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...

Groppi's Food Market, a longtime Bay View neighborhood fixture, is getting new owners. Brothers Casey and Ryan Foltz have agreed to purchase the business, 1441 E. Russell Ave., Milwaukee, from John and Anne Nehring, who've owned the store for 20 years. That transaction could close by year's end once the new owners secure a city tavern license for t...

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's North American tour includes a stop at Fiserv Forum on Saturday, April 6 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Steven Mercurio will be conducting, according to the announcement on Wednesday. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. CT. Full announcement below: MILWAUKEE (Sept. 27, 2023) - Iconic I...

The lights are on, drinks are poured and pizza ovens are blazing at 2856 N. Oakland Ave. Baccara and Cafe Terrazza recently began their soft openings, bringing business back to the East Side building for the first time in over five years. The Italian-inspired bar and restaurant replaced Monster Pizza and Black Rose Irish Pub which closed in 2017 an...

In yet another sign that we’re in summer’s winding-down period, Festa Italiana returns this weekend, Sept. 8-10, to close the book on what’s considered the city’s modern ethnic festival lineup. The first Festa took place back in 1978, when members of Milwaukee’s Italian community revived the traditional neighborhood festivals that started in the ea...

It's time to officially say "Ciao!" to the summer festival season, as Festa Italiana today revealed its 2023 dates: the weekend of Sept. 8-10.  In addition, Festa Italiana announced that it will keep the ethnic festival at the Italian Community Center grounds at 631 E. Chicago Ave. Festa previously called Henry Maier Festival Park home since 1978,...

Nico Mannion punched a higher floor on that one. Seeing an open lane, Mannion exploded by the defender, took off and finished two hands over the top Friday night at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Welcome back to the NBA. “I was little surprised, too, when I see that much space in the paint,” he said. “It’s surprising to me. Being over in Europe...

Trattoria di Carlo Pizzeria has reopened in Oak Creek. A flurry of Facebook posts in community groups have been frantically asking when this popular pizzeria at 8469 S. Howell Ave. would reopen. It became official July 5 with people posting pictures of their pizzas. The location shut down abruptly in June 2021 with the announcement and closure comi...

The long-awaited Italian restaurant Safina, located in Milwaukee's Cathedral Square neighborhood, is planning to have its soft opening Tuesday and its grand opening in the coming weeks. "It feels good," said Sal Safina, who's running the restaurant with his brothers, Giuseppe (Joe) and David. Their father, Giovanni Safina of the former Giovanni's r...