The Cesare Battisti Lodge of Schererville, Indiana, will celebrate its centennial in grand fashion at a Nov. 9 gala. The event will include an antipasti table, traditional Italian dinner and live entertainment featuring the sounds of the Jersey Boys, Rat Pack & Motown. Tickets are $60 per person with open bar; formal attire is required. Formed in 1...

Traditional Italian recipes star on the menu at Giovanni's. The restaurant, which was established in 1966, is located on Ridge Road in Munster. Its menu features many of the dishes that have been favorites through the years at the eatery. Entering Giovanni's is like walking into an old friend's house. One also feels like you've stepped into a time...

If there’s one thing that carries through to Oliva’s Restaurant today, it’s history — both family history and local history. The restaurant, owned by Pat and Vicki Oliva, opened Feb. 8, 2010, but the Oliva family knew about the property long before, Vicki Oliva says. Pat’s father, also Pat Oliva, operated The Silver Bar out of the location from 197...

When Papa Joe’s Casa de Pasta in Mishawaka was extensively damaged after a fire in 2016, the owners decided not to reopen the restaurant. Soon after, the city of Mishawaka purchased the land where it once sat for its future plans of widening Union Street, but dedicated fans of the restaurant were left wondering what was next. Kristina Ungerecht,...

Portillo’s is hiring more than 100 employees for their new restaurant coming later this year. Beginning Oct. 7, can apply in-person at Ramada Plaza and Conference Center (305 E. Washington Center Rd.). If you are interested in applying, visit their website. Portillo’s will open near where the old Sears used to operate in the Glenbrook Square Mall....

È stato pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale il decreto del Ministero degli Affari Esteri che istituisce un Consolato onorario a Indianapolis, sopprimendo al tempo stesso il vice Consolato onorario finora attivo nella città statunitense. Il decreto, firmato dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione del Maeci, Renato Varriale, pone il con...

An exhibit about the early history of the University of Notre Dame, including images of the Christopher Columbus murals and information about their historical significance, will be created in a room on the second floor of the Main Building, Jenkins said on September 17 in his annual address to the faculty. Italian artist Luigi Gregori’s 12 painting...

Downtown Valparaiso has another elegant, sophisticated dining destination. Scarpe, a regional Italian restaurant, opened in late June in the old Bon Femme space at 66 Lincolnway in Valparaiso. It serves authentic cuisine from the 20 different regions of Italy with a focus on regional ingredients from the Midwest and a seasonal, chef-driven menu.  O...

Camp Atterbury, today an active National Guard base in southern Indiana, was built as an army training facility shortly after Pearl Harbor, and soon became the unlikely destination for about 15,000 POWs from Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler’s armies. The prison section of the camp, now a county park and fish and wildlife area, housed enemy combata...

We are pleased to announce a new open-access online journal, “Simultanea: Journal of Italian Media and Popular Culture,” co-directed by Marco Arnaudo & Andrea Ciccarelli (Indiana University).  Simultanea is a peer-reviewed journal (double blind system), which specializes in Italian/ Italian American pop culture, including but not limited to comics,...