The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are...

America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill will debut online July 10th through 19th aspart of the 20th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This historical documentary traces the roots of the venerable St. Louis neighborhood known as “The Hill.”. Check out the trailer: America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill tells the story of this unique Italian-America...

The Hill neighborhood in south St. Louis has long been one of the region’s favorite dining destinations — beloved for its Italian American offerings and family traditions. And two local restaurateurs say the district is managing to hang on, even though the pandemic has put a sudden halt to dining out.  Chris Saracino, president of the neighborhood...

After many blessings and speeches about a new piazza opening in the Hill neighborhood on Sunday, the large iron gate finally opened and Sophia Gordon, 8, had her chance. Out of a few hundred people in attendance for the unveiling, she was one of the first to toss a coin into the 23-foot diameter pool of a marble fountain imported from Italy. She wo...

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...

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...

The brochure that my mother, Nives Rovedo Cappelli, had sent me from Poughkeepsie, New York only titled it The Hill, but on a background of red, white and green it was called “The Italian Hill.” My mother, native-born Italian daycare teacher, is also the author of a memoir titled Manhattan Immigrant Girl.  Along with the brochure I found some artic...

Oftentimes, Italian or Italian American associations at the center of a community in one of the many American cities are led by exceptional Italian American men or women who have gained over the years the experience necessary to preside over a community that recognizes itself in loving and celebrating Italy. They are sometimes white-haired leaders...

St. Louis is known for their Italian restaurants as a result of its rich Italian heritage from Italian settlers.  Additionally, the Italian restaurants were popularized by The Hill district that is home to many high rated Italian restaurants and businesses. Adriana’s – #1 of 193 results with 193 reviewsGioia’s Deli – #2 of 193 results with 140 revi...