We are delighted to announce that Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero will visit the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014.   Ambassador Bisogniero, accompanied by Italian Consul in Chicago, Adriano Monti and Vice-Consul, Marco Graziosi are traveling to Minneapolis to tour the Italian Fashion Exhibit c...

When: 12 Feb 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Italy's regional richness and diversity will be showcased in a new series "Taste the Regions". Over time, native experts will bring us different Italian regions presenting their history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal...

by Colin Covert   The annual Italian Film Festival returns for its eighth year this weekend, this time offering a largely comedic series that IFF executive director Peter Schilling promises "to help remedy the miserable winter ... they're all a lot of fun." That certainly describes "The Referee" (⋆⋆⋆, unrated, in subtitled Italian, French an...

By Jess Fleming   The historic, mint-green-and-mirror art deco space that houses Il Foro, the new downtown Minneapolis restaurant, is absolutely stunning. Owners Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitz-gerald of Smack Shack and the upcoming reboot of the Lexington, wisely left the former Forum Cafeteria mostly untouched.   They moved a bar and refr...

Presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Exhibition Dates: October 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015 The Italian Cultural Center is proud to partner with MIA for this wonderful event. This exhibition will examine Italy's rich contribution to fashion showcasing the clothes that turned "Made in Italy" into the mark of style.   From Armani to...

The Italian Cultural Center would like to invite adult students of Italian, as well as members and friends of the ICC, to join us for a very special evening at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale, Monday, June 17, 2013. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by native Italian musician,...

by Amy Carlson Gustafson   The Twin Cities loves its fashion. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is extending the hours for the final two weekends of "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945." The exhibit, which features a variety of pieces from major fashion houses including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Pucci, Missoni and Dolce...

Italian-American food has a large-known influence from traditional southern immigrants of southern Italy. The first wave of immigrants from Italy found a home in the major cities in the United States, but in Minnesota, there is an impressive list of authentic Italian dining places with original recipes. Each has a rich history with variations on th...