Back in the days when Readers sent their “Italian Connections” to me via “snail mail,” Signora Madeline C. of Utah wrote it was Fortunato Anselmo, a gentleman with “roots” in Calabria (province of Cosenza) that was responsible for establishing Columbus Day as a National Holiday after WWII. I remember Fortunato as a warm, congenial friend who was ve...

What is the old-style? Italian What would a 21st-century shopping center look like with a festival? “Gateway obviously has a more modern feel, but we’re trying to recreate that atmosphere of a street fair,” says Nick Fuoco, organizer of Festa Italiana happening Saturday Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. “The booths...

Festa Italiana SLC of Salt Lake City, hosted by the Italian-American Civic League, returns to The Gateway Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th. From the organizers: “Every September, we welcome you and your entire family to enjoy the surroundings of beautiful downtown Salt Lake City while exploring the culture, entertainment and culinary di...

Baskonia forward Simone Fontecchio will be signing a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz to make his first-time jump to the NBA according to Eurodevotion. His three-year deal (until 2024) with the Basque club includes an NBA exit clause that expires in July. Fontecchio’s American representative confirmed the deal to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The...

Almost hidden away in a wooded neighborhood in the Southeast part of Salt Lake City is an Italian restaurant by the name of Tuscany. Rasmus Knudsen was an original pioneer of the area back in 1878. He had a flour mill which operated there for around thirty years. His son later established various businesses in the area including Knudsen's Inn.  The...

In downtown Salt Lake City, there is a romantic, beautiful Italian restaurant named Caffe Molise. This restaurant is where you want to go in Utah when you are looking for an authentic Italian dinner that is fresh and packed with flavor. And, not only will your meal bring a smile to your face, but the atmosphere — whether eating in the dining room o...

People from across the Wasatch Front will have the opportunity to view life-sized reproductions of frescoes from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in an upcoming exhibit in Salt Lake City. “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition,” produced by SEE© Global Entertainment, is a collection of 34 of the artist’s ceiling frescoes in the Vatican’s Sisti...

If you’re looking to add another restaurant to visit to your never-ending list of food spots, a new Italian restaurant coming to downtown Salt Lake City has just been announced. Italian Graffiti will be bringing a “new, higher-end dining experience” to the Gateway. It is the first full-scale restaurant by Nice Hospitality, the team behind HallPass...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...

Fans of opera will have the chance to see a performance of Puccini's Tosca in Salt Lake City during March 2022. The venue for Puccini's Tosca will be the beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City located at 50 West 200 South. Parking is available close by. Scheduled performances will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 PM...