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Shine your shoes and comb your hair, foodies–it’s date night in the spotlight this week!  For this special occasion, we’re paying a visit to perhaps the most romantic restaurant in the entire city, Mama Carolla’s.  Is there anything more romantic than exquisite Italian food in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa setting?  Mama Carolla’s is located at 10...

You have to hand it to Ron Onesti, the unabashedly proud Italian-American concert producer who operates the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. The man’s got courage—and likely a steady stream of marinara running through his veins. At a time when eating carbs, in some circles, can be as perilous as a plate of blowfish, some might have fretted about anch...

The sign is up. The Italian flag is hanging outside. Goodfellas Pizzeria is ready to open its doors 11 a.m. Feb 28. This store will be the Kentucky-based chain’s seventh location and offers New York-style pizza for both day and late-night crowds. It is at 427 E. Kirkwood Ave.  Along with grab-and-go slices, they have 22-inch pies and a $6 lunch spe...

More than 50 years ago, Fausto Ferrari staked his claim in the American dream when he opened the Fausto Ferrari Barbershop on Garfield Place downtown. Now his grand-nephews, Tony and Austin Ferrari, are writing a new chapter in that story as their own family brand — The Ferrari Bros. — introduces the new coffee shop and wine bar Mom ‘N ‘Em to Camp...

Carmela Cataldo is straightforward about how she did at the Pizza Pizzazz. “I didn’t win,” she said. “I got fourth place.” But there’s more to the story. Cataldo, best known as “Carmie,” is 16 years old. She was the youngest of the 45 competitors. It was her first competition. She missed third place and a cash prize by a point (though the Cataldos...

Tuesday 3/26/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Eataly Chicago - 43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 Join us for special evening of fun: a Trivia Challenge for those who love Italy and its astonishing culture and cuisine. We welcome Carla Gambescia, author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, a unique compendium of...

When Francesca Pizzi lamented the dearth of Italian restaurants in downtown Indy, her father, restaurateur Gino Pizzi, offered her some sage advice: “Why don’t you open one yourself?” As is so often true, father knows best. While Francesca has no formal culinary training, she grew up doing homework and taking naps inside her family’s beloved Broad...

With a moniker like Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, it might not surprise people that the historic downtown Lockport establishment focuses on family. “‘Mamma Onesta’ means honest mother in Italian. It’s named after my honest, hardworking mother. Being Italian I love to eat Italian food and love to cook. My mom is a great cook,” said Frank DeGras...

Street food has been a staple of cuisines around the world for generations, and the trend has finally reached American shores. Leading the charge on behalf of the street food of Sicily is Elio Bartolotta of Elio Pizza on Fire and Elio Café. “Sicilian street food represents our tradition, our roots, our soul,” Bartolotta says. “We want to share that...

Il sapore di casa.  La cucina internazionale negli ultimi anni ha scoperto la ‘nduja e se ne è perdutamente innamorata. Celeberrima pietanza calabrese piccante, la ‘nduja nel 2016 ha ottenuto un boom soprattutto a Londra e New York. “Sta bene con tutto, dalla burrata ai crostacei alla pizza, e si abbina bene alla pasta. È come se fosse un olio picc...

Her 24 years as a Navy nurse taught Pam Dennis many things. Leadership. Organization. Attention to detail. The value of nurturing. And oh, yes — skills in the kitchen. The Navy itself had nothing to do with that. But while stationed in the port city of Pozzuoli in southern Italy, a 20-something Dennis made fast friends with a fellow apartment dwell...

Workers and ownership scurried around the new Andiamo Restaurant Monday afternoon putting the finishing touches on a multi-million dollar project that has been in the works for months. Located in the three-story Horizon Building at 102 West Silver Lake Road, Suite 1, the Italian eatery is set to open Wednesday, Feb. 6. Dominic Vicari, an operating...