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...

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...

Motorists traveling along Highway 60 by Carnes could be forgiven for scratching their heads upon encountering, in the shadow of a towering grain elevator, a warmly lit pizzeria. Strung up outside are glowing patio lights and, on weekend evenings, the parking area is full of vehicles. Sfumato Pizzeria celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, an...

Des Moines, Iowa has a lot of great Italian restaurants – so many that people often call the area where they’re most commonly found the Hawkeye State’s Little Italy. You can find all the classics – chicken parmesan, lasagna, and of course pizza. But to find the best pizza in Iowa, you’ll want to go to a place that’s been dishing them out since 1945...

Oelwein Italian American Heritage Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Red Gate Park. Organizers Teresa Pirillo Buckman and Anthony Ricchio report this year’s day is being scaled down due to conflicts in schedules and a smaller group to draw from. “There are lots of things going on among the local families this year and it’s difficult to get p...

When: Thu, Jul 21, 2022, 6:00 PM CDT - Where: The Conservatory, 315 East 5th Street, #Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50309 About this event Come & sit at our table and enjoy an Italian evening of Good Entertainment featuring vocalist Gina Gedler & comedian Willie Farrell, Good Food prepared by Christiani's Catering, Good Conversation with friends of the I...

“I went to Catholic school in Des Moines, and I guess my way of rebelling was to be a total snob about records,” said Good Morning Midnight frontman Charlie Cacciatore. “Some people are in debate and others play tennis, and me and my friends survived in that ecosystem by taking on that kind of identity. Every weekend, we all went to ZZZ Records and...

Iowa is a hub of great Italian food, but hidden in the small Fayette County city of Oelwein might be one of the state’s best-hidden gems. Not only does Leo’s Italian Restaurant serve up huge portions at reasonable prices, but it’s also been dishing up its famous fare since 1922. As it celebrates its centennial, this three-generation family-owned le...

If you're craving good Italian food, look no further than the brand-new Mio Russo Sicilian Bar + Table in Bettendorf. Mio Russo opened on March 18. I visited them today for a lunch break, and this is the pepperoni with sausage in New York style and just look at it, so flavorful. Even if you don't live near Bettendorf, it's worth the journey.    

Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) celebrated La Festa della Donna Day with a gentle reminder that heritage is still important. The ladies of Italian American Women of Iowa (IAWI) hosted La Festa della Donna Day on Saturday March 5th from 12:00pm-2:00pm at A.H. Blank Golf Course. The celebration consisted of a luncheon designed around Italian fa...