There’s new pizza coming to the party. Constantino’s, which zooms in on the cuisine of southern Italy, will open at 4200 S. Grand Blvd. at 5 p.m. on June 8 in the spot formerly occupied by The Feasting Fox, a German restaurant. According to its moniker, it will be “pizza you can’t refuse.” Add to that claim, “the best Neapolitan-style pizza you’ll...

After partnering with The Magic House for the Ciao Bambini exhibit, the Italian Community of St Louis will partner with the Missouri History Museum for an Italian Family Fun Day as part of their Summer Family Fun Series. The event takes place Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 10am-1pm.The resounding success of Ciao Bambini, which opened September 2023,...

In 1817, when the Italian–born Father Joseph Rosati arrived in St. Louis, he found a ramshackle church, a windowless log cabin for a rectory, and 2,500 people disinterested in religion of any sort. On the best of days, that would fail to cheer a missionary’s heart. But this wasn’t just any day. Rosati had come to St. Louis to prepare the church for...

When it comes to specialty food shops and restaurants that have stood the test of time, no St. Louis neighborhood does it better than the Hill. The south city neighborhood still wears its Italian roots proudly, with fire hydrants and even crosswalks proudly sporting the Tricolore, and naturally there are numerous Italian delis, bakeries, coffee sho...

Is there any location in St. Louis where an Italian restaurant can’t sprout? Riccardo’s on Broadway pushes the limits of the possible nearly to the Mississippi River. A sequel to Ricardo’s Italian Cafe, which closed in 2015 after 26 years in Lafayette Square, the new Riccardo’s opened last July in the industrial Near North Riverfront neighborhood n...

A letter written by a Roman emperor helped lead a team of archaeologists to an ancient temple that "adds significant insights into the social changes" from pagan beliefs to Christianity in the Roman Empire, experts announced recently.  The lead archaeologist on the expedition, Douglas Boin, Ph.D., announced the "monumental discovery" at the annual...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 5th Annual Italian Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM. The concert will be held at Webster University's Community Music School Concert Hall in Webster Groves. The address is of the venue is: 535 Garden Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63119Listen to the magnificent re...

Having launched four fine-dining Café Napoli restaurants (Café Napoli/Bar Napoli, Napoli 2, Napoli III, and Napoli Sea), the Pietoso family has shifted to a more casual format with its latest offering. Napoli Bros. Pizza and Pasta (17084 N. Outer Road, Suite 205) will be located in a prominent 4,800-square-foot space at The Hub at The District of...

Ciao Bambini is an interactive and immerse children's exhibit at The Magic House, the St Louis Children's Museum which officially opened to the public on Saturday, September 23, 2023. When Beth Fitzgerald, President of The Magic House, contacted our community a year and a half ago about this project, we were more than honored to participate.After 1...

Fourth-generation, family-owned charcuterie producer Volpi Foods has won a St. Louis Business Journal Family Business Award. "We are honored to receive this recognition from the St. Louis Business Journal," said Lorenza Pasetti, CEO of Volpi Foods. "For over 120 years, our family has been committed to producing the highest quality dry-cured meats u...