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As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things pasta, I’m always on the lookout for a true Italian restaurant that moves the needle.  Such a place exists on the near south side of Indy that not only moves the needle, but cranks the volume up to eleven (that’s a This is Spinal Tap reference for you non-movie geeks). Iozzo’s Garden of Italy is locate...

Alessio Vullo, the executive chef at Nando Milano, was needless of introduction. Having never seen the man, I caught him walking by the kitchen door in his dark chef coat abound by an air of comfort and work. "That’s the chef," I thought.  In the past year, Nando Milano has become the first place I’d recommend to visiting gourmands who look for goo...

A city known for its thin-crust pizza could soon have its own deep-dish option as well. Chicago-based pizza chain Giordano’s is seeking approval for a 4,442-square-foot restaurant in Southport Plaza at 7120 Green Bay Road. Acclaimed by many as Chicago’s best pizza, Giordano’s is looking to expand north of the Illinois border for the first time with...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Supino Pizzeria Topping the list is Supino Pizzeria. Located at 2457 Russell St., the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, is the highest ra...

Over the past decade, Over-the-Rhine's Vine Street has become a treasure trove of tasty dining destinations. From sophisticated diner food to Japanese cuisine, pizzerias and Mexican food to sharable tapas spots and fancy hot dogs — the list goes on. If you were having trouble choosing before, your decision will soon get a little bit more complicate...

After consideration and discussion amongst friends and family, Ferrari Baking Company co-owner Denise Davis announced on Facebook last week that she will be retiring from the business in the near future.  Davis, who has co-owned the bakery with family friend Carlo Ferrari since 2013, told Knox Pages the nonstop grind of running the shop had become...

39 years ago, a small town pair with big dreams moved to Myrtle Beach from Steubenville, Ohio, with the intent to duplicate the family’s well-known Italian sausage and meatball sandwich shop. When visiting the previous year in July, and seeing the restaurant crowds, they were sure they were destined to make it big. Opening in a small 70 seat buildi...

You can visit the Italian Alps here in Chicago. Baita, located in the River North spot Eataly ( 43 E. Ohio St.; www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/chi-baita/ ), brings this area of Europe to the Windy City. And it's a seasonal spot, bringing the Italian winter through March. ( Also, "baita" means "small ski lodge," reinforcing the decor. ) I advis...

A Springfield couple took a risk when they opened their own European-style bakery in downtown Springfield, but just a few months later the business has already expanded with a new Italian deli set to host a grand opening Saturday. Salato Deli has been serving customers under a soft opening for about a week at 40 N. Fountain Ave., but will officiall...

Whatever you think of tea-smoked duck breast stacked like masonry, or aggressively deconstructed Key lime pie, or the novelty of dining inside an Airstream-sized “nest” made of bent birch wood—you probably winced a little bit the day downtown’s stunningly innovative Cerulean closed its doors. It happened a year ago this month, and losing that glass...

Interviews are set to begin next week to fill 100 jobs at the new Andiamo Restaurant in downtown Fenton set to open in early 2019. Located in the three-story Horizon Building at 102 West Silver Lake Road, Suite 1, the Italian eatery will hold open interviews beginning 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 and every weekday through Friday, Jan. 18 a...

A couple with a knack for historical renovations is on the brink of re-opening the beloved Simrell's bar, with a fresh name and a back to basics feel. Ken Ramsay and Joe Everhart are calling their latest landmark restoration a reboot of the original Simrell's Italian restaurant from 60 years ago. With their new restaurant and bar, Alimentari Da Pes...