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Lou Malnati’s – the beloved Chicago pizza institution long known for its iconic deep dish – announced today that it will begin shipping its popular alternative – Chicago Thin Crust – exclusively through its Tastes of Chicago platform, giving the rest of the nation access to this other quintessentially Windy City staple. Available only in restaurant...

Scardina Specialties has a new location at 715 E. Locust St. Damien Scardina is the owner. "I got started making sausage with my father," Damien said. "We were making sausage for this gentleman and he told us that we should turn this into a business. We knew in the winter months that we weren't going to survive on just making sausage. So, we brough...

A new gelato shop is coming to Ohio. I Scream Gelato is kicking off 2023 with a new franchise location in Columbus, marking the second franchise deal closed for the brand. The latest location was purchased by Christopher and Jennifer Myers and is set to operate within Polaris Mall. “The entire I Scream Gelato team is thrilled to bring aboard these...

The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group (JVRG), which is Michigan owned and operated by the Vicari Family for over 30 years, announces the grand opening of their second Vito’s Bakery in Washington Township. The Grand Opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Vito’s Bakery is located at 7839 26 Mile Rd. Wash...

Do you want to experience the “real Italy”? The popular Free Press Top 10 Takeover dining series is going global, building on culture and memories being shared at the dinner table among family and friends. This spring, the Detroit Free Press is looking to capture that feeling and is taking its popular Top 10 Takeover dining series global, heading t...

D’Italia Foods deli opened last week at 6310 Engle Road, Brook Park in building formerly occupied by Pasta Lears Pizzeria and Deli. This marks the second D’Italia restaurant in Northeast Ohio. The first is in Westlake. Both are owned by The Cleveland Restaurant Group, which operates several other restaurants in the region. The new deli will offer s...

Upper Michigan Today takes its show on the road to downtown Negaunee to check out the current status of an upcoming Italian restaurant. In the spirit of good food, Tia Trudgeon and Elizabeth Peterson get into a heated debate about what is and isn’t a sandwich. Plus, Trudgeon tests Peterson’s knowledge of Italian food names pronunciation. Can you sa...

This summer, downtown Cleveland lost a 40-year-old legend when Vincenza's Pizza & Pasta abruptly closed its shop. But come spring, another local legend will take up the mantle to provide hot slices for all.Geraci’s Slice Shop (603 Prospect Ave.), an extension of the 60-year-old brand, launched this summer in Willoughby as part of The Yard on 3rd. T...

After nearly 7 years of business, Vivere Italian Restaurant on Rawson Avenue in Oak Creek has closed its doors, the business announced in a Facebook post. The spot's menu items ranged from appetizers like bruschetta and calamari to hearty pasta dishes like tortellini carbonara and lasagna to seafood, veal and chicken entrees, according to its we...

The new Martinelli's Market in downtown Champaign is an Italian-inspired deli, a bakery, a restaurant and a retail shop all rolled into one. And if you ask co-owner Lauren Brokish what some of the signature sandwiches are, the first three she names are the turkey, pastrami and corned-beef rubens. These sandwiches are "massive" and large enough to s...

Even though pizzas were introduced two years ago, they are still considered new at Scali Ristorante in Reynoldsburg. Frank Scali, who owns the restaurant at 1903 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road with his wife, Judy, has kept the menu pretty much the same since it opened nearly 30 years ago. “It’s consistent, the same thing all time,” Scali said. The fam...

This is one in a series looking at how immigrants and children of immigrants have settled in Northeast Ohio and brought their native dishes and cooking styles with them. Loretta Paganini’s original career path was to be an elementary school teacher. However, getting married and moving to the United States led her in a different direction. In 1989,...