Aperitivo, an Italian-style happy hour of snacks, wine and cocktails, will pop up at Phoenix Cocktail Club downtown on Mondays starting Feb. 5.  Sprezzatura, which last year organized Italian dinner pop-ups, will take over Phoenix, 785 N. Jefferson St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays to operate Aperitivo.

After serving Bay View for 20 years, Rosalba and Calogero Canfora wept when they closed their bakery for the final time in August last year. “It was the most difficult thing I had to do,” Calogero said. “It was very, very difficult to give it up. I cried and she did too.” Rosalba nodded solemnly. Although they agreed it was time to retire, after op...

Alfred John “A.J.” Capelli, a cherished family physician to many Kenosha residents, died unexpectedly Sunday at Kenosha Medical Center. He was 68. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden, unexpected passing of Dr. A. J. Capelli, a respected and valued Aurora physician and caregiver who made significant contributions to both our community and hospital...

Italy has invaded West Baraboo. A year after opening the American cuisine eatery Chomp, its owners have transformed the establishment into an Italian restaurant. Fratelli’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant opens at 3 p.m. Friday. Hailey Borota, who owns the restaurant with a silent partner, said she sees a niche in the local restaurant market for...

On a sunny but chilly day in early September 1917, Italian immigrant pastor August Giuliani led a band of Protestant evangelists from Milwaukee's heavily Italian Third Ward on a jaunt to the smaller Italian enclave of Bay View. Giuliani, a former priest, had hopped the Delaware Avenue streetcar with some of his flock on the previous two Sundays, to...

On October 25, 2017 the Pompeii Women’s Club had a Halloween party at their general membership meeting. Some of the ladies dressed up in costumes. We had music and merry meant by John Puckner. For the Pompeii Women’s monthly donation/charity we collected 60 pairs of old prescription glasses for the less fortunate. Which will be delivered to Tower O...

Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016. Terranova, whose experience includes work at restaurants in both New York and Chicago, most recently as part of the opening team at La Stor...

Popular confectionary and coffee house Divino Gelato will open its fourth location at Mayfair Mall later this November. According to a Journal Sentinel post, the kiosk in Mayfair Mall will sell Italian ice cream, French macaroons, along with local favorite Colectivo Coffee. Divino Gelato was started in Downtown Waukesha by Lori Lester. A second loc...

Not much has changed over the years at Portobello Restaurant & Pizza. It is still a quaint Italian restaurant in the Four Corners area of Brookfield, Kenny is still making pizzas and other fresh menu items, it’s still BYOB and still does not accept credit cards. On Friday, the restaurant will mark its 20th anniversary in business, proving that some...

Season’s eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year’s Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy e...