NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Chicago’s Little Italy on Taylor Street will lose one of its longest-running restaurants. RoSal’s Italian Cucina, which has been open for 28 years at 1154 W. Taylor Street, will close for good on May 13, ownership announced on Facebook: “We are super excited to be starting a new chapter in our lives but will miss everything about the restaurant; th...

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT). Exhibition opening, presentation, and reception. This exhibition highlights the cultural, historical, gastronomic and linguistic heritage of a selected number of Italian villages of historical interest. Presented...

No matter what side of the Eisenhower you call home, there’s one thing we can agree on: Chicago pizza is, unquestionably, the best. And Aurelio’s is certainly no exception. Having first opened its doors in Homewood in 1959, Aurelio’s Pizza is one of the oldest  pizza chains in and around the city, making it a favorite of many both old and new. Feat...

If you enjoy Italian cuisine and would like to support a local charity, you don’t want to miss “A Taste of Italy.” The Downriver Italian American Club is hosting its 12th charitable event from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at the Bentley Banquet Center (formerly the Downriver Italian American Club Hall), 646 Biddle Ave. The event is a fundraiser for the Penric...

Frank Capitanini, the second-generation owner and operator of the Italian Village restaurants in the Loop, died over the weekend. Death was from natural causes, according to family. He was 85. Capitanini could be found every day in the kitchen, though he no longer was responsible for day-to-day operations of the 91-year-old Italian Village’s three...

Is your idea of an Italian dish truly Italian? You're probably thinking about your weekly spaghetti night or the dish you ordered at the local Italian restaurant... was it actually authentic? Let us answer your questions, ease the confusion, and show your taste buds what it means to be truly Italian. Join us for a dive into the most authentic Itali...

Holly and Tom Reay, owners of Funistrada since the spring of 2000, were Glen Lake “summer kids” growing up. She is a native of Chicago, and he hails from St. Louis. (More on that later.) “Our families had been coming up here for generations, and this is where we met,” Holly explained. Later, as adults, they each decided that they wanted to live the...

Chef Art Pour will open Rose Italian Kitchen in Solon, adding to its stable of restaurants in Northeast Ohio. The company is viewing Rose as a "potential growth concept," so the restaurant could expand to other locations much like the company has done with Burntwood Tavern. The restaurant is scheduled to open Monday, April 30, at 6140 Som Center Ro...

Thursday, May 03, 2018. From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm. Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago. Entrance: Free Summarizing and expanding the themes explored in the series of his three lectures presented at the Italian Cultural Institute this year, Professor Giovanni Aloi, School of the Art Institute,...

Si comunica che l'INPS, attraverso il proprio fornitore di servizi Citi, ha iniziato una campagna di raccolta delle attestazioni di esistenza in vita dei pensionati residenti in Nord America. Sono esclusi dal fornire la prova di esistenza in vita i pensionati che: A) ricevono un unico pagamento annuale (questi ultimi verificheranno la propria esist...

As planning moves forward on the new CompassPoint development in downtown Des Plaines, Via Roma restaurant owners plan to move into the former Maine Insurance building at 464 Northwest Hwy. “We’re not going far,” said restaurant owner Lisa Leslie. The new location is only about a mile from where the Italian restaurant has operated for the past nine...

An Illinois pizza place that started more than six decades ago has grown to include two Northwest Indiana locations. Family has remained the focus at Capri’s Pizza, which opened in 2011 in Schererville. “We’ve always had a good following because of our South Chicago store,” said Benedetto Ciannamea, who is partners in Capri’s Pizza with his father,...