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Reggio's Pizza is going strong at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The local Italian eatery has just unveiled its fourth outlet at one of the world's busiest airports in Terminal 3 near Gate 8. The fourth outlet at the airport easily makes Reggio's one of the most visible restaurant operations in the huge airport complex.   And w...

by Ben Feldheim   Pompei Little Italy in Orland Park will reopen in about a week with a new name and new hours.   Davino's Restaurant will be the new name at 8801 W. 143rd Street with a tentative reopening date of Wednesday, Sept. 12. The menu of Italian staples, including house made pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pizza strude...

The company is under different ownership, but Dina Mia in Iron River continues to cook up the same Italian food it has for over 40 years. Making Italian food is their business and having fun at work is certainly a close second for the employees of Dina Mia.   With only 14 employees, the workers build quite a relationship working in close pro...

Over the years, Gaetano's in Forest Park has been recognized as a superior Italian dining spot across Chicago, raking in exemplary ratings from Zagat, Chicago's Best and Open Table. Now, Kane County residents need go no further than their own backyard to sample Gaetano's adventurous Italian cuisine.   Gaetano's, a fine-dining restaurant nest...

The Italian House on Park is located in the Grand Junction neighborhood in Westfield. The beautiful and quaint restaurant is a perfect spot for customers who enjoy quick service and authentic Italian cuisine - bon appétit! "We try to take care of our guests and make them feel at home. We are upscale but not stuffy," explains general manager Jim Ne...

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro once made a NASCAR cake that weighed about 20,000 pounds. You could eat it, but you couldn't get behind the wheel. Valastro plans to rectify that situation when he rolls an example of his sweet sickness onto Monument Circle Friday.   No, sorry, the Cake Boss is not making a full-size IndyCar cake with twin turbos u...

Dawnette and Dale Michael of Plainwell, Michigan enjoyed the trip of a lifetime recently, as winners of the Baci Perugina Chocolate and Lavazza Coffee "Chocolate Lovers Dream Trip" to Italy.   The lucky winners joined almost a million other chocoholics at the annual Eurochocolate Festival, an annual festival hosted by the hilltop town of Per...

by Heidi Prescott It's down to the final two in the Pizza Wars battle. Giannetto's Pizza in Granger will take on Rocco's Restaurant in South Bend in the final round of voting that kicks off Thursday in St. Joseph County. More than 76,000 votes were cast in the first two rounds of the competition across northern Indiana, blowing last year's B...

By Samantha NelsonThe owners of Armand's Pizzeria currently operate multiple sit-down restaurants and carryout- and delivery-focused locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs, but the very first was called Armand's Victory Tap when it opened in 1956. The chain's newest location, which launched in February, pays tribute to that legacy by serving...

by Liz Biro   When Mario Batali's handlers told me I had seven minutes, from precisely 12:06 to 12:13 p.m., to interview the chef while he was visiting Market District in Carmel Nov. 21, I thought, oh boy, what a prima donna. Maybe it was his Italian charm, but Batali won me over.   He's a nice guy, a fast friend taking extra time not...

An excellent meal at an Italian restaurant is one of the best dining experiences you can have. And who isn't in the mood for Italian all the time? I know I am. There are TONS of great Italian restaurants in Illinois. We surveyed ten of the best across the whole state.   1. Enoteca Roma Ristorante - In Chicago, Enoteca Roma gives you a taste...

By Lincoln Wright   On the walls of Sam's Italian Kitchen are black and white photos. Photos of family, of owner Sam Macri and his wife, Tammy — and displayed prominently in the center of the restaurant — a photo of Sam making a pizza in his younger days at the Volcano Restaurant when it was located in downtown South Bend.   For 55 ye...