NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

It’s not often that the street address of a restaurant becomes essential in finding it. In the case of Bucci, however, it’s just the opposite. The low-key façade without a trace of neon, lights or signage other than small, discreet white letters on a black awning makes it necessary to know the 20217 number on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods on t...

Rise Pies and MidiCi, two Neapolitan-style pizzerias, are making their West Michigan debut at malls this week. Both plan to give away pizzas as part of their opening week promotions. Neapolitan pizza is a style of pizza from the Naples region of Italy that is prepared with simple and fresh ingredients. Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza is slated to open...

The former El Barrio Mexican Grill space in town has signed a new tenant. Come spring, Palio, an Italian restaurant in Ann Arbor, will open its second location in the space in Grand Rapids’ Midtown neighborhood, at 545 Michigan St. NE. Palio is operated by Ann Arbor-based Mainstreet Ventures, which operates 21 restaurants in five states, two of whi...

Good luck getting a reservation at this place on Valentine's Day. Trattoria Stella in Traverse City was recently named the most romantic restaurant in all of Michigan, by USA TODAY. The Italian hot spot is located inside the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, with a farm-to-table food philosophy. The Commons is also known as the former site of the...

Sean Finnegan chowed down on a plate of linguine with white clam sauce and all but sighed with pleasure. It was the Traverse City man’s fourth trip to Pizzeria Piccolo Forno since the East Front Street eatery opened a few weeks ago. “I’m going to make my way around the whole board,” said Finnegan, with a nod to the chalkboard menu above the counter...

The Society of Italian-Americans is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship given to a high school senior enrolling in a college or university in the fall following high school graduation.  Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply.  A winner will be selected based on GPA and two required essays.  Applic...

St. Jerome School kicked off its weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a student-led Mass and an Italian Feast on Saturday, Jan. 28. The school community encouraged parishioners to join them for a complimentary meal after Mass to express their gratitude for all of the support they receive from the parish. It was a great success, servin...

When: February 24th at 6 pm - Where: Pianoforte Foundation, 1335 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago Formed in 1994 during the studies at the Juilliard School in New York, the Zappa-Mainolfi duo had its debut as part of the Chamber Music Series in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in 1994. Continuing its training, the duo has worked with such artists as Har...

New members Rita Ohler, Diane Pastoric and Pat Eberhart were introduced when the Italian American Cultural Club met Jan. 9 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Reports were given by Secretary Judy Krenzel and Treasurer Frank DiCarlantonio. A report from the executive board meeting also was discussed. Donations were made to several food banks for th...

For the third time in about as many years, Cafe Cremosi, the Bay City Italian restaurant known for its signature sauce, is on the move again. The restaurant, owned by its chef, Rich Abila, opened Monday, Jan. 30, inside Lumber Barons 804 E. Midland St., after operating out of the former Steamers pub, 108 N. Linn St., and Washington Lanes bowling al...

Maserati North America today announced its January 2017 sales results, solidifying the luxury Italian automaker as the number one premium brand for year-over-year sales in the United States with an increase of 69.3 percent for January, compared with the same month in 2016. Maserati sold 889 units last month in the United States, up from 525 units i...

The ribbon has been cut at the new San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana, a passion project spearheaded by the Calderone Club's Gino Fazzari. The restaurant, which is located in the former Thai Palace at 838 N. Old World 3rd St., hosted soft openings this week. Although a date has not yet been set, Fazzari predicts he'll open the doors to the public some...