La Belle Vie, the last employer of its chef, Mike "YC" DeCamp.   It's a great place to hang out with a friend and...

Join us as we continue to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity in our popular series "Taste the Regions". Each time, native experts introduce us to a different Italian region or city presenting its history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal and fun format. For the first appointment of 2016, we will discover Puglia, t...

Lunedì 1° dicembre 2014, Mapei ha ricevuto il Transatlantic Award 2014, ritirato da Giorgio Squinzi, per l'acquisizione di GRT - General Resource Technology Inc., azienda americana attiva nel settore degli additivi per calcestruzzo, con due siti produttivi a Minneapolis e a St. Louis, che le consentirà di aumentare la propria posizione strategica s...

by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul   It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Massimo Bonavita, Co-founder and Honorary President of the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Massimo passed away on July, 2, 2016, in Cesena, Italy, at the age of 67.   Massimo was highly respected in Ces...

For those who love Italian wine and food, this truly is the best of times. Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.   No fewer than three ambitious Italian eateries have opened in town over the past month or so, with seriou...

Southern Italy has been producing wine for 4000 years. Yet the wines from Italy's southern regions are not household names like their cousins from Tuscany and Piedmont. All this may be changing. For a very long time, southern grapes were sent to Northern Italy and Southern France as blends for many of their wines. Now a new group of young vint...

Italy's leading ensemble on the world music circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns Stateside for a series of Fall concert dates. Running from September 29th through October 10th, stops along CGS's 2016 mini-tour include Midwest performances at the Madison World Music Festival, Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Minneapolis's Cedar Cultural...

As part of their new exhibit - Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 - the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will offer a FREE screening of Men of the Cloth.This 2013 documentary is an inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate t...