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In 1865, Francesco Bertolli changed the Italian food landscape forever with the creation of his iconic Bertolli Olive Oil. The Bertolli Empire continues to deliver on its Tuscan heritage with a collection of traditional pasta sauces and delicious frozen meals added to the product lineup.   For 150 years, Bertolli products have been helping f...

by Charles Menchaca   The St. Charles location of a popular Chicago-area restaurant chain is scheduled to open next month. Buona Beef will open at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at 2425 W. Main St., St. Charles, Assistant Marketing Director Jimmy Buonavolanto wrote in an email.   This is the 15th Buona Beef restaurant to open in the Chicago...

The Westin Hotel under construction in downtown Milwaukee will have an Italian restaurant when it opens next summer.   Jeffrey Hess, general manager of the Westin being built at 550 N. Van Buren St., said the concept and menu of the restaurant are still under development, but added it would have "an Italian frame of reference, with a unique...

Every month Eataly brings its guests closer to a different region of Italy through its food, wine and culture. Throughout the month of November Eataly will be featuring the region of Umbria with a series of classes focused on wines and traditional dishes from this region.   Cooking with fresh herbs is at the heart of Italian cuisine. In Umb...

By John Petkovic   It's one thing to roll out discounted plates. Yes, Luca does that during Happy Hour. But there's much more to this place than what your bill is going to look like when you walk out the door.   Located on Superior Viaduct -- the site of the Cleveland's first high-level bridge, built in 1878 –Luca Italian Cuisine offe...

By Nikki Delamotte   "I can remember as a child watching both grandmothers and my mom rolling the meatballs," says Bo Santosuosso, co-owner of Johnny's on Fulton (3164 Fulton Rd., 216-281-0055, johnnyscleveland.com). Squeezing through the narrow restaurant's sea of suits and ties, Santosuosso makes his way behind the bar.   He wo...

If you're thinking of renting a place in Tuscany, don't bother – there's really nothing available. Every "Seinfeld" fan knows that, right? But you could always go to Canton.   If you think that's not the same, well, you're right – it hit 60 degrees in the Tuscany region of Italy this winter, while temperatures in Canton on some day...

Most Italian restaurants in Chicago try to recreate dishes from a particular region, but usually it's a generic "southern" or "northern" style. The team behind a Logan Square Italian restaurant is much more focused than that, pouring all of their energy into a restaurant devoted to just one region: Piedmont.   Chef Cameron Grant spends quite...

Located on a bustling stretch of Irving Park Road, Sabatino's is as mired in the past, with a clientele that keeps aging alongside it, as everyone says it is. When I stopped in at 6 p.m. for a Wednesday evening dinner, the first wave of early birders were already on their way out the door.   Though the sun was still shining, it felt very, ve...

by Larry Davis   Since it first opened its doors in 2011, crowds have packed the Holy Grail. It was the first establishment in at the Banks and it has a key location right across the street from Great American Ball Park. Co-owner Paul Goebel says The Banks has been good for the "Grail."   "We were, actually about half the streets were...

Geoff Kies recently unveiled the second 5th Street Pub on Monroe Street in Sylvania. Taking the methods from his successful Perrysburg location, 5th Street Pub serves burgers hot off the grill, pasta, fire roasted sandwiches and most importantly, Neapolitan Pizza: cooked in 90 seconds in their wood-burning oven.   Developed 300 years ago in...

Back in the insalata days of 2012, the owners of Piccolo Sogno, the estimable West Town destination with the enchanted patio, dreamed of a second restaurant. A yin to Piccolo Sogno's yang, Piccolo Sogno Due refracted the original's refined Italian sensibility through seawater, specializing in fish and seafood.   Jumping one Olympiad/presiden...