A new upscale Italian restaurant is now open in downtown Sioux Falls, a third concept for restaurant owners Riccardo and Mary Beth Tarabelsi. “We really wanted to design a restaurant that would give our guests a completely different experience than R Wine Bar,” Riccardo Tarabelsi said. While they both serve Italian food, the newly opened Maribella...

Do you have an affinity for deliciously authentic Italian food? While the best Italian food comes from Italy, we happen to think that we have found a close second, which is this unique Italian restaurant in South Dakota that has the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic Ocean: Welcome to the unforgettable Nonna's Kitchen! Tucked away in Spear...

Maribella Ristorante, a new upscale Italian restaurant, is opening next week in downtown Sioux Falls. It’s been four years since owners Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi first opened R Wine Bar in downtown Sioux Falls. This past May, the couple opened Brix Wine Bar, an upscale bar across from the Washington Pavilion. Now, they’re opening Maribella’s...

The doors are nearly ready to open at downtown’s new Italian restaurant, Maribella Ristorante. Owners Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi are overseeing the finishing touches on the space at Washington Square. They also own Brix Wine Bar, which opened in the building this summer, and R Wine Bar & Kitchen on East Eighth Street. “Our objective is to tran...

Trattoria Fresco owner Israel Padilla wanted to expand his business to Dakota Dunes with a very novel concept. Why couldn't one space be home to two entirely different eateries? In January 2000, Padilla purchased Graham's Grill & Pub, a traditional featuring burgers, sandwiches and predominantly American cuisine, at 201 Tower Road. Yet the veteran...

In Florence on October 4, 2021 very important friendship agreements were signed between the native people and Italy: for the first time in the world the sovereignty of the Lakota nation is recognized and a day in their memory is established on October 10. Wolakota, a month of events dedicated to the friendship between Italy and the Lakota Sioux Nat...

Ciao from Rome! Summer is ending, “L'estate sta finendo”, as a famous Italian song from the summer of 1895 used to say: do any of you remember it? I guess not. We the Italians didn't stop all summer long: with the exception of the We the ItaliaNews videos, even in the hottest months we told you what happened in Italy and the things that happened in...

Food & Wine Magazine recently released their list of 'The Best Pizza in Every State'. As a pizza enthusiast, I was curious who ranked high for South Dakota, and to my surprise, it is right here in Sioux Falls. Food & Wine lists Pizza di Paolo as one of the best pizzas in South Dakota. They also gave a shout to Breadico as a one-of-a-kind bakery. Pi...

Fri, March 19, 2021. 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM CET. Online event. “Out of all the artists in the world, Mr. Borglum chooses me to do this work.” - Luigi Del Bianco, Chief Carver of Mount Rushmore.  Five years into designing Mount Rushmore, lead sculptor Gutzon Borglum realized that without a world-class stone carver by his side, the memorial's reputation w...

A high-end Italian leather goods retailer has closed its Phillips Avenue storefront and is moving to another location downtown. Luca Papini, owner of Luca: Made in Italy at 311 S. Phillips Ave., is moving his business into a third-floor space at Eighth and Railroad Center, where he first started a storefront business in 2016. A "perfect storm" of t...