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A new upscale Italian restaurant from a group of local industry veterans is coming soon to the ground-floor space in No. 9 Walton, a ritzy Gold Coast condo building at 912 N. State Street. Adalina is slated to open this summer with a menu that draws on both Northern and Southern Italian cuisines, in the two-story space that previously housed Walton...

Some might argue that being single may not make me the best person to advocate for the perfect date-night spot. Few, though, would disagree with me when I say that Ann Arbor’s Mani Osteria and Bar is the best place for that date night. With its dim yet warm lighting and comforting Italian food, Mani is just the right restaurant for your romantic ev...

People living in St. Charles regard the Fox River as an important resource, something the owner of Salerno’s on the Fox on the bank of the river understood immediately. Oak Brook resident Adam Salerno, 73, has run the iconic restaurant at 320 N. Second St. in St. Charles since 1975. “There was a real estate agent in St. Charles – she was a friend o...

Miko’s Italian Ice has opened for the season. Both Miko’s locations — at 2236 N. Sacramento Ave. in Logan Square and 4125 N. Kimball Ave. in Irving Park — opened for walk-up service Friday. The locations are open noon-6 p.m. daily, weather permitting, but co-owner Zach Roombos encouraged neighbors to check Miko’s website or social media pages befor...

As a longtime vacationer in Frankfort, there were many times Ed Carrella walked along Main Street and wished there was a classic Italian restaurant – someplace where the flavors of olive oil, garlic and herbs married in the Old World tastes he remembered from his own family’s early restaurant days. Carrella just never imagined he’d be the one openi...

Guido’s Chicago Meat and Deli opened in 1983 in a shopping center at Scottsdale and Shea roads and hasn’t budged since. “We got here right after the cowboys and Indians left,” joked owner Joe Guido. “They were riding horses behind the store when we got here.”  His eatery serves a variety of Italian items, from sandwiches and soups to dinners and in...

Federico Foods isn’t a convenience store to stop by for a gallon of milk and a loaf of Wonder bread. This is a fourth-generation family owned local business offering authentic imported Italian foods, a tradition of more than 90 years. Faithful patrons know what’s there — everything from pasta, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, spices, and bread and r...

Luca and Lola Sema opened Luca Italian Cuisine in the Flats in 2013. Four years later, they expanded with Luca West in Westlake. Well, it’s four years later and, yes, a new restaurant is coming: Acqua di Luca, with plans to open around mid-May. The couple bought the former XO Prime Steakhouse in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic but didn’t have...

I don’t live anywhere near Bainbridge, so the inside of my car is a hot mess right now. That statement might not make a whole lot of sense until you, too, pick up a few pies from Pizzeria DiLauro, which opened mid-February in that sleepy little Geauga County township. The thought of letting those slices languish in their cardboard crypts for 25 min...

A few years after opening, San Morello — located in Detroit’s Shinola Hotel — remains one of the downtown area’s most coveted dining spaces. Opened by award-winning chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini, the eatery brings the tastes and smells of southern Italy to Downtown Detroit. The driving force behind multiple restaurants across the country...

With over 90,000 local kids experiencing food insecurity, LaRosa’s has teamed up with long-time community partner Freestore Foodbank on a ten-week effort specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. A significant percentage of food-insecure children rely on free and reduced school meals, and for their families,...

Mazzone & Sons Bakery is closed after decades of baking fresh goods in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, as announced Thursday by another local business online. “It’s like we lost a friend,” Tony Campagna, who works at Gust Gallucci Italian Foods, a market that purchased baked goods from Mazzone’s for years, said. Gallucci’s published a Facebook post...