A fine-dining fixture in Downtown Louisville has made a national ranking of the country’s best Italian restaurants. Vincenzo’s, a longstanding restaurant at 150 S. Fifth St., was ranked No. 22 on Yahoo’s list of the top 50 Italian restaurants in the U.S. The restaurant was founded in 1986 by brothers Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele. Yahoo assembled...

In order to accommodate growing crowds, Ryan Rogers' bar Vetti is moving to NuLu, in a 3,300-square-foot space on the first floor of the new AC Hotel. The new location will allow the bar and restaurant to double its seating capacity, which will include outdoor seating on Market Street, and expand its menu.  "Too often we are unable to accommodate t...

Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

A little piece of the Bronx has broken off and come to Louisville, and we couldn’t be happier. Especially since the piece that landed here reminds us of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s memorable slice of Little Italy. So, say hello to Palatucci’s Italian American Ristorante, which opened last month in the quarters previously occupied by Gary’s on Spring...

Few Louisvillians have actually strolled the streets of Italy, sipped a marocchino at an al fresco café or checked out the latest fashions at Borgo Stretto. But thanks to Kevin Grangier of Louisville-based Belle Noble Entertainment, Italy is coming to us. Grangier – who launched the highly successful Le Moo Steakhouse, Village Anchor, the Sea Hag a...

When Gary’s on Spring, the upscale restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, closed last February, it was a surprise to most and a disappointment to its regular customers. Now there are plans in the works for a new restaurant to open in the space, located at S. 204 Spring St.: Palatucci’s Italian America Ristorante. According to a post on the busi...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville is proud to offer annual scholarships to further students' studies and passion for Italian language and culture. This past year, the ICI—in partnership with the Italian-American Association of Louisville—was pleased to honor Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele and their contributions to the Louisville culinar...

The Italian American Association of Louisville (IAA)presented a check in memory of the late Dr. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci to David DeWitt, Director of Development at Indiana University Southeast. Acting President Bob Scorsolini, along with Ms. Kathleen Bailey, presented the check and gave remarks regarding the life and times of Bernie. The attendi...

Before Max Balliet was a partner and executive chef, he was a musician and an ardently crazy lover of pizza. Sit back and take in a little of this guy’s history. His progression to partner and executive chef at Pizza Lupo, 1540 Frankfort Ave., will begin to make perfect sense. It was on a trip to Italy to visit a girlfriend when he was 18 years old...