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Terlato Wines has reached a long-term agreement with Italy's Collis-Riondo to become the exclusive U.S. marketer of Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco. The pact gives Terlato one of the most promising brands in the U.S. wine market's hottest category.   Riondo, known for its frizzante style that features apple and pear notes, has quickly become one...

Tony Mantuano, the affable James Beard Award winner and Top Chef Master, is a purist at heart when it comes to Italian cuisine. He's been referred to (affectionately, I should add) as "The Godfather," and his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, Spiaggia, has been going strong for 30-plus years serving Italian cuisine that's "innovative yet mindful...

A new "Italian pub" called Bar Lupo is slated to replace the shuttered Oak & Char in River North this fall. What exactly is an Italian pub, you ask? "It's a neighborhood restaurant where we hope you can go without having to overthink or over plan," says restaurateur Brian O'Connor. "It's a relaxed, fun and engaging Italian restaurant mixed wit...

Details have been scarce about the forthcoming Chicago outpost of Eataly, Mario Batali's sprawling Italian market and restaurant with locations in New York City and Rome, but beer fans will be glad to hear that brewpub planning is underway. Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head announced that it will continue its partnership with Eataly and will des...

Now that Eataly Chicago has been operating for a couple of weeks, now that lines form daily in front of each of its 23 eateries, it's about time we recognise that Eataly Chicago, at its overstuffed heart, is also a market.   A 63,000-square-foot wonderland, importing whole octopus from Spain, making mozzarella twice an hour. But fundamental...

CANTON Scott and Kim Shapiro, the owners of TD's Tailgate Grill at 2236 Tuscarawas St. W, decided earlier this year to split the sports-themed restaurant in half and add a separate Italian restaurant in the newly created space. I attended a soft opening of Cavatelli's Italian Kitchen shortly before its June 2 opening. Invited to order anything off...

by Ashok Selvam Mirabell Restaurant's nearly 40-year run evoked a strain of sentimentality in Chicago, as German restaurants have become scarce in the city. Arthuro Aucaquizpi hopes he can continue to channel those decades of good times as he opens Mirabella Italian Cuisine at 4 p.m. today in the historic space on Addison Street. Aucaquizpi will u...

A Trip to Eataly: An Italian Food Lover's HeavenIf I could live anywhere, I'd live in Italy. It's warm and friendly, family comes first, and they live to eat and drink. The next best thing? Eataly — Chicago's Italian food megamarket. All things Italian in one city block.   I visited recently for the first time, and over the course of four da...

by Jonathan Jones   It's been a long holiday break that we at Visit Lake County have all been recovering from. However, before your friends at Visit Lake County took some much needed time to rest and relax, we had our company holiday lunch at Primo's Italian American Cuisine in Gurneerun by the Khayat Restaurant Group.   Twas a s...

To be completely transparent, I love Chicago. I wasn't born there, but I grew up in the city's northwest suburbs and returned to spend most of the '90s in Chi-Town, working for WGN-TV, then launching my own television show, "Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert." That stretch of seven short, amazing years allowed me to become completely immersed in Ch...

By Kristen Yates   From Brooklyn, to Italy, to right here in Noblesville, Vito Ruggieri is bringing his authentic Italian cuisines in his restaurant, V's Pizza & Pasta.   Ruggieri was born in Brooklyn, but raised in Italy. At 17, he returned to America to follow his dreams. Ever since he can remember, he has been in love with food...

Tony Ciccone, co-owner ofCiccone Vineyard and Winery, talks with Greening of the Great Lakes host,Kirk Heinze, about the challenges faced by the wine industry and its impact on Michigan's economy.   Michigan apple growers may have benefited from the low temperatures during the winter of 2014, but grape growers and wine producers did not. The...