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If you've got Italian on the mind, you're in luck. A new The Old Spaghetti Factory outpost has opened up shop at 1421 Waterfront. The Old Spaghetti Factory serves three-course meals with entrees including meaty mac and cheese, fettuccine alfredo and spinach and cheese ravioli. The new spot has gotten off to an uneven start thus far, with a three-st...

Maybe because I spent my high school years as a wannabe actor, or maybe because I spend my grown-up years as a TV news anchor, I’m always drawn to the dramatic. A restaurant is theater, isn’t it? The set design, the lighting, the stage itself—all combine to create an experience, not just a meal. Downtown Minneapolis’ newest hotel restaurant Giulia...

A popular Des Moines restaurant that closed unexpectedly in March will be reopened by a local restaurateur at the end of summer. Sambetti's, located at 1430 Second Ave. in Des Moines, was purchased by Steve McFadden, owner of the local Grumpy Goat Tavern chain with four locations, Tipsy Crow Tavern in downtown Des Moines and Mickey’s Irish Pub & Gr...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Mama's Pizza Topping the list is North End's Mama's Pizza, situated at 961 Rice St. Wit...

It had been a while since my boyfriend and I had been on a let's-get-dressed-up date, and I was looking forward to going back to one of the first restaurants we'd visited as a couple: The Cosi Cucina Italian Grill in Clive.  The last time Andy and I dined here, the tables were packed, and they included a few teenagers heading to a homecoming dance....

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Mama’s Pizza Topping the list is Mama’s Pizza. Located at 961 Rice St. in North End, the Italian and tra...

The team behind popular Italian restaurant Jovanina’s Broken Italian recently debuted a wine cellar speakeasy named Sotto Voce. It’s Italian for “in a quiet voice,” which is appropriate given that the room once connected to downtown Denver’s subterranean tunnel network. Across the 19th Century building, owners/husband and wife Jake and Jennifer Lin...

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – November 7, 2019 And join our Honorary Chair Pat Civitate for our 5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner “An Evening in Puglia” benefitting the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa. We will be featuring the diverse and rich cuisine from the Apulian Region known for burrata, taralli, orecchiette and of course some incredible wines!...

In 1973, a 21-year-old Jerry Carbone agreed to run his father’s small pizza shop after the manager was shown the door. Carbone quickly turned around the shop, which was at Smith Avenue and Curtice Street on St. Paul’s West Side. But he had worked long hours — every day. “It started making a profit,” Jerry recalled this week. “And then my dad found...

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of living the Italian lifestyle — connecting with family and friends over simple but delicious food under the Tuscan sun? Maybe you’ve experienced la dolce vita firsthand on visits to Italy and want to recreate the memories here at home. No matter what about la grande vita captures you, you can embrace it with the functi...

Spinelli’s Sauce Company is proud to share its bold new look rooted with inspiration from Italy — celebrating with vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and classic flavors of their recipes. “We partnered with Ellen Bruss Designs to create a feel that will really set our products apart from the competition. Our new labels celebrate not only the tradit...

You know how much fun it is to watch your babies grow up? It’s bittersweet but also empowering to see them take on the world. That has to be how Laura Norris feels now that her baby, formerly known as Cucina Della Ragazza, has reopened to great fanfare as Ragazza Food & Wine at 4301 Main St. in midtown Kansas City. When Norris opened the Italian re...