Starbucks is opening the newest restaurant on Randolph Street, home to big-name chefs like Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless. The coffee giant is bringing pizza al taglio and more to Chicago next week when it opens the second U.S. outlet of Princi, a bakery from Italy that arrived stateside earlier this summer in Seattle. A New York location will op...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 41st Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 3, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The program will be emceed by 2016 Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza and New York Mets Radio Announcer Wayne Randazzo. The NIASHF...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many “Little Italys” outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality. Who doesn’t love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonderful compa...

Dane is joined ‘on the road’ with the General Manager of Italian Village, Joe Deininger, to talk about celebrating 91 years for The Italian Village, Chicago specific Italian foods and their 21st Annual Ferrari Fest coming up this weekend. The Fest showcases 40 to 60 Ferrari’s in a family fun atmosphere with delicious Italian food. All money made at...

A new bar and Italian restaurant, offering pizza and more, has opened up shop in the neighborhood. The new arrival to Lincoln Park, called La Roccia, is located at 1909 N. Lincoln Ave. in the old Bricks Pizza spot. Featuring red-and-white-checkered tablecloths and exposed brick walls, the new restaurant is in a cozy, underground space.Pasta dishes...

July 15, 2018, marked the 85th anniversary of the first large-scale trans-Atlantic flight. Yet few Americans have ever heard of the event. One reason may be that Italo Balbo, a member of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime, spearheaded this trailblazing aerial trek. The world is grateful that Fascism has long since been cast into the ash heap of hist...

In a neighborhood full of Italian options, chef Joe Farina is giving River North another with Victory Italian, a spinoff of his South Loop restaurant, Armand’s Victory Tap. Farina’s new restaurant opens on Monday at 434 W. Ontario Street. The former Rosebud chef described it as a neighborhood restaurant that gives River North a refreshing change of...

The great thing about pizza is that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. So, when a pizza is genuinely delicious, like the offerings at Danny Boys Italian Eatery, it’s something you want to eat again and again. This review wasn’t my first experience with Danny Boys—the Frank Sinatra themed restaurant has six locations around Northeast Ohio a...

Follow Giovanni Aloi, Art Historian at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, on a tour of the most exciting modern and contemporary artists whose legacy and originality represent Italian art on the contemporary international scene. Tour limited to 25 people. Registration deadline: September 28th. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and publ...

Friday, September 28 at 6pm - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL. Chicago Premiere! Director Valerio Jalongo will be in attendance! Presented on the occasion of EXPO Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. A quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe through an audacious experiment conducted b...