by Daniel Gerzina "Cooking with a traditional heart and a modern hand." That's the phrase that chef Sarah Grueneberg and her team constantly reiterate, a question that they ask of themselves about every dish they present, dishes that Grueneberg says she "cooks from a soulful place."   It's what they hope will be recognizable to everyone who...

Alitalia understands the importance of maintaining and promoting the Italian language in the United States. Therefore, thanks to a partnership between the Embassy of Italy in Washington and Alitalia, we are happy to extend a 5% student discount dedicated to AP Italian Language students traveling in economy class from the USA to Italy with Alitalia....

It only took seconds before two people at Table #15 said, "How's your son, Giordano, who we met in Oak Park's Ciceroni." Ciceroni is an Italian language support group that used to meet at Mancini's Restaurant on Lake Street. Now it meets at Casa Italia cultural center in Stone Park.   Vincenzo DiVito, a jovial gentleman who hails from the Ba...

by Leonard F. Amari   Earlier this year, Metra announced the appointment of John A. Milano as the agency's Deputy Executive Director for Administration effective February 1. Metra, of course, is the Northeast Illinois Regional Railroad Corporation, Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. Milano, 50, who was Metra's...

Tuesday, February 2nd at 6pm - Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago - Join film director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu as he presents his latest documentary. Question and answers will follow.BlaxploItalian is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItal...

CHICAGO — A major Italian comic-art school is opening a campus on the Near West Side.The Scuola Internazionale di Comics, a 34-year-old art school specializing in comics and animation, chose Chicago as its first location outside Italy.It has nine Italian campuses, with headquarters in Rome. It boasts 30 alumni working for major U.S. comics publishe...

You are cordially invited to attend PARLIAMO ITALIANO, the first Networking event of the year. Meet new members and enjoy a taste of Italian wines & appetizers. RSVP today TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 - Starting at 6:00pm at DalTile Showroom, 316 W. Hubbard St. - Chicago, IL   IACC Members $15 ...

by Peter Frost   Cindy's, a small-plate/large-cocktail restaurant opening soon on the top floor of the newly renovated Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, has named its executive chef and beverage manager.   Heading the kitchen at the 13th-floor, indoor-outdoor roof-deck space, which will seat about 180, will be executive chef Christi...

by Miranda Leon   With polar vortexes and chilling winds, it can be difficult to deal with the frigid and desolate days of January in Chicago. One method for overcoming winter's oppression is to celebrate light and its encouraging connotations amid this dark time. The work of internationally-acclaimed Italian artist Marco Rotelli does j...

New York-based LDV Hospitality, in partnership with Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global, which has a Miami office, are opening an Italian restaurant in the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.   Dolce Italian is slated to open in late spring at the Godfrey on Huron and LaSalle streets in River North. Dolce, which has locations in Mi...