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A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Downtown, called Pomodoro, is located at 15 E. Maryland St. Pomodoro has pizza, pasta and wine. The restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine like meatballs, Neapolitan style wood fire pizzas, bolognese and more.  With a 3.5-star rating...

The discovery of a 1,000-gallon fuel tank stalled the transformation of the old Vanilla Bean bakery into a $2 million center of Italian dining, forcing Rocco and Matt DeFazio — the father-and son team who hope to transform the building into a destination for Italian cuisine — to again ask the city to approve plans for a project the city signed off...

When Gianni Toffolon started making cheese, it was because he needed a job. He knew after his first batch that making cheese was more than a job. Toffolon considers cheese an art, and it is his lifelong passion. He’d never even heard of Wisconsin when he came from Italy in 1979 to work as a cheesemaker at BelGioioso Cheese in the Green Bay area. Fo...

Owners of Aliano's Ristorante in downtown East Dundee are creating a spinoff deli concept in an adjacent building that formerly housed Piece-A-Cake Bakery. Nonno's Italian Kitchen and Cafe is expected to open this spring at 304 N. River St., where an extensive interior renovation is underway, operator Lisa Seng said. The specialty shop will offer a...

Named one of the best Italian restaurants in the country, Osteria Langhe is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and it's become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Behind Osteria Langhe, there is a devoted and serious appreciation for locally-sourced fresh meat and produce that is steeped in the age-old traditions of the region...

When a restaurant has been around as long as The Red Mill inn & Pizza, 1005 S. Elm Grove Rd. in Brookfield, memories practically seep from the walls. "My grandmother used to live a couple of blocks from here, and she always told stories about how they'd line up down the street for the Friday fish fry," says Mark Zierath, who purchased The Red Mill...

The nation's Most-Loved and Most-Trusted Pizza Brand, Marco's Pizza, opened a new location in Cincinnati. Situated at 5098 Glencrossing Way, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The new location opened its doors to the Western Hills community in November. The Marco's Pizza location...

The large sign that beckons to those passing along Broadview Road isn't the one you'd expect when you are seeking a fine Italian meal at Corleone's Ristorante. The restaurant is located in a strip mall, with several other businesses. Corleone’s is tucked at the end. But once you’re inside, the tasteful earth tones, décor and aromas will make you fo...

Mike Cammel had plenty of experience with Italian-style food before he opened his own business, Camellone Italian American Cuisine, in December 2016. In 1988, he started delivering pizzas for Domino’s. Then he shifted to cooking, at Boccutti’s, Noble Roman’s and Pizza Hut. For 19 years, he managed Sbarro in the food court at Belden Village Mall. Wh...

There are many kinds of Italian restaurants, from the pizza delivery joint to the fine-dining with $200 bottles of Barolo on the wine list, from ones who ladle on the red sauce to those who carefully recreate regional classics of the cuisine.  Everyone has their own spot on the Italian cuisine spectrum that means "good Italian restaurant" to them....

When I left behind my hometown, a suburb west of Chicago, for life in New York City, I said goodbye to those I love most: my family, friends, and... Portillo's. But now, the iconic Chi-town chain is bringing its beloved Italian beef sandwiches, crinkle cut fries, and chocolate cake shakes across the United States.  That is, Portillo's is taking its...

An Italian wine festival complete with vintners, a tasting of Spanish wines and other seminars are coming up at Waterford Wine & Spirits on the east side. Vino della Grazia, the Italian Wine Festival — Winemakers representing wines from across Italy will be at the festival. Among the wine estates represented will be Azienda Agricola Silvio Grasso, ...