Hop on your Vespa — we're headed to Emilia-Romagna! All year long, we're taking you to some of Italy's most popular cities and regions to dine all'italiana in our pop-up restaurant and enoteca series! The next destination on our strade di sapori, or "journey of flavors," is the region of rolling hills and grassy fields: Emilia-Romagna.   From May 1...

It’s as Chicago as “Da Bears” and the “Machine” that ran the city for decades – just a whole lot tastier. For uninitiated foodies, an Italian beef is a sandwich comprised of thinly sliced beef served in its own gravy on Italian bread and served “hot” (with pickled vegetables a.k.a. giardiniera), “sweet” (with grilled bell peppers), and then either...

A new bar and Italian spot has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to River North, called Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano, is located at 22 W. Ohio St. The menu includes six types of panini and eight types of pasta, including hand-made gnocchi, spinach risotto and ricotta and eggplant stuffed ravioli. Look forward to an array of dri...

The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi....

While it may be convenient, online commerce has cast aside the human connections that revolve around small business. This economic and cultural shift and the desire to preserve the memory of small businesses, if not the businesses themselves, inspired Francesco Pergolesi’s “Heroes” and “Tableaux”—two distinct, yet intertwined photographic essays sh...

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave - What: A Lecture by Distinguished Italian Fulbright Lecturer Michela Valmori, University of Bologna - Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Entrance : Free Immigration has created the foundation of America, it is not only what made this nation...

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave, - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Entrance : Free. RSVP at https://clothesvscostumes.eventbrite.com  As part of this initiative, a series of events dedicated to numerous filmmaking careers, including masterclasses and screenings will be...

When: From Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura In collaboration with : Chicago International Film Festival - Entrance : Free “Fare Cinema” (Filmmaking) is an initiative coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Inte...

Nine months ago, Michael Meranda revealed his plans to open a new Italian restaurant in River North that featured his award-winning gelato. The path to opening Sapori Antichi Bar Italianohasn’t been as smooth as their tasty Italian desserts are, but on Monday Meranda and wife Mary finally opened their restaurant. They’re serving lunch and dinner wi...

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...