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The ambiance screams sports bar, with large-screen televisions lining the wall. Much of the menu -- lasagna, stromboli, ravioli, rigatoni, tiramisu -- reflects Italian restaurant. Don’t want Italian? Salvino’s Ristorante Sports Bar & Grille in Plainwell also has burgers, burritos and wraps. “We have something for everyone,” said Ronnie Tolefree, ge...

The new Fabiola’s Spaghetti House and Deli, open since last November on 1301 Regent St., is all about connecting the past to the present — and making good food.  Fabiola’s is both an Italian American spot and a Jewish deli, though not a kosher one. Spaghetti and deli? Yes, says owner Sam Brown. The Greenbush neighborhood, where the restaurant is lo...

A new restaurant held a soft opening last week in the former Wickman House, bringing authentic Italian and Mediterranean-style recipes to the top of the Door peninsula in Ellison Bay, Wiscosin. Osteria Tre Tassi will emphasize freshness and simplicity, pairing the appropriate cooking techniques with fewer and fresher ingredients – something someone...

The newest addition to Batavia's dining scene is one that serves Italian American cuisine inspired by the owner's grandmother and the restaurant's namesake. Thorabella's officially opened Wednesday at 15 E. Wilson St. The Batavia Chamber of Commerce celebrated the restaurant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Mayor Jeffery Schielke. Lo...

After being in business for over twenty years, Scotti’s Italian Eatery has gone through a lot of rough times recently and has come out on the other side. In July of 2019, the owner was ready to call it quits due to the road work that closed the I-90 exit at East 185th Street. His loyal customers rallied around him, and he changed his mind and decid...

People discuss pizza differently than they talk about pasta, smash burgers or matzo ball soup. From message boards to social media, the dish comes with a healthy dose of zealous online debate. The latest circular obsession percolating through social media hails from a spartan storefront in Old Brooklyn. Cleveland’s newest “best pizza” is open just...

Flo's Italian Market is expected to open this fall on Main Avenue. "It's wonderful to welcome a new locally owned business," said project consultant Jamie Baker. Owner Alisha McLaughlin said that they are still working on finishing the storefront and perfecting the recipes. "We've been making cupcakes and cannolis for all of our friends and neighbo...

Lake in the Hills resident Dominic Florio is ready to step out of retirement and make his mark on the Crystal Lake restaurant scene at age 73. “I decided one more time. I can only play so much golf, and I love the business,” he said. He is opening a fine-dining Italian restaurant off Randall Road called Florio’s Italian. The restaurant, at 1540 Car...

Lola Jacaj, formerly Sema, is days away from opening her third restaurant, Oliva. The new Warehouse District eatery joins its immediate neighbor Acqua di Dea (formerly Acqua di Luca) and Casa La Luna (formerly Luca Italian Cuisine). Following a split with chef-partner Luca Sema, the names of the restaurants were changed.Oliva (408 W. St. Clair Ave....

New to Carmel’s culinary scene, Evans and his staff are celebrating the grand opening of Tre, located at 10 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN. This vibrant eatery marks the third venture from Evans and is the crowning jewel in Evans’ culinary portfolio, boasting a spacious 4,800-square-foot layout with seating for 120 indoors and 50 outdoors, including a...

As far as I know, I don’t have one bit of Italian heritage, but after my experience last weekend I am prepared to be adopted by someone who does. My husband, Mike, and I had the pleasure of attending the Italian Cooking School offered at the Sons and Daughters of Italy lodge in Bellaire on April 8. We had both visited the club on its pasta nights i...

Following a private soft opening this past weekend, L’Incontro Italian Bar & Cafe will officially open its doors to the public at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at 2315 N. Murray Ave. Located less than two blocks from the Oriental Theatre, the restaurant is a natural pick for evening dining during the remainder of the Milwaukee Film Festival. The re...