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Tremont has always been a magnet for cool, where you expect a little bit of anything. The symbiosis results in an artistic vibe, home to a bookstore (Visible Voice) that stays open late, a nighttime art walk, and comfortable dive bars and veteran restaurateurs alike. Dante Boccuzzi’s niche is being different. The music lover-chef-restaurant owner h...

The owners of Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, a Bridgeport Italian-American restaurant that’s been open since 1990 less than a mile west of Sox Park, have plans to open a sit-down restaurant. The Bertucci family is in the midst of converting its private events space above Freddies in preparation to open Tria Sorelle at 701 W. 31st Street on the s...

More than anything, Josephine Todd’s route to becoming executive chef at Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen was inevitable. It had to be, when you grow up around food and cooking and you become a sponge in the kitchen, taking it all in from an Italian mother and German-Irish father. “My family has been in the culinary industry,” said Todd, who lives in...

Casetta Kitchen and Counter is an Italian-American deli in the Network222 building on West Washington Avenue just off the Square. The word Casetta, according to the restaurant’s website, means “little house” in Italian — and with the grill right behind the counter, you did get the feeling of being in a friend’s kitchen, even with the hip, urban atm...

Church bells toll at the corner of Selden and Cass on an unseasonably warm October evening in Detroit while the square aquarium of a restaurant across the alley buzzes with tony Italian energy. It’s 9 o’clock — prime dinner time in Rome, and apparently in Detroit, too, even on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday evening. Matthew Stafford and his back...

After years of Ristorante Bartolotta holding the crown, a new king of pasta has been crowned. It isn't exactly new, though, as winner Tenuta's Italian Restaurant has been a Bay View staple since 2003. If you want authentic Italian in a quaint neighborhood setting, this is your place. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and staff and service are s...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 6:00pm-9pm. Great Lakes Culinary Center – 24101 W Nine Mile, Southfield, MI 48033. Ticket price include cooking demo, dinner, and wine. Dante Alighieri Society Members $55.00 – Non Members $60.00. Limited space, reservation is required in advance! “The Extraordinary Italian Taste, III Settimana della Cucina Italiana ne...

So many new restaurant dishes are designed to smack you in the mouth with flavor. They have layers of fried things with lots of cheese and bacon, or they're spiced and sugared and smoked and charred so they get the pleasure centers of your brain busy and lit up. Which can be a fun trip.  But no layered dish of bold flavors comes close to the depth,...

The agnolotti ($20) on Victory Italian's menu brands itself "Bacon Fest winner" and nests inside a printed box, showing that the restaurant considers it its best foot forward. Close your eyes and imagine the taste of ricotta-filled pasta, Parmesan cheese, bacon and sage-butter sauce. That's exactly what it tastes like, and exactly what this restaur...

For the past nine years that Ciao Bella has been in Northwest Indiana, restaurant owner Giuseppe "Joe" Scalzo has been offering a varied mix of the flavors of Italy as well as a celebration of the rich Italian culture and lifestyle. "People thought I was crazy opening up after a recession but it's been great," said Scalzo. Ciao Bella, an Italian r...

Chef Avishar Barua places the flat, bronze disk he uses to extrude creste di galli (cock’s-comb-shaped) pasta, into my hand. The disk is warm from the heat of the kitchen where Barua makes his primo version of Johnny Marzetti, Columbus, Ohio’s signature dish. Barua’s Marzetti is a many-splendored thing: pasta dough using spent grain from the Middle...

This week, Ciao Bistro (3800 Whitman Ave., 216-371-1007) will open in the attractive brick building that was briefly home to Cha Spirits and Pizza, which relocated from Battery Park at the tail end of last year. The spot on a quiet residential street in Ohio City was also home to Pastas and Pastries, an even shorter-lived restaurant concept. “This...