Trattoria di Carlo has been open in Oak Creek for 18 years. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Carlo Pedone says to him, every customer that walks through the door feels like family. Carlo checks in with his own family daily. Some of them live in Italy, and he worries about their safety and health because of the coronavirus pa...

The bi-annual World Championship Cheese Contest Judging took place at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI last week, and seven BelGioioso Cheeses were awarded prestigious honors during the three-day judging event.  With a total of 3,667 entries from 26 nations, the competition was highly competitive, and BelGioioso Cheesemakers succeeded in six different...

Husband and wife Marc and Mary Ann Bellazzini are vegetable farmers, sheep raisers, wine and vinegar makers, cooks, restaurant owners, farm stay hosts and parents to two boys. They do a little bit of everything. “And a whole lot of nothing,” Mary Ann Bellazzini says. What she means is that she and Marc Bellazzini first took the leap into second car...

Sunday, March 15, 2020 -11:30am – 5:30pm. Serb Hall | 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Buy Tickets Now! Pasta Fest is a family friendly event featuring a great pasta meal, with sauce from Milwaukee favorite Barbiere’s Italian Inn. Homemade Italian-style all-beef meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages round out the meal. There ar...

When Gianni Toffolon started making cheese, it was because he needed a job. He knew after his first batch that making cheese was more than a job. Toffolon considers cheese an art, and it is his lifelong passion. He’d never even heard of Wisconsin when he came from Italy in 1979 to work as a cheesemaker at BelGioioso Cheese in the Green Bay area. Fo...

When a restaurant has been around as long as The Red Mill inn & Pizza, 1005 S. Elm Grove Rd. in Brookfield, memories practically seep from the walls. "My grandmother used to live a couple of blocks from here, and she always told stories about how they'd line up down the street for the Friday fish fry," says Mark Zierath, who purchased The Red Mill...

Brother Samuel Mazzuchelli was glad to leave New York City. The 22-year-old Italian Dominican had grown up in the neighborhood around Milan’s great cathedral and had seen Europe’s most beautiful cities from Rome to Paris, but the New York of 1828, growing grand on the spoils of westward expansion and the labor of poor immigrants, had convinced him...

An Italian wine festival complete with vintners, a tasting of Spanish wines and other seminars are coming up at Waterford Wine & Spirits on the east side. Vino della Grazia, the Italian Wine Festival — Winemakers representing wines from across Italy will be at the festival. Among the wine estates represented will be Azienda Agricola Silvio Grasso, ...

Paul Loparco has been elected president of the Illinois-Wisconsin Grand Lodge, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. A member of OSDIA since 1999, Loparco served as trustee, vice president and president of Leone D’Oro Lodge #2700 before ascending to the state presidency. “It’s a big step for me and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m certa...

BB’s On North, a new pizza restaurant in the old Irie Zulu building at 7237 W. North Ave., is set to open this month.  The restaurant, which was originally to be called Cello's Pizza, will provide dine-in, take-out and delivery pizza and pasta along with a selection of wines.  Brothers Pietro and Mario Balistreri, who are both second-generation piz...