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If you're a fan of Italian cuisine like myself, I'm here to bring good news. I used to think that Connecticut's bigger cities: Danbury, Waterbury, New Haven, Hartford, etc. had the best Italian restaurants. I may be wrong because for the second time in as many months, a new Italian-cuisine based place has opened up along Federal Road in Brookfield....

The owners of Old Crow Smokehouse have reopened their prominent River North restaurant space swapping barbecue for pizza. Tree House, a colorful bar and restaurant with a nature theme and pizzas out of a wood-burning brick oven, is operated by sisters Samantha and Korina Sanchez, daughters of prolific hospitality owner Sam Sanchez (Old Crow, Moe’s...

Whether it’s the seascapes of the Amalfi Coast, sun-drenched hills of Tuscany, or romantic piazzas of Rome, there’s a piece of Italy that is beckoning all of us right now. And while current circumstances are keeping us away from the real-deal a little while longer, there is some locally sourced comfort to be found—all through Chicago’s rich culinar...

Salvatori’s has officially opened a new location on West Washington Center Road. The popular Italian restaurant chain had a soft opening for the past few days but officially opened their doors to customers on Wednesday. This new location is the fourth for the chain. The other locations include: - New Haven: 12244 McKenzie Dr.- Fort Wayne Southwest:...

Ravanelli’s Italian Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a tradition for so many families across the Metro East, and it has been for 60 years now. Their Collinsville location is newly renovated and now includes a pretty awesome wine bar. The Ravanelli’s menu has gotten some updates, too. Ravanelli’s says that it took about seven months to get these renovatio...

“Keep your reputation clean because it stays with you. If you have a good reputation, people will know it,”, said Gianni Vitale, owner of Gianni’s Restaurant in downtown Litchfield. Vitale has worked his whole life to build an outstanding reputation in the food industry. For years, he and his wife, Caterina, ran two fine dining restaurants on The H...

Canton Township was a much different place when Paul and Fay Palazzolo decided to open Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant in 1981.  Very little development could be found along Ford Road west of Canton Center. Police officers would patrol the area and stop by the eatery on horseback.  But despite this, Paul Palazzolo said he had a feeling Canton would n...

Everyone loves Lasagna, right? Now the tasty Italian dish is now just a click away and can be delivered right to your door! It’s tough to look at the COVID-19 Pandemic and come up with any positives. But if there is one, it’s Lasagna Love. The idea was baked up at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s the ultimate comfort food needed during this rath...

Self-proclaimed pizza connoisseurs take notice: Altamura Pizza isn’t your conventional pizza place, but the pie is as authentic as it gets. Everything is either homemade or imported and you’ll be left craving more pizza, prosciutto, and maybe a flight to Italy. The Hinsdale spot is an Italian, take-home-and-bake pizza and specialty shop whose conce...

The fourth annual Best of Parma contest is in the books, with nearly 10,000 votes cast for the 2020 winners. “You can really tell the businesses that connect with their customers, because there was a strong outpouring of nominations for certain businesses,” said Best of Parma Director Chelsey Kovar, who not only owns All of Her Design, but was rece...

The Region's many Catholics know the drill. On Fridays during Lent they abstain from meat. That typically results in a lot of trips to the McDonald's drive-through to grab Filet-O-Fishes for lunch and visits to fish fries at churches, VFW halls and restaurants. Crispy golden lake perch can be delicious but many cannot live on fish alone. Enter the...

Whether you're in search of an unforgettable plate of pasta or a fresh platter of seafood, enjoy our list of Chicago’s best Italian restaurants. If you ever sneak off to Colorado in the winter, be sure to check out our list of best Italian restaurants in Aspen. 1. DAISIES Vegetables play a leading role at chef-partner Joe Frillman’s charming 70-sea...