The iconic Hill neighborhood in south St Louis is getting a brand-new attraction. The Piazza Imo is opening with grand style on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The piazza is an open area gathering spot across from St. Ambrose Church at Wilson and Marconi. The vacant lot was turned into a lush garden with a massive Italian fountain as the centerpiece. Piazzas a...

By now, chef Timothy Adams doesn't bat an eye when he gets the inevitable question from one of Il Palato's confused diners: Where's the spaghetti and meatballs? Such questions are bound to happen. After all, the restaurant is owned by Michael Del Pietro, a prolific restaurateur whose surname carries the weight of decades in the business and the exp...

The first batch of Italian exchange students arrived on Friday, August 1st at St Louis Lambert International Airport. Bianca, Chiara, Samantha, and Luna were all smiles as they met their host families for the very first time. The Italian Community of St Louis (Comunitá degli Italiani - St Louis), along with the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities Organi...

Ciao St. Louis and the Italian Club of St. Louis invite you to our co-sponsored event an “ITALIAN FAMILY PICNIC” on Sunday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at Watson Trails Park, 12450 West Watson Road in Sunset Hills. This event is for children, grandchildren and adults! A delicious lunch of GRILLED SALSICCIA, HAMBURGERS and HOTDOGS will begin around 1:30 p....

The Italians who settled in the Meramec Highlands region of Missouri more than a century ago were a tight knit community. They enjoyed working hard and socializing over good wine and food – much of which was grown and prepared locally. Over the years, this region fondly became known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks.” St. James Winery and Public House...

The most unlikely National Hockey League (NHL) team with the most unlikely victory anthem in the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4 – 1 this evening in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals to take a 4 – 3 series victory at the TD Garden Arena in Boston. And they earned their first ever Stanley Cup triumph in their 52 year history powere...

A culture dies when its language dies. Any linguist or anthropologist can testify to this fact. When Franco Giannotti, a native of Trieste, founded Italiano Per Piacere (IPP) in 1999, he understood this very well. He was part of an Italian club in St. Louis which didn't want to have anything to do with the Italian language. It didn't make any sense...

For over 100 years, Pallucca’s has been known for their rigatoni and sausage, homemade meatballs, panini sandwiches and Italian-made goods. During the 2019 Frontenac Homecoming, three tables were set up with a century’s-worth of photos and stories of Pallucca’s.As history goes, Attilio Pallucca had immigrated to the United States from Italy. In 190...

Every morning around 10:30, Charlie Gitto arrives at the downtown restaurant that bears his name, gets a cup of coffee from the bartender and settles into his designated spot at the corner of the bar — the best seat in the house, if you ask him."This is my office," Gitto explains. "I can see the entire restaurant, and who comes in and who goes out....

You are cordially invited to the 20th Annivesary celebration of Club Italiano Per Piacere, on Wednesday, June 5th at Pan D'Olive Restaurant (1603 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117). Italiano Per Piacere is the only Italian speaking club in the Midwest. On this occasion the Italian Community will also celebrate the Festa della Repubblica with Vice...