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By Vikki Ortiz Healy and Joseph Ruzich Stella Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero reopened Friday, serving up giant pizza puffs, spinach, onion and mushroom pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the way it has for 25 years, because that's what Giovanni Donancricchia — known as "Pa" to his children who will take turns running the place in his absence — would...

"Cuciniamo con Samanta" now scheduled for first week of March! Get ready to dive right in the Italian language and culture with this journey through the flavors of il Bel Paese! Italian language and cooking classes have never been so good !! Spots are very limited; call or register online Thursday 26 February!!!   COURSE DESCR...

Metro Detroit has been getting wowed by the superbly executed northern Italian cuisine from the kitchen at Tre Monti for years. Since it's been under the helm of Zharko Palushaj for the past five years, the restaurant (which sits behind the San Marino Club castle on Big Beaver Road) has been winning praise time and again. Its portions were bountifu...

A new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage shop has finally opened at 9400 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The fast-foot restaurant is the second in Orland Park and both are owned by the Motto brothers, who also own Pop's franchises at 14279 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, 11336 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, Romeoville and Elmhu...

by Polly Campbell   Are you looking for a cheap feed or a fine-dining experience? Do you want to try something new, or do you think a restaurant should have been in place a few decades before it can be judged "best"? Any of those ways, you're in luck. There are Italian restaurants in Cincinnati that have been around since the Depression...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago annuncia  FOOD & WINE EXPO 2015 L'evento di business e promozione dei prodotti agroalimentari italiani più importante del Midwest degli USA. Chicago, 11-12 Maggio 2015 Food Wine Expo e' il più importante evento di business e promozione del Midwest degli USA nel settore...

by Deb Terrill While visiting St. Louis, Bill and I had dinner on The Hill. The Hill is the old Italian neighborhood on the west side, and it feels very much like stepping back in time. There are a dozen or more restaurants, mostly old school red sauce joints, packed with diners at 5:30 and closed by 9 p.m.   We picked Zia's, but we were to...

by Joseph S. Pete   An Italian beef and Italian sausage restaurant beloved in the South Suburbs for more than four decades is finally opening a Northwest Indiana location.   Enzo's Restaurant, which is known for charbroiling freshly house-made sausage over lump coal, is taking over the former Schererville Gyros, which closed earlier t...

by Ashok Selvam Earlier this year, when chef Joe Farina left his stint as Rosebud's corporate chef, he got in touch with childhood friend Tony Gambino to pursue a long-held dream of working together. Gambino, who owns the Armand's Pizzeria chain of neighborhood pizza spots, wanted to expand and open a batch of full-service restaurants sporting the...

by Daniel Gerzina   Mario Batali is excited to bring Eataly to Chicago. Very, very excited. Relaxing at the end of the bar at Otto in New York City (which Batali calls his "office"), the larger-than-life chef's eyes grew wider than his collection of Crocs when discussing the opening.   First things first: Batali says the Eataly team i...

When Giuseppe "Joe" Scalzo talks about Ciao Bella, his Tuscan-inspired restaurant, his passion for creating soul-satisfying dishes comes through. The Calabria, Italy-born Scalzo discovered that passion for cooking while working at a small restaurant in Florence, Italy—and then brought it to the U.S.   After studying international business at...

In an industry where life expectancy is notoriously brief, Jim and Pete's Italian Restaurant in Elmwood Park will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary throughout the month of April.   To thank their customers, owners Michael Bucchianeri and Jim Sorce, Jr. will be presenting diners with a gift card for an amount ($10-$1,000) revealed...