On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago will recognize and honor former assistant coach to the NBA championship basketball teams, Johnny Bach.   Mr. Bach has distinguished himself in the fields of sport and education and also with an outstanding military record. The event will...

Eataly Chicago will open Il Tartufo, an Eataly pop-up truffle restaurant in collaboration with Urbani, Italy's leading truffle purveyor, on Friday, November 6. "While truffles are traditionally viewed as a luxury item, at Eataly, we feel that truffles are something to be enjoyed by everyone," says restaurant general manager Malory Scordato. &...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST) - Monsignor Thiele Parish Center - 1510 N Claremont Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi SIEF as we kick off the Holiday season with an afternoon filled with cheers and fun. Our children will write a letter to Santa and meet him, listen to traditional Ital...

"The Italian American studies program—along with other interdisciplinary programs—will educate our students about fundamental cultural differences. They will gain an appreciation for the ways in which Italian Americans have enriched life in this great country." -ARTHUR LURIGIO, PHDProfessor and faculty scholar; associate dean for faculty, College...

by Brett Hickman   Pizza Barra, Rich Labriola's latest restaurant, hit the Oak Brook Promenade (3011 Butterfield Rd.) today at 4:00 p.m. Featuring a menu from Chris Macchia (The Florentine, Coco Pazzo), Pizza Barra will attempt to satisfy a wide variety of pizza lovers with their Chicago thin crust, pan-style and coal-fired "Neapolitan-ish"...

Passione e fantasia! Sounds like a Felini movie. But when pizza entrepreneur and dough magician Gino Rago, owner of Panino's and Via Pizzeria 1-2-3 in Chicago, pronounces the words in his native tongue, it's clear he's melodically accenting a committed way of life. I met Gino and his lovely wife, Tina, for the first time last week and I'm not exagg...

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in collaboration with: http://marriagedowry.eventbrite.com in Italian with English subtitles Through his research on the status of women in Florence and othe...

Insieme a Chicago invites parents and kids to enjoy book readings during "StoryTime" on August 29th, 2015. The meeting will feature three reading events designated for kids and families who are familiar with the Italian language and would like to participate to a unique reading adventure.  The first session "Story Time & Si...

Join Italian instructor Giovanna Dimetros and her team for an exciting cultural and culinary adventure through various regions of Italy!! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th CAMPANIA, 6:30 to 9:30pm MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th EMILIA ROMAGNA, 6:30 to 9:30pm   Read more   Source: http://casaitaliachicago.wordpress.com  

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its inductees and honorees for the XXXVII Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration to take place on Saturday, November 15, at the InterContinental Chicago - Magnificent Mile.   The NIASHF Class of 2014 inductees include John Andretti, Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Babe Parilli, S...