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Michael Miceli grew up in Florida where he has fond memories of his father’s Italian cooking. Friends and family were always getting together around the table enjoying memorable meals prepared by Jerome Miceli. The aroma of garlic, olive oil, parmesan, and a host of herbs always seemed to fill the house with what was a foretaste of the future. Havi...

Maribella Ristorante, a new upscale Italian restaurant, is opening next week in downtown Sioux Falls. It’s been four years since owners Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi first opened R Wine Bar in downtown Sioux Falls. This past May, the couple opened Brix Wine Bar, an upscale bar across from the Washington Pavilion. Now, they’re opening Maribella’s...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s landmark Renaissance exhibition opened this week, featuring works that rarely leave Florence, Italy and marking one of the rarest Botticelli art shows in the nation’s history. In a first-time collaboration, the single-stop “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi” features more than 45 wor...

It's been a big year for all of us, but for Barilla, the last few months alone have been particularly eventful. In September, the pasta brand launched a "Pasta Season Pack" in anticipation of National Pasta Month. Earlier this month, Barilla released a new premium pasta line called "Al Bronzo," which boasts shapes like Bucatini, Fusilli, and Penne...

When: 05 Nov 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul  As part of our series ITALIAN AMERICANS: MORE THAN 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of the millions of Italians who emigrated to the United States and demystifying stereotypes, we are delighted to announce ou...

The doors are nearly ready to open at downtown’s new Italian restaurant, Maribella Ristorante. Owners Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi are overseeing the finishing touches on the space at Washington Square. They also own Brix Wine Bar, which opened in the building this summer, and R Wine Bar & Kitchen on East Eighth Street. “Our objective is to tran...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in Minnesota will unveil the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to Sandro Botticelli ever presented in the US on 15 October. The show features more than 45 works on loan from the Uffizi Galleries in Florence and aims to provide fresh perspectives on the work of the Italian Renaissance master. The show Botti...

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT. Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center - 2100 Southeast 5th Street Des Moines, IA. Our Pasta Mama's are making their secret sauce and serving the community for our 2nd annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser! All proceeds will go torward Italian American Women of Iowa in helping our ladies to continue...

Omaha businessman Lance Brown wanted to help his sister move back to their hometown. Their mom lives here. So does his sister’s granddaughter. And his sis, Jamie Uphoff of Las Vegas, has been away for 25 years. Brown, a former Nebraska football player, started to seek opportunities for Uphoff and her husband, Tony, who have longtime careers in the...

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is being recognized by the American Italian Cancer Foundation with the 2022 Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine. DiPersio, who also serves as deputy dir...

There is one less option for Italian food in the Choice City after the Italian eatery, Cacciatore at Heller's Kitchen has closed their doors. On September 28, Cacciatore at Heller's Kitchen announced via Facebook that the restaurant would be closing its doors permanently. According to the Coloradoan, the closure of Cacciatore at Heller's Kitchen lo...

The ICC is proud to present VISIONI PASOLINIANE: FUOCHI SEGRETI. A Contemporary Dance Performance by Compagnia Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei. For the fist time in Minneapolis. October 22, 2022. Reserve your spot here. FREE or with suggested donation. The performance is a tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), one of the greatest artists and int...