Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. The Art Of Pizza Topping the list is The Art of Pizza. Located at 3033 N. Ashland Ave. (between Barry Avenue a...

We sat down with company leaders sculpting new products and market strategies for three of the Italian confectioner’s iconic names: Ferrero Rocher, Kinder and Tic Tac. The Sweets and Snacks Expo, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, packed thousands of brands and hundreds of product launches into three days in Chicago. Not to be out...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park.During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...

A decade back, Chef John Besh partnered with Chef Alon Shaya to create Domenica Restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel, inspired by the regional cooking of Italy. (Both chefs are no longer affiliated with the restaurant). Although New Orleans has its share of Italian restaurants, it’s fair to say most of them serve Italian-American cuisine, much of it S...

Over the last few years, Postino wine bars have popped up in every cool neighborhood around the Phoenix area. Valley residents flock to the chain because it has a keen eye for design and an approachable menu with local wines and Italian bites.  And now, the restaurant group behind the stylish wine bar is planning to open a Tucson outpost on Grant...

Our cookbook of the week is Food of the Italian South by Rome-based culinary writer Katie Parla. To try a recipe from the book, check out: Manell’(fried polenta fritters), orecchiette con burrata, pomodorini e pesto (orecchiette with burrata, tomatoes and almond pesto) and cozze ripiene (stuffed mussels). Stuck in a sheep traffic jam as wild horses...

The advice, “Save room for dessert,” holds very true at one venerable Italian restaurant. At Pasta e Pani, the antipasti is awesome. The linguine is luxurious. The pizza is perfect. But the desserts are divine. Known for an outstanding savory bill of fare, the sweet menu often gets overlooked. That’s a shame. Recently I stopped by just for dessert,...

Premio Artusi 2019 è Lidia Bastianich. Italo-americana, ristoratrice di successo negli States, celebre volto televisivo oltreoceano, autrice di numerosi best seller, grande appassionata di cucina italiana. A scegliere il suo nome è stato il Comitato scientifico di Casa Artusi, con questa motivazione “quale cuoca, scrittrice e imprenditrice, per la...

Fino’s is back. The beloved Midtown Italian deli will reopen its doors at 11 a.m. Thursday. Regular customers will be happy to hear that the new ownership group has not changed the core menu or the recipes. All the favorite sandwiches will be back. The Aquisto with ham, mortadella, salami, provel and green olive dressing. The Fino with salami, prov...

Joey O’s Pizzeria and Italian Grill will be opening on Thursday, June 6 at 1521 Hwy. 17 Little River. The grand opening will start with the Little River Chamber of Commerce leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening offers 10 percent discount on all pizzas and calzones from June 6 thru 9 and other specials. Guests can also enjoy live mu...