Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate. "I think it's a great time to support the Italian heritage and kind of...

This month, we sat down with Laura T. Wilson, chef and restaurant owner. Laura told us all about her professional training, how her European experiences influence her food, and shares a recipe for her Perfect Red Sauce. Read on for more about Laura and all that La Dolce Vita has to offer! 1. We know from your bio that you're a trained chef from Le...

Italy's Reflex & Allen Group, a manufacturer of pneumatic, electrical and fluid systems for truck and engine markets, announced plans on July 30th, 2013 to locate its operations in Indianapolis (indiana), creating up to 97 new jobs by 2014.   The Italy-based company located and equipped its first U.S. facility at 2655 Fortune Circle West...

It seemed impossible, when you first heard the news. A lifeforce as vibrant as Antonio Ciccone could not be extinguished this soon. But it was true, Ciccone, a science teacher and girls soccer coach at Seymour High, died unexpectedly last Friday at age 61.   Colorful, funny, dedicated, warm and generous are good words for a start, but I'm no...

When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe "Joe" Scalzo has created that experience at Ciao Bella, where authentic Italian dining is true to his family's roots in their native town of Calabria, Italy.   Scalzo discovered the joys of cooking working at a small r...

These days, there are a few remnants of the Italian influx that surged to Harrison Street west of downtown Elkhart starting in the early 1900s. There's Michael's, the eatery at the corner of Harrison and Sixth streets that, for 55 years, has served up Italian fare. There's Siciliano's, formerly another Italian restaurant, now a liquor store....

by Eloise Marie Valadez   Hearty, flavorful comfort foods are the perfect meals for fall dining choices. And when it comes to Italian recipe selections, there's nothing like a robust pasta dish, hearty meat recipe with accompanying root vegetable selection, or a hot soup packed with delicious ingredients for cooler weather meals.   No...

The Italian-American Women's Club of Lake County invites any women of Italian heritage or espousal - from 18 to 120 - to join the club for its camaraderie, friendship and sharing of the Italian heritage. The IAWC mission is "To promote frienships among the Italian-American Women in the Calumet area and among the wives of the members of the Cesare...

The sights, sounds and aromas of Italian food and fun will fill one downtown Indy block this weekend. The Italian Street Festival kicks off Friday evening at Indy's Holy Rosary Catholic Church.   Volunteers have spent weeks prepping the red sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage and decadent homemade desserts. The festival will sell 800 gall...

by Liz Biro   Ask Chicago-style pizza lovers who makes Indy's best deep-dish pie and you'll get a ton of votes for Chi-Town native Giordano's and another ton for Indy's own South of Chicago.   When Giordano's made its Indy debut in January 2015 on the north side, fans crushed the restaurant. Three-hour wait times ensued. The pizzeria...