by Lou Carlozo   DiPieroYou've got answers? Frank DiPiero has questions: lots of them. An affable and curious guy by nature, DiPiero has turned pride in his Italian-American identity into a shared Internet radio experience with a light-hearted name: "Keepin' It Real with Frankie D."   For him, it marks another step in his effort to pr...

Glen Ellyn village board trustees discussed options for food trucks in its downtown during a recent meeting, according to media reports.   The owner of an Italian ice cart recently requested a spot downtown and the discussion among trustees has centered around how Glen Ellyn should handle such requests and if food carts "affect brick-and-mor...

L'evento business e promozionale piĆ¹ importante del Midwest degli USA Con il Patrocinio del Consolato Generale d'Italia a ChicagoIn collaborazione con ENIT Nord America e ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council) Su richiesta degli operatori di settore di Chicago, le date di Italian Expo 2014 sono state spostate al 23-24 Ottobre 2014. &n...

Children ages 4 to 13 years old can immerse themselves in the wonders of Italian language and culture through a wide range of enjoyable and educational activities on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Casa Italia. Our program focuses on teaching your children the Italian language through songs, games, storytelling, movies and skits. Children ca...

For the month of June, Eataly Chicago is celebrating the World Cup the way we know best: with Eatalian food! We've selected 16 highly competitive, high quality products and now it's your turn to VOTE for the winner. Every other day, 1 match will take place at Eataly Chicago and will be featured on Eataly Chicago's Facebook page and here on the Eat...

Join us for an evening dedicated to learning all about Chicagoland's finest Italian language classes. - Enjoy a free Italian class trial lesson- Meet instructors and other students- Sample authentic Italian cuisine- Participate in our free, live raffle- Enjoy musical entertainment- Register for your next course   For a complete schedule of...

Loyola University's Opera Theater will present two one-act operas from "Il Trittico" by Giacomo Puccini, the legendary Italian composer of "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," later this month.   The performances will take place in Italian on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. inside the Louis J. Roussel Performance Ha...

By Carol Sponagle Children's menu? No, but staff will accommodate. What I ordered: My date (husband) and I ordered a gluten-free sausage and pepperoni pizza and the nightly special: spinach and cheese stuffed shells with meat sauce, which included Boccardi's special salad and a basket of fresh rolls. Dessert was limoncello cake and cannoli....

by Kate Kolenda   Decades before the likes of Mario Batali and Michael White brought us the most recent wave of fine Italian dining, Tony Mantuano taught Chicagoans how to enjoy refined Italian fare at Spiaggia. Taking a cue from its name, which means "beach" in Italian, the food is inspired by the coast. Mantuano has won countless accolades...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of architect John Vinci. Subjects for this column come to the attention of the author in various ways.   An article in the Chicago Tribune about the controversial three sets of copper-clad wood exterior doors at the cost of nearly $670,000 in our state capitol br...