by Jess Fleming   The former Trattoria Da Vinci space in Lowertown St. Paul won't be empty for long - a new, more modern, yet still rustic, Italian restaurant is moving in. The restaurant, to be called Parco 400, will be helmed by chef Troy Unruh, a St. Paul native who spent 12 years working in New York City under big-name chefs like Ma...

Festa Italiana – scheduled this year July 17-18 at Harriet Island in St. Paul – is looking for enthusiastic volunteers eager to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity to Festa's visitors. If you know and love a particular Italian region and would like to tell other people what makes it great, join Festa Italiana volunteers when they...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

By Jess Fleming   Tim Niver isn't done yet. The owner of Strip Club Meat and Fish and newly opened Saint Dinette has more plans for the Saintly City -- this time in the form of an Italian restaurant in the West Seventh neighborhood to be called Mucci's.   Niver tweeted Friday morning: "since we've tied things up legally, closed o...

Open House, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Used Class Material Info Below Why Study with Us - Small groups, informal atmosphere and university-educated native speakers provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian...

We are delighted to announce that Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero will visit the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014.   Ambassador Bisogniero, accompanied by Italian Consul in Chicago, Adriano Monti and Vice-Consul, Marco Graziosi are traveling to Minneapolis to tour the Italian Fashion Exhibit c...

Everybody loves good old-fashioned, red lead Italian-American food — in theory, at least. It's the cheese! The pasta! The pizza!   The red-and-white-checked tablecloths, the generally clogged parm and hot pepper flake dispensers, the cheap chianti in the straw basket. In short, the comfortable atmosphere that takes you back to your childhood...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...