by Jess Fleming   The former Trattoria Da Vinci space in Lowertown St. Paul won't be empty for long - a new, more modern, yet still rustic, Italian restaurant is moving in. The restaurant, to be called Parco 400, will be helmed by chef Troy Unruh, a St. Paul native who spent 12 years working in New York City under big-name chefs like Ma...

Lenny Russo has taken anything but the straight path in life. How a native of Hoboken, N.J., came to Minneapolis and became a champion of Midwestern foods and farmers is a story of purpose and planning. "Nobody comes to Minnesota for the weather," notes Russo, who left a career as a therapist to cook professionally. Celebrating culinary...

MAGELLAN Street in Lismore will soon feature a feast of epic proportions as the thoroughfare transforms for the Eat the Street food festival.   On March 14, the street will be closed to traffic and about 28 largely CBD-based stalls will offer street food from around the globe, accompanied by a heaped serving of local art and music.  ...

The Italian comfort food is a favorite for many, so we went searching for the Best of Minnesota. Your votes sent us for a meal at Maucieri's Italian Bistro in Crosslake. Italians love their food and their family, and pasta is the glue.   "Growing up you had these big dinners. Everything was loud and adults are drinking wine and people a...

Join us for another Italian Heritage workshop - easy readings in Italian & discussion on topics that include Italian cultural traditions, historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month, we feature the story and tradition of Presepio, the recreation of the nativity scene using model figures. Through the lens of Corrado Alv...

Have you ever longed to create, and sip, your own limoncello? We are excited to offer our first "Make and Take-Limoncello activity! Join native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, and learn to make the famous Italian liqueur.   The TWO PART EVENT will begin at Valcucine, on Wednesday, July 30th. Valcucine is located at 275 Market Street, S...

by Clare Kennedy   A fast-casual Italian restaurant with a celebrity following has opened a satellite shop at the Mall of America. The Meatball Spot opened on the Bloomington mall's third level last Monday. The counter service-only concept offers four different meatballs, a salad menu and flatbreads.   It's the first location out...

When: 23 Sep 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: ICC 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Registration: Member ā€“ $25.00, Non-Member ā€“ $35.00 Are you traveling to Italy next year? Do you wish to see something out of the ordinary? You certainly know about the major attractions, but you may not be aware of the amazing events and festivals...

Emilio DeGrazia is a first-generation Italian-American who grew up just this side of the "wrong side" of Detroit. On the opposite side of DeGrazia's childhood street, he described, was "a land of no return." His side led him to decent schools and prolific career as a writer of prose and poetry. On Tuesday, January 5, DeGrazia will share some of tha...

Join us on Thursday, December 10th from 7:00 to 8:15 PM, for a guided tour of Mia's collection of Italian Renaissance art. Our Mia docent will guide our small group through a number of paintings and other art pieces that are part of Mia's permanent collection. The tour offers a great opportunity to learn about this period of history and ask questio...