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Remember Osteria del Mondo? It's coming back and will be known simply as Osteria. "I am extremely excited. And it's about time," said chef and co-owner Marc Bianchini. Osteria del Mondo closed on Milwaukee's lower east side in 2011. It was in the Knickerbocker Hotel, 1028 E. Juneau Ave., for 16 years. Bianchini will reopen his Italian restaurant wi...

There are places in Mansfield that I’ve often heard talked about but will never see, places from the past that live on only in stories and conversation. One of those places is - or was - Saprano’s Bar, a downtown beer and pizza joint that closed its doors 35 years ago. The bar was sold off and longtime proprietor Joe Saprano died in 1987. With the...

Nicky G’s Italian Eats has created excitement in the Alton area since it was first announced. Steve and Dee Gehrs have taken the old Veloff Power Equipment Repair building at 1801 State St. and are making it into what will be a showcase for the Riverbend, so the excitement is real. Soon, Nicky G’s will be hiring and open in the location. Dee Gehrs...

Occupying an unassuming building, you could easily drive by Vince’s Pizza thinking it was yet another pizza joint. But you’d be missing out. Vince’s serves more than pizza, with an extensive “Vince’s Dinners” page that caught our eye. We are always up for ethnic food, and we had heard the chef was from Italy, so we thought we’d give Vince’s a try....

There's been a transformation on one of the city's main streets. A former Taco Bell at 1331 Washington Road is now Vito's Italian Restaurant, owned and operated by the Conigliaro family from Sicily. Vito Conigliaro, 27, is the owner. There's no doubt the 2,700-square-foot building is no longer the home of the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Suprem...

Two of Michigan’s biggest culinary exports are Little Cesars and Jet’s, so it’s understandable if your neighborhood Hot-N-Ready purveyor is what pops to mind when someone says “pizzeria.” But that’s what passes for an American pizzeria. Those that you’ll find in northern Italy — of which the soon-to-open La Lanterna in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Pa...

The act of shooting an oyster and downing a shot are superficially similar—both often end with an overturned vessel on the bar. But where the latter can be sipped or lingered over, if desired, eating an oyster is inevitably a fleeting affair. At Chicago’s Sink|Swim, the seafood-centric restaurant from Scofflaw Group, however, the short-lived ritual...

Italian food means a lot more than spaghetti and meatballs these days, but sometimes the basics, in an old school red sauce joint, are all we want. They’re the places that originally made Italian food popular in this country – authenticity aside. That’s why we want to tell you about some of Chicago’s best old school Italian joints – the kind of pla...

Not that diners need an excuse to enjoy one of Toledo’s better restaurants, but Rosie’s Italian Grille marking its 35th anniversary this year is as valid as any. Other reasons include the delicious lobster bisque; the must-have appetizer hot mama bread with gooey cheese; the “house-made” pizzas; and separate but equally well-done lunch and dinner m...

If you order a pizza from Martino’s Italian Villa, you are literally eating a Martino’s pizza. That’s because only a Martino family member makes the restaurant’s iconic pizza pie. Every morning, Angela Martino and her son, Mike, whip up the crust and sauce from scratch, season the sausage and grate the cheese before it’s put into the oven. That’s t...

If you’re craving food from the windy city, you don’t need a plane ticket, just a drive into Canyon Country. Marciano’s Chicago Style Deli was not only deemed the go-to sandwich shop for Super Bowl Sunday on KTLA’s “Burrous’ Bites,” it has become the destination for hungry SCV residents since March 11 of last year. “It’s been great,” says owner Bre...

Like the ingredients in a good sandwich, the owners of the new Casetta Kitchen and Counter complement each other. Casetta, an Italian-American sandwich shop and bar, opened in February on West Washington Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Bluephie’s Downtown Deli. Of the two owners, James Juedes, 30, recently a sommelier at L’Etoile, is outgo...