The morning after their family's South Chicago pizzeria burned down, Len and Lena Ciannamea went back to visit. As they surveyed the charred remains of Capri’s on Commercial, longtime customers slowed down in their cars and snapped pictures. Social media flooded with messages hailing the restaurant, first opened in 1955, as a staple of their lives....

Italian tenor Giovanni Coletta and local accordionist Linda Iovino will share the spotlight on April 11 at Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park during a fund-raiser for the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation. A native of Taranto, Italy, Coletta studied at the Teatro alla Scala Academy, won the Trotta Competition in Castelnuovo della Daunia in 2004...

When:Tuesday, April 16th 6:00pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450 - What: Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci, The fourth and final lecture of a series at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Leo...

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Jenifer Landor, Founder of Live and Learn Italian, will lead guests on a journey to discover Molise, a hidden Italian gem wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, which is largely unknown, even to some Italians....

The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the the 22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival through April 4. The following Italian films will be screened at the festival. (Descriptions were provided by the Gene Siskel Film Center.) LORO: 2018, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 150 min. With Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci. Wednesday, March 13,...

Tony Gargano, chef and owner of trendy Osteria Bigolaro in Geneva, Illinois, is pleased to announce his restaurant will be participating in Baconfest Chicago on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. The event, which is eleven years strong, partners with over 140 of the Chicago area’s hottest chefs, mixologists, brewers, artisan bacon-maker...

Enlisting in the Army at the height of the Vietnam War, Jack Ross was at constant risk throughout his tour of duty as a point man tasked with scouting out enemy positions. The oldest of three boys, John “Jack” Rosucci was born in Chicago and lived in his maternal grandparents’ building near LaPorte and Armitage avenues until the family moved to Riv...

Chicago-area native Robert Pieranunzi will dance his way into the Nederlander Theatre as Frankie Coffeecake in the first Broadway national tour of the musical version of “A Bronx Tale.” After leaving the biz for nearly 10 years to build a corporate career, Pieranunzi was whisked back to his passion when he was cast as Busby Berkeley in a world prem...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center - 9603 Woods Drive - Skokie, IL 60077. Free with Museum admission. For more information, click here. Nearly 700 Italians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, but few of their courageous acts are known. Join us to hear some of these stories...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm (CDT). Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship | 3137 S Federal Street | Event Takes Place on Giant White Staircase in Entrance | Chicago IL. On the Occasion of the Italian Design Day 2019 the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago and the...