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The Chicago restaurant group behind Girl & the Goat and Boka is set to open an Italian-American restaurant in the West Loop in late summer. The restaurant will be called Alla Vita, a cheer that translates as “to life.” Chef Lee Wolen, who has worked with Boka Restaurant Group for almost eight years, will lead the kitchen. The menu will include mush...

You can’t keep a good restaurant down, apparently. Chef Anthony Zappola will reopen the Rice Shop, an Asian-fusion concept that he launched in Las Vegas, revived at the Ohio City Galley and relocated to University Heights, at the Van Aken District. “I love the concept and it’s always done good, even at the Galley,” Zappola says. “It just seems like...

Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Chicago. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. The top rated Italian Restaurants in Chicago are: - Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio – give food that is soulful, surprising, and filled wi...

While the pandemic has found some businesses embracing the pop-up, for Pelino’s Pasta it has meant making things permanent. Husband and wife team Vinny and Christina Pelino will take their traveling, pop-up concept Pelino’s Pasta and make things stationary with their first brick-and-mortar restaurant at 245 King Ave. It will occupy the former home...

Pasquale’s Pizza & Pasta House began serving customers in Westerville back in the 1980s. The fact that Pasquale’s is still serving today says a lot about the operation. I’m going to say more: If you like crispy thin-crust pizzas enriched with generous amounts of good cheese and toppings, as well as old-school Italian-American food, you’ll like Pasq...

A new rooftop bar and restaurant located in downtown Flint has an incentive for its current employees and new workers.The hospitality industry has been hit hard with challenges tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major issues that resonates with restaurants across the country is retaining employees and attracting new talent. Restaurant manage...

Where’s the beef? It’s not in the latest sandwich offering from Buona. The iconic Chicago purveyor of beef sandwiches is adding a plant-based Italian beefless sandwich to its restaurant menu starting Monday. The vegetarian- and vegan-friendly seitan meat sandwich mimics its classic Original Buona Beef counterpart, except for the main ingredient. Ev...

Portillo’s is hoping to open its second Madison location sometime later this year. We first reported the new location, which will be near West Towne Mall, in December 2020 after Portillo’s executives filed paperwork with the city of Madison. On Thursday, the company sent a news release about the West Towne location indicating it would open sometime...

A family of restaurateurs is bringing a slice of Italian life to downtown Howell with a new pizzeria, restaurant and bar, which will feature two courts for bocce ball, an Italian pastime.  Coratti's Pizzeria Bar and Bocce will open for lunch and dinner May 3 at 316 E. Grand River Ave., co-owner Peter Coratti said.  The Corattis have completed an ex...

A new upscale Italian restaurant from a group of local industry veterans is coming soon to the ground-floor space in No. 9 Walton, a ritzy Gold Coast condo building at 912 N. State Street. Adalina is slated to open this summer with a menu that draws on both Northern and Southern Italian cuisines, in the two-story space that previously housed Walton...

Some might argue that being single may not make me the best person to advocate for the perfect date-night spot. Few, though, would disagree with me when I say that Ann Arbor’s Mani Osteria and Bar is the best place for that date night. With its dim yet warm lighting and comforting Italian food, Mani is just the right restaurant for your romantic ev...

People living in St. Charles regard the Fox River as an important resource, something the owner of Salerno’s on the Fox on the bank of the river understood immediately. Oak Brook resident Adam Salerno, 73, has run the iconic restaurant at 320 N. Second St. in St. Charles since 1975. “There was a real estate agent in St. Charles – she was a friend o...