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A taste of Italia right here in Omaha! The Carlentini Omaha Association and walking tour group the Nebraska Trailblazers hosted a Little Italy Walking Tour where neighbors learned about the areas rich histroy and enjoyed few good bites. Sheri Kanger hosted the walking tour, her family has lived in Little Italy for generations and says she worked wi...

The annual UNICO All-State Football Classic is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Wyoming Area’s stadium in West Pittston. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. Derek Zambino is the UNICO chapter president, Jamie Anzalone is game chairman, and Randy Spencer is the Sponsor’s Award winner, The game features the top seniors from the Wyoming Va...

There’s new pizza coming to the party. Constantino’s, which zooms in on the cuisine of southern Italy, will open at 4200 S. Grand Blvd. at 5 p.m. on June 8 in the spot formerly occupied by The Feasting Fox, a German restaurant. According to its moniker, it will be “pizza you can’t refuse.” Add to that claim, “the best Neapolitan-style pizza you’ll...

After partnering with The Magic House for the Ciao Bambini exhibit, the Italian Community of St Louis will partner with the Missouri History Museum for an Italian Family Fun Day as part of their Summer Family Fun Series. The event takes place Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 10am-1pm.The resounding success of Ciao Bambini, which opened September 2023,...

For 130 years, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Catholic Church has been a bastion of Italian culture. Founded in 1894 by and for Italian immigrants, the church is one of the last remaining pieces of North Denver's former Little Italy. It survived a devastating fire, anti-Italian and anti-Catholic prejudice, and every disaster of the 20th century....

The Italian American Club of Duluth hosted their annual spaghetti dinner Wednesday. The $10 meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, a breadstick, salad, and coffee, juice or water to drink. There is even a special on wine. The club served 900 meals last year. They hope to beat that number this year so they can hand out at least three scholarships. T...

The acclaimed proprietors of Restaurant Olivia, lauded by the Michelin Guide and celebrated as one of Denver’s premier dining destinations, have announced their latest venture, Emilia. Nestled in Denver’s River North District in a 3,700-square-foot space on the ground floor of The Current — a 12-story office development currently under construction...

Memories of a southern Colorado soldier killed during World War II live on eight decades later in Montebuono — a Central Italian comune of about 1,000 residents. Cpl. Paul Horatio Valdez, 26, of Trinidad, was one of eight American soldiers killed by Nazis in a Montebuono monastery on April 13, 1944. His family, who relocated to Pueblo a few years a...

Italy's Culture Ministry officially has suspended art loans to the Minneapolis Institute of Art following disputes over the 1st century Roman sculpture "Doryphoros." Italian authorities believe the statue, which originated in the south of Naples, was illegally excavated in the 1970s. Mia said it purchased it for $2.5 million in 1986 from art dealer...

This local orchestra group hopes to foster music back into the community and is presenting “Italian Serenade”, its final concert for the season on April 28 at 3 p.m. We spoke with Rhonda Gowen, the executive director of the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, to learn more about the serenade and other things you might want to know about. “The Chambe...

Neighborhood joint, approachable food — that’s the message coming from Bret Springs and Zach Marten about The Wise Guy, their new Crossroads bar and restaurant. “Casual red-sauce Italian,” Springs said, “and a relatively aggressive happy hour.” “Pizza, pasta, martinis, cocktails,” Marten said. “You could do a date here, but the game’s on TV too.” T...

In many ways, opening Osteria Bianchi was all about a homecoming for Josh and Kelly Bianchi. For one, Kelly is a Kansas City native, so the return here seemed like the right fit for their family after the glitz of Las Vegas. The American Italian restaurant is also a return to some family roots: Josh’s grandmother is from Sicily, and the restaurant’...