DiMario Foods is a brand as unprecedented as their product offerings, which include pork and chicken snack sticks—two previously unlikely options in the meat snack industry. Their unique flavors are inspired by the family’s traditional Italian recipes. “Our recipes derive from our family’s traditions, which have been a century in the making”—someth...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. The Art Of Pizza; Dimo's Pizza; Conte Di Savoia; Ricobene's; Tony's Italian Deli & Subs; Bongiorno's Italian Deli & Pizzeria

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever National Prosecco Week, beginning Monday, June 11th. The week-long activation will see masterclasses for media and trade, as well as public consumer events at multiple cities througho...

Childhood is, or should be, a time of innocence, and for a while that is the way it was for brothers Michael Jr. and Jeffrey Gentile. And then a pistol fell out of a coat. “We were taking the coats from people who had come over to visit our parents and this gun just dropped on the floor,” says Michael. “For us it wasn’t a matter of, ‘Oh my God, loo...

One of Italy’s most revered pianists will be performing at Symphony Center this month, and the CSO is offering the Chicago-area Italian-American community a special discount to attend. Maurizio Pollini will showcase a prelude, barcarolle and sonata by Chopin and a series of preludes by Debussy at 3 p.m. on April 20. Noted for his performances of Be...

Emmy Award-winning chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and more — Eataly partner and chef Lidia Bastianich gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate. Enter: Lidia Day! On Saturday, April 21, Eataly Chicago is dedicating a full day of activities to the beloved chef, from a cooking class to a book signing. “Food, you know, tells us who we are, where w...

Chicago Opera Theater — ‘Il Pigmalione & Rita’. When: 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 20 and 3 p.m. April 22. Where: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan. Tickets: $45-$145. Info: www.chicagooperatheater.org Opera companies regularly schedule Gaetano Donizetti’s popular masterpieces like “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Don Pasquale.” But for its final 2017-18 off...

Italian Teacher for a Maternity Leave. Marist High School, Chicago, has a maternity-leave teaching position to begin August 17, 2018, and run through the end of the first marking period (October 23, 2018) to teach Italian levels 1 and 2. Qualifications: Near native fluency required, BA required/MA preferred, previous teaching experience preferred....

Chicago audiences have heard the most important stage works of Gaetano Donizetti — “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “L’Elisir d’amore” and “Don Pasquale” — more times than they care to recall. As for the rest of the Italian bel canto composer’s approximately 70 operas, there are numerous hidden gems that, for various reasons, are sorely neglected by opera pr...

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N Michi - Entrance : Free A reading of poems from "The Fathers' America" (Bordighera Press, 2016) L'America dei Padri," Ernesto Livorni’s third collection with English translation. The author will read his poems with Laura Biagi, who will also provide the...