On Nov. 12, 1971, Cardinals third baseman Joe Torre was named MVP by a wide margin. Here is our original coverage.  And what did Joe Torre, named the National League's Most Valuable Player yesterday, plan as an encore? The Cardinals' third baseman was as quick with an answer as he had been with a bat all last season when he topped major league batt...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 3rd Annual Italian Christmas Concert entitled Benedetta Orsi & Friends starring internationally acclaimed mezzosoprano and Bologna native, Benedetta Orsi Aquino, along with members of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Missouri - St Louis Choir. The concert will take...

Mickey Garagiola spent nearly his entire life on the historic Italian district of St. Louis known as "the Hill," playing baseball with his brother Joe and neighbor Yogi Berra, both of whom went on to become catchers in the major leagues. Although Mickey's fame would not come from professional baseball, he shared in a special bond with his friend an...

Andrea Bocelli made his St. Louis debut on Sunday, October 17, performing before a sold-out crowd at The Enterprise Center in Downtown St Louis. The great maestro was accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, soprano Larisa Martinez, baritone Edward Parks, singer/actress Loren Allr...

Louie Vangel, a grandson of the late Charlie Gitto Sr. who ran his grandfather's famed Charlie Gitto’s Downtown restaurant for the last decade, is opening up an Italian restaurant under his own name that will carry on the family tradition. Vangel has signed a lease for 5,618 square feet of restaurant space in the Bennett Hills Shopping Center at...

Kendele Sieve knew the time had come, but she just couldn't muster the courage to tell her dad the news that would break his heart: She would not be taking over the family bakery, as he expected her to do, and would instead be forging her own path. Her decision did not come lightly. Ever since she was ten years old she was a fixture at his shop, J...

Pizza enthusiasts can now enjoy a few different styles at Melo's Pizzeria. The sister restaurant to Blues City Deli, which opened in Benton Park in late 2015 serving Neapolitan-style pies, launched a new and expanded pizza menu last week. Fans of Melo's can rest assured that its 5,500-pound wood-fired oven isn't going anywhere, but the restaurant r...

A pinch of great pasta, a dash of even better pizza and a spoonful of history is what makes The Hill the best spot in St. Louis to feed the craving for anything Italian. This weekend will add a little more Italian to the neighborhood by filling up your wine glass.The yearly Wine Walk on the Hill is back on August 28 and gives St. Louis wine connois...

In the early 1900s, it wasn’t that uncommon for families to receive the sort of life-changing request that Armando Pasetti’s parents in Italy got from America, but it was still jarring. Their relative, Giovanni Volpi, had started a salami business in St. Louis after immigrating to the United States in 1899. He and his wife could not have children o...

You are kindly invited to the 4th annual FERRAGOSTO celebration in St. Louis, at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton, Saturday August 21, 2021, from 4:00pm to 11:00 pm. Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and see contemporary Italian culture and cuisine. The nearby sand volleyball...