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The 84th annual Italian American Festa will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Hickory Grove Park, 12403 Hickory Grove Road, Dunlap. There will be spaghetti and lasagna dinners; meatball, sausage and Italian beef sandwiches; Italian desserts and beer and beverages for sale.   Read more   Source: http://www.pjstar.com &nb...

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...

By Valeri DeCastris Publicity Chairman, Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) Annual Hall of Fame awards were recently bestowed upon members of the Italian American community at Franchesco's Restaurant in Rockford.    Sponsored by the Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA), the awards recognize community...

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...

"It's an opera of the now," said director A. Scott Parry. "It's real human beings going through real experiences on stage in real time. It's geared heavily towards entertainment. I would love for people to forget everything they think they know or associate with opera before they attend." "Don Giovanni" is the Italian opera based off the legend of...

By JoAnne Viviano   With the 2015 Columbus Italian festival now in the record books, organizers and participants say they hope to bring back a couple highlights that were new to the festivities this year. Chief among them is making the St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church building a bigger part of the celebration that it sponsor...

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...

The owners of Carrettino Italian Market & Wine announced they will relocate their family-owned gourmet store from the Town & Country Shopping Center in Grand Rapids to the Saugatuck-Douglas area in the late spring of 2014.   "My family and I have decided to relocate our business to the Saugatuck-Douglas area because it draws the type...

La prossima estate, l'Indiana University offrirà per la prima volta un corso base d'Italiano interamente "on line" con cui si potrà imparare la nostra lingua secondo orari flessibili e senza dover essere fisicamente presenti nel Campus universitario.   A darne notizia è il Consolato italiano a Detroit, sottolineando che il corso è aperto non...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Andrea Raos is pleased to invite you to  Roundtable Discussion on Don Giovanni by W. A. MozartTuesday, October 7th 6:00 PMItalian Cultural Institute   Join us for a roundtable discussion on Lyric Opera of Chicago's current production of Don Giovanni with Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna), An...

This 8-week fully ONLINE course will provide students with a background in business Italian at the intermediate level. Students will: Gain a foundation in the vocabulary used in the business world, Write business correspondence in Italian, Learn through interactive lessons with local Italian entrepreneurs, Better understand the culture of...

Anthony Rugiero is proud to be part of a first generation Italian American family that values fundamental beliefs taught by his parents, Antonio Sr. and Enrica (Rita) Rugiero. He understands the value of hard work and commitment. In 2008, after the passing of his father, Anthony took over as president of the original Roman Village Cucina Italiana i...