NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The Columbus Day Parade is marching back to Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 10 along Mayfield and Murray Hill roads. Elaborate floats, marching bands, local artifacts, and city leaders will comprise the parade, which steps off at noon to celebrate Northeast Ohio’s deeply rooted Italian American culture. Apart from enjoying the...

The Columbus Italian Festival returns for another year and WBNS-10TV is proud to be front and center at the event serving as the main media sponsor. The three-day event runs Friday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 9 in the streets surrounding St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The festival will include live music from Tre Bella (Three Beauties), Nick Cosg...

The Italian Bowl is coming to the Glass Bowl next summer. The Italian Football League Championship will happen outside Europe for the first time ever -- and for starters, this is American football, not soccer. The game is expected to draw thousands of international visitors to Toledo and it’s about much more than touchdowns. The Glass Bowl has host...

The San Leone Society, a mutual aid group charted in 1920 in Cleveland held their Centennial Celebration (postponed from 2020 due to Covid concerns) on August 21, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom of the Independence Holiday Inn. Over 200 members, family and friends of the Society attended.  The keynote speaker was the Honorable Basil Russo; San Leone Soc...

In theory, at least, Primavista always sounded right up my alley. An iconic Italian restaurant – a little dated, but still beloved – with a menu that read like a greatest hits collection of some of my favorite classic Italian dishes.  And while I've been meaning to pay a visit ever since I moved back to Cincinnati three years ago, it was only last...

If you’re a cheese lover, we’ve got great news for you! A restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois serves a famous cheese wheel pasta. It’s truly better than words can describe! One of the most unique restaurants in Illinois is Carlucci's Rosemont, a Chicago-area Italian spot that serves up homestyle, homemade dishes in a beautiful location. Every dish ser...

Tecnoform, an Italian company that manufactures upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles and boats, is opening a North American headquarters and manufacturing facility on 36th Street SW in Cascade Township. The company is opening at 4999 36th St. SE in Cascade Township, and plans to add up to 130 jobs and invest $7.3 million in its new office...

Against all odds, Milwaukee's Festa Italiana is returning in 2022, though not at the usual time and place. Organizers have come a long way to get to this point. They first canceled the Italian-themed festival originally scheduled for April of 2022. But in a surprise announcement, organizers revealed the festival would indeed be held - this time at...

Last night was the 9th (of the twelve) in person event being held in the month of September at 1001 Woodward Ave for the "LoveITDetroit" initiative. The LoveITDetroit initiative consists in a series of promotional activities to be structured in the form of a "Festival dedicated to Italian creativity" lasting one month, with a permanent installation...

A longtime Sicilian bakery has opened another outpost — 5,000 miles away, on the Far Northwest Side. New Paradise Bakery, 5742 N. Milwaukee Ave., is a gelateria, bakery and deli led by owner and chef Vito Rubino, whose parents are from Palermo, Italy. After running a pizzeria in Logan Square, he formed a partnership with the New Paradise Bakery own...

Crown Restaurant Group (Crown Republic Gastropub, Losanti, La Cantina) has refreshed and reopened one of its downtown eateries. The former Rosie's Pies & Pints — which temporarily closed in August — has been transformed into Rosie's Italian.Helmed by chef and owner Anthony Sitek, the menu focuses on family recipes and traditions. Diners can expect...

Via Sofia's Italian Kitchen, an established chain restaurant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, expanded and opened its first eatery in Rockford. Franchisee Leslie Reinbach opened the pickup- and carryout-only restaurant in August at 109 N. Show Place Drive, across from ShowPlace 16. Reinbach said she likes the far East State Street location because of the hig...