If you’ve never heard of it, Reggio Emilia might sound like a brand of Italian wine. And as you might suspect, it does refer to a place in Italy. But it also refers to a philosophy of working with young children that was developed after World War II in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy. One of its foundational concepts is “the hundred langua...

Casetta Kitchen and Counter is an Italian-American deli in the Network222 building on West Washington Avenue just off the Square. The word Casetta, according to the restaurant’s website, means “little house” in Italian — and with the grill right behind the counter, you did get the feeling of being in a friend’s kitchen, even with the hip, urban atm...

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse announced the Aug. 27 opening of its newest restaurant located at 1220 South Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie – marking the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes, Johnny’s offers guests a high-end dining experience with decadent dishes, timeless tunes and a stylish 1940s ambi...

Giovanna Miceli Jeffries è nata a Ribera (AG), in Sicilia, dove è cresciuta e ha terminato la scuola superiore prima di emigrare negli USA. È professore emerito dell’Università del Wisconsin-Madison e negli ultimi 25 anni è stata la direttrice del programma italiano presso l’Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison. Giovanna ha scritto e presentato varie...

It’s no easy thing to find paper-thin prosciutto sliced to order in this town. Alimentari, a new deli set to open later this summer on the east side, wants to change that. “Everything’s going to be cut fresh to order, so if you get prosciutto, mortadella, capacolla, it’ll be sliced to order for you in whatever size you want,” said Dan Bonanno, the...

by Dan Curd   No other country has had a greater impact on American taste than Italy. Even though in recent years we've been bombarded by globalization and multiculturalism, the Italian brand remains strong. Currently, modern Italian cooking is in fashion, spawning restaurants like Lombardino's, Cento and Osteria Papavero.   Yet for...

The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.   City and county officials have already done a "walk through" of the Bellini Italian Restaurant and the county is conducting a feas...

Italy's leading ensemble on the world music circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns Stateside for a series of Fall concert dates. Running from September 29th through October 10th, stops along CGS's 2016 mini-tour include Midwest performances at the Madison World Music Festival, Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Minneapolis's Cedar Cultural...

You know about Festa Italia, the annual celebration of Italian American culture in Fitchburg. But you may not know that the group behind the celebration, the Italian Workmen's Club of Madison, is the longest consistently running club of its kind.   It's been in existence since 1912. Other Italian Workmen's Clubs in the U.S. suspended op...

Fino a dieci anni fa il mercato principale di Ducati era l'Italia. Ora, vuoi per la crisi, vuoi l'esplosione del marchio a livello mondiale, gli Stati Uniti rappresentano una delle fette più grandi del mercato globale di Borgo Panigale.   La presenza di moto bolognesi in alcuni dei più celebri film hollywoodiani hanno accelerato di molto il...