Not only is Festa Italiana 2024 returning to the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, the Italian Community Center has announced that the event will kick off the ethnic festivals seasons, too, moving to spring. Festa Italiana – back on the Summerfest grounds for the first time since 2019 – will take place May 31-June 2. This year's “Little Italy on the La...

Following a private soft opening this past weekend, L’Incontro Italian Bar & Cafe will officially open its doors to the public at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at 2315 N. Murray Ave. Located less than two blocks from the Oriental Theatre, the restaurant is a natural pick for evening dining during the remainder of the Milwaukee Film Festival. The re...

Being Italian has always been central to Frank Schiro’s identity, and for decades he has devoted himself to highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of the community in the United States. An experienced litigator and trial attorney in Milwaukee, Schiro recently was elected president of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Gra...

La Tavola on the Beach will bring fresh, modern Italian fare to a former office space at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in the Village of Pewaukee. The new eatery, which is slated to open by early May, will be operated by restaurateur and chef Llazar Konda, who opened The Beach House Bistro, a Mediterranean small plates restaurant just to the east of La Tav...

Downtown Milwaukee is really starting to find its footing when it comes to fine dining. North Jefferson Street has some of Milwaukee’s favorites and is also seeing a lot of transition on the block between Wells and Mason, including Safina at 785 N. Jefferson Street.  Nestled in one of the ever-beautiful stone mansions often filled with retail, Safi...

Paul Iannelli loved being Italian. "He was a family man. He was very proud of his Italian heritage," his daughter Paulette Zizzo said. "And he was a man who wanted things done yesterday." His family remembers Iannelli as a man of few words but lots of action — from building a parking business with his brother to helping create the Italian Community...

Two industry friends, who met through their work at neighboring venues, are coming together to open a new restaurant inside the former Tavolino at 2315 N. Murray Ave., which will serve up a menu of modern Italian fare with global inflection. Paul Piotrowski, a Chicago native who moved to Milwaukee about five years ago and currently works as the gen...

Former Boston Celtics big man Danilo Gallinari has elected to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to new reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. “Gallinari is finalizing a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks,” writes The Athletic reporter. “Gallinari’s agent, Michael Tellem, has been discussing options with several title contenders this week.”...

You know you are in a restaurant where comfort food is on the menu as soon as your eyes adjust to the dimly lit dining room in this small Italian restaurant on W. Bluemound Rd. When you come for lunch or dinner you will discover it is also the home of the “Snack.” The original Barbiere’s Italian Inn opened in 1963 at 106th and Bluemound where Sal B...

Glorioso’s Italian deli an Brady Street has been a constant in the city for almost 80 years, serving the Milwaukee community. Now, the deli is expanding its space while staying true to family roots. The new location at 1011 E. Brady Street now boasts a catering division, culinary center, bakery and event space. Upholding family tradition, Michael G...