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Italy has invaded West Baraboo. A year after opening the American cuisine eatery Chomp, its owners have transformed the establishment into an Italian restaurant. Fratelli’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant opens at 3 p.m. Friday. Hailey Borota, who owns the restaurant with a silent partner, said she sees a niche in the local restaurant market for...

At the busy intersection of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, The Centrum building has been in the midst of major renovations. As part of those renovations, the Oak Lawn building will get several new restaurants. Locations of local burger joint Pints & Quarts and local coffee shop Mudsmith are scheduled to open soon, and Mille Lire, a new Italian restaur...

 Buona, The Original Italian Beef, has set a date of Dec. 6 for the long-awaited opening of its Oak Lawn restaurant. The restaurant at 6235 W. 95th St. will officially open at 10 a.m. Anyone lined up outside before the restaurant opens on Wednesday will get a free Italian beef sandwich. The family-owned, fast casual chain serves its signature Itali...

The Johnny's Italian Steakhouse experience now will be available down the tracks at the Abbey Station in Rock Island. Leadership from the Johnny's and its owner, Heart of America Group, joined Abbey Station co-owner Joe Lemon Jr. on Friday to announce the Moline restaurant now is the sole operator of events at the historic venue. Mike Whalen, found...

Background/Overview: The historic traditions in Urbana are set in the roundabout of its Monument Square, which houses Cafe Paradiso. The Cafe Paradiso building has had many owners since the 1930s, yet most have upheld the proud line rich in tradition by implementing a form of the original name, “Paradise Lunch.”

Mr. G’s Pizzeria & Wings offers authentic Italian food, all homemade, and catering services for holiday parties and other events. Located at 2955 W. Market St., the 17-year-old business is owned by Mark and Debbie Giardina. “We are full Italian and offer a variety of meals, from pastas to meat dishes to pizza, as well as dessert,” said Mark Giardin...

Whoa, imagine this for a gimmick: There is none. "A lot of people open places thinking they're doing something that's never been done before," says Brian Moss, as he surveys the room that will soon host his bar-restaurant. "We just want to make really good pizza." Clevelanders will have a chance to judge soon enough, when Moss and his partner Brian...

American consumers have learned to appreciate the world renown quality of authentic Italian food, which has become the largest international presence at the PLMA show, the largest North American trade event dedicated to the store brand industry. Anthony Aloia, Vice President of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), which organizes the...

Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016. Terranova, whose experience includes work at restaurants in both New York and Chicago, most recently as part of the opening team at La Stor...

On our search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant, we found that our great state is home to some incredible authentic Italian food, from old school red sauce joints to contemporary trattorias with new takes on traditional favorites. We, the Michigan’s Best search team of John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman, tasted our way across Michigan, visiting pla...

Popular confectionary and coffee house Divino Gelato will open its fourth location at Mayfair Mall later this November. According to a Journal Sentinel post, the kiosk in Mayfair Mall will sell Italian ice cream, French macaroons, along with local favorite Colectivo Coffee. Divino Gelato was started in Downtown Waukesha by Lori Lester. A second loc...

New promotions with major US retailers, a new video to explain the crucial factors behind the success of Italian food, and a closer monitoring of the effective results of the government-backed promotional activities in the sector are the key priorities for Marco Saladini, the new director of the ITA-Italian Trade Agency in Chicago.  We will look in...