The eldest of four children, Salvatore Palazzolo was born in Chicago to Paolo and Giuseppa (Leone) Palazzolo. Salvatore’s parents emigrated from Cinisi, a small town in Sicily, to Elmwood Park in 1976. They later moved to River Grove, where Palazzolo grew up. Most of his father’s family lived in the surrounding area. “We were all close,” says Palaz...

Alto Adige Wines continues its Digging Deeper Roots campaign in the US market through comprehensive and thoughtful trade and media initiatives. Launched in 2023, the program enhances this Italian region's reach, awareness and understanding with key target audiences. It is led by the region's agency of record, Teuwen, an Evins Communications Company...

Giordano’s, Chicago’s hometown iconic deep-dish pizza brand, is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary with an ode to the city that put the brand on the map. Established in 1974, Giordano's has become synonymous with deep-dish pizza excellence, attracting not only locals but visitors across the world. In honor of this landmark moment, the world...

Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants are a pillar in Chicago's Italian culinary scene. This restaurant group has reaped the rewards of successful ventures with Bar Cargo, Stefani Prime and Tuscany Stefani Restaurant. The company's newest endeavor Stefani's Bottega Italiana, 6075 North Milwaukee Avenue, travels toward a new concept for Italian lovers....

AC Milan is delighted to announce that the Men's First Team will be travelling to the United States of America this summer on a pre-season tour, which will see the Rossoneri taking part in the 2024 Soccer Champions Tour. The 2024 exhibition series will see five of the world's most iconic clubs - AC Milan, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and...

For those of us who love Italian food, the odds are we could live here in the Garden State our whole lives and not try everything. Still, even in the best spot for pasta and pizza in the country (in my humble opinion), I still manage to be surprised once in a while. That’s definitely the case at Di Palma Brothers in North Bergen, which might be the...

Over the course of a 28-year career as an administrator for the Air Force, Ernest “Skip” Dalle Molle came to realize the key role that helping people played in so many of his job descriptions. One of five children, Ernest “Skip” Dalle Molle was born in Evergreen Park to Ernest and Mary (Bertoletti) Dalle Molle. He grew up in the Roseland neighborho...

Playing the accordion for hospital patients. Working as a crossing guard. Dog sitting for 30 clients. At age 71, Linda Iovino likes to keep busy, never forgetting a quote she read at the bookstore when she was in high school: “It takes 12 muscles to smile and 72 muscles to frown.” While the numbers may or may not be accurate, the underlying message...

A feast day amid Lent, Saint Joseph’s Day on March 19 is especially popular within the Italian-American community, where it’s traditionally celebrated by eating zeppole. A treat dating back to ancient Rome, zeppole are made with deep-fried dough stuffed with custard, pastry cream, or jelly. All zeppole get dusted with powdered sugar, and they are u...

When: Apr 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Where: Italian-American Literati Festival, Casa Italia Chicago, 1621 N 39th Ave, Stone Park, IL 60165 Eric Dregni will join Casa Italia Chicago at the Italian-American Literati Festival on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. for a discussion on his book Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's...