If the mere mention of its signature dishes — tortellini with peas and prosciutto, pasta con gambretti, eggplant parmigiano, and so on — doesn’t make your mouth begin to water, you’re depriving your palate of one of Columbia’s longest-standing authentic Italian establishments: The Pasta Factory. In the Beginning A Columbia tradition for 44 years, T...

Due to high popularity, Explore St. Louis announces the extension of the international touring exhibit, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at America’s Center. The exhibit will be open Jan. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 with extended days; 15, 16, 17 at America’s Ballroom to allow more people to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Tickets...

Over 119 years and four generations of operation, Volpi Foods has been a staple of the food scene in St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, celebrated for its Italian heritage and flavor. And for more than a third of its history, the specialty cured meats business was guided — and grown — by Armando Pasetti, who died Thursday (Dec. 24, 2020) at 96. A co...

I'm Andrea, I'm from a little town near Milan, where I grew up with my family originally from the South of Italy. I moved to St. Louis together with my wife a couple of years ago. Here, I wanted to pursue and broaden my career as a Chef. Before the restaurants were shut down, I was working at Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz-Carlton, in Clayton. During...

After 46 years, the flagship location of The Pasta House Co. will be moving to a new spot in Ladue. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the restaurant will serve customers for the final time from its current address at 8213 Delmar Boulevard. It plans to reopen at 8831 Ladue Road in mid-December. The company said in a Monday news release that it was prompted to mov...

A new pizza restaurant is opening on The Hill this week. Pizzeria da Gloria will open for curbside service on Wednesday at 2024 Marconi Avenue. It will serve up hand-crafted pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven and will feature local beer and natural wine. Owner Joe Kurowski found his passion for pizza after attending a masterclass in Rome. He ended...

AMERICA’S LAST LITTLE ITALY: THE HILL, the award-winning documentary about one of St. Louis’ most iconic neighborhoods, is set to make its television premiere on Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m. on Nine Network PBS.  The movie, which debuted this past summer as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, tells the story of The Hill, the Italian-Americ...

Lunedì 2 novembre, in un'atmosfera piena di aspettative in vista di un'elezione presidenziale statunitense altamente contestata, il Senatore italiano Luigi Augussori ha visitato i leader della comunità italiana di St Louis. Non capita certo tutti i giorni che un senatore italiano visiti St Louis e non è assolutamente previsto alla vigilia di un eve...

With international travel far on the horizon, we’ve all been looking for local attractions to help fill the void while getting to know our own backyard a little bit better—and, when you start looking, there really is quite a bit of natural and historical splendor not too far from home. Case in point: the arrival of an international touring exhibit,...

On behalf of the entire Italian Community of St Louis, we would like to express our gratitude to the Iaccarino Family and Casa Don Alfonso - St Louis for their generosity in supporting our local Italian and Italophone community. We are, moreover, honored to begin a partnership with such an esteemed and storied Italian restaurant which shares our va...