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The former Symphony’s restaurant at 1945 Central St. is expected to reopen by the end of the year as DeSalvo’s Pizza, a pizza-by-the-slice “neighborhood eating and watering hole,” according to the new owners, Alex and Stacia DeSalvo. The DeSalvos, along with Backlot Coffee co-owner John Kim, will be offering New York-style thin-slice pizza, focacci...

As I write this, handmade Italian bucatini and mafaldini are drying inside the kitchen at Semolina, the new retail shop at 2474 S. Kinnickinic Ave. which will welcome its first customers beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.  The pastas – made by owner Petra Orlowski using finely milled organic durum wheat flour from Central Milling in Utah and...

Step through the doors of Alla Vita, and the whole room feels like it could float in the breeze. The restaurant’s titanic windows flood the space with light, while delicate pieces of linen run in waves across the ceiling, flapping back and forth. A large wooden pergola runs along one side, with plants winding up and around, like you’re strolling th...

Pasquale’s Pizza & Pub, 558 W. Schrock Road, has been one of Westerville’s authentic Italian connections for the past 32 years. Owners Jim and Sylvia (Vitullo) Francisco own and operate the restaurant, taking special pride in offering recipes that have been enjoyed by their respective families for generations, according to the business' website: pa...

“I always had grown up in the restaurant business, I thought that everybody’s parents did things like this,” says Carmela Cataldo. “I always remembered wanting to work at the restaurant because my older siblings would go, and I thought this is so lame, finally when I was 10 they let me in.” Carmela Cataldo won first place in the 2020 Best in the Mi...

The Original Pinsaria, 211 N. Veterans Parkway, Suite 5, Bloomington, is this week's pick for restaurant of the week. Simone Stefanucci is the chief operation officer and co-owner of the restaurant, which opened in November 2020. Stefanucci was born and raised in Rome and moved to the U.S. in November 2019 with his wife Letizia.  "I believe eati...

The Italian House on Park got some special national recognition. OpenTable, on online restaurant-reservation service, recently named the Westfield restaurant as one of its 100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021. The Italian House on Park, 219 Park St., is one of only two restaurants in Indiana to earn the honor. The Italian House on Park is...

A Florida-based restaurateur is bringing his fresh pasta and pizza concept to downtown Royal Oak this fall.  Pastaio — pronounced past-EYE-oh — will open soon where HopCat beer bar was on Fifth between South Washington and South Center streets. Founder Pasquale Lamarra has a Pastio location in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and is excited to bring this c...

Chicagoans have always loved Italian-American restaurants—we’ve got several neighborhoods chock full of them—so no matter where you find yourself, a platter of Fried Calamari or an order of Chicken Parm is always within a fork’s reach. And lately, a whole new crop of markedly fancy Italian spots have opened up around town, including Boka Group’s Al...

Sat, October 2, 2021. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT. Jewel-Osco - 7525 Lake Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Come celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Jewel-Osco! Join us in-store for authentic Italian food and wine samples from brands like Stella Rosa, Frigo Cheese, Monini, Dellalo, and more than 20 other brands! Plus professional cooking demons...

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine in Chesterton rang in their two year anniversary with true Italian flair on September 23. The night began with friends, family, and dear customers arriving for a welcoming reception prior to the event. Smiling faces filtered into the room as people prepared for the five-course dinner and wine tasting.  Abbiocco set the stag...

Entering its 25th year of operation, Spizzico Pizza & Pasta was at a crossroads. With a host of options available to the owners of the Elmwood Park dining landmark, the path forward was nevertheless clear: Keep it in the family. “We’ve been in business since 1996,” co-owner Rocco Spizziri says. “My parents (Tito Sr. and Edvige) had this building on...