If the Buzzettas know anything, it’s family and tradition. As part of the Manno family restaurant group, Tony Buzzetta and his mother, Lia Buzzetta, are preparing to open a new Italian fine dining destination – Buzzetta Italian Café – in Chesterfield this June. With other successful restaurants already in their company – such as Sapore Italian Café...

The Buzzetta family is well-known among residents of St. Louis for their Italian restaurants, including Benedettos on Main and Sapore Italian Cafe in Kirkwood. Another family restaurant, Buzzetta’s Italian Cafe, opens soon in Chesterfield. Sapore Italian Cafe, 451 S. Kirkwood Road, offers a variety of Sicilian cuisine from fresh fish to homemade pa...

A family already synonymous with Italian food in St. Louis is starting a new chapter in Chesterfield. Mother-and-son duo Lia and Tony Buzzetta plan to open Buzzetta’s Italian Café (120 Chesterfield Valley Drive) in June. Here’s what to know before you go.  Lia's signature Italian dishes include chicken, veal, lasagna, and pastas. These tried-and-tr...

Mother-and-son duo Lia and Tony Buzzetta will open Buzzetta’s Italian Cafe at 120 Chesterfield Valley Drive in Chesterfield in June. The restaurant will serve a dinner-only menu inspired by the fresh ingredients and traditional cuisine of southern Italy. Buzzetta’s will open in the building that previously housed Filippo’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, wh...

Kansas City's only all-Italian motorsports show--Motori in Piazza--returns on Sunday, June 4, Noon to 2pm, at Zona Rosa, in connection with UNICO KC's Festa Italiana (June 2, 3 and 4). Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Lambretta! Free admission and no cost or pre-registration to display vehicles. For th...

A year ago, Todd Schulte and Cory Dannehl opened Earl’s Premier, a Brookside bar and grill bustling with orders for fresh oysters, shellfish, and frozen gin and tonics, with the patina of a long-time neighborhood gathering spot. Now they are set to do the same with Bacaro Primo, in the Crestwood Shops just southeast of the Country Club Plaza. After...

In February, a familiar name in St. Louis bread baking and sandwiches returned to the Hill after a nearly four-year hiatus, restoring a legacy that began during the first World War. Amighetti’s opened its new Hill location in the former Hanneke Hardware & Industrial Supply Co. at 5390 Southwest Ave., less than a mile from the bakery’s former locati...

Monsignor Sal Polizzi, whose efforts to organize and preserve The Hill neighborhood in the city gained national attention in the 1970s, died Monday night at Mother of Good Counsel nursing home in Northwoods. He was 92. Polizzi, while associate pastor of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, was a founder of The Hill 2000 booster organization still active to...

The Italian Film Festival USA is back with its first in-person edition since the pandemic. The festival is now in full swing, having begun on April 7 and continuing until its last film which shows on April 23. Directed by St Louisan Barbara Klein, the 19th edition of the Italian Film Festival offers eleven films-comedies, dramas and documentaries-o...

The Pinta was the ship that was used for Christopher Columbus voyage to the America’s back in the 1400s. It was one out of three ships in Columbus’ fleet. According to captain Stephen Sanger, the ship was built in Brazil by eighth generation Portuguese shipwrights. The ship is open to guided and self-guided tours, where they explain what the ship w...