The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...

Quando i migranti eravamo (siamo?) noi. Si intitola “The Culture of Italian American Emigration – When We Were the Immigrants” la conferenza che la ricercatrice Fulbright dell'università di Bologna, Michela Valmori, terrà martedì prossimo, 5 giugno, all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, su uno dei temi più attuali del momento, l'immigrazione...

The earth didn't rumble when a new Italian restaurant opened in Logan Square in mid-April. Saba Italian Kitchen & Bar barely said hello through the usual channels (Twitter, Instagram, etc) as it took over a corner spot on Milwaukee across from the Harding Tavern and De Noche Mexicana/Cafe con Leche and next to Red Star Liquors and the Walk In, the...

When: Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30pm - Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, 2nd Floo Presented by Cinema/Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago on the occasion of the 2018 International Screening Program: Reel. In this rollicking musical crime-comedy, out-of-work classically trained musician Paco relu...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. International chain Vapiano has added a new location at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 101, in West Loop Gate. Dubbed Vapiano Riverside, the new addition is the city's third, behind locations in the Loop and Magnificent Mile. The chain, which now has more than 200 franchises across 33 countrie...

On one of the first warm days in Chicago this spring, if you had strolled by the outdoor tables at Quartino, you would have seen pizzas sliced and pastas twirled. If you’d ventured inside, you might also have spotted founding chef and partner John Coletta, who opened the Italian restaurant on the Near North Side 13 years ago, leading the way to the...

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL In this workshop, participants will be invited to listen and sing to selected Italian folk songs whose theme is: migration, love, and rebirth. Participants will engage in contemplative exercises such as deep listening and free writ...

From May 28 to June 10, join us as for FESTA DEL LATTE, a celebration of milk and beyond.  Here at Eataly Chicago, we use some form of latte, or "milk," every single day. From churning up our artisanal gelato made with fresh milk from local dairy farms to assembling a cheese board with an assortment the finest formaggi, we have plenty of reasons to...

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL The Odd’s Bodkins ensemble will perform scenes from Shakespeare’s Italian plays with scenes both in Italian and English. Dr. Alicia Tait of Benedictine University will perform improvised music in response to their performance. Ther...

When: Wed, May 30, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Where: PianoForte Studios - 1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation, is pleased to present a concert of music by the Felix Piano Trio by the following muisicians: Catia Capua, piano, Matteo Scarpelli, cello, Riccardo Renato Bonaccini, vi...