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With this short notation on a scrap of paper, Teresa Marzetti set the tone for the company that still bears her name. It all began in 1896 when Teresa Marzetti arrived in the United States from Florence, Italy. She started her small Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. It grew to become a four star restaurant, and one of the finest dining experien...

Chocolate and hazelnut will transcend cultural boundaries Feb. 16 from 1 p.m.— 4 p.m. at 2518 W. Armitage Ave. Multilingual Connections will host the Chicago Nutella Day party, a Nutella-themed party with Nutella-inspired games and treats while teaching beginner-level Italian lessons. We believe strongly in the connection between language, fo...

Chicago has one of the largest concentrations of Italian-Americans in the entire country, which means 1) LOTS of gesturing, and 2) plenty of delicious Italian food. The best of it? It's gonna come from one of these 10 Chicago restaurants flush with Michelin stars and red sauce classics. BalenaLincoln ParkWhat you're getting: Tagliolini neroAlthoug...

Fans of Davanti Enoteca, a multi-location restaurant chain featuring rustic Italian cuisine, can now experience the food they love at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North. This iconic Chicago, chef-driven concept focuses on small plates and wine and offers a robust selection of dining options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night mi...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

A casual Italian restaurant that will feature Roman-inspired dishes and an eclectic selection of "global" meatballs aims to debut in late October in Andersonville. Bar Roma is the brainchild of Julia Zhu, a recently retired commercial banker who was a one-time partner at Oysy Sushi. But she has a lot of friends.   Her longtime companion...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Istituto di Cultura in Chicago, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in collaboration with the Italian Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, the Italian American Cultural Society (IACS), the I...

Zagat has named Gaetano's, 7636 Madison St., Forest Park, in its recent list of "Top Italian Restaurants in Chicago."   "Prepare for an experience," at the Forest Park eatery, where the chef delivers "'completely unexpected,' praiseworthy dishes à la carte or in 'unbelievable' tasting menus," the rating says.   Read more   Sour...

John "Guido" Magnacca has put a new twist on an old classic. Magnacca, executive chef at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, said his Italian Twisty Rolls are available for retail sales. "The world's first and only finger pizzas," as Magnacca describes his Italian Twisty Rolls, consist of three Italian meats and cheese wrapped in pizza doug...

When Alfredo Capitanini, Sr., and his wife, Ada, opened the Italian Village in 1927, it was, simply, about good food. We are the same here at the Italian Village today. We are about good food, making every customer feel at home, and we respect tradition while not being afraid to innovate at the same time.   A quote from a program produced fo...

The first time I ate at The Boot, the very first thing I ordered was the fried mozzarella. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: Seriously? Mozzarella sticks? Any foodie worth his Maldon salt knows they're on a restaurant menu for one of two reasons – to soak up booze or to keep the kids happy while the grownups eat real food. And he calls himsel...

by Ashok Selvam Ever wonder why Chicago has so many Italian restaurants? Julia Zhu, the owner of Bar Roma, the upcoming casual Italian restaurant in Andersonville, said it's because they're recession proof. That's the advice gleamed from her boyfriend, restaurateur Howard Davis, who's kept Gioco Italian open in the South Loop while saying goodbye...