In founding a company, we sometimes find a community. When Giovanni Volpi, an immigrant with expertise in dry-curing Italian meat, began his company in 1902, he found a community of other Italian immigrants in search of familiar eating experiences. That community has now grown to include a wide array of American consumers, and Volpi’s family values...

AMERICA’S LAST LITTLE ITALY: THE HILL. the award-winning documentary about St. Louis’ most venerable Italian neighborhood, has been named a Silver award-winner for General-History for Non-Broadcast in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and...

With the forthcoming Vicini (1916 Park Avenue)—a boutique grocery store, pasta shop, and home goods store in Lafayette Square—Dawn Wilson is on the cusp of realizing a dream more than a decade in the making. Ten years ago, the St. Louis native moved to a small town in Tuscany to learn about the slow food movement, handmade pasta, and authentic Ital...

I don’t often drive 30 miles to grab dinner, especially since my apartment in St. Louis’ quiet, botanical Tower Grove neighborhood is mere blocks from restaurants that have been recognized everywhere from Bon Appetit and The New York Times to Food & Wine and Esquire. But sometimes, when you want the best version of something, you have to be willing...

This winter, Edera Italian Eatery proved itself the gold standard of pandemic dining, setting up an outdoor dining area of individual glass chalets that turned its already stunning back courtyard into a fairy tale. Between the twinkling lights dancing off candlelit glass and the gentle snow falling, it was an absolute dreamland that had diners clam...

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...