by Heidi Prescott It's down to the final two in the Pizza Wars battle. Giannetto's Pizza in Granger will take on Rocco's Restaurant in South Bend in the final round of voting that kicks off Thursday in St. Joseph County. More than 76,000 votes were cast in the first two rounds of the competition across northern Indiana, blowing last year's B...

by Liz Biro   When Mario Batali's handlers told me I had seven minutes, from precisely 12:06 to 12:13 p.m., to interview the chef while he was visiting Market District in Carmel Nov. 21, I thought, oh boy, what a prima donna. Maybe it was his Italian charm, but Batali won me over.   He's a nice guy, a fast friend taking extra time not...

The Italian American Association has been busy delivering gifts to children in the community. The association donated gifts to the 70 children, ages three months to five years, who live at the House on the Hill in Goshen. Santa handed out the goodies to each child on Dec. 11. House on the Hill Migrant Child Center is accredited by the Nationa...

By Lincoln Wright   On the walls of Sam's Italian Kitchen are black and white photos. Photos of family, of owner Sam Macri and his wife, Tammy — and displayed prominently in the center of the restaurant — a photo of Sam making a pizza in his younger days at the Volcano Restaurant when it was located in downtown South Bend.   For 55 ye...

by Liz Biro   How do you say no to meatballs and cannoli for breakfast? You don't. Why would you? My summons for this morning meal came from the Holy Rosary kitchen. Each year, the church hosts the huge Italian Street Festival. Hit the event 5 to 11 p.m. June 12 and 13 at the church on 520 Stevens St.   Yes, there will be an...

By Alia Blackburn   If you're looking for a slice of Italy... Look no further than Downtown Clinton! The Little Italy Festival is in full swing. The event has been a Clinton favorite since 1966. The Italian theme seemed natural at that time, since the city had a thriving Italian immigrant population.   While the festival is...

In Italy and Indiana, Cereplast is realigning itself and lowering its expenses. Cereplast is moving its European headquarters to its office in Milan, Italy and is closing the office in Bönen, Germany in order to strategically focus the Company's efforts on the most immediate and dynamic markets for bioplastics in Europe.   These changes are...

Speedway town officials and government leaders in Varano de' Melegari, Italy, have solidified a sister-city relationship to provide students in both cities with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities locally and abroad. The two cities established a business partnership through Dallara Automobili, which operates its only U.S. location on...

An Arizona woman is hoping a discovery at the bottom of Italy's largest lake may lead to the recovery of the remains of her uncle from western Indiana who was among 24 soldiers who died in the last days of World War II.   Although the volunteer group trying to recover the wreckage of an amphibious vehicle that sank in 1945 hasn't positively...

Thursday September 24, 2015. Please join us for a private reception celebrating the acquisition of Vincenza Pusateri Bondi's trousseau and textiles collection. Vincenza emigrated from Sicily to Indiana in 1910, bringing with her artfully embroidered textiles she had been creating since childhood. This collection, which is over 100 years old, serves...