North Liberty's newest Italian restaurant is a true family affair. "It's Mirabito's on the building and Mirabitos inside the building," owner and chef Gregg Mirabito said.   Mirabito's Italian Restaurant opened in the former Subway location in November after a three-month remodeling. "I'm blessed I have a wife and family that suppo...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is now accepting vendor applications for our 2013 festival to be held July 26-27, 2013 at the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines.   Vendor applications will be accepted through April 15, 2013.   To be a part of this year's festival, please fill out the 2013 Vendor Application For...

Retailer LifeStyles Furniture is pleased to announce the addition of modern Italian made Calligaris furniture to its current contemporary European and American made home furnishing product lines. Calligaris is manufactured in Manzano Udine Italy and has a rich history of furniture manufacturing that dates back to original chair designs that be...

I'm calling Luigi's Italian Restaurante a Des Moines underdog. And, in my book, it's already won a royal title: Move over and share the Italian throne Latin King and Baratta's. Luigi's is an underdog mostly because of location. It is adjacent to a mobile home park on one of the city's busiest streets.   A median forces south-bound...

By Lucy Morris Changes may be coming to Givanni's. Rumors earlier this week suggested that the Italian-American Ped Mall mainstay may be closing or replaced by another restaurant altogether. Though details are still in flux, Jason Alt, business manager at Etre Restaurant Group (which owns Givanni's), confirms that a shakeup may be in the rest...

Italy's leading ensemble on the world music circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns Stateside for a series of Fall concert dates. Running from September 29th through October 10th, stops along CGS's 2016 mini-tour include Midwest performances at the Madison World Music Festival, Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Minneapolis's Cedar Cultural...

by Jane Fritsch   The decision came down to this: Would people buy prosciutto from a guy named Herb from Iowa?"It was a crazy idea, but we didn't think it was a stupid idea," says Herb Eckhouse, the Herb from Iowa who spent some anxious years weighing that question. Racks of raw pork rolling into the refrigerated chambers around him suggest...

The past 10 days have been busy for Iowa State University College of Design students. Since March 2, these students have been hosting an exhibition in the Design Building called “The Rome Show.” The Rome Show has been displaying projects of the 66 ISU students who studied abroad in Italy this last fall semester. The artwork featured in this show wa...

Liguria Foods is pleased to announce the release of a new website, designed with an exciting look, vivid images, user-friendly navigation and detailed information about our pepperoni and meat toppings. The product photographs set the tone for the website, allowing visitors to see and almost "taste" Liguria's family of flavors which include: More...

Viva L'Italia: the Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26 in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. The fifth annual event will run from 11:00 a.m. Friday until 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning and from Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.   This year's Viva L'Italia w...