Chicago’s own Spacca Napoli was recently acknowledged by the Consorzio di Tutela Della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP as the best Neapolitan Pizzeria outside of Italy at this year presentation of the Guida Top 50 in Naples. Earlier this year, the Chicago pizzeria was ranked among the top Italian restaurants in Chicago by Gambero Rosso. “(Owner) J...

When: October 11th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 A lecture by Stefano Piaggi, President of Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi on the extraordinary career of journalist and Fashion writer Anna Piaggi and how her brilliant creativity has served as a lifeblood for designers, photographers, illustrators and...

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago Paolo Tarallo,from the National Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Verdi in Turin, will give a lecture on Teresina Tua, an Italian violinist born in 1866, who performed throughout the world starting in her teenage years. RSVP at www.teresinatua.e...

Following the New York opening, the best of DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta - Protected Designation of Origin) and IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta - Protected Geographic Indication) Calabrian specialties will conquer Chicago in celebration of the partnership between the Region of Calabria and Eataly. An upcoming event at Eataly Chicago ...

The Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate Italian Heritage with a special ticket offer for the Oct. 18 game against the Arizona Coyotes. Fans who purchase tickets through ChicagoBlackHawks.com/Italian will receive an Italian-themed Blackhawks hat while supplies last. All those who purchase through the offer will be eligible for game-day perks that incl...

The Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago will honor Ralph Affrunti on Oct. 13 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (630-853-9052) The following bio is provided by the organization. Ralph Affrunti Ralph Affrunti was elected president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council in February 2016. He started his a...

This year’s Chicago International Film Festival will feature at least half a dozen Italian entries, with more under consideration as Fra Noi goes to press. The festival will run from Oct. 10 to 21 at the AMC River East. To purchase tickets or for a complete schedule, visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com. Here are the Italian offerings at press time: “...

The Chandelier Room at Casa Italia was transformed into a Milan runway for this year’s Columbus Day Queen Pageant, and event organizers couldn’t be more pleased. “It was like a Versace fashion show!” enthuses Jo Ann Serpico, executive director of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. “We had 22 contestants, the room looked absolutely beau...

The Italian Trade Agency – Chicago office is seeking to fill the position of Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Manager. The Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Trade Commissioner and his Deputy. Job description: Budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping of the office; Budget...

This year’s Columbus Day parade chairperson is accomplished, committed to her heritage and tireless in her efforts to promote relations between America and Italy. The daughter of Giovanni and Maria, Mariann Gullo was born and raised in Elk Grove Village and graduated from St. Viator High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul Universi...