During the 1970s the Rev. Salvatore E. Polizzi had become a national figure for his work in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Residents were shocked when news came that he was being reassigned. Here is our coverage from March 1, 1980. A friend of his calls it the mustache incident. In telling about it, there is a bit of soft laughter. It is so li...

It’s fitting – maybe even predestined – that Michael Amigoni would become a vintner. After all his paternal grandfather, Guiseppe “Joseph” Amigoni, produced wine near Milan, Italy, before emigrating to town in the 1920s. Now, the younger Amigoni is carrying on the tradition at his Amigoni Urban Winery in Kansas City, Mo. “I grew up with wine around...

It’s nervy to call something the last of anything, especially when it comes to neighborhoods. But as residents of The Hill in St. Louis see it, their community isn’t just the city’s Little Italy—it’s the last one in all of America. Scusi? What was that? You can almost hear the recriminations and curses coming from North Beach in San Francisco and B...

The highly anticipated opening of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, is now one step closer with the release of menu items and highlights. Located at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton at 100 Carondelet Plaza, the new concept from Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is slated to open next month.  Casa Don Alfonso is Mario Iaccarino’...

For modern Italian cuisine, Edera Italian Eatery has been satisfying customers in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood since the restaurant opened last October in the space previously occupied by Scape American Bistro (which shuttered in April 2019). The eatery, which offers carryout and delivery via online ordering, comes from a partnership be...

The mighty chime of church bells echoes through orderly rows of old brick buildings, some of them marked with now-faint hand-painted advertisements. There’s something about walking the streets of Kansas City’s Columbus Park that suggests the neighborhood has a storied past. Whether it was an evening at Garozzo’s Ristorante, where Frank Sinatra tune...

Italian enclaves around the country pride themselves on carrying the title of “Little Italy,” but one young Italian American from St. Louis, Missouri, believes his community is the last true Little Italy — and he’s made an incredible film to prove it! In this week’s episode, we’ll visit “The Hill,” the famed St. Louis enclave that has been a thrivi...

La comunità italiana di St Louis dà il benvenuto al nostro nuovo Console Generale d'Italia, Thomas Botzios. Non vediamo l'ora di collaborare con lui durante il suo mandato e di dargli il benvenuto a St Louis. Thomas Botzios è nato l’11 maggio 1970 a Roma, dove si è laureato in giurisprudenza il 24 gennaio 1995. Dopo aver svolto attività di libero p...

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...

Italian energy giant Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) said on Monday its 199-MW expansion to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Kansas and the 236.5-MW White Cloud wind farm in Missouri had been connected. Through Enel Green Power North America Inc, the Italian energy giant invested some USD million 661 (EUR 540.2m) in total to finance both initiatives. The install...