Opened on the same day as Chicago's new Italian mega-store, Eataly, One Off Hospitality's newest venture, Nico Osteria has hit the Gold Coast with a bang. Its chef-driven Italian cuisine, sophisticated cocktails, creative desserts, all-star cast, and elegant interior inside the Thompson Hotel has drawn mostly positive reaction. Open for less than t...

Salvatore J. Sciacca and the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals personally invite you to an exclusive event on July 24th at A Tavola Restaurant: "Living La Dolce Vita"   Experience a most memorable evening. Networking in the beautiful outdoor patio Upscale dining at A Tavola Restaurant including a glass of fine wine, grill...

There's a saying in the Little Balkans area of Southeast Kansas that if your family name ends in a vowel, you likely belong to a family of immigrant coal miner descent. Mengarelli. Maransani. Stefanoni. They were among the thousands of Italians who came to the area after the first underground coal mines opened in the late 1800s.   Read...

By Gary Puleo Collecting trash will probably never be a glamorous business, but few companies have made it as widely charismatic as J.P. Mascaro & Sons. It wasn't always that way, of course.   The multimillion-dollar jobs, impressive headquarters on Audubon Road, acres of prime real estate and the inexhaustible philanthropy the com...

For those who want to celebrate Valentine's Day by enchanting their other half with a delightful dinner for two, Eataly Chicago is pleased to offer a unique pop-up restaurant that will be open for one night only: Osteria Valentino. We will combine our restaurants La Carne, Il Pesce, and Le Verdure to create one unique dining room where guests will...

Prato, a small city in Tuscany just north of the capital of Italy, is home to delicious baked specialties such as the cantucci.   This traditional cookie is one of the many treats you could smell baking right here in Jersey City at the newly opened Prato Bakery.   Read more   Source: http://www.nj.com/    

È pronto a sbarcare a New York, Miami e Sydney il gruppo competitor di Eataly. Ha già esportato il suo modello di business, con la formula del franchising, a Boston e Ridgewood in New Jersey. Ma si espande anche entro i confini domestici, e punta a Firenze, Trieste e Bologna. Dopo le aperture in New Jersey e a Boston, il franchising gastronomico c...

The scene: Pizzeria Bianco is one of the most important restaurants to open in my lifetime in terms of transforming America's food scene. Recent years have seen a proliferation of high-quality foods in places outside their traditional regions, places they might not be expected to excel.   The obvious example is barbecue, which can now be fou...

By Pamela Silvestri   Joe Fauci established La Fontana Restaurant in Oakwood 32 years ago with his father and brother, both named Anthony. Since that time, the Fauci family never changed the footprint of their free-standing structure. But due to "business" with the buildings and fire department, Fauci recently decided to renovate. &nbs...

by Michael Klein   Time Out - the listicle-heavy city entertainment guide - has named two local restaurants to its roster of the 20 best Italian restaurants in the United States. At Number 1 is Vetri, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin's boutique at 1312 Spruce St.   The editors rave: "What can be said about Marc Vetri's hall-of...