by Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis   All of us were deeply saddened by the news of the devastating earthquake which recently hit central Italy. In an effort to support the relief efforts, the ICC is organizing a fundraiser in collaboration with Nonna Rosa's Ristorante, at 4168 West Broadway, Robbinsdale.   Please join us in sup...

by Mecca Bos Minneapolis is currently as flush with Italian as the prom queen is with suitors. And we love so many of them it is hard to choose: Il Foro for the architecture and chef Joe Rolle's playful way with high-end Italian American creations; Parella for its keen eye toward true regional cooking, the way it's really done in Italy; Bar La Gra...

by Jess Fleming   If the first bites are any indication, Monello, an Italian restaurant in the old Porter and Frye space in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, is going to knock it out of the park.   We got a sneak peek this past weekend, and Chef Michael "Young Chef" DeCamp, most recently head chef at La Belle Vie, has created fre...

What's new at Minnesota Opera? Well, everything next season.   The 2014-15 season announced Thursday features five fresh productions, all of them bringing new approaches, sets and costumes to works that are (mostly) at least a century old. Among them are a Giacomo Puccini opera the company has never presented, as well as a world premiere by...

Enjoy wine, light refreshments and a special presentation this Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Cynthia Curran PhD, will present "Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities".   In her series of crime novels set in Venice, Donna Leon's primary focus is on a major crime (usually murder) and its solution by her police detective Commissario Gu...

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...