Italian film writer and director Wilma Labate will speak at the IU Cinema starting Wednesday, accompanying screenings of her films. The visit is part of the cinema’s 10th annual “New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema” series. The series is organized by the IU Department of French and Italian. Labate made her first film “Ambrogio” in...

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.. Schrott Center for the Arts (Butler University) - 610 W 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for children and students with a Butler ID. They can be purchased in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office or online. Butler Opera Theatre is prese...

Enjoy the local premieres of SEVEN recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2019 Italian Film Festival USA of Indianapolis. Cristiana Thielmann, Italian Instructor, DePauw University and Indy Italian, shares the details: Indianapolis Italian Film Festival, April 5 – 20, Lilly Auditorium at IUPUI - 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 4620...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for an 8-week bocce ball schedule. League play begins April 1/2 through May 20/21. Games will be held in Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets. - Please provide a second night preference, if applicable. - If your requested evening is filled, we will look to your 2nd...

A massive feast is underway in Mishawaka to honor St. Joseph. St. Monica's Catholic Church is hosting two dinners to feed the community. The church expected hundreds of people to come grab a plate. So many people they needed two different dinners to fit everyone. With that many people, it took a lot of cooking. People joke that Italians cook enough...

Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the "ultimate entrepreneur" and worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city in 1985, has died after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 74. Angotti for years led Artistic Media Partners, which at one time owned as many as 20 radio stations. But he was, perhaps, best known as the man who r...

Shine your shoes and comb your hair, foodies–it’s date night in the spotlight this week!  For this special occasion, we’re paying a visit to perhaps the most romantic restaurant in the entire city, Mama Carolla’s.  Is there anything more romantic than exquisite Italian food in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa setting?  Mama Carolla’s is located at 10...

The sign is up. The Italian flag is hanging outside. Goodfellas Pizzeria is ready to open its doors 11 a.m. Feb 28. This store will be the Kentucky-based chain’s seventh location and offers New York-style pizza for both day and late-night crowds. It is at 427 E. Kirkwood Ave.  Along with grab-and-go slices, they have 22-inch pies and a $6 lunch spe...

Carmela Cataldo is straightforward about how she did at the Pizza Pizzazz. “I didn’t win,” she said. “I got fourth place.” But there’s more to the story. Cataldo, best known as “Carmie,” is 16 years old. She was the youngest of the 45 competitors. It was her first competition. She missed third place and a cash prize by a point (though the Cataldos...

When Francesca Pizzi lamented the dearth of Italian restaurants in downtown Indy, her father, restaurateur Gino Pizzi, offered her some sage advice: “Why don’t you open one yourself?” As is so often true, father knows best. While Francesca has no formal culinary training, she grew up doing homework and taking naps inside her family’s beloved Broad...