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A taste of Italy has been transplanted to Huntington County. The Golfo di Napoli Dairy organic cheese factory will soon begin production and will celebrate with a public open house on a yet-to-be-announced date in August. The production facility in Warren is the only one currently operated by Golfo di Napoli anywhere in the world and will produce...

Ascione Bistro, a highly anticipated Italian restaurant, has opened at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 1500 E. 55th St., offering both classic and modern Italian dishes prepared by Chef Gaetano Ascione. The bistro is in a “soft opening” mode with a limited menu now while staff is being hired and trained, but Chef Ascione expects that to change in th...

“We’re off the beaten path, and we don’t advertise,” said Kelly Woodard, who co-owns with her husband, Matt, Boyne City’s popular Italian dining destination Bella Vita. While it’s not a traditional recipe for restauranteurs, the Woodards’ low-key approach works; Kelly Woodard said that the majority of their regular guests dine with them more than o...

McCormick Place’s dining scene received a boost over the weekend when a new Italian restaurant, Il Culaccino, debuted. The restaurant is from the owners of South Side stalwart Franco’s, which has been around since 1986 in Bridgeport. The new restaurant includes a wine bar, a tree-covered patio, and Chicago Italian-American classics like chicken Ves...

Tuscany, a popular Italian restaurant that closed in March after 25 years in Oak Brook, will be replaced with a new eatery that will keep several of the same menu items, along with some new offerings and a new name. Steven Hartenstein, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Tuscany owner Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants, will be...

Gazmir Zeneli spent nine years perfecting the Neapolitan “Queen Margherita”-style pizza as the head pizza chef for New York City’s Eataly Italian market and food hall. Now, the Naples native and two of his brothers have brought their cheese and pizza-making prowess to their own new restaurant at the center of the city’s Pizza Row in Wooster Square....

It was love at first bite. In the late 1940s, Richard Underwood got a glimpse of his future while on vacation in Miami, Fla. After watching a movie with his date, she suggested getting a late-night pizza. “Pizza?” the young Underwood asked.  Ten years later and back home in Butler County, Underwood owned a small used car lot on Ohio 4 in Hamilton w...

Siciliano Subs has opened on West Franklin Street adding big Italian-style deli subs, salads and Cuban sandwiches to the ever-growing Franklin food roster. Siciliano Subs is our newest eatery on West Franklin Street.  David and Danielle Hodge are the owners – and the chefs, servers and everything else. Siciliano (pronounced “Sisly-ano”) is Danielle...

Cheese making is an art form, much like crafting a bottle of wine or baking pastries. Anyone can make cheese but crafting it to taste unique is what separates the artists from the rest of the crowd. Mozzarella Store Pizza and Caffè has proven its worth in spades. Mozzarella Store (882 N Michigan Ave.) is located where the old Hershey’s Chocolate st...

A new sports bar and Italian spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Located at 825 S. State St., the new addition is called Giglio's State Street Tavern. Giglio's State Street Tavern specializes in homemade Italian dishes and cocktails. The menu features rigatoni with vodka sauce, bruschetta, pizza and more. The new sports bar has already att...

Just as chef and owner Andrew Carmellini intended, San Morello in the Shinola Hotel is a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Only the neighborhood is the buzzy, busy, scooter-infested community that is downtown Detroit.  While it's on the ground floor of the Shinola, San Morello has an identity beyond "hotel restaurant." With an entrance right on Wood...

Restaurateur Peter Coratti is looking forward to opening "a real pizzeria" and Italian restaurant with two of his nephews in downtown Howell.  They are planning to renovate and expand a vacant building in downtown Howell for Coratti's, a proposed Italian restaurant and bar that would feature indoor bocce courts. "We come from a family who loves to...