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First, it was daughter Gina with her West Loop spot Mad Social, and now another apple lands close to the tree as Anthony Stefani, son of storied restaurateur Phil Stefani, prepares to launch his first restaurant. It’s still in its preliminary stages, but expect pizza and a bustling new concept at 605 North Wells Street in River North. Though he spe...

Gabriele Bonci, the esteemed Roman pizza maker, has set a target date for the opening of his upcoming West Loop pizzeria."I will be in Chicago on August 15 for the opening of my new pizzeria,” Bonci wrote in a Facebook message (in Italian, in response to my questions written in Google-translated Italian). This will be his second trip in quick succe...

“Alton is hungry for good things.” Alton’s Dee Gehrs made this statement recently, and she and her husband, Steve, have just added their new restaurant to the list of options where diners can quench their appetites. Nicky G’s Italian Eats, 1801 State St., is in a century-old building that once housed establishments such as Velloff’s Power Equipment...

After establishing several markets across the Midwest and in Texas, Columbus-based Piada will open its 44th store in Grove City, off Stringtown Road. It’s a move they’ve planned since opening their fourth restaurant, and it’s part of Piada’s grander business plan to build out the markets they’ve broken into over the last seven years. “We’ve always...

A virtual shrine of framed photographs graces a wall in DeArini’s Tavern & Grill. Among the honored in this little Hall of Fame are long-faded, once-popular Columbus establishments such as Zachariah’s Red Eye Saloon, the Jai Lai and the Olentangy Inn diner. Despite its sequestered location in a shopping mall on Henderson Road, DeArini’s — an endear...

Casual dining at its best, Romano's Pizzeria is an excellent choice if you're in the mood for Italian food and not in the mood to dress up. At the corner of Highway 14 and Union Street, Romano's is easy to find and offers plenty of parking. Early on a Tuesday evening, we entered an almost full dining room. The kitchen is to the left of the entrance...

Who doesn’t like a good Italian meal? It’s one of those culinary destinations that always seems to satisfy. The Cleveland area is blessed to have so many great ones. Authentic dishes are flavorful, and real Italian menus have more to offer than just spaghetti and meatballs. Here’s a roundup of 19 Italian restaurants from our 2017 A-List – bon appet...

They’ve been serving the Indianapolis community with authentic South Italian cuisine since 2009, with a longer storied family history dating back to the 1920s. Today on Indy Style, learn all about Iozzo’s Garden of Italy, their delicious traditional and handed-down recipes and their newly launched wine! The restaurant, which includes a romantic gar...

Corso Ventures is planning another concept for the Short North. Unlike Standard Hall or Pint House, though, it won’t be your typical restaurant-slash-bar. Food Hall, occupying the lot at 1112 N. High St., will encompass a full bar and four kitchens, creating space for Columbus and non-local restauranteurs to pop up, experiment, and give Short North...

Have you ever walked into a building and had a deja vu moment where you felt you've been there before? Was the sense of familiarity overwhelming and made you wonder why you felt so comfortable in a place you've never been? I had that happen last week when I walked into D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.S. on Broadway in Bradley. I sat at a table alone and just wa...

It’s not just the food, it’s the table that matters. Adriana Trigiani, author of 17 books and director of “Big Stone Gap,” the movie based on her first novel, said she’s spent a life mining how Italian-Americans come to the table together. Though Italian-Americans agree on little, they come to the table as equals. “We’re all the same level at th...

The D'Angelo family's values live on through Carla Bolin, who said she wants to share the time-honored recipes and Italian heritage of her grandfather and father through her endeavors. "I am truly honored to bring back the name, traditions, quality and sense of family that the Angelo's brand represented in the Chicago Southland for many decades," B...