San Morello is a difficult one to review. On one hand there's a dearth of high-quality Italian food in Detroit, so the nearly four-month-old restaurant at Grand River and Woodward avenues is a welcome addition. There are also few chefs in town of Andrew Carmellini's caliber — he's the recipient of multiple James Beard Awards, and won a Michelin sta...

Four years ago, Matt Costello was jumping for joy. His Michigan State team beat Louisville to get to the Final Four. He can’t do that at the moment. Not with the bad ankle that forced him home from his previous pro team in Italy. Even though that walking boot he finally shed allowed him to blend in with the rest of the Spartans this winter. But Tom...

Pending light renovations, Tannin’s new home in the former Tabooli building will likely open within the next month. The upscale Italian eatery left Okemos in November to start work on its new east side Lansing home. Though it plans to keep its original Okemos upcycled tables and traditional dishes, the restaurant’s prime focus for the new location...

Presented under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Film Festival USA will open in Detroit in just a week! On April 3rd, at 7:30, join us at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre for "Benedetta Follia" (Blessed Madness), a 2018 comedy by and with Carlo Verdone. The Metro Detroit edition of the festival will continue until May 5t...

Tony Noto and Santina Noto, who own and operate Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Cascade Township with their family, last month opened Noto’s at the Bil-Mar in Grand Haven, at 1223 S. Harbor Dr. Howard Meyer sold the former Bil-Mar Restaurant, a lakeshore eatery since 1952, to the Notos in 2017, who demolished the building and built a “new upbeat...

Italia Gardens is planning to break ground on its newest location in Grand Blanc next week.The chain of Italian restaurants in Mid-Michigan will build its fourth location on the southeast corner of Grand Blanc Road and Davis Street next to Grand Blanc City Hall. The new restaurant was announced in May 2018. Groundbreaking is scheduled for 5:30 p.m....

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...

The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan is proud to present comedian ‘Nduccio, direct from Pescara, Italy, on March 29, 2019. The event will take place at the Italian American cultural Center, 43843 Romeo Plank Rd Clinton Township, MI 48038. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, and the show will begin at 9:00 PM. 'Nduccio performs for audiences all ove...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan announces that as of March 1, 2019 it has been named a PLIDA Certification Center (Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri), a very important accomplishment for the Metropolitan Area of Detroit. There are 350 Certification Centers in seventy-four countries in the world. PLIDA is a language certification prog...

For the first time, the Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens will be part of this year's Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit. The historic theater, which first opened in 1921, will host free screenings of the best contemporary films in Italian cinema April 19-20.  The festival will open Wednesday, April 3 at the Detroit Institute of Art...