You most certainly do not need to be on the West or East Coast to experience noteworthy Italian cuisine in America. Cities such as Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis feature some of America’s most exciting restaurants for contemporary Italian-inspired and classic dishes. Recent openings and spring newcomers in these great food cities will include a...

During the 1970s the Rev. Salvatore E. Polizzi had become a national figure for his work in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Residents were shocked when news came that he was being reassigned. Here is our coverage from March 1, 1980. A friend of his calls it the mustache incident. In telling about it, there is a bit of soft laughter. It is so li...

It’s nervy to call something the last of anything, especially when it comes to neighborhoods. But as residents of The Hill in St. Louis see it, their community isn’t just the city’s Little Italy—it’s the last one in all of America. Scusi? What was that? You can almost hear the recriminations and curses coming from North Beach in San Francisco and B...

The highly anticipated opening of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, is now one step closer with the release of menu items and highlights. Located at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton at 100 Carondelet Plaza, the new concept from Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is slated to open next month.  Casa Don Alfonso is Mario Iaccarino’...

For modern Italian cuisine, Edera Italian Eatery has been satisfying customers in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood since the restaurant opened last October in the space previously occupied by Scape American Bistro (which shuttered in April 2019). The eatery, which offers carryout and delivery via online ordering, comes from a partnership be...

Italian enclaves around the country pride themselves on carrying the title of “Little Italy,” but one young Italian American from St. Louis, Missouri, believes his community is the last true Little Italy — and he’s made an incredible film to prove it! In this week’s episode, we’ll visit “The Hill,” the famed St. Louis enclave that has been a thrivi...

La comunità italiana di St Louis dà il benvenuto al nostro nuovo Console Generale d'Italia, Thomas Botzios. Non vediamo l'ora di collaborare con lui durante il suo mandato e di dargli il benvenuto a St Louis. Thomas Botzios è nato l’11 maggio 1970 a Roma, dove si è laureato in giurisprudenza il 24 gennaio 1995. Dopo aver svolto attività di libero p...

Due to high popularity, Explore St. Louis announces the extension of the international touring exhibit, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at America’s Center. The exhibit will be open Jan. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 with extended days; 15, 16, 17 at America’s Ballroom to allow more people to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Tickets...

Over 119 years and four generations of operation, Volpi Foods has been a staple of the food scene in St. Louis’ The Hill neighborhood, celebrated for its Italian heritage and flavor. And for more than a third of its history, the specialty cured meats business was guided — and grown — by Armando Pasetti, who died Thursday (Dec. 24, 2020) at 96. A co...

I'm Andrea, I'm from a little town near Milan, where I grew up with my family originally from the South of Italy. I moved to St. Louis together with my wife a couple of years ago. Here, I wanted to pursue and broaden my career as a Chef. Before the restaurants were shut down, I was working at Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz-Carlton, in Clayton. During...