In Italy, Andrea Bocelli lived out the early days of the pandemic in a state of “worry and frustration” — not just for the harrowing health crisis but also for the social wounds of prolonged isolation. During this unprecedented pause in his career, he spent more time with his children. He listened to music. He tackled some items on his reading list...

When he was a high school student, Jevahjire France spoke at the opening of a new community technology lab dedicated to serving South Salt Lake’s youth. France, who was a member of Cottonwood High School’s robotics team, knows the challenges many students face accessing the latest technology. During that October 2019 event, France expressed appreci...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

From pizza to meatballs and spaghetti, we love Italian food! Lucky for us and all other Italian food and culture lovers out there, there's a festival happening this weekend featuring great Italian food, dancing, and more. The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana SLC—held Sept. 18-19, 2021 at The Gateway...

Marco’s Pizza is opening its first location in Santaquin on Monday, May 24. Situated at 82 N. Highland Dr., locals can expect an authentic Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by a father and son duo Brad and John Bylund. The family was a fan of the Marco’s pr...

Caputo's Market founder Tony Caputo, whose popular deli fed thousands of Utahns through the years and helped revitalize the Pioneer Park neighborhood, died on Wednesday at the age of 72, his family confirmed. Caputo's daughter-in-law Yelena told KSL.com his death was "very sudden" and may be heart-related, but is not tied to COVID-19. With backing...

Darius Jimerson had long been a fan of Zeppe’s Italian Ice. “I was going there every day. I love the product,” he said. He and his wife Kim Jimerson eventually started running the Zeppe’s catering truck, traveling to various events to serve up gelatas and Zeppe’s other cold, icy treats. Now, the Jimersons have taken things a step further — they op...

Dear friends, there are so many things we're working on. Virtual meetings, some even in-person; projects; partnerships. I hope that very soon it will be possible to tell you about the things we are preparing, obviously only when they will be done deals. One of the most interesting things we're studying is tourism, which before Covid-19 was 14% of t...

A year after rescuing the Robintino’s restaurant in Bountiful, owners William and Tali Bruce are expanding the popular Italian brand into Salt Lake County. On Dec. 26, a new Robintino’s takeout shop will open at 926 E. 5600 South in Murray. The scaled-down menu is available for pickup and delivery, and includes pizza, lasagna and the signature brea...

This November, Caputo’s will spotlight Pump Street Chocolate from Suffolk, United Kingdom at the 9th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival. Utah’s trendsetting chefs and beverage experts will craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund. For the first time, this year’s event brings participants together through the m...