Marco's Pizza's largest franchisee has added a location in New Berlin's busiest district. Highland Ventures Ltd., which owns and operates more than 100 stores tied to the national pizza delivery and carryout chain, opened its doors Nov. 15 at the Moorland Square Shopping Center, 15415 W. National Ave., between Pick 'n Save and Burghardt's Sporting...

Some of my favorite local restaurants have been combination Mediterranean-Italian places like Oliva (“olive” in Italian), on Madison’s Far West Side. I had long been curious if it still lived up to the meals I had there when I reviewed it in January 2009, a month after it opened. “Service is fast and friendly, the prices are extremely reasonable...

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 11am CT Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin -Madison, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Part of the European Studies 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Opening remarks will...

As I write this, handmade Italian bucatini and mafaldini are drying inside the kitchen at Semolina, the new retail shop at 2474 S. Kinnickinic Ave. which will welcome its first customers beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.  The pastas – made by owner Petra Orlowski using finely milled organic durum wheat flour from Central Milling in Utah and...

Car lovers flocked to the parking lot of the Madison Community Pool on Saturday, Oct. 9, for the North Star Athletic Club's third annual car show. Participants chatted about their vintage rides and sports cars as visitors streamed by. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot off Rosedale Avenue, also offered good eats from a f...

The Florentine Opera is the next work of Giuseppe Verdi’s Revolutionary Opera, returning to the Grand Opera. Rigoletto.. Performed on October 8th and 10th at the Willin Hall of the Marcus Paforming Arts Center is Florence’s first performance in front of the audience since the pandemic regulations came into force in 2020. It was developed to reprodu...

Vino! Vino!, a Northern Italian-themed tapas restaurant and wine bar at Stone's Throw Winery, won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for a ninth straight year. The award for Vino! Vino! was part of the wine magazine's 2021 Restaurant Awards, which honors establishments in all 50 states and 72 countries for the quality and variety of the wine list...

Strega, a new maker of fresh pastas, snacks and desserts, will join the food vendors at 3rd Street Market Hall downtown, which has set an opening date of Oct. 18. Although Strega is new, a couple of restaurant-industry veterans with wide experience will operate it: Katie Gabert, who at one time was Goodkind chef de cuisine, and Samantha Sandrin, wh...

On the corner of Third and McClellan streets in downtown Wausau, behind a red telephone booth like the ones found in a British film, lies La Prima Deli. With its signature blood orange brick walls and basil green awnings, the River District-based restaurant has been a local mainstay since its inception in September 2000. The deli, which first opene...

This week I went to Santino’s Little Italy, 352 E. Stewart St. The restaurant opened in January of 2017. While I was there, I got the chance to sit down and talk to the owners, Santo Galati and Greg Huber. Santo told me that his parents came to Milwaukee from Italy in the 1950s. Inspired by his travels throughout Italy and the food that he grew up...