by Brett Hickman   Just announced yesterday, Dolce Italian is set to open on the ground floor at the Godfrey Hotel this coming Tuesday. This marks the second location from LDV Hospitality (the team behind New York's Scarpetta empire), with the first being in Miami.   The space, which you can see in the gallery above, is refined, but n...

Opened on the same day as Chicago's new Italian mega-store, Eataly, One Off Hospitality's newest venture, Nico Osteria has hit the Gold Coast with a bang. Its chef-driven Italian cuisine, sophisticated cocktails, creative desserts, all-star cast, and elegant interior inside the Thompson Hotel has drawn mostly positive reaction. Open for less than t...

Salvatore J. Sciacca and the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals personally invite you to an exclusive event on July 24th at A Tavola Restaurant: "Living La Dolce Vita"   Experience a most memorable evening. Networking in the beautiful outdoor patio Upscale dining at A Tavola Restaurant including a glass of fine wine, grill...

For those who want to celebrate Valentine's Day by enchanting their other half with a delightful dinner for two, Eataly Chicago is pleased to offer a unique pop-up restaurant that will be open for one night only: Osteria Valentino. We will combine our restaurants La Carne, Il Pesce, and Le Verdure to create one unique dining room where guests will...

by Louisa Chu   The critically acclaimed and fan favorite pizzeria Paulie Gee's in New York just announced the location of its long-awaited Chicago shop, in Logan Square at 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave., near Logan Boulevard. Before you raise your pizza rivalry pitchforks, these are not New York-style pies. Owner, pizza maker and namesake Paul Gia...

All parades are tribal, and all parades look back. See how far we've come, they say. Better parades look forward, too. This is where we're going now. But the best parades reach out to others, raising a banner for universal values of goodwill, aiming in some small way to heal the world.   Such a parade is walking down State Street in Chicag...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago ha il piacere di annunciare la Biennale di Architettura Americana che si svolgerà a Chicago dal 1 Ottobre 2015 al 3 Gennaio 2016.   La Biennale sarà il più grande evento di architettura e design del Nord America a cui parteciperanno i più grandi nomi internazionali nei campi dell'architett...

American Nocturne: The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali, a reading by Emidio Clementi accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St., Chicago, IL   Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher, and Justin S...

by Tom Secco We need to contribute,we need to contribute now. We need to contribute not only so our stories will not be forgotten, not only so we have some semblance of control about our stories but even so our stories already told in film and in books will not be misunderstood or forgotten.   We need to contribute to make sure that pe...

The Italian American Veterans Museum took a quantum leap forward on Sept. 28, celebrating its grand reopening with the dedication of a new exhibit celebrating Italian-American Medal of Honor recipients. State Senator Don Harmon and Stone Park Mayor Ben Mazzulla were among the dignitaries who took part in the noon dedication ceremony, which was...