Chef Steve Komorek excels at preparing the roughcast dishes of Italian cucina, embroidered with restrained New American flourishes. The restaurant's menu includes an appealing selection of hand-rolled Roman-style pizzas and other authentic regional Italian dishes, such as pastas from the south and risottos from the north.   Trattoria Marcell...

By Stephen Deere   In a scene reminiscent of a free-agent signing ceremony, one of the world's top chess players stood amid a small crowd at the St. Louis Chess Club, a few feet from where his performance last year left commentators searching for superlatives. But instead of outmaneuvering opponents, Fabiano Caruana was shaking hands wi...

Saturday night, Italian Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana finalized his first place standing in the Sinquefield Cup. Caruana established himself quickly in the tournament, working methodically through a seven-game winning streak.   This streak was halted by an 8th round draw with the Norwegian reigning world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen.  ...

The purpose of the Italian-American Heritage Corporation is to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the Italian-American Community, and, to provide educational opportunities to the general public concerning the contributions of Italians and Italian-Americans to western civilization and the United States of America.  ...

È uscito il nuovo numero, quello di febbraio, di IT@LICO, periodico dell'associazione "Italiano per piacere" diretto a St. Louis da Franco Giannotti.   Il giornale, che nel 2015 celebra il nono anniversario, apre con il resoconto dell'ultima riunione di IPP, quella di dicembre, che, ricorda Giannotti, "è notoriamente la più divertente dell'a...

Hill 2000 Inc. and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Noon – 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Church on The Hill, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Many retail shops will remain open until 7:00 pm, including: Bertarelli's and Girasole. • Come t...

History tells us that more Italians immigrated to the United States than any other Europeans, and that more came from Sicily than from any other Italian region. With them, too, the Sicilians brought many traditions, customs, and foods that are still popular today.   One such food is the cannoli, a Sicilian pastry dessert. Historically, these...

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 St. Ambrose Parish will hold its annual "La Festa" on the grounds of St. Ambrose church in the historic Hill Neighborhood. St. Ambrose parish has been the foundation for this historic neighborhood for over 100 years and looks to continue this tradition with its largest fund raiser of the year. Festivities will begin at 12:00...

by Nancy Stiles   Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an upgrade. The Italian restaurant will undergo renovations over the next several weeks to expand seating and update the decor. We spoke to co-owner Anthony Scarato about what's next for Anthonino's.   "We occupy an old...