The Italian Cultural institute presents the screening of Federico Fellini's modern fairy tale I Vitelloni, on Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 6p.m. This masterpiece of Italian cinematography tells the story of five young men who live in a small seaside town, that could be Rimini. Their stories are simple, based on the few possibilities offered by such a...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Elect...

Italian-American food chain Olive Garden has been hitting headlines lately as they have recently opened their first restaurant in Chicago and plan to implement online ordering chain-wide by August.   Among the high points of visiting Olive Garden, which include never-ending salad, is the chain's devotion to family friendliness – their slogan...

Insieme a Chicago is introducing a special opportunity for kids ages 4-7 and 7-10 to attend a unique bilingual story-time with a special guest from Italy, Sara Corsini. The event will take place on Sunday, March 29th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St Michael Church Parish Center–1633 N. Cleveland Ave, Chicago.   Two sessions will be available:...

by Alanna Chiefari   Entrepreneurial roots run deep within event planner Michelle Durpetti. The daughter of Tony and Marion Durpetti, owners of Chicago's legendary Gene & Georgetti restaurant, and granddaughter of the restaurant's late cofounder Gene Michelotti, she boasts an impressive hospitality industry pedigree. Never one to rest o...

For 92-year-old August Frasco, staying active is the key to longevity. He still rides his lawn mower in his yard to cut his grass every week, and attends events with the Italian-American Society of Peoria. "A lot of my friends are gone. I like coming to festivals like these, because I get to meet new people all the time," Frasco said. He was r...

The casual eatery extends a "mom and pop" spirit alongside a menu of rustic Italian cuisine. The restaurant's name pays homage to the partners' Calabrian heritage (Chef Chiapetti and Joseph Frasca), and all of the relatives who have enriched their lives over memorable meals.   Expect a menu of regional signatures by Chef Chiappetti - who has...

by Calogero Lombardo   The history of the Sicilian neighborhood on the Near North Side of Chicago begins around the time of the Chicago Fire. Scandinavians and Germans had by then established colonies there, and were infiltrated by the Irish soon after. Italians had begun filtering in by the 1850s, but their inhabitation would not coalesce i...

31 Maggio, 11.00am. In occasione del prossimo 2 Giugno, Festa della Repubblica.  Appuntamento alla Chiesa Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii alla presenza delle Autorita' locali, delle Organizzazioni ed Associazioni Italo Americane e delle Rappresentanze Diplomatiche Consolari. Dopo la S.Messa ci sara' una processione con tutte le organizzazio...

by Kerry Lester   Over the years he tried wooing her with calls, trips to Italy, and becoming close with members of the family. After a decade, he's finally scored a date.   Ron Onesti's quest to bring Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren to town isn't a romantic venture, but it's undeniable he -- and just about everyone else --...