NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The Summit County Italian-American Festival returns to downtown Akron on Aug. 3-5 with Italian and American cuisine, tribute bands that pay homage to Italian crooners and a fireworks display. The festival offers free admission and runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day at Cascade Plaza and on Bowery Street in downtown Akron. The festival location sh...

There will soon be a new restaurant to enjoy in downtown Lawrenceburg. No-ce Italian American Kitchen & Bar is gearing up for a grand opening on Friday, September 8. No-ce, which is pronounced (no-chay), is Italian for walnut. Overlooking the Ohio River and allowing for guests to enjoy beautiful views while dining, No-ce will serve breakfast daily...

Iozzo's Garden of Italy, the longtime restaurant located in the Old Southside neighborhood of Indianapolis, will be opening a second location in downtown Franklin. The Franklin Development Corporation approved the expansion of Iozzo's that will be located at 351 E. Jefferson St. The new restaurant has plans to open in early 2024.

According to a recent post from Chicago Food Chat’s forum, Ascione Bistro and Cafe will be expanding to Skokie inside the Highpoint at 8000 North, located at 8000 Lincoln Ave. A representative of Ascione Bistro and Cafe did not immediately respond to What Now Chicago’s request for comment. While an official opening date has not yet been confirmed,...

A new Italian restaurant called Est! Est!! Est!!! opened its doors in Dayton on Wednesday. The eatery is located at the Dayton Arcade on 45 W Fourth Street. While the owners are from North Carolina, they said they are happy to call Dayton home. They said people can come to the restaurant to get a taste they might not be able to experience anywhere...

After the success of the 2022 edition, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan have decided to confirm their participation in the 2023 edition of the Detroit Month of Design, with the project called "LoveITDetroit", which won the first edition of the "City of Italian Creativity in the World" organized by the It...

A meatball-eating contest, a wine bar, live music and plenty of food vendors will be coming to Naper Settlement on Aug. 4 through Aug. 6 for Festa Italiana. Local eateries will serve up pizza, pasta, cannoli and other Italian delights for purchase. A wine bar will be set up to sell drinks to visitors who are 21 and over. Kids can enjoy the festival...

The Columbus Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of our new exhibit: The Art of Edoardo Alfieri as Generously Donated by the Alfieri-Maisano Archive, Genoa: Celebrating the Special Connection between Columbus and Genoa, Italy. Opening on April 23, this exhibit will feature fifty-nine pieces by Edoardo Alfieri including nineteen or...

f you're not from Ohio, especially the Columbus area, you're probably wondering what Johnny Marzetti is. To put it succinctly, it's ground beef, cheese, pasta, and tomatoes baked into a casserole. Moreover, as Eric Lyttle noted while writing for Columbus Monthly, "If you're from Wisconsin or Minnesota or the like, you might know it as goulash. If y...

If you’re looking for a great Italian meal, Jim and Pete’s, 7806 W. North Ave., will not disappoint.  This longtime staple of Elmwood Park’s Restaurant Row has earned its customers loyalty with a menu that features Italian classics made with fresh and often, locally sourced, ingredients. The family-owned restaurant was founded in 1941 by Jim Sorce...

Troni Brothers Italian Restaurant has opened its doors at 417 W. Second St. in Xenia. Customers can expect “truly authentic Italian food” featuring homemade meatballs and lasagna as well as homemade marinara, pizza sauce and dough, said co-owner Dave Keen. Everything is made fresh daily. The full-service restaurant opened on Friday, July 14 and Kee...

Preparations are well underway for a historic festival in downtown Youngstown, OH. The 23rd annual Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival kicks off Thursday and will feature many vendors, great Italian food and entertainment every day. You’ll enjoy all of the things at the festival you’re used to, but this year, they’ve added some new things...