Connections between sister cities can be expressed in different ways – student exchange programs, touring art exhibits, or in the case of Spokane and its sister city of Cagli, public sculptures on permanent display. Last fall, Spokane celebrated its newest sister city relationship with Cagli, a town located in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino in t...

Mossuto's Italian is a new north Spokane restaurant generations in the making, and honoring local restaurateur Lisa Poole's Italian heritage. "It's been in the back of our minds for a long time," says Lisa Poole, whose great-grandfather Giuseppe Mossuto arrived in the U.S. in 1907 from the town of San Marco in Lamis, located in the "heel" of Italy'...

A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

Market Street Pizza overlooks downtown and the Spokane Valley with elaborate, spray-paint-decorated walls covering the back, including the Teenage Mutant Turtles and the beloved cartoon’s trademark food: pizza. Inside, the bustling dinner rush has staff moving, and children are at their happiest in the arcade to the left. Classic brick walls, pinba...

Another Spokane restaurant has announced its plans to reopen under the state’s modified guidelines for indoor dining. Italian Kitchen will open for dine-in services this coming Monday, with proper protocols in place. Shortly after Governor Inslee detailed the ‘Stay Healthy Washington’ plan, the state released a set of guidelines, allowing some rest...

Italians who arrive in the United States and end up starting restaurants are a dime a dozen. But every once in a while, the journey taken by one Italian family is so memorable that it becomes the stuff of legends. Such is the case with Commellini Estate in northwest Spokane, Wash., which opened as Commellini’s Restaurant in 1941 on a 140-acre forme...