American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equalizer to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday. Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot from the center of the area deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time for his first Serie A goal. The 19-year-old Busio was born to an It...

When local brewery Six Mile Bridge Beer announced in August that Ben Welch (formerly of Big Baby Q and Smokehouse and The Midwestern) would be taking over as executive chef, it was a surprise to many. It turns out that that was only the beginning. Shortly after, it was announced that Six Mile Bridge’s owners would be opening a new restaurant, Botan...

You and your four-legged friend can dine together (outside of course) at the new Italian restaurant Botanica. It comes from the owner of Six Mile Bridge Brewery. The 1,300-square-foot space in Wildwood features seating for more than 300 guests, two event spaces and an outside bar and patio. Botanica will host live music on the weekends on the outdo...

Pizza enthusiasts can now enjoy a few different styles at Melo's Pizzeria. The sister restaurant to Blues City Deli, which opened in Benton Park in late 2015 serving Neapolitan-style pies, launched a new and expanded pizza menu last week. Fans of Melo's can rest assured that its 5,500-pound wood-fired oven isn't going anywhere, but the restaurant r...

Those of us who love dining out have pretty much struck gold in Missouri. We have so many places to eat – from classic diners to waterfront restaurants – that we could probably eat out for every meal for the rest of our lives. That makes having a dining bucket list pretty important. At the top of that list, add V’s Italiano Ristorante in Missouri....

A pinch of great pasta, a dash of even better pizza and a spoonful of history is what makes The Hill the best spot in St. Louis to feed the craving for anything Italian. This weekend will add a little more Italian to the neighborhood by filling up your wine glass.The yearly Wine Walk on the Hill is back on August 28 and gives St. Louis wine connois...

Ciao from Rome! Usually in this editorial we deal with news about We the Italians, but this time at least at the beginning of the editorial we make an exception. Also because for the first time in 142 issues, we dedicate to the same topic, in this case sport, two covers in a row. The July cover had rightly celebrated the Italian national soccer tea...

Gianluca Busio has become the latest young American to make the jump from MLS to Europe, as Sporting Kansas City agreed to transfer him to Serie A side Venezia FC. Long rumored to be moving to Italy, thanks in large part to his Italian passport, Busio becomes the second USMNT player to make a transfer abroad following their Gold Cup performances. H...

In the early 1900s, it wasn’t that uncommon for families to receive the sort of life-changing request that Armando Pasetti’s parents in Italy got from America, but it was still jarring. Their relative, Giovanni Volpi, had started a salami business in St. Louis after immigrating to the United States in 1899. He and his wife could not have children o...

You are kindly invited to the 4th annual FERRAGOSTO celebration in St. Louis, at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton, Saturday August 21, 2021, from 4:00pm to 11:00 pm. Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and see contemporary Italian culture and cuisine. The nearby sand volleyball...