NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The chefs at the Nesso Italian kitchen have a goal of pulling authentic taste out of local ingredients, but now they have some new reasons for people to come and visit the downtown restaurant. Even though the restaurant, like many others, was in need of support, the COVID-19 pandemic gave the restaurant a reason to help support the community. They...

Downtown’s new Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park. Subito serves scratch-made Italian dishes in a white-tablecloth, jazzy environment where you can indulge in the rich flavors of Northern Italy and the warm hospitality of The...

Passionate about authentic Italian cuisine? Traveling near Fort Wayne, Indiana? Plan on dining at The Italian Connection, established by head chef, Alex Fiato. Not surprisingly, Chef Fiato became passionate about Italian food and cooking as a child. He said that he and his siblings grew up around food, and of course, as an Italian, it was always ab...

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a special submission from Max Scoli, who is currently a Senior at the University of Michigan in honor...

We’re back with another Takeout Tuesday and this week we’re featuring two places with one owner. Victor Ventigmilia told us all about Ventimiglia Italian Foods and their sister restaurant Mangiabevi Urban Italian. Ventimiglia’s is a grocery store and deli with award-winning sub sandwiches. They are known for their classic Italian sub and their eggp...

Spetterà probabilmente al Console Generale d'Italia a Chicago tenere a battesimo, nei prossimi mesi, it Grande Museo degli Italiani d'America che sta per nascere nel cuore di "Casa Italia" ai margini della City, per una iniziativa the a tutta calabrese. L'idea del Museo è infatti nata e cresciuta tra i calabresi che vivono a Chicago, e che da quasi...

For several months, my neighbor Judy had been suggesting to her husband, Preston, and me that we should visit this Italian Renaissance-style winery on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Pepin. We’re neighbors whose sons were (and still are) best friends, regularly visiting each other’s houses and playing soccer (and video games) together growing up. As we...

Steve Wilkos figures he has a prime spot for a new restaurant. Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is scheduled to open at 110 W. Main St., Suite 125, in the Carmel Arts & Design District in late February or, at the latest, the first day of spring. “We’re super excited about it. It should be great right off the Monon Trail,” said Wilkos, whose stor...

Italian fine jewelry brand Pomellato has relocated its Chicago boutique to a space inside 37 Oak St., a historic building in the city’s tony Gold Coast neighborhood. (Fun fact: The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.)  Nathalie Diamantis, CEO and president of Pomellato Group Americas, says the move—which coincides wi...

The new year is expected to bring new life to the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles, which has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When it reopens, the building will not look the same. The historic theater and its sister operation, Club Arcada, are undergoing a major renovation project that includes new eateries, hotel su...

As LaRosa’s continues to build its brand in Central Kentucky, having entered Lexington along with Skyline in May 2019 with its Richmond Road/Lexington full-service, dine-in and carry-out restaurant, LaRosa’s continues to look for expansion opportunities. LaRosa’s Richmond/Lantern Ridge Road, near State Route 876 and 1-75,  is under construction now...

Genitti’s Hole-In-The-Wall has been part of the fabric woven into downtown Northville since 1971. For half a century, our warm embrace to all through laughter and heaps of family-style Italian cooking has made walking through our front door feel more like inviting friends into our cozy, bustling home filled with indelible memories made around the t...