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BB’s On North, a new pizza restaurant in the old Irie Zulu building at 7237 W. North Ave., is set to open this month.  The restaurant, which was originally to be called Cello's Pizza, will provide dine-in, take-out and delivery pizza and pasta along with a selection of wines.  Brothers Pietro and Mario Balistreri, who are both second-generation piz...

If you're worried about the delicious Palermo Villa pizza disappearing when Divino Wine and Dine, 2315 N. Murray Ave., closes on Jan. 31, you can rest easy, say new owners Peter Dietrich and Derek Nackers. "One of the conditions that we put into our agreement is that we were going to get the Palermo Villa recipe for the pizza," says Dietrich, "the...

Alexander Argirov, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, has been working in restaurants nearly his whole life. "I started doing this when I was 15,” he said. “My dad put me to wash dishes in our family restaurant." He and his business partners had wanted to open a place in the neighborhood for three years, observing that Hyde Park needed “something with a...

A Streeterville pizzeria is serving up pinsa, a next-generation Roman-style pizza. Chef Adam Weisell from L'Aventino Forno Romano spoke with ABC7 about the new take on the Chicago classic. Pinsa has an airy texture, moist and fragrant crumb and crispy exterior, according to the restaurant's website. It's naturally lower in gluten, carbohydrates and...

Felice Glorioso has worked his entire life at the family business, Glorioso’s Italian Market, 1011 E. Brady St., and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He learned meat cutting from his mother, Mary, and the produce and Italian food business from his dad, Joe, and his brothers, Ted and Eddie. There were tiny detours along the way — a brief time auto...

The Only Cannoli, an Italian bakery that opened its first store in Lakeside last spring, will relocate to Midtown Muskegon’s Third Street corridor early next year. Brittany Meloche and Bethany Bauer co-founded the bakery, selling their goods at the Muskegon Farmers Market before officially launching a storefront at 1925 Lakeshore Dr. in April, 2019...

A new Italian restaurant opened in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine this week that features homemade pastas, a wide selection of wines and family recipes. Thunderdome Restaurant Group opened Pepp & Dolores on Tuesday. The Italian restaurant is located at the corner of Vine and West 15th streets. "We’ve always wanted to open an Italian restaurant and we...

Passero, the popular Italian-American restaurant that's been a fixture in the downtown Arlington Heights dining scene since 2017, opened Thursday at a new location that doubles the capacity of its dining room. The move shifts the eatery from its original 50-seat location at 5 W. Campbell St. to the former California Pizza Kitchen space at 3 S. Ever...

This piece is part of an occasional series on metro Detroit's immigrant chefs. If you know of a chef we should profile, let us know! Luciano Gianino is committed to providing visitors to his family-run restaurant with real Italian meals, the kind he remembers from his youth in Sicily. Located near 17 Mile and Garfield Roads in Clinton Township, Luc...

Who's to say the effects absentee celebrity chefs have on a city's collective psyche? Yes, you're worthy enough for us to grant you our presence, but temper that excitement – it'll only be for a day. Possibly two. That sort of treatment won't help our inferiority complex any, so maybe a "glass half-full" approach is the way to go. Maybe we should j...

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy in Lisle is gearing up for its second annual Festa della Sopressata. Slated for Feb. 1, the competition will pit local sopressata makers in a pitched battle for first, second and third place trophies and prizes. The event is hosted by NAPCA founder and master instructor Leo Spizzirri and his partner, foun...

One of the newest additions to the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop is Pacino’s, an Italian restaurant that specializes in Sicilian-inspired dishes. With a warm and inviting atmosphere that matches the food, the restaurant that opened on November 15th has already been garnering some attention in the area with dishes like the Sicilian Artichok...