Sorella, the new Italian restaurant that opens Friday at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View, is a deeply personal one for the chef and co-owner. Kyle Toner, who's opening the restaurant with another New Jersey native, general manager Paul Damora, is summoning the flavors if not the precise dishes of Italy from Rome southward. And Toner is bringi...

Ada DeBartolo was a “family matriarch” who modeled hard work and generosity. Her daughter, Tina Serpe, says their mother’s life could be summed up in four words: “Faith,” “Family,” “Friends” and “Food.” “And ‘fun!’ She was a good sport and always joking!” added daughter Sandy Morrone. “She was the matriarch who kept everyone together,” Tina said. A...

Beginning next week, a Milwaukee chef will see his dream fulfilled and Bay View will have yet another worthy restaurant to enjoy. Sorella is slated to open on Friday, Aug. 21 at 2535 S Kinnickinnic Ave. And it promises simple, elegant Italian dishes at an accessible price point in a casual, comfortable environment. Sorella is a partnership between...

A confrontation took place Saturday afternoon between a group of Kenosha teens known as Kenosha Activism and counter-demonstrators supporting Italian heritage. The confrontation was very loud at times, but peaceful. The Kenosha Activism organizers—three local high school students from Indian Trail High School and Academy—had planned a march titled...

A new store opening on Main Street will offer foods and products imported from Italy. Eugenia Mazza will open her doors at Cibus Italian Market, at 204 W. Main St., July 18 where customers will find pasta, rice, sauces, olives and olive oil, sweets and other packaged food, along with ceramics, jewelry, artisan works, some clothing and accessories c...

Despite the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, creativity continues to blossom in the food and beverage industry, bringing new concepts throughout the city and to places like the East Side's Crossroads Collective, 2238 N. Farwell Ave. Earlier this month, we announced that Thum was bringing the fresh flavors of Lao cuisine to the popular food hall....

When Tony and Cathy Mantuano met at Milwaukee’s Nantucket Shores, he was a student at UWM working in the kitchen. She worked front of the house. Food and wine brought them together, but their relationship is the foundation for everything they do.  For 35 years, Tony, the founding chef at Michelin-starred Spiaggia, kept Italian dining in the spotlig...

A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from alumni and other members of the community requested the change. But with Columbus statues coming down in cities across the country, one expert says the explorer has been mischaracterized. The Wisconsin petition, which was started...

There are many paths to TikTok fame during coronavirus lock down: reunited families, at-home haircuts, a naked spouse surprising another. Luca Petrogalli has taken a very different route to virality. Petrogalli, 19, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. These days he has become the big man on campus. In fact, he may be the only...

The Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison has canceled Festa Italia 2020. The festival was scheduled for May 29-31 at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. The event celebrates Italian and Italian American culture. “The coronavirus has impacted our nation, state and local community.  Cancellation of our event is the responsible thing to do in order to protect...