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Nando Milano is a downtown Champaign staple offering classic Italian dishes. The menu  has antipasti (appetizers), insalate (salads), contorni (sides), primi piatti (pasta), secondi piatti (meat and seafood dishes), and dolci (desserts) in addition to family-style specials. I spoke with Nando Milano's Chef Alessio Vullo about where he's from, where...

Patrons remember Carlo Lorenzetti’s restaurant along Lincoln Highway in Chicago Heights as a place to gather and celebrate special occasions with great food and atmosphere. The Italian-American cuisine highlighted a fancy aura and recalled a bygone era of the south suburbs in their post-World War II heyday. “It’s like stepping back in time,” an onl...

Giovanni’s Ristorante celebrates its 52nd year. Much has been written about an Italian restaurant that has weathered many years in becoming an institution of such culinary goodness as Giovanni’s Ristorante, now honoring its 52nd year anniversary. That it is many times considered as one of the finest Italian dining eateries of all such ethnic instit...

Frank Conforti of Frankie’s Deli in Oakbrook Terrace and Dr. Tim Fendon of Good Advocate Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove have been friends since childhood. When coronavirus patients began pouring into the hospital’s emergency room, Conforti didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. “The day it started, Tim called me and said, ‘Hey, we’re all working 16-h...

Rave reviews on a Facebook page started to encourage people to support La Grange area restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in Enzo’s Pizza in Countryside doing more business over the past couple of months than ever before. And one menu item in particular — the Italian beef roll — is becoming legendary among the nearly 5,800 mem...

Looking for a sublime Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Supino Pizzeria First on the list is Supino Pizzeria. Located at 2457 Russell St., the Italian spot, whi...

With restrictions lifted and safety measures in place at all participating restaurants, the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau has relaunched the Italian Food Trail and the 2020 passport program. The program kicked off this year March 9, a week before restaurants were ordered to close by Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Departme...

By continuing to operate their deli in West Town, Tempesta Salumi and Market have made it a priority to support frontline relief efforts. Tempesta Market has so far provided meals for over 300 frontline workers, across 5 hospitals in Chicago. Tempesta has donated 100’s of lbs of cured meats to local Chicago Chef Jereme McGovern (facebook.com/jereme...

A Cleveland, Ohio bakery owner whose family brandished weapons on rioters who’d threatened to loot their business feels no remorse over the actions they took. “We were there because we were getting ready to open on Monday, and unfortunately there was a riot that evolved, and it really came to our door,” fourth-generation Corbo’s Bakery owner Selena...

June 11, 2020 9 AM CT | 4 PM (Italy time). Italian American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with The Extraordinary Italian Taste, the Ministry of Foreign affairs and International Cooperation and Assocamerestero, and with the participation of Barilla, Unioncamere and Spindox, is glad to promote a webinar, within the project "True Italian Tast...

The Oregon District's Roost Modern Italian opened back up for dining inside the restaurant on Thursday. Dana Downs, executive chef and owner of Roost Modern Italian, estimates that her occupancy is about 78 percent of what it once was. She has expanded the restaurant seating into the Dough Room — the restaurant’s private dining room in the back of...

Sam Toia, based on appearances alone, looks more Lex Luthor than Superman. The guy is bald, bald, bald, rarely the tallest one in the room, though also baldly persistent, and full of charisma, able to leap tall bureaucracies in a relatively short period of time. But not without stumbles, of course. Toia is president and CEO of the Illinois Restaura...