Imagine that you’re on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea enjoying a beautiful waterfront dinner with some authentic Italian cuisine. OK, so it’s not quite the Mediterranean, but the food at Ristorante Lago does its part to paint the picture. Since opening in October 2016 at the site of the former Golden Anchor, executive chef and general manager J...

For the 12th straight year, the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival returns, bringing a slew of great films – most of which wouldn't likely otherwise screen in Brew City – and, as always, it's free and open to all. This year's event, slated for April 27-29 at UW-Milwaukee's Union Cinema and co-sponsored by the Department of French, Italian and Comparat...

An Awards Gala event of the Grand Lodges is to be held on May 6, 2018 at the Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street located in Racine, Wisconsin, which is midway between Illinois and Wisconsin. The event begins at 12:00 noon with a wonderful Italian buffet table and continues with the Awards Ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $65 per per...

Festa Italiana is bringing back their spring ticket deal with tickets for only $7. The deal only lasts for seven days once a month in April, May and June. General admission is $13 at the gate and kids under 12-years-old get in for free. Online tickets before the event will cost $10. The ticket deal will run from April 16-22, May 14-20 and June 18-2...

Festa Italiana is, of course, the city's major Italian festival and it takes place each July, bringing delectable Italian cuisine to the Summerfest grounds. But each April, half a block west of the Henry Maier Festival Park, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., A Taste of Italy draws Milwaukee in to check out the ICC and sample tast...

It’s all in the family at Vivere Italian Restaurant, a family-run business in Oak Creek, where employees feel like relatives and customers are treated like they are.  And it's also a place where the chef sings to his soup. Yes, you— read that right. He sings to it. It's kind of a love song. (More on that in a bit.) Vivere owner Tony Rusidovski grew...

Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Admission and parking are free; a book of six tickets is $10, and single tickets are $2 apiece. Every item from the 30 or so food and beverage booths costs one tic...

If not for its reputation, you might walk right past Baraboo’s long-standing authentic Italian restaurant.Tucked away near the corner of 3rd and Oak streets in downtown Baraboo sits Mama Mia Fine Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria. The unassuming Italian eatery serves a variety of dishes ranging from pizza to stromboli, calzones and seafood, and all of its...

Milwaukee's Larry Baldassaro is the author and/or editor of a number of great books about baseball history, including "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," "Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life" and co-editor of "he American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity." You may also recognize Baldassaro's name from his work for the Milwaukee B...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois & Wisconsin, will head north for its 17th annual Leonardo da Vinci Awards of Excellence Gala, hosting the event on May 6 at the Roma Lodge in Racine. The event will feature a buffet luncheon at noon and an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. For reservations, call 708-403-7822. P...