NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A Hyde Park staple of Italian dining will close after nearly four decades in business. Piccolo Mondo Restaurant and Bakery, 1642 E. 56th St., will close Nov. 27, owner Norberto Zas wrote on Facebook Sunday. Zas plans to retire, he said. “It was my pleasure to be part of this community and to give my best to provide all of you with great food and wo...

A Chicago based Italian American legal group filed suit Thursday against the producers of HBO’s mob show ”The Sopranos.” The American Italian Defense Association announced in a press conference Thursday that it seeks no money or content changes to the show. The group, Reuters reports, wants the Cook County court to proclaim that the series violate...

After a long pandemic pause, the Bitterroot Baroque orchestra is returning to public performance with a concert of Italian baroque music in Hamilton on Sunday, Nov. 13. New York City-based baroque cellist and gambist Sarah Stone, a board member of the Bitterroot Baroque orchestra, will be in Hamilton for a full week of coaching, playing chamber...

A local Italian restaurant expressed its appreciation for Springboro Intermediate teachers in a delicious way on Friday. Roma’s Pizza and Pasta, located at 282 West Central Avenue in Springboro, donated enough food for fifty teachers and staff who were all invited to the pasta lunch, according to a Nov. 4 release. Labi Troni, Owner of Roma’s Pizza...

Michelangelo's famed frescos from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are on their way to downtown Green Bay. "Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition" is coming to the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Nov. 18 through Jan. 3, according to information posted on the touring event's website. Visitors will have the chance to stan...

On the occasion of the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invited Prof. Giovanna Frosini to lead an online lecture that will focus on central moments and aspects of Italian language and food experience; particular attention will be given to the analys...

Italian wines were in the limelight at Times Square, in the heart and soul of New York, where millions of people from all over the world pass through every day. First, they were the stars of the Great Brands (which includes 18 of the top most important family Italian wine companies), and then the “Wine Experience”, signed by “Wine Spectator”, and f...

Calling all movie stars – a movie starring Robert De Niro will be filming in Cincinnati and you can be in it. Local casting director D. Lynn Meyers posted to Facebook announcing they're looking for extras for the movie "Wise Guys." According to Variety and Deadline, the movie starring Robert De Niro is a period piece about a mob drama. The movie wi...

To mark the first anniversary of BeIT, a global campaign celebrating all things “Made in Italy,” the Consulate of Italy in Detroit today relaunched its LoveITDetroit metaverse to host a world-first free exhibition of modern Italian art.    The virtual gallery showcases 13 paintings from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Nationa...

Ohio might be best known for Cincinnati-style chili and Graeter’s ice cream, but the Buckeye State also has quite the Italian culinary repertoire. LaRosa’s was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954 by Donald “Buddy” LaRosa, its flagship restaurant located at Boudinot Avenue. Nearly 75 years later, the original and oldest LaRosa’s in Ohio still stand...

The Uncle Louie Variety Show is composed of two hilarious Italian American comedians, Carlo Russo and Lou Greco. For many years, they have been making people laugh through their unique brand of comedy that brings memories on how it was like to grow up as an Italian. Their live shows always exceed the audience’s expectations. They perform different...

The Herrin High School French Travel Club is working on a plan to allow for group visits with its sister city in Italy - Cuggiono. "I've been lucky enough to visit Cuggiono several times since 2003," said Herrin foreign languages instructor Michaelann Stanley. "Each time we have gone, we have taken a group of adults and students to exchange ideas a...