DiGregorio’s Italian Market (5200 Daggett Avenue, 314-776-1062) is celebrating its 50th year in business with an outdoor party on June 12. Located in the Hill neighborhood, DeGregorio’s specializes in bringing authentic Italian products and ingredients to Italian-American shoppers who are missing a taste of their home country. For more than a half...

Pizzeria da Gloria, which opened last fall on St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, features nine wood-fired pizzas for curbside pickup and delivery via online ordering. For passionate pizzaiolo Joe Kurowski, the eatery marks the culmination of his culinary studies in Italy and time spent honing his craft in New York City pizza kitchens. “I’ve always l...

A trip to The Hill means you are going to find some delicious Italian cuisine. In today’s Loyal to Local, Show Me St. Louis is introducing Anthonino’s Taverna, which has been serving up a unique mix of Italian and Greek specialties since 2003. Brothers Anthony and Rosario Scarato own and operate Anthonino’s Taverna. The front portion of the restaur...

Vic Cadice, of Jefferson City, recalls admonishments from his father that included staying out of trouble as not to defame yourself, your country, your family name, and remaining focused on earning a good education. These teachings were the result of his father's experiences in his native Italy and were highlighted by two brothers serving on separa...

Spring has officially arrived and while steady progress with vaccines has loosened restrictions across the country, Europe remains largely off limits to American travelers. Unfortunately, while this does mean you probably won’t have the opportunity to catch the blossoming lemon trees or blooming lavender fields of Southern Italy this year, there’s...

You most certainly do not need to be on the West or East Coast to experience noteworthy Italian cuisine in America. Cities such as Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis feature some of America’s most exciting restaurants for contemporary Italian-inspired and classic dishes. Recent openings and spring newcomers in these great food cities will include a...

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 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...