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The deadline for scholarship (unless otherwise noted) is February 15, 2022. All requirements for a given scholarship must be met or the application will not be considered. All scholarship materials and completed applications must be submitted to iawofiowa@gmail.com or mailed to Italian American Women of Iowa - PO BOX 21116 Des Moines, IA 50312 by F...

I am glad that the Criterion Channel features two masterpieces by Ettore Scola, A Special Day and La nuit de Varennes and they also have a couple of films that he wrote.  But it would be great if streaming sites could make more of his films available to audiences in the US,”  Edward Bowen, Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian at the University o...

Trattoria Mucci, the Uptown location of the popular Mucci's Italian restaurant in St. Paul, will close Jan. 29, owner Tim Niver announced today. The restaurant took the place of Niver's short-lived Meyvn on Lake Street in 2019. "It's not been easy, but it's been wonderful," Niver said of the closure on social media. Niver told the Pioneer Press tha...

At Erik Borger’s new project, Pizza Tascio, even the logo is D.O.P. “We have this character, Uncle Tascio,” Borger says. “We were in Italy for a few months a couple of years ago. In Palermo, off the beaten path, this guy we were with says ‘Hey, watch out for the Tascio around here.’ I’m like, what are you talking about? He’s like, ‘They’ll be perch...

While in McPherson, KS, I wanted to grab a couple of light lunches to get a taste of what the city had to offer. One of the restaurants high on my list to try was Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. They are located right on Main Street and a popular hangout spot for those craving Italian food. I dropped in over the lunch hour and like many other rest...

A beloved Italian restaurant in Springfield is apparently up for sale after a 35-year run. After closing during the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopening, DiGiacinto's Italian restaurant on South Campbell Avenue is now up for sale, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant's page. DiGiacinto's was known for its authentic, high-quality Italian...

The iconic Butler Mansion on Fleur Dr in Des Moines IA, was built in 1934, in a style the architecture magazines called Streamlined Moderne, a late version of art deco that possibly had more of the practical and less panache. It was forward-looking per the wishes of Earl Butler, an engineer who had lived in the city about three decades, and his arc...

Saturday, January 22nd. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST. LIVE FROM ITALY. Online Via Zoom. Conversation will be in English. Sign up here. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center in MInneapolis. Join us for the last in the series of educational workshops that will make you feel as if you have graduated from an Italian culinary history class! Thirty years af...

Scalzotto Italian Restaurant has been conquering the palates and hearts of locals and visitors to the Broomfield area for many years, offering an exquisite menu of authentic Italian food. This restaurant is now pleased to announce the opening of its new location in downtown Loveland, Colorado, offering diners in the area a new and exciting experien...

Sarpino’s Pizzeria provides millions of customers with local, real Italian flavor with their various menu items. The company is proud to announce the launch of their newest location in Olathe, Kansas this December. The people of Olathe, Kansas can look forward to mouthwatering Italian food with free delivery. Sarpino’s Pizzeria is open late so cust...

Next year, Pasta La Fata, a beloved Italian pop-up in Columbia, Missouri, will get permanent digs. Owner Michelle La Fata, known to many as “Shelly,” will open a brick-and-mortar shop at 1207 Rogers Street (the same building that houses Ozark Mountain Biscuit and Bar) this spring. The move was partially spurred by the upcoming closure of the Mizzou...

After the pandemic kept her separated from family for more than a year, Teresa finally made the trek from her home in Arizona to her birthplace, the southern Colorado city of Pueblo. Teresa was eager not only to be reunited with loved ones but to finally be able to see the plaque that her cousin had sponsored in memory of their grandparents on Pueb...