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Whoa, imagine this for a gimmick: There is none. "A lot of people open places thinking they're doing something that's never been done before," says Brian Moss, as he surveys the room that will soon host his bar-restaurant. "We just want to make really good pizza." Clevelanders will have a chance to judge soon enough, when Moss and his partner Brian...

American consumers have learned to appreciate the world renown quality of authentic Italian food, which has become the largest international presence at the PLMA show, the largest North American trade event dedicated to the store brand industry. Anthony Aloia, Vice President of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), which organizes the...

Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016. Terranova, whose experience includes work at restaurants in both New York and Chicago, most recently as part of the opening team at La Stor...

On our search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant, we found that our great state is home to some incredible authentic Italian food, from old school red sauce joints to contemporary trattorias with new takes on traditional favorites. We, the Michigan’s Best search team of John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman, tasted our way across Michigan, visiting pla...

Popular confectionary and coffee house Divino Gelato will open its fourth location at Mayfair Mall later this November. According to a Journal Sentinel post, the kiosk in Mayfair Mall will sell Italian ice cream, French macaroons, along with local favorite Colectivo Coffee. Divino Gelato was started in Downtown Waukesha by Lori Lester. A second loc...

New promotions with major US retailers, a new video to explain the crucial factors behind the success of Italian food, and a closer monitoring of the effective results of the government-backed promotional activities in the sector are the key priorities for Marco Saladini, the new director of the ITA-Italian Trade Agency in Chicago.  We will look in...

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, announced the launch of a new delivery service available at all its Chicagoland restaurants and 94 percent of its locations nationwide. The new delivery option is the result of a partnership with DoorDash, the on-demand restaurant delivery platform. Through the partn...

Wicker Park could be where Bonci opens its second U.S. location following the world-famous Italian pizzeria’s American debut with an August opening in the West Loop. Bonci USA, the company tasked with growing Gabriele Bonci’s famed pizza restaurant stateside, has been long interested in a space at 1566 N. Damen Avenue, where Dox Quality Greek stood...

Not much has changed over the years at Portobello Restaurant & Pizza. It is still a quaint Italian restaurant in the Four Corners area of Brookfield, Kenny is still making pizzas and other fresh menu items, it’s still BYOB and still does not accept credit cards. On Friday, the restaurant will mark its 20th anniversary in business, proving that some...

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 From 11:00 am To 1:00 pm - Where: Eataly - 43 E Ohio Street - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura In collaboration with : Eataly Chicago - Entrance : Free Learn how to make hand-made pasta the authentic way Italian people do in Emilia-Romagna! A promotional tasting of the pasta will follow. Presented on th...

Do you get that "Groundhog Day" wooziness driving down the South Elgin Randall Road corridor, which is bursting with monotonous businesses without much character? This may explain why so many diners hungry for a change of pace are filling the seats at seven-week-old C'era Una Volta. Once upon a time (the literal translation of C'era Una Volta), own...

Heads up, Piccolo Sogno—and burger—fans: Ace Italian food chef Tony Priolo has jumped on the comfort food train, announcing plans to open Maillard Tavern (494 N. Milwaukee Ave., River West) in December, just across the street from his famed, white-tableclothed first restaurant. The chef (who co-owns both Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina with Ciro Longobar...