Navy Pier is adding a household Chicago pizza name to its growing list of new restaurants designed to boost traffic at the lakeside tourist hotspot. Giordano's Pizza is slated to move in to the 3,200-square-foot dining space on the north side of the pier's main entrance, the restaurant chain will announce today.   The highly visible spa...

An opening date has arrived for the long-in-the-making CiboDivino Marketplace and Caffe, at the Sylvan Thirty complex in Oak Cliff: Monday, May 4. Owned and operated by chef Daniele and Christina Puleo, CiboDivino is an Italian eatery, market and bar featuring prepared foods, pizza, wine and coffee.   A native of Sicily, Puleo is the former...

by Megan Garringer Sometimes, it can be hard for parents to find a restaurant that both they and their kids enjoy, but Bobby's South Bay Italian has solved that problem for South Bay families since its opening last year. While there isn't an official kids' menu, half-servings of many dishes can be prepared and everyone in the family will enjo...

by Carla Balzano   The vacant building at 1357 Washington Street in the South End, will now be occupied. The Aquitaine Group, which closed the building's last vendor, Union Bar & Grille, over a decade ago, is opening a new Italian restaurant this summer. The group will open La Motta's Italian Specialties late this summer. La Motta's is...

By Teresa Gubbins Frisco gets a taste of Dallas with the spring 2016 opening of Vicini, a new American-Italian restaurant from a group of experienced players that includes Brian McCullough, cocktail magician and co-owner of Standard Pour. McCullough has partnered with Robert Hall, former general manager of Abacus and also part of the Hall w...

By Lisa Scheid   Russo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, 527 Penn St., will open a second location in the former Reading Outlet Center's Big Mill building, owner Carlos H. Salguero confirmed this week. The announcement marks the first business to publicly commit to developer Alan W. Shuman's $23 million retail and residential project a...

By Susan Smith-Harmon Some neighborhoods are quietly idyllic, others buzz with energy. The Loop hums with excitement. The stretch of Delmar Blvd from between The University City lions at Trinity and the MetroLink Station at Des Peres is teaming with interesting shops and restaurants. That's why it was named "One of the Ten Great Streets in America...

by Jonathan Phelps   Francesco "Frank" Pellino already had a successful restaurant in the North End of Boston when he decided to open Mamma Luisa Cucina and Bar on Central Street in this seaside town. The new restaurant opened the day before Mother's Day, Pellino said, and since then, "It has been busy."   Pellino, 49, of Danvers...

When Lidia's Kansas City opened in the Crossroads 15 years ago, there had never been a restaurant in the former railroad freight house (there are now three), and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich (the proprietor of Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto restaurants in New York City) had never opened a location outside New York (she now has two).   "...

Joe & Aldo's Italian Tavern in Novi is a new family-friendly Italian concept with a menu and style that are 'completely different' from his white-tablecloth Andiamo Italia restaurants, restaurateur Joe Vicari says. With diners continuing to gravitate to ever more casual, affordable dining spots, restaurateur Joe Vicari has debuted a new family...