Monday, April 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. Marquee Cinema, Union South - 1308 W Dayton St room 245, Madison, WI 53715. The 2019 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will take place in Madison from Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, with local premieres of exciting new films by leading Italian directors. Screened free of charge at the Marque...

Whitewater’s Main Street business district made room for a slice of Little Italy when New Yorker Benny Spahiu brought his talents to Wisconsin. His success in New York pushed him to try to find more markets where pizza by the slice would be profitable, which led him to open La Piazza Pizzeria in Whitewater this March. The restaurant is open Wednesd...

What started as a childhood dream has turned into a passionate profession for a young Green Bay woman. Sara Santaga, 23, opened Sara’s Artisan Gelato on Anderson Drive in Ashwaubenon about a month ago, and so far, it’s even more than she hoped it would be. “Business has been awesome,” Santaga said. “I’ve been getting increasingly busier. I’ve been...

If you're looking for an banjo-slinging Italian, look no further than Milwaukee's own Michael Rossetto, whose new CD, "Intermodal Blues," is out now on Minneapolis-based Shifting Paradigm Records. The nine songs on the record are genre-busting, with hints of Americana, Italian folk music, Spaghetti Western vibes, bluegrass and even rhythms that con...

Centro Sperimentale del Latte USA Inc., a probiotic company, plans to establish its first operations in the U.S. with a manufacturing facility in Franksville, Wisconsin. The investment is part of a multimillion-dollar project expected to create up to 31 jobs over the next four years.PROBIO RE LLC, Centro Sperimentale del Latte’s related entity, rec...

The Italian professors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee organized an Italian Day. Students in Ms. Sabrina’s second and third grade full Italian Immersion class were invited to participate. Victory students arrived at the student Union and were greeted by the team of Italian professors. Victory students were given a guided tour of the camp...

Madison College held another successful Chef Series on March 6, this time featuring award-winning, and Chicago renowned Chef Rick Tramonto. He has won the James Beard award, and has written several cookbooks, and has owned many award-winning restaurants. His most famous fine-dining restaurant, “Tru” was granted two of the prestigious Michelin stars...

When Elizabeth Minchilli set out to write her latest book, she decided to focus on easing people into entertaining. Providing a step-by-step approach, she takes the stress out of socializing and cooking at home with detailed menus and planning tips from her Italian kitchen.  A snapshot of eating in Italy today, “The Italian Table: Creating Festive...

How did the Bartolotta brothers, partners in the Milwaukee-based Bartolotta Restaurants group, become leading restaurateurs in the Midwest? Joe Bartolotta, president and co-owner, would point out that his brother, Paul, brought talent and experience from working in the kitchens of storied spots like the Rainbow Room in New York and Spiaggia in Chic...

A Milwaukee father and son set out on a journey to learn as much as they can about their ancestors, with the help of NBC's " Today" show. Steve Balistreri's father and uncle started Sendik's. If you were part of the family, you likely paid your dues at at least one of those stores.  "All of us, all of my brothers and sisters, we all worked there, m...