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You can visit the Italian Alps here in Chicago. Baita, located in the River North spot Eataly ( 43 E. Ohio St.; www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/chi-baita/ ), brings this area of Europe to the Windy City. And it's a seasonal spot, bringing the Italian winter through March. ( Also, "baita" means "small ski lodge," reinforcing the decor. ) I advis...

A Springfield couple took a risk when they opened their own European-style bakery in downtown Springfield, but just a few months later the business has already expanded with a new Italian deli set to host a grand opening Saturday. Salato Deli has been serving customers under a soft opening for about a week at 40 N. Fountain Ave., but will officiall...

Whatever you think of tea-smoked duck breast stacked like masonry, or aggressively deconstructed Key lime pie, or the novelty of dining inside an Airstream-sized “nest” made of bent birch wood—you probably winced a little bit the day downtown’s stunningly innovative Cerulean closed its doors. It happened a year ago this month, and losing that glass...

Interviews are set to begin next week to fill 100 jobs at the new Andiamo Restaurant in downtown Fenton set to open in early 2019. Located in the three-story Horizon Building at 102 West Silver Lake Road, Suite 1, the Italian eatery will hold open interviews beginning 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 and every weekday through Friday, Jan. 18 a...

A couple with a knack for historical renovations is on the brink of re-opening the beloved Simrell's bar, with a fresh name and a back to basics feel. Ken Ramsay and Joe Everhart are calling their latest landmark restoration a reboot of the original Simrell's Italian restaurant from 60 years ago. With their new restaurant and bar, Alimentari Da Pes...

A new Italian spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival, called Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, is located at 64 S. Grove Ave. The pizza place uses a wood fired oven. Choose to make your own pizza or opt for the provided menu options. Like the white arugula pizza with prosciutto and Bufala cheese, or the veggie pizza with tomatoes, pe...

After 49 years, Sabatino's is closing its doors for good. A red awning on Irving Park Road has long marked the entrance to the Italian-American institution on the Northwest Side. Its sign, which for decades displayed congratulations for weddings and graduations, now simply reads, "THANK YOU FOR 41 YEARS." A festive and busy lunch hour was served wi...

Instead of another low grade fast food burger, or a sad sandwich eaten at your desk, upgrade your lunch experience into one of Michigan's Best. Amore Trattoria, one of Michigan's Best Italian restaurants, is now open for lunch. Amore, one of Grand Rapids most beloved restaurants, opened in 2010. Through the hard work of owners Maurizio and Jenna Ar...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. Mangia! 1. Glorioso's Italian Market. Topping the list is Glorioso's Italian Market. Located at 101...

With Christmas approaching, I look back fondly and with much nostalgia at the time I spent in my Nonna’skitchen, watching the preparation of  my favorite holiday treats: a chocolate-spice cookie, sometimes called, tatù; and the reigning queen of all holiday cookies, the cuccidati, a fig-filled sweet. I’m not sure whether I was more enchanted by the...

An Italian tradition that started nearly 40 years ago has made its way to Powell. Monte Carlo Italian Kitchen, the second in central Ohio, has opened in the former Old Bag of Nails Pub at 345 W. Olentangy St. “We just thought it was a good area,” said Kellie Ison, who owns the two Monte Carlo restaurants with her husband, Dan. “It was just a small...

Hotly anticipated new Italian restaurant San Morello is preparing to debut on Tuesday, December 18 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Detroit. The restaurant is the first spot from New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group in Detroit and anchor to the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel. NoHo Hospitality’s team includes James Beard Aw...