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This weekend I visited Calderone Club on my latest food adventure. The restaurant is located at 842 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. In addition to their popular thin crust pizza, they offer so many authentic Italian pastas including gnocchi San Marzano, cannelloni al quattro formaggi, ravioli della casa and tortellini al calderone. Their most popular...

Chef Luca Issa is bringing some of his signature dishes to life stateside. Sharing the same name as the original Piccolo Buco in Rome, simple, quality ingredients and traditional recipes are the cornerstones of the menu.   The red and yellow tomato sauce featured in many dishes comes from tomatoes grown specifically for Piccolo Buco. For your first...

A new restaurant is coming to downtown East Lansing and hopes to change the smell of the storefront that once housed Collegeville Textbook Company. The book store, which was located at 321 east Grand River Ave., closed during the pandemic. “We have three kinds of pizza, Detroit style pizza, the thick square pizza, regular American style pizza with...

Italian-restaurant fans: Stino da Napoli’s dining room is open. The restaurant, owned by Agostino Iacullo, reopened the dining room Thursday. It will be open 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Iacullo opened the restaurant in 1991 after working at Giovanni’s and New York Spaghetti House. He was one of the first restaurant owners to take a c...

After getting its start at farmers markets and then a ghost kitchen during the pandemic, Sfera is now slinging its take on Sicilian street food from a Broadway storefront. Sfera opened May 11 at 5759 N. Broadway, the latest move to expand the three-year-old business. Friends Steven Jarczyk and Daniela Vitale started Sfera by selling their take on a...

While seating ourselves in Aracri Pizzeria on Gay Street during a recent weekday visit, my designated dining companion and I gave the Downtown restaurant a once-over. We saw a long, narrow and inviting space with parlor-style furniture, a compact bar (with a few Ohio brews on tap), vintage brick and wood, subway-style tiles, a tall raftered ceiling...

In Italian, a novella means a short story. The translation had me wondering as I pulled into a busy Powell parking lot on a Saturday night: What kind of tale is Novella Osteria trying to tell?  The answer is apparent from one quick scan of the menu: This is a love story to pasta in all its classic interpretations. The author is chef-owner Matthew P...

At Mare Mediterranean in Birmingham, you’ll be greeted by a video wall playing scenes of people dancing underwater. While sitting at your table, you’ll be distracted by the people who appear to be regulars filling the loud and lively dining room. You’ll strain at times to hear your companions over pulsating electronic music that seems more fitting...

For the next edition of #OnTapEats, I traveled to Midlothian to Bartolini’s to try their deep-dish pizza. Bartolini’s was suggested by “BIG DUB” and is located at 14420 S. Pulaski Rd. just a few minutes off of I-294 and right next to the Secretary of State facility. Bartolini’s has been serving up fresh pies, Italian beef, and homemade meatballs si...

On June 8, 2022, at 2 PM CT, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest cordially invites you to an exclusive PRODUCT PRESENTATION: an educational journey highlighting the authentic and certified Sicilian specialties - in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to increase the knowledge and consumption...

Here in Ohio, we’re lucky to have our fair share of delicious, authentic Italian restaurants. You may not have realized, though, that some have been around for over 100 years. Guarino’s is a prime example. It’s the oldest Italian restaurant in Cleveland, and among the oldest in the entire state of Ohio. When you visit, you can look forward to incre...

After a two-year hiatus, one of Italian Village’s most iconic spots to grab a drink has officially reopened its doors. St. James tavern re-opened for business over the weekend. The popular spot had previously been closed since 2020, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ohio. The tavern had initially hoped to reopen as early May of 2020, but the mo...