The Twin Cities has plenty of options for Italian American staples like pizza and pasta, but Jakeeno’s is one of the best. This popular family-owned restaurant has a nearly fifty-year legacy to back up its status as a local favorite for carbo-loading and comfort food alike. Jakeeno’s menu features an expansive set of dishes, all of which have a hom...

Cari amici, we are delighted to announce a new home for the Italian Cultural Center! In September 2021, the ICC will move its offices and classrooms to the vibrant North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis in the historic Traffic Zone Building. Our new location offers a larger, newly renovated space on the top floor of the building. Easy to reach, the...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis is happy to announce that ICC has recently been appointed Presidio Letterario of the Società Dante Alighieri (DA), one of the most important Italian institution for the promotion and appreciation of Italian language and culture since 1889. ICC will join a network of cultural centers in Italy and abroad pro...

There's a special kind of church in Uptown right now that has a congregation of just one.  "It's become a church space for me, yes it has," Mark Balma said. "It definitely feels like that now." Balma has created a church-like space for himself in Uptown, where he has rented a studio to work on his paintings. He spends hours there each day, bringing...

On Wednesday, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) presented legislation in the Senate’s State Government and Finance Committee that would restore and repatriate the Christopher Columbus statue to the Capitol grounds. The statue was torn down on June 10during a wave of unrest across the Twin Cities. “Rioters do not dictate the policies of our s...

Easter Culinary Traditions. Live from Italy with ALMA Scuola di Cucina. Saturday, March 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT, Online. Conversations will be in English. Register Here. Discover a land filled with thousands of bell towers and traditions, captured in a story between space and time, through the many flavors and recipes of Italy’s Easter celebrat...

The official English-language title is “The Best Years.” The opening movie in the Italian Film Festival, which begins this Thursday (Feb. 25), spans 40 years in the lives of four people. This is such a long time, and so much happens, that the movie could have been a miniseries, an Italian “Dance to the Music of Time.” But it runs just over two hour...

Thursday, February 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom . Conversation will be in English. Online Event - Registration is required. Free or with suggested donation to support our programming. All donating participants will be sent 2 traditional food recipes with Gorgonzola cheese curated, tested and approved by the Costa family. Only 29 dairies all...

We are delighted to invite you to a special presentation of the upcoming 12th all-online edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. On Saturday, February 6, from 6:00 to 6:45 P.M., Tiziana Cervesato, Festival Director, Tommaso Cammarano, Artistic Director, and Dr. Federico Pacchioni, co-author of Peter Bondanella’s A History of...

The American Indian Movement activist charged with toppling the Christopher Columbus statue at the state Capitol in June will not serve prison time, but instead must complete 100 hours of community service. A Ramsey County District Court judge approved a recommendation Monday that the active prosecution of the case be suspended for one year, until...