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With the announcement earlier this week of Mariano's Fresh Market's intention to acquire 11 of the 72 soon-to-be shuttered Chicago area Dominick's locations, Mariano's is set to become a leading grocer in Chicago. It should not be a surprise to anyone who has even casually been following grocery retail news over the past few years. From the first...

Join your friends and family at the 18th annual Taste of Little Italy featuring the finest Italian food and wine as it returns to historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Holy Rosary Churchyard, 12009 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH.   The event offers Italian food and wine, live entertainment, and...

The populist wave coursing through American culture now flows from 32 wine taps at the aptly named Pop's for Italian in downtown Ferndale, where crispy Neapolitan pizzas and Italian-American chophouse classics are served to the masses in a cavernous beer hall-style wine bar and restaurant.   Located on West 9 Mile in the former Buffalo Wild...

You don't expect to find a pasta dish that includes potatoes. For good reason too, because who needs to add more starch to a plate of starch? But then the dish lands on the table and you see that those potatoes are wispy little matchsticks, flash fried to a sunny golden brown and arranged like a crown of thorns around the fettucine noodles. More th...

Reggio's Pizza is going strong at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The local Italian eatery has just unveiled its fourth outlet at one of the world's busiest airports in Terminal 3 near Gate 8. The fourth outlet at the airport easily makes Reggio's one of the most visible restaurant operations in the huge airport complex.   And w...

by Ben Feldheim   Pompei Little Italy in Orland Park will reopen in about a week with a new name and new hours.   Davino's Restaurant will be the new name at 8801 W. 143rd Street with a tentative reopening date of Wednesday, Sept. 12. The menu of Italian staples, including house made pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pizza strude...

The company is under different ownership, but Dina Mia in Iron River continues to cook up the same Italian food it has for over 40 years. Making Italian food is their business and having fun at work is certainly a close second for the employees of Dina Mia.   With only 14 employees, the workers build quite a relationship working in close pro...

Over the years, Gaetano's in Forest Park has been recognized as a superior Italian dining spot across Chicago, raking in exemplary ratings from Zagat, Chicago's Best and Open Table. Now, Kane County residents need go no further than their own backyard to sample Gaetano's adventurous Italian cuisine.   Gaetano's, a fine-dining restaurant nest...

The Italian House on Park is located in the Grand Junction neighborhood in Westfield. The beautiful and quaint restaurant is a perfect spot for customers who enjoy quick service and authentic Italian cuisine - bon appétit! "We try to take care of our guests and make them feel at home. We are upscale but not stuffy," explains general manager Jim Ne...

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro once made a NASCAR cake that weighed about 20,000 pounds. You could eat it, but you couldn't get behind the wheel. Valastro plans to rectify that situation when he rolls an example of his sweet sickness onto Monument Circle Friday.   No, sorry, the Cake Boss is not making a full-size IndyCar cake with twin turbos u...

Dawnette and Dale Michael of Plainwell, Michigan enjoyed the trip of a lifetime recently, as winners of the Baci Perugina Chocolate and Lavazza Coffee "Chocolate Lovers Dream Trip" to Italy.   The lucky winners joined almost a million other chocoholics at the annual Eurochocolate Festival, an annual festival hosted by the hilltop town of Per...

by Heidi Prescott It's down to the final two in the Pizza Wars battle. Giannetto's Pizza in Granger will take on Rocco's Restaurant in South Bend in the final round of voting that kicks off Thursday in St. Joseph County. More than 76,000 votes were cast in the first two rounds of the competition across northern Indiana, blowing last year's B...