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Chicago is a pizza town with stunning variety that’s allowed for pizza museums and pizza tours, and a new Lincoln Park Italian restaurant wants to add to the city’s landscape. Casati’s Pizza Vino opens on Wednesday at the northwest corner of Fullerton and Clark where Emilio’s Tapas and Standard Market Grill fed locals a few blocks away from the bea...

Reviewing a restaurant each week for Ticket magazine, I've sampled plenty of excellent food so far in 2018. That said, the hot pastrami sandwich at downtown Canton's new Salumeria di Torre Italian Deli & Market was as memorably delicious as anything I've eaten this year. I enjoyed it even more than the towering corned beef-on-rye sandwich I had in...

C&M Crossroads Trattoria owner Lynn Beining has seen cars lined up in Rozellville for years. The problem was most people parking their cars were planning to enjoy a meal at the historic Buck-A-Neer Supper Club, not C&M Crossroads. But Beining said she hopes a new identity for the long-running restaurant will equate to big business in tiny Rozellvil...

Mere weeks ago, Murano quietly opened its doors in downtown Cleveland. The understated arrival only seems appropriate for a gem tucked away near Tea House Noodles at 1852 East 6th St. in the former home of Porcellis. With a crisp, polished décor and amenities like conference rooms and spaces to plug in laptops, Murano is looking to lure area worker...

If you wanted to try every flavor of gelato available at La Grassa Gelato in Madeira, you could. Entertain no fear of being too picky or taking too long to decide on a flavor, as you might at other dessert shops. Proprietor John Berman wants you to find your favorite; in fact, he’s determined to help you do so. “I can’t justify doing traditional ad...

When it comes to recipes, this is as classic as it gets! This morning we were joined by the owner and operator of Trattoria Da Luigi in Royal Oak, Luigi Cutraro and Chef Domonique Morsello. This restaurant is cooking up one of the oldest Italian recipes that's known to exist.  This recipe dates back to the ancient Roman times, they used to call thi...

In popular culture, the specter of midlife crisis often looms large at 40. But not for Marco’s Pizza. The chain, which turns 40 this year, is on the fast track to restaurant franchise superstardom. In 2016, the Toledo-based pizza chain had 17.1 percent growth. In 2017, it had locations in 35 states as well as India, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. In...

This year, Quattro Mani is all about Chicago! From chefs to producers to community members, this new take on an old classic is a series of cultural events happening on on Tuesdays in La Pizza & La Pasta. Introducing Quattro Mani: From Chicago For Chicago! Why "quattro mani"? Because "four hands" are better than two! All year long, our newest dinn...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival kicks off this week in Wheeling, but some of the major preparations are happening across the river. In fact, one of the festival's favorite foods is made at the Sons of Italy in Bellaire, where they finished Tuesday making more than 3,000 pounds of sausage. “We prepare 3 weeks in advance,” Sons of Italy...

Un appuntamento dedicato a tutte le persone curiose della cultura italiana. Ogni mese l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago propone una tavola rotonda per discutere sulla cultura italiana e italo-americana attraverso l’arte, la musica, il linguaggio, la musica, la cultura in generale e, ovviamente, il cibo. Prossimo appuntamento il 25 luglio al...

By the week of  Aug. 20, one of Woodstock’s great local business landmarks will change forever. After almost 35 years, Napoli Pizza will leave its store on Lake Avenue at Route 47 and move into the former Corner Grille building at Washington and Throop streets, just off Main Street. For people who grew up in Woodstock since the ’80s or ’90s (this a...

Street crews were outside 1073 W. Vernon Park Place in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood because a crumbling piece of the sidewalk Food We Loveneeded repair. A 14-year-old Joey di Buono watched as they poured the cement. As it was setting, Joey decided to write something because that piece of cement was outside his grandparents restaurant: Tufano...