NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

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 Heather Ronaldson   The ornate marble work they produced distinguished Milwaukee's first Italian immigrants from other ethnic groups in the city. So did their unification under Festa Italiana in 1978 — the city's first ethnic festival on the Summerfest grounds. This citywide Italian family reunion at the lakefront keeps getting bigger and...

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...

La cartapesta è una tecnica povera di lavoro plastico, ma che può ugualmente offrire dei piccoli e grandi capolavori. Perché c'è l'arte anche nella cartapesta e in Italia si usava fin dal Cinquecento dal momento che già ai quei tempi si hanno testimonianze di statue a carattere sacro create con quel sistema, a somiglianza di quelle in legno.  ...

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 Mentesana Weber Room at Casa Italia was filled to capacity for the induction of Amy Mazzolin into the Casa's Commerce and Industry Hall of Fame. Current and former associates joined family members and friends to honor a special woman on a special day. Among them were Amy's children, Gil, Ron and Amy; daughter-in-law Kim; and grandchildren Gil D...

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...

Uno dei prodotti più popolari in America negli anni '50 è stato senza dubbio il "vagone rosso", immortalato anche in uno dei disegni del grande illustratore Norman Rockwell. A creare il Radio Flyer, cioé il carrettino rosso noto a tutti i ragazzi americani nati negli anni '40, fu Antonio Pasin, un veneziano emigrato negli USA nel 1913, all'etá di 1...

Of all the "ethnic" foods that have found their way into the American diet, Italian food has been perhaps the most pervasive. Love of Italian-American food will be one of the reasons several thousand people will converge on West Court Avenue in Jeffersonville, Ind., this weekend for the Southern Indiana town's fifth annual Italian Festival.  ...