By Lori Fredrich A new Bay View restaurant, Santino's Little Italy, will officially open to the public on Friday, Jan. 20 at 352 E. Stewart St. The cozy Italian restaurant is a collaboration between owners Greg Huber, Santo Galati and Nick Anton, longtime co-owner of La Perla Mexican restaurant in Walker's Point. And it's been a long time com...

When Milwaukee's Italian community read the news that a group of Americans – including many prominent city residents – would protest Italian intervention in Spain outside the Italian Consulate in June 1937, it must have awaited the event with at least some trepidation.   After all, although American relations with Italy had not been bad over...

by Rick Rodriguez   On my many visits to the east side, I've driven past the intersection of Weil and Locust. I've noticed a pizzeria there before, but a few months ago, I noticed a name change.   Antonio "Tony" Balsamo opened Antonio's Pizza, 1000 E. Locust St., around two months ago. He and his family have plenty of experience in th...

Ambassador Cladio Bisogniero will arrive in Madison, Wisconsin on the evening of November 30, and will be greeted by the Consul General of the Chicago Consulate Office and members of the Italian Workmen's Club of Madison (IWC). The IWC is coordinating the Ambassodor's visit.   On Monday, December 1st, the Ambassador will have breakfast at th...

Recenly Al Rolandi, the president of WisItalia, contacted Richard Gollnick and Pete Feira, the Green Bay Wisitalia reps, to discuss a very exciting upcoming event.   Each year WisItalia has an Awards banquet to honor an Italian Teacher of the year and to give other awards for outstanding achievements in promoting Italian in Wisconsin. This...

Festa Italiana announced its complete entertainment line-up today. The weekend-long celebration of Milwaukee's Italian heritage is slated for July 19-21.   Just a few of the nearly 40 acts to be featured at the festival include: The Florentine Opera Company, Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin), Micheal Castaldo, Moreno Fruzzetti (The Ambassado...

Among the more than 300 festas that every year celebrate Italy in the US, a number that seems impossible but instead is real, today our interview will bring us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let's face it, this is not the first city that comes to our mind when we think about the American places of the Italian emigration: and probably it isn't even in the...

by Al Rolandi   Greetings to all. As the President of WisItalia it gives me great pleasure to announce our 2015 WisItalia Italian Teacher of the Year Award recipient, Mr. Steven Falsetti.   Mr. Falsetti was nominated by Ms. Janine Cano Graber, principle at Victory K-8 School For The Gifted and Talented and Italian Immersion and a...

by Alison Bauter   City of Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto remembers exactly what he ate this September when he visited Portillo's: an Italian beef sandwich, french fries, a small salad — "and it was delicious." His trip to the iconic Chicago restaurant's Vernon Hills, Ill., location was part of Portillo's play to locate in the city of Brookf...

In 1907 the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. built this corner tavern at 2501 S. Superior St. to serve the working class neighborhood of Bay View. Northeast of this corner at Superior St. and Russell Ave. was the Milwaukee Iron Works Bay View Rolling Mill, the region's first heavy industry and the community's largest employer, which dominated the South S...