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When it’s good, it’s good ... everything about it. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we enjoyed an outstanding meal at Rockford’s classic Italian ristorante, Franchesco’s. And over the last 34 years, this restaurant has just gotten better and better. The eatery has a truly beautiful main dining room, which happened to be booked for a private party th...

Are you looking to get your Chicago hot dog and Italian beef fix during the state's "Safer at Home" order? TMJ4 News is committed to highlighting local and essential businesses that need your help. At Martino's Italian Beef on 13th and Layton, a large sign on the front entrance reminds customers they're still open for carryout and parking lot pick-...

Trattoria di Carlo has been open in Oak Creek for 18 years. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Carlo Pedone says to him, every customer that walks through the door feels like family. Carlo checks in with his own family daily. Some of them live in Italy, and he worries about their safety and health because of the coronavirus pa...

People who are sheltering at home or looking for help in the kitchen now that Ohio restaurants are closed don’t need to panic when faced with the prospect of suddenly cooking every meal for your family every day. Executive chef Ryan at M Italian restaurant in Chagrin Falls says even restaurant-quality dishes are easy enough for anyone to make. To p...

The bi-annual World Championship Cheese Contest Judging took place at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI last week, and seven BelGioioso Cheeses were awarded prestigious honors during the three-day judging event.  With a total of 3,667 entries from 26 nations, the competition was highly competitive, and BelGioioso Cheesemakers succeeded in six different...

Downtown Mason is growing, welcoming a new coffee shop to its line-up of locally owned restaurants and drinking destinations along Main Street.  Adesso Coffee opened its doors on March 8, offering traditional Italian espresso beverages as well as a menu focused on seasonal bites that represent the flavors of the Ohio Valley.  Shop owner and founder...

One of the owners of Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe appears to be opening a restaurant in Quiote’s old spot on California Avenue. A city permit for an incidental liquor license and outdoor patio was issued Feb. 13 for a new establishment at 2456 N. California Ave. Aldo Zaninotto, co-owner and partner at cozy Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe at...

Tiny Warren, Indiana, population around 1,250, is the home of Golfo di Napoli Dairy, an Italian cheese-making plant with an attached cafe. The plant and cafe are actually outside Warren, and easily accessible from Interstate 69. Just take the Warren exit, 278, go east about a mile and you’re there. But you may think you’ve been transported to the...

Husband and wife Marc and Mary Ann Bellazzini are vegetable farmers, sheep raisers, wine and vinegar makers, cooks, restaurant owners, farm stay hosts and parents to two boys. They do a little bit of everything. “And a whole lot of nothing,” Mary Ann Bellazzini says. What she means is that she and Marc Bellazzini first took the leap into second car...

This week, 17 Italian restaurants in Trumbull County are running specials to kick off the 2020 Italian Food Trail that runs through November. The trail honors Italians who settled to Trumbull County to work in factories over a century ago. Part of their history includes wonderful dishes… dishes that will be highlighted along the Italian Food Trail....

Don’t fill up on the bread. This old restaurant adage is usually still a good one. Who really needs more carbs? But the complimentary focaccia at Beachwood’s Rosso Italia will keep whispering seductively from its basket and in this case, you must give in. Fresh from the oven, the flat bread has a tender, delicate crumb and a crisp crackle to the ro...

Raskin shares homemade dishes to devour at this Birmingham staple. Sorry, no Wahlburgers on the menu … Only some of the best Italian food in this region … Being in partnership with a prominent movie star like Mark Wahlberg on those delicious burgers certainly has its big value. But when it comes to the tongue and full tummy, the fine Bella Piatti I...