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Everyone knows that Fazoli’s famous breadsticks are out of this world and now, the brand renowned for its premium quality Italian dishes is giving guests even more ways to enjoy this fresh-baked favorite. Fazoli’s – America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain – has brought together everything guests love about its offerings to create the next best...

One hundred years ago, Cleveland was taking on an Italian accent. The city had five Italian enclaves bustling with immigrants, including the nascent Little Italy on Mayfield and Murray Hill roads between East 119th and East 125th streets. Stonemason Joseph Carabelli, the founder of Little Italy, saw the need for monument work at the nearby Lake Vie...

Back in the 1970s, Italian immigrants Enzo and Lina Cantalamessa opened a mom-and-pop pizza shop showcasing their Old World culinary skills. Fast forward decades later, and that humble eatery has grown into Enzo’s Restaurant and Lounge, a local gem serving first-rate Italian-American cuisine. “We pride ourselves on consistently serving quality food...

Interested in sampling some new Italian spots in Chicago? You're in luck — we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food.  Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano (22 W. Ohio St., River North), First up is Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano, an Italian restaurant and bar...

Chicagoans are the most adventurous coffee lovers in the country, according to Italian coffeemaker Lavazza's inaugural U.S. Coffee Consumption Survey. They are more likely to sip coffee cocktails, slather their half-smokes with espresso barbecue sauce, or slurp a caffeinated chowder than coffee drinkers in New York, L.A., Dallas, and Boston. "Coffe...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs. 1. Ottava Via: Topping the list is Ottava Via, a Corktown restaurant serving freshly made pizza, pasta and other Italian fare....

The secret, says Chris Bartolini, is sugar. “We put sugar in our ricotta,” he says. “Everybody thinks it’s in the sauce, but it’s really in the cheese.” Chris and Dominic Bartolini, whose Midlothian restaurant was made famous by its 10-pound meatball sandwich and annual meatball-eating contest, are really sweet on nostalgia and Mama’s lasagna. “Foo...

A package of light brown cookies covered in sesame seeds sits on Vincent Palozzi’s desk, and his mother Josephine’s face is printed on the plastic label. Palozzi remembers baking with his mother during the holidays. She would start at 9 or 10 p.m. and bake until 3 or 4 in the morning so he and his siblings would wake up to a plate of fresh cookies....

Hop on your Vespa — we're headed to Emilia-Romagna! All year long, we're taking you to some of Italy's most popular cities and regions to dine all'italiana in our pop-up restaurant and enoteca series! The next destination on our strade di sapori, or "journey of flavors," is the region of rolling hills and grassy fields: Emilia-Romagna.   From May 1...

Passions of every sort are running high these days. Pick any topic and you're picking a fight, and woe to you if you choose to carry it out on any sort of social media. But no one thing so seems to galvanize the masses, and the less numerous strata above, as pizza.  It's the one subject that everyone can disagree on ... in relative safety. From the...

It’s as Chicago as “Da Bears” and the “Machine” that ran the city for decades – just a whole lot tastier. For uninitiated foodies, an Italian beef is a sandwich comprised of thinly sliced beef served in its own gravy on Italian bread and served “hot” (with pickled vegetables a.k.a. giardiniera), “sweet” (with grilled bell peppers), and then either...

On a beautiful but chilly May Monday evening, the flames in the outdoor heaters are ablaze on the patio at Viaggio in Highland Park. Inside, Lori Slavin, wife of co-owner Larry, works the room, greeting diners and taking the occasional order. “Something I haven’t done in 40 years,” she jokes. Opened on May 1, Viaggio is the sister restaurant to the...