Category Archives: Uncategorized

December FIAO Christmas Party


Don’t miss this year’s Christmas celebration! After three years of lovely evenings, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its fourth annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 7th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill. Continuing the theme of “Traditions of Italian Christmas”, this evening promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialties as well as seasonal entertainment.


(Served Family style)


Cocktails (cash bar)
Premium White and Red wine on table, included with dinner


John Volpi traditional salumi, cheeses and olives
Missouri Baking Company artisan bread


Primo Piatto
Seafood Pasta


Beef Spiedini
Chicken Marsala


vegetables and potatoes


Panettone & biscotti from
Missouri Baking Company

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations is a board that consists of members representing the majority of Italian-American clubs and organizations in St. Louis. Our vision is to preserve and promote our shared cultural heritage. We do this through the work of our member clubs and organizations as well as through activities that we administer. While the Hill remains the center of Italian-American life in St. Louis, descendants of Italian immigrants live throughout the metro area. As St. Louis Italian-Americans become more dispersed, one of our goals is promote collaboration among the various Italian-American entities. It is our desire to interact with one another, collectively pass on our traditions to future generations, and develop a stronger identity in our community through opportunities to share and celebrate our culture.
We invite you, a member of the Italian Club of St. Louis, to help us bring in the holidays while making new friends in our shared community.  Feel free to invite friends and relatives.
For more information or for reservations, contact Loretta Vitale April at 314-550-4059 or Marie Cuccia-Brand at 314-680-6871. There will be a ticket order form in an upcoming special issue of La Rondine.  Payment must be made when making the reservation.  You can pay with cash, by check or by credit card.
Please follow and like us:

Rudolph Edward Torrini Dies at 95 years of age

Rudolph Edward Torrini
Born March 31, 1923 (age 95)
Died: September 5, 2018
St.Louis, Missouri

Education BFA, Washington University 1949; Fulbright Scholar, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze 1949; MFA, University of Notre Dame 1958

Known for Sculpture, Wood Carving, Drawing
Notable work Italian Immigrants, Martin Luther King, Union Soldier
Rudolph Edward Torrini (born March 31, 1923) is an American artist most known for his sculptures, wood carvings and bronze public monuments in the St. Louis area, including “The Immigrants”, “The Union Soldier,” and “Martin Luther King.” A student of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, his work is also influenced by the works of Auguste Rodin. Torrini trained and taught Bob Cassilly, founder of the City Museum in St. Louis, and also helped establish the Master of Fine Arts program in Fontbonne College.


Please follow and like us:

Ciao St Louis Annouces New Partner to Promote Italian Heritage

Ciao St Louis continues to find the best partnership to promote Italian Language and Culture in North America.  For those of us who can read Italian we suggest Grandanglore for up to date information and news that matters.

Ciao St Louis continua a trovare il miglior partenariato per promuovere la lingua e la cultura Italiana nel Nord America. Per quelli di noi che sanno leggere l’Italiano, consigliamo “Grandanglore” per informazione aggiornate e notizie importanti

Please follow and like us:


Join host Tony Marotta Monday Night at 5:00 PM Central
On Ciao USA Radio Italia

Jannitto & Manuel Lordi
Lisa Ono & Bobby Solo
Jonathan Antoine
Terre del Sud (Mimmo Spadano)
Barbara Vesce
Tony Ieluzzi
No Lounge (Stefano Dall’Osso & Virginia Mancaniello)
Laura Pausini
Enzo Avitabile
Ron & Marco Mengoni
Michela Musolino & Wilson Montouri
Massimo Priviero
Loredana Daniele
Alessandro Safina
Francesco Bellucci
Dirotta Su Cuba & Mario Biondi & Federico Malaman
Connie Francis
Letizia Fuochi

Please follow and like us: