The return Friday of World War II medals lost decades ago began in February, with a chance meeting between a retired Army infantryman and the owner of an Italian restaurant in Auburn. Robert Egli's photo hangs there in the eatery, Sandra D's Italian Garden. He's a 20-something, confident-looking man with a sideways smile who's wearing a military un...

Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Carlo Fierens will perform “A Guitar at the Opera” at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1029 Kundek Street, Jasper, at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019.  Free admission, but donations will be accepted.  His concert will feature expressive settings of famous opera themes by Mozart, Rossini and Verdi. Fieren...

Siciliano Subs has opened on West Franklin Street adding big Italian-style deli subs, salads and Cuban sandwiches to the ever-growing Franklin food roster. Siciliano Subs is our newest eatery on West Franklin Street.  David and Danielle Hodge are the owners – and the chefs, servers and everything else. Siciliano (pronounced “Sisly-ano”) is Danielle...

Come August 16-18, a tiny slice of Schererville will transform itself into the streets of Rome, Venice and Palermo with the weekend Festa Italiana at Villa Cesare. Festivalgoers can expect no shortage of Italian heritage, including food and drink offerings served up by family-owned eateries. “As always, we will be working with many local restaurant...

You could feel the pull of Indianapolis’ long-gone Little Italy when Maialina Italian Kitchen + Bar gave invited guests a sneak peek of the new Fountain Square restaurant Friday night. As couples clinked Aperol spritz cocktails and gangs of friends tucked forks into shared plates of cacio e pepe pasta, huge windows framed Turchetti’s Salumeria, a n...

For years, the Indianapolis restaurant at 1351 W. 86th St. has served Italian food, first at Amalfi and then Matteo’s, but the latest tenant’s Italian restaurant is different.Qualita doesn’t serve the typical a la carte list of individual appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Instead, chef/owner Charles Mereday, who recently revamped Downtown I...

It's time to treat your sense at this year's Italian Street Festival! Things are underway with live music and fun. Ten thousand homemade meatballs and 400 bags of cream to fill cannolis made by Italians are needed for the festival. What's their most significant piece of advice when making authentic Italian food? "Garlic, everything has garlic, and...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park.During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...

Mario Andretti is getting a special honor from the city of Indianapolis ahead of the 50th anniversary of his Indianapolis 500 win. On May 13, the Indiana city honored the racing icon by renaming a portion of a street downtown Mario Andretti Drive as part of the celebrations honoring the 1969 Indy 500 win. Andretti himself helped put up the sign, ge...

Mario Andretti says he remembers everything about that May afternoon 50 years ago when he won the Indianapolis 500 — including the belief that his victory could be followed by a few more in the world’s biggest auto race. More victories at Indianapolis, as race fans know, have not come for Andretti, now 79, or for his sons, his nephew or his grands...