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Billed as an Italian coffee bar, the family-run place started as a food truck and opened its brick-and-mortar location last year in a former bank building along the busy stretch of W. Market Street. There's a lot of pride here, as the great-grandparents of the founders came to Akron from Favara (Sicily), Italy, in 1913. Family photos hang throughou...

The saying, “What goes around comes around,” is almost apropos in this case … Although it does have much to do with the re-opening of a closed West Bloomfield restaurant that at one time was considered among the better small Italian eating spots in this region … And it seems to have regained the lofty Italian dining note it once enjoyed. After four...

Tony Gargano, chef and owner of trendy Osteria Bigolaro in Geneva, Illinois, is pleased to announce his restaurant will be participating in Baconfest Chicago on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. The event, which is eleven years strong, partners with over 140 of the Chicago area’s hottest chefs, mixologists, brewers, artisan bacon-maker...

Buona Beef recently opened for business at 804 W. Washington Blvd., bringing the family-run fast-food chain’s total locations to 24. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the vibrant West Loop community,” says second-generation owner Joe Buonavolanto Jr. “Our new location is steeped in Chicago tradition: a fitting way to continue the city’s great Italian...

Shine your shoes and comb your hair, foodies–it’s date night in the spotlight this week!  For this special occasion, we’re paying a visit to perhaps the most romantic restaurant in the entire city, Mama Carolla’s.  Is there anything more romantic than exquisite Italian food in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa setting?  Mama Carolla’s is located at 10...

You have to hand it to Ron Onesti, the unabashedly proud Italian-American concert producer who operates the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. The man’s got courage—and likely a steady stream of marinara running through his veins. At a time when eating carbs, in some circles, can be as perilous as a plate of blowfish, some might have fretted about anch...

The sign is up. The Italian flag is hanging outside. Goodfellas Pizzeria is ready to open its doors 11 a.m. Feb 28. This store will be the Kentucky-based chain’s seventh location and offers New York-style pizza for both day and late-night crowds. It is at 427 E. Kirkwood Ave.  Along with grab-and-go slices, they have 22-inch pies and a $6 lunch spe...

More than 50 years ago, Fausto Ferrari staked his claim in the American dream when he opened the Fausto Ferrari Barbershop on Garfield Place downtown. Now his grand-nephews, Tony and Austin Ferrari, are writing a new chapter in that story as their own family brand — The Ferrari Bros. — introduces the new coffee shop and wine bar Mom ‘N ‘Em to Camp...

Carmela Cataldo is straightforward about how she did at the Pizza Pizzazz. “I didn’t win,” she said. “I got fourth place.” But there’s more to the story. Cataldo, best known as “Carmie,” is 16 years old. She was the youngest of the 45 competitors. It was her first competition. She missed third place and a cash prize by a point (though the Cataldos...

Tuesday 3/26/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Eataly Chicago - 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 Join us for special evening of fun: a Trivia Challenge for those who love Italy and its astonishing culture and cuisine. We welcome Carla Gambescia, author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, a unique compendium of...

When Francesca Pizzi lamented the dearth of Italian restaurants in downtown Indy, her father, restaurateur Gino Pizzi, offered her some sage advice: “Why don’t you open one yourself?” As is so often true, father knows best. While Francesca has no formal culinary training, she grew up doing homework and taking naps inside her family’s beloved Broad...

With a moniker like Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, it might not surprise people that the historic downtown Lockport establishment focuses on family. “‘Mamma Onesta’ means honest mother in Italian. It’s named after my honest, hardworking mother. Being Italian I love to eat Italian food and love to cook. My mom is a great cook,” said Frank DeGras...