Everybody loves good old-fashioned, red lead Italian-American food — in theory, at least. It's the cheese! The pasta! The pizza!   The red-and-white-checked tablecloths, the generally clogged parm and hot pepper flake dispensers, the cheap chianti in the straw basket. In short, the comfortable atmosphere that takes you back to your childhood...

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...

Duluth's Heritage Preservation Commission is fighting for St. Peter's Church, located at 810 W 3rd St. in Duluth, to be officially declared a local historic preservation landmark. The commission states the building, although currently vacant, meets four of seven of the criteria for designation. The commission points out that only one criteria must...

The 39th Season of the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is set to begin with a resounding Viva L'italia! Conductor Adam Tervola Hultberg from New York Mills, has selected the best of Italy as the theme for the October 26 Concert, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Von Suppe, and Cerulli. The concert will be held at the LPGE High School auditorium in L...

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 Michelle Leonard   Antonio Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about cooking. Well, that's not really right. Tettamanzi knows a thing or two about creating delicious, mouthwatering culinary delights.   Yes, that's more like it. And Woodbury is the lucky recipient of the fruits of his labor, as Tettamanzi recently opened his newest rest...

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...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...

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...