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Lawrence Green, the owner of Maialina Italian Kitchen & Bar, says the restaurant brings Old World, traditional, “comfort,” Italian food and caters it to the new generation. They’ve been bringing that strategy to their customers’ tables since July 2019 from 1103 Prospect St. However, he says after a successful first six months in business, they’ll n...

Leo's Italian Social will open a location at Crocker Park in 2021. Owned and operated by the Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, Leo's Italian Social is designed to be the center of a community. The restaurant offers Italian-inspired food and crafted cocktails, with house-infused vodkas, bourbons and whiskeys. The restaurant will also have bocce ball c...

Whatever your taste, you can find award-winning wines in Pepin County. A classical Mediterranean-style winery complex is welcoming visitors every day, just a short day trip from several metro locations in the Midwest. At Villa Bellezza you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to an Italian vineyard. Julianne Dahlen, Villa Bellezza...

With no Reds fans allowed at Great American Ball Park in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias changed its long-running fan favorite ‘Strikeouts for Slices’ promotion to ‘Strikeouts for Cincy’. Instead of giving away free pizza, LaRosa’s contributed $1,000 to the Reds Community Fund every time a Reds pitchers struck...

An Italian-American family in Chicago is keeping their tradition alive by making tomato sauce or passata together. The Cortese family has regularly cooked their own pasta sauce together for over three generations. When Steve Cortese’s grandmother immigrated to the United States, she brought the ritual with her from a small town in Calabria, Italy....

A family of Italian immigrants are bringing the flavors of their homeland to metro Detroit. Cucina Lab Torino by Cuciniamo Italiano is set to open at the end of the month in Troy. Martina Rabajoli, the daughter of the owner and the restaurant's PR manager, says that her family decided to open the restaurant, Cucina Lab Torino, as a home for the fam...

Marco’s Pizza today announces the official opening of its milestone 1,000th store in Kissimmee, Florida. The brand’s path to 1,000 stores charts an incredible journey – starting with an Italian founder, Pasquale Giammarco, and a dream of creating a pizza brand, to CEO Jack Butorac who discovered a wonderful growth opportunity, to the immigrant entr...

Contractors have begun construction on a new small-footprint grocery store created by Mariano’s founder Bob Mariano and opening next April in Lincoln Park. Dom’s Kitchen and Market — the first in a chain of neighborhood grocery and takeout stores announced in May — will be located at 2730 N. Halsted St. Nina Mariano, spokesperson for the store, sai...

If you love food and you're also a fan of “The Sopranos,” you'll likely remember the scene where Vito Spattafore prepares a home-cooked meal of pork chops and vinegar peppers for Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski. The Italian-American dish, which is thought to have origins in the Neapolitan dish costolette di maiale con papaccelle, is an East Coast stapl...

Avvio Italian Kitchen, the new restaurant from former Sabatino’s co-head chef Joel Piedra, is open and serving specialities like steaks, seafood, pasta, and — of course — Shrimp DeJonghe. News of the forthcoming spot broke in early September, much to the delight of Sabatino’s fans who have been missing the beloved Northwest Side Italian-American st...

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM. 10203 West Grand Avenue, Franklin Park, IL, 60131. Join us at Jewel-Osco Franklin Park for Festa Italiana, filled with the sights and smells of Italy, featuring a live accordion performance and a Live Chef Demo from Leo Spizzirri of the Pizza Academy as well as Rossella Martinello of @A.Taste.Of.Italy.At.Your.Table...

Chef Joe Farina, known for his Chicago-style Italian fare, is bringing Victory Italian to Oak Park. Set to open in the former home of Two Brothers Social Tap, 100 S. Marion St., Victory Italian is poised to bring throwback charm and an arsenal of classic Italian dishes to the Pleasant District on Monday, Oct. 19. The Oak Park location will be a sis...