NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Cent’ Anni opened somewhat quietly in Little Italy just before Thanksgiving. But the buzz around this hard-to-find Italian Amaro bar is growing louder and louder. It’s easy to see why the intimate 40-seat space is getting attention. The name has Cent Anni, which means “may you live 100 years,” and suggests a story. Cent’ Anni is pronounced ‘chent a...

La Tavola on the Beach will bring fresh, modern Italian fare to a former office space at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in the Village of Pewaukee. The new eatery, which is slated to open by early May, will be operated by restaurateur and chef Llazar Konda, who opened The Beach House Bistro, a Mediterranean small plates restaurant just to the east of La Tav...

Is there such a thing as Italian food? The answer, Samantha Dell’Imperio said, is a little complicated. Italian food, like many traditional cuisines is a fusion of cultures, she said, partly due influences from the number of Italy’s conquerors, from Muslims in the 800s to the Normans from western Europe through the 1100s. This is one slice of a who...

Multimedia on-air personality Maria Marino has a clear philosophy: Take advantage of any opportunity for growth. “I want to keep pushing boundaries,” the 34-year-old New Jersey native says. “It can be a hard path, but I think it’s rewarding when you keep challenging yourself and putting yourself in situations where you’re going to learn and grow.”...

On the occasion of the reopening of the library at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the exhibition Teatricci will open to the public, presenting an installation and selection of artworks by Italian artist Alessandra Ricci. Teatricci originates from the artist’s passion for theater and illustrated books, from the fascination for the unpred...

Downtown Milwaukee is really starting to find its footing when it comes to fine dining. North Jefferson Street has some of Milwaukee’s favorites and is also seeing a lot of transition on the block between Wells and Mason, including Safina at 785 N. Jefferson Street.  Nestled in one of the ever-beautiful stone mansions often filled with retail, Safi...

A cherished event that honors St. Joseph, patron saint of workers and families, promises a day filled with tradition, community and generosity. The 47th annual Feast of St. Joseph celebration takes place March 10 at The Copeland Center, 2306 Fourth St. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the welcoming of attendees from across the region to partake...

When many of us who share in the Italian American experience attempt to capture and preserve our rich family history, we sometimes find it a daunting experience. I can recall several years ago opening a box stored in my mother’s basement that was full of photos, documents, and records that to me were like pieces of a puzzle. These abstract records...

Paul Iannelli loved being Italian. "He was a family man. He was very proud of his Italian heritage," his daughter Paulette Zizzo said. "And he was a man who wanted things done yesterday." His family remembers Iannelli as a man of few words but lots of action — from building a parking business with his brother to helping create the Italian Community...

On the corner of La Crosse St and Lang Dr, not even a five-minute walk from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus, sits La Crosse’s newest Italian restaurant – Pastissimo. The building formerly occupied by Cool Beans Coffee Shop was a highly regarded cafe by UWL students. Manuel Marono and Rosalinda Saldana, owners of Pastissimo, hope to est...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will play their parts from Palm Sunday (March 24) to Easter Sunday (March 31). OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass with the distribution of palms at 7:45 a.m. and...

Event date: The March 14 2024, 18:00 (Local time) - Place: Design Museum of Chicago, 108 N State St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602 On the occasion of the Italian Design Day (IDD), and within the context of the thematic series In Futuro: a Survey of Possibilities, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, in collab...