Cirque Italia is bringing the first ever traveling Italian water circus to Omaha Thursday through Sunday. Cirque Italia will be premiering their newest show "Aquatic Spectacular" in Omaha. The tent has been 'transformed' the stage into a large ship for the performance. The performance includes the use of a 35,000-gallon water tank. Performances wil...

"Prayers were answered," current state lodge president Dan Matuella said. It's been almost two and a half years since a kitchen fire destroyed the historic gathering place and restaurant on 10th Street. The rebuild still isn't finished. Construction was delayed and eventually stopped altogether when funds ran out. "It was so stressful and it requir...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Omaha, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Ethnic Sandwich Shop Topping the list is Ethnic Sandwich Shop. Located at 1438 S. 1...

The Sons of Italy Hall should be a 10th Street showpiece when it reopens, says Sons of Italy Nebraska President Dan Matuella. The popular Omaha hall is expected to serve up spaghetti again in late summer after multiple delays. The hall was damaged in January 2017 in an accidental fire caused by the spontaneous combustion of cleaning towels in the...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

In the Fall of 2018 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s “History Harvest” project focused on the Italian-American communities in Nebraska. The main event was held on October 28, 2018, at the Santa Lucia Hall, in the heart of Omaha's historic Little Italy. Partner organizations included the Santa Lucia Festival Committee, the Sons and Daughters of...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professors will continue their History Harvest project by collecting stories from Italian-Americans about their culture and experience during a “harvest” at Omaha’s Santa Lucia Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28. The project, which is part of the class titled “History 396: Special Problems: The History Harvest,” allows s...

A new mobile food experience has joined the Grand Island market. Leslie Collins of Grand Island is the owner of Sugo Italian Kitchen at 222 W. Stolley Park Road. Collins started Sugo in March. Her mobile kitchen was located at various spots in town, and she has catered different events. Earlier this month she opened her West Stolley Park location. ...

You might have to wait a little longer — until spring — for a big plate of Sons of Italy pasta. A blaze in January 2017 damaged the popular Omaha hall on 10th Street south of downtown. The Sons had hoped to reopen the hall this month. Dr. Tom Pruse, a leader of the Sons, said the delay was caused by reconstruction costs that ended up higher than e...

Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano of Nebraska City has been open for a little over a month at Nebraska City’s historic train depot at 725 S. 6th St. And customer reviews have been fantastic. Yelp reviewers have rated the eatery in the four and five star range. Nebraska Citians had been hoping for a tennant at the depot. The location was closed for a long...