The Italian American Club in Kenosha was bursting at the seams with the number of people who came to celebrate Carmelo Tenuta Saturday night. Named 2022 Italian American Person of the Year, friends, family, club members and members of the community turned out for a gala dinner Saturday to celebrate him. “It’s surreal,” Tenuta said. “My first job wa...

Scardina Specialties has a new location at 715 E. Locust St. Damien Scardina is the owner. "I got started making sausage with my father," Damien said. "We were making sausage for this gentleman and he told us that we should turn this into a business. We knew in the winter months that we weren't going to survive on just making sausage. So, we brough...

After nearly 7 years of business, Vivere Italian Restaurant on Rawson Avenue in Oak Creek has closed its doors, the business announced in a Facebook post. The spot's menu items ranged from appetizers like bruschetta and calamari to hearty pasta dishes like tortellini carbonara and lasagna to seafood, veal and chicken entrees, according to its we...

Back at home, the kitchen is the heart of my house. While most families spend their time in living rooms, my family tends to gather in the kitchen, usually because my grandma is cooking up something for dinner that night. Coming from a family of Italian immigrants, I have very high expectations for Italian restaurants. Last Friday, a couple of my f...

The building of new U.S. Navy frigates in Wisconsin is about to get more efficient thanks to the introduction of techniques used to make luxury cruise ships in Italy. The Italian company Fincantieri, which is constructing Constellation-class guided-missile frigates at its stateside Marinette Marine yard, plans to implement processes it perfected bu...

Enter the brick building at 715 E. Locust St. and you’ll find a cozy deli accented by warm lighting, whitewashed walls and handwritten menu boards. A collection of scenic photos and prints of Italy hang among cheerful strands of tinsel as the smell of onions and slow-cooked tomatoes wafts from the kitchen. In short, the long-awaited return of Scard...

Michelangelo's famed frescos from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are on their way to downtown Green Bay. "Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition" is coming to the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Nov. 18 through Jan. 3, according to information posted on the touring event's website. Visitors will have the chance to stan...

Last spring, we sat down with Sarah and Zak Baker, the husband and wife team behind Ca’Lucchenzo Pastificio & Enoteca, a West Side mecca for housemade pasta and regional Italian dishes. Our conversation centered around their culinary backgrounds and the experiences that made opening their own restaurant possible. But we promised to bring them back...

Those recently inspired by Emma D’Arcy’s favorite cocktail — a negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it, if you missed that buzz — will have a new place to try it this coming week. Amara, the third project from Rule No. One Hospitality, officially opens for “aperitivo hour” and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 670 N. Midvale Blvd. inside Hilldale shoppi...

Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm - UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI. FREE Presenting a CineConcert featuring the groundbreaking 1911 silent film L’Inferno, accompanied live by Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass) on the mesmerizing musical score composed by Maestro Maccagno....