A University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics is leading an archaeological project in the ancient Punic-Roman city of Tharros, located on the western shores of Sardinia. Originally from Australia, Steven Ellis moved to the U.S. to work at the University of Michigan before coming to Cincinnati in 2007. Now, Ellis researches Roman urbani...

When Margaret Ranalli closed Enoteca Emilia in O'Bryonville, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina, for a while. She worked on opening some restaurants there. But when she had the chance at re-establishing Enoteca back in the Cincinnati area, she decided to take it.  The new version of her Italian restaurant will open in Loveland in late October....

One of Cincinnati's oldest and largest traditions, The Original Italian Dinner, is happening this Sunday. This year, volunteers at Sacred Heart Church are making more than 21,000 meatballs and 200,000 raviolis by hand in preparation for Sunday's feast. It takes volunteers weeks to prepare for the feast in Camp Washington, which benefits the church....

Team Italy slugger Leo Seminati demonstrated his pop at the plate when he doubled in his second at-bat and followed with back-to-back home runs to catapult the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Advanced affiliate Billings Mustangs to a 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers affiliate Rocky Mountain Vibes at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July...

“Quando ci si innamora si fanno follie, che non si sarebbe mai creduto possibile. A volte perfino troppe!” confessa, sorridendo, Michael L. Cioffi. Americano, di Cincinnati, in Ohio, di origini italiane e tedesche, ha sempre avuto un sogno nel cuore fin da bambino: scoprire quella terra da dove tutto era cominciato. E, come un vero mecenate del Rin...

While Cincinnati is well-known for its German heritage, a large number of Italians immigrated to our region in the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s and also helped shape our customs and culture. And that extends beyond your favorite three, or four, Italian restaurants. The CincItalia! festival taking place this weekend, May 31 to June 2, at Harv...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Sotto Topping the list is Sotto. Located at 118 E. Sixth St. in Central Business District, t...

A different kind of tradition unlike any other continues today in Camp Washington. The Original Italian Dinner only happens twice a year. The tradition, started by Italian immigrants, began more than 100 years ago at Sacred Heart Church on Massachusetts Ave. They use old world recipes to make delicious ravioli, meatballs, and other items. So much f...

LaRosa’s is a pizza restaurant with a memorable phone number, spaghetti-a-plenty on Monday nights and a 25 percent share of Cincinnati’s pizza market. But it’s more than that. It’s part of the city, like hills and baseball. Sixty-five years ago, on March 24, Buddy LaRosa opened the West Side pizzeria that eventually became a 64-location chain and c...

It’s just a single painting, one of hundreds on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. But, oh, the stories it tells. The painting is “La Vecchia,” Italian for “the old woman.” It’s on loan to the Cincinnati Art Museum from one of Europe’s greatest repositories of paintings, and will be on display through May 5. It is an exhibition of a singular pai...