There are projects in the Italian American world that are not connected to one local community, but rather contain them all, telling a particularly important theme that has characterized throughout the United States the stories of our compatriots. The protagonist of this interview is Raymond Guarini, a fantastic and very proud Italian American wh...

For a year and a half, chef Dawn Wilson has been serving her handmade pasta and assorted home goods from her Lafayette Square storefront, Vicini Pastaria (1916 Park Avenue, 314-827-6150), eagerly awaiting the day she could realize her full vision for the space. Now, that time has finally come: Vicini celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Novemb...

As the year 2022 draws to a close - a year in which we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities - we have yet another reason to celebrate. Our board member and VP, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Ph.D., has announced the publication of her long-awaited book on the life of renaissance Bolognese noblewoman Genevra Sforza de' Bentivo...

Stroll the streets of The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri, and you'll find several dozen restaurants and markets touting traditional Italian fare attracting epicureans from near and far. Founded by Italian immigrants in the early 1800s, the Little Italy status eventually stuck thanks to neighbors like Challie Gioia. He founded his Italian Market on The...

Little-known fact: Neapolitan pizza isn't technically Neapolitan unless it's certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in Italy. About three weeks ago, Noto Italian Restaurant officially joined the ranks, making it the first and only restaurant in St. Louis to achieve the prestigious certification, which has only been awarded to...

When: Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST - Where: Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France 209 Walnut Street St. Louis, MO 63102 The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 4th Annual Italian Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7.30 PM. The concert will be held at the magnificent Basilica of St Louis (The Old Cathed...

After years in the planning and construction stages, Vicini Pastaria (1916 Park) opens today in Lafayette Square, just in time for Small Business Saturday. The grand opening features prizes, samples, raffles, giveaways, gift card promos, and “revelry,” according to an email. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. today, with the café servi...

The day after Thanksgiving, the best soccer players from the United States and England will reignite an old rivalry at the 2022 World Cup. Three points are on the line, but it’s more than that for the players on the pitch. There’s too much historical significance to fit into this script, but the teams’ soccer histories can be summed up by one word:...

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Saint Louis University announced the launch of the Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN). The new Institute brings together experts in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, social justice, and community outreach under a shared research umbrella in order to study the physiology and diseases of the brain and central ne...

In the heart of Florissant, two cousins are redefining St. Louis-style cuisine. Dave Beckham and Ben Goldkamp’s dishes at Cugino’s complement the drinks on tap at Narrow Gauge Brewing Company, which shares the same space. Narrow Gauge will be expanding into a building two doors down from the restaurant, allowing the two establishments to host large...