Charlie Gitto’s on the Hill — In a city as dynamic as St. Louis, businesses come and they go.  Nowhere is this more true than in the city’s thriving, and at times, fickle restaurant industry.  As a Midwestern culinary center, St. Louis has been home to ingenuity and innovation in the industry.   We’ve seen the births and deaths of thousands of indi...

Conventional wisdom states that many of us “want what we don’t have and often have what we don’t want.” While this can serve as an obstacle to achieving our dreams and ambitions, this dilemma can be overcome by wisely “playing the hand that one is dealt.” One individual who adheres to this philosophy is Italian singer/songwriter and guitarist Andre...

Rita Levi-Montalcini, OMRI, OMCA was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor It’s said, in Italy, many young girls dream of becoming someone like the late Rita Levi-Montalcini – a woma...

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Tallis Scholars on Sunday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. “Leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, privileged to perform in the Sistine Chapel to mark the final stage of Michelangelo’s frescoes restoration, The Tallis Scholars have earned world-wide renown as “a capella superstars.” They return to th...

Friar Alessandro is coming to St. Louis to perform at the Cathedral Basilica on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Assisi and he is an Italian Franciscan friar. At the age of 21, he joined the Franciscan order at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. For years he worked as carpenter for the Franciscans. As he sang in choir, his supe...

Fox Concerts presents Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate...

This year we will once again be hosting our annual Hill Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, in The Hill Neighborhood here in St. Louis. This year’s event is on Sunday, June 11th. All proceeds from the car show benefit St. Ambrose School and Shaw VPA Elementary School. Last year we had over 150 cars participate in the show and well over 1,000 people in...

Soccer is a favorite Italian pastime. For anyone even slightly familiar with Italian or Italian-American culture, you know that soccer, or calcio as they say in Italian, is something of a passion. It’s embedded into the culture. Most everyone has a favorite team whether it be the famous Serie A teams like AC Milano, Juventus, AS Roma, Napoli, or th...

Representing Italy through Food is an intriguing collection of interdisciplinary essays that explores the significance of Italian food as a symbol of Italy. The book was recently published and was edited by Peter Naccarato (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College), Zachary Nowak (Associate Director of Umbra’s Food & Susta...

The Italian Club welcomed guests from the DeGregorio, DiMartino and Ferrara families whose ancestors hailed from Palazzo Adriano, the town of Antonino Bufalo, the subject of our February meeting.  Antonino Bufalo (b. 1854, d. 1929), was a farmer by birth, a provincial road inspector by profession and a self taught poet by avocation. Like other clas...