A little more than one month after Corinth Square’s Urban Table permanently closed, a new restaurant for the space is on the horizon. Va Bene, an Italian eatery and product from Louie’s Wine Dive founder and Kansas City restaurateur Whitney VinZant will open at 8232 Mission Road this winter, according to a press release. VinZant said in a release t...

Beginning next weekend, the Italian Film Festival USA - St. Louis will be back for a new online edition! From 23 OCTOBER until 21 NOVEMBER, the Italian Film Festival will offer a variety of recent feature films, documentaries, and short films. To view the titles they have selected, please see the website of the Film Festival: http://italianfilmfest...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The granite pedestal where a statue of Christopher Columbus once stood in St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park has remained empty for nearly four months. A construction crew removed the bronze statue in June, at the behest of the park’s Board of Commissioners. Since then, community members have submitted ideas for future monuments honoring historically sign...

One area restaurant wants to make its customers feel like they are on a trip to Italy — if only for a meal. And it appears to be working.  For the fourth straight year, Bello Cucina earned the most votes to win Best Italian Restaurant in the SC Times/LOCALiQ 2020 Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey. The Times asked Bello Cucina owner Jason Mu...

If there would ever be a Walk of Fame down the streets of The Hill, you can bet Marjorie Amighetti’s name would be on the short list. She’s mostly English and a little Scandinavian and Irish as well. The blood that runs through Mrs. Amighetti is absolutely 0% Italian. Still, after decades of giving The Hill her all, 92-year-old Mrs. Amighetti’s hea...

Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is opening his first U.S. restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis this fall. The Iaccarino family first opened Don Alfonso 1890 in southern Italy. Now, the restaurant has locations all over the world, including Toronto and Macao, China. At Casa Don Alfonso, Iaccarino is looking to welcome St....

Volpi Foods is working to reduce packaging waste in its retail products by switching to paper-based packaging. The new packaging uses 70% less plastic than standard deli packages, while maintaining its existing shelf life. The new Volpi Eco-Pack is rolling out at retail locations around the country now, as well as online and through the Volpi Foods...

Soccer, or calcio in Italian, is by far the most popular sport in Italy. The spirit of soccer remains strong and passionate and has contributed to the nation's collective memory and sense of identity. The Italian style of soccer is marked by its unique tactical and defensive approach. Up and down the peninsula, there are great teams with great fans...

Art—literary, visual, performative—has served throughout history to translate the suffering experienced by individuals and societies during a catastrophic pandemic, as well to conceive and, indeed, to spur renewal of the individual and of the social order. The Medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio sets his masterwork, the Decameron (1351), in the mids...