The return of Rikki Giambruno (above) to Minnesota has so far been a delicious homecoming. After spending most of his 20s building a culinary career in Brooklyn, he’s back in his home state with Hyacinth, a forward-thinking Italian restaurant in St. Paul’s Summit Hill neighborhood. And he integrated his family and friends—old New York coworker Paul...

To hear writer/director Luca Guadagnino tell it, his appearance at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis next weekend is part movie talk, part therapy session. The “Call Me by Your Name” Oscar nominee, whose most recent movie was last year’s “Suspiria,” will be in conversation with his pal Scott Foundas, the former critic who heads up Amazon Studios...

The MN Opera’s January production comes to us from no less that the man who provided music for the first two Godfather films, Italian composer Nino Rota! The gambol of a story brings us in 1950s Paris to follow a hapless groom and his hungry hungry pony on a quest that produces baronesses, mistaken identities, and other wonderful opera staples. It...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Punch Neapolitan Pizza Topping the list is Punch Neapolitan Pizza. Located at 802 Washington Ave. SE in P...

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Register Here. Member: FREE. Non member: $10.00. If you own or inherited Italian assets (such as bank accounts, investment accounts, paintings, real estate and other non-business assets), you should be aware of various U.S....

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. ICC members receive a 20% discount on tickets throughout the opera season. Start at 6:30 pm with a fun and informative half-hour session that includes an overview of the opera, historical and cultural context, and highlights to watch...

If you write about food for long enough, your eyes start to adjust and you can actually start seeing the scene clearly. What was once a small constellation of bright, newly formed, trendy restaurants fades to a more tolerable level and you can begin to see all the restaurants in the state that have quietly served their diners for years or even deca...

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer remembered his friend, the team’s late offensive line coach Tony Sparano, at Thursday’s news conference. Near the start of Mike Zimmer's season-ending news conference Thursday, he was asked about the Vikings' identity problems on offense when he referenced the late Tony Sparano. "Quite honestly, the death of Tony Sparano r...

Cossetta Alimentari is much more than a St. Paul landmark and destination for all things from the Italian kitchen. Within its West Seventh headquarters is the equivalent of a block of shops in any Little Italy [mine was on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx]. A fine restaurant; a relaxed dining area, cafeteria style; pizzeria; Pasticceria with pastries and...

Thursday, december 20 2018. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403. PRICE: Member - $20 & Non-member - $25. Join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most traditional Christmas game in Italy, everybody plays it with t...