It's been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People's Day instead. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.   The day has long been a hot button issu...

Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis - 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Join us for a new initiative entitled "Italian Heritage". Italian Heritage workshops will involve easy readings in Italian & discussion on topics that include Italian cultural traditions, historical events and individuals who sparked change.&nbs...

by Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis   The ICC's 9th Italian Film Festival is approaching and will begin with opening night festivities on Thursday, February 16, 2017! This year, we present you with a CHALLENGE !!! Each year, the ICC receives support from many of our members and friends, and this time around, ICC Honorary Board mem...

Cossetta Alimentari is a downtown St. Paul institution. It's three sprawling floors of Italian breads, cheeses, pastries, pizza and — of course — pasta! But if you want to know the story of Cossetta, the writing is on the wall. Michael Cossetta opened his business more than 100 years ago, in 1911.   Read more   Source: http...

by Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis   ICC Members & Friends! Tickets for the 9th Italian Film Festival are now available! We're proud to present eight films never before seen in Minnesota, and a celebration of acclaimed director Sergio Leone with a showing of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West.   We are also...

by Daniel Dentico   The Dari-ette Drive-in, an old spot to get classic Italian diner food in St.Paul, Minnesota has been named one of the best drive-ins in the country by thrillist.com. The 1950's-style diner has been a staple on the city's east side for its inexpensive Italian-American menu, which includes pizza burgers, meatball sandwiche...

Studying famous opera pieces, will effectively help you build new vocabulary, as the memorization of the music facilitates the memorization of the words. Please join ICC native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, to discover Italian opera, and learn more about Italian cultural heritage. Mirella will be the guide as students discover Verdi, and le...

Rolle has earned his stripes in town as a go-to guy for a successful restaurant opening. He was on the line with Riebel when Butcher and the Boar burst onto the Minneapolis restaurant scene. He was the one sweating over the burger perfection at Parlour and turning out the gorgeous plates at Borough. Rolle is an Iron Range from an Italian family. So...

Sometimes you want fra diavolo and sometimes you just want red sauce. In the latter case, considerMama's Pizza (961 Rice Street, St. Paul) to satisfy your classic Italian-American cravings. Sitting for nearly half a century on the corner of Rice and Front, it's a North End neighborhood institution, though one that you likely haven't heard of unless...

by Jess Fleming   Il Foro, the new Italian restaurant in the sparkly, Art Deco downtown Minneapolis space that formerly was home to the Forum (and before that Goodfellows, and before that a slew of other restaurants) opens Tuesday. The space is now in the hands of restaurateurs Josh Thoma, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jack Riebel and Lorin Zi...