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If you’re looking for new ways to celebrate love this upcoming Valentine’s Day, WGN News Now has you covered with our Valentines-YAY! series. In this episode we take you to a gem tucked away in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Adalina. The modern Italian restaurant opened its doors in June 2021 and is led by Michelin-Starred Chef Soo...

Ahhh Quartino. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re familiar, but we are here with a review anyway to further strengthen this relationship. If you don’t know, whether it’s because you’re new to Chicago, or don’t often frequent the depths of River North, then here’s some info on a downtown standby that caters to a number of needs. Quartino is...

LaRosa's has reopened in the city of Fairfield, Ohio, with a comprehensive renovation of its location on Camelot Drive near Dixie Highway, according to a press release. The hallmarks of the remodel include a bright, modern 143-seat dining room and a beverage station. A pick-up window has been open for weeks, a feature LaRosa's has been adding to it...

Many have heard of or even eaten from a food truck, but few have had the opportunity to grab fresh authentic Italian food from a school bus. “We wanted to be unique and different,” Zachery Bastianelli, co-owner of the new Bastianelli’s Italian Mercato food bus, told MLive-The Flint Journal. Bastianelli co-owns and operates the bus, which had a gran...

Topo Gigio is a small neighborhood spot that serves Italian food with gusto. In Old Town that doesn’t mean cheap prices, but they more than make up for it with white tablecloths, a casual vibe, and accommodating staff. Altogether, it’s what makes Topo Gigio the wrong place for no one. Dinner with your family? Perfect. First date? Even better. There...

With its 100th year on the horizon, Stella® Cheese is reflecting upon what made it the star of Italian cheese in the first place: its full-flavored, traditional recipes. To prepare for its milestone birthday, the brand is going back to its roots to reintroduce two beloved classics that have stood the test of time: PDO-certified Parmigiano Reggiano...

Buzzelli Foods is new to the Traverse City foodie scene. “I think the first week I came in every day because I was trying something new,” said John Fiorelli, who lives in Traverse City. But owner Kathy Gibbons and making mozzarella go way back to 2007. “I learned to make it from an Italian deli on Arthur Avenue in New York, it’s like the real Littl...

Passionate chef and Oak Park resident, Ciro Parlato, has plans to make his mark on the local culinary scene, but funding challenges are slowing his ability to make his dreams of opening a restaurant a delicious reality.“The banks, they slam the door in my face,” said Parlato. “I have everything ready to go. The space, the design, the business plan...

It’s more than just a name. The owners of a restaurant on Detroit’s east side is paying special tribute to his late wife and keeping her legacy alive. Opening a restaurant during the COVID pandemic is not an easy task, but a man from St. Clair Shores was determined to do it. Mumma Maria’s House is an authentic Italian-style restaurant that opened o...

While millions of people celebrated the new year this weekend, Paisan's Italian restaurant would normally be celebrating its anniversary — December 31. However, because of its location at 131 W. Wilson Street, staff members didn't gather in celebration, but faced the grim reality of closure.   "I think I've finally gotten that point to say that I d...

At Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, it’s all about the ingredients. “We make everything from scratch,” said owner Gino Stabile. ‘We make the flour, the dough we make from scratch, we make the sauce, the cheese comes big blocks, and we cut it fresh, we shred it.” Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, 3150 Plainfield Ave. NE, has been open about a decade, and offers an...

For Sicily native Deborah Quinci, sharing food is the most Italian thing she could possibly do. Since opening her cookware-store-turned-cooking-school-turned-market with business partner Connie Klema, that’s exactly what she’s done at Quinci Emporium. The pair are keeping the tradition of chef-owned businesses alive in the Short North, while also o...