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 – $25.00, Non-Member – $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...

by Jaime DeLage   After a year off to reorganize and a year away in Shoreview, the fledgling Festa Italiana is returning to Harriet Island this weekend.   The first Festas were held on Harriet Island in September 2011 and 2012, but miserable weather the second year convinced organizers to move their event to midsummer. The lack of sum...

In conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 we offer an event highlighting the history, philosophy and the work of Brunello Cucinelli.   Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian company in the fashion industry that produces luxury products. Known for its cashmere products, Brunello Cucinelli is now...

Pizza is an Italian specialty, but the secret ingredient may be U.S. hard red spring wheat. In fact, Italy is Europe's largest importer of U.S. hard red spring wheat, and six Italians are heading to Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota August 2 to 9, 2014, to investigate this year's crop as part of a U.S. Wheat Associates trade team.   The te...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

Encouraged by the success of our first Italian cooking class for children, we want to give more families the opportunity to experience this fun and informative pizza making session designed for parent and child.   Join us on Saturday, March 14th, 12:00 – 2:30 PM as we create pizzas at Rebecca's Authentic Italian Bakery, located at 2111 East...