With its 100th year on the horizon, Stella® Cheese is reflecting upon what made it the star of Italian cheese in the first place: its full-flavored, traditional recipes. To prepare for its milestone birthday, the brand is going back to its roots to reintroduce two beloved classics that have stood the test of time: PDO-certified Parmigiano Reggiano...

While millions of people celebrated the new year this weekend, Paisan's Italian restaurant would normally be celebrating its anniversary — December 31. However, because of its location at 131 W. Wilson Street, staff members didn't gather in celebration, but faced the grim reality of closure.   "I think I've finally gotten that point to say that I d...

Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are coming. Thanksgiving is over, December is here, and the stress of the holiday season will soon be upon us in full force. In addition to trying to find something unique and special for everyone on your holiday shopping list, we also recommend trying to buy something local for those hard-to-buy-for people...

Marco's Pizza's largest franchisee has added a location in New Berlin's busiest district. Highland Ventures Ltd., which owns and operates more than 100 stores tied to the national pizza delivery and carryout chain, opened its doors Nov. 15 at the Moorland Square Shopping Center, 15415 W. National Ave., between Pick 'n Save and Burghardt's Sporting...

Some of my favorite local restaurants have been combination Mediterranean-Italian places like Oliva (“olive” in Italian), on Madison’s Far West Side. I had long been curious if it still lived up to the meals I had there when I reviewed it in January 2009, a month after it opened. “Service is fast and friendly, the prices are extremely reasonable...

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 11am CT Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin -Madison, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Part of the European Studies 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Opening remarks will...

As I write this, handmade Italian bucatini and mafaldini are drying inside the kitchen at Semolina, the new retail shop at 2474 S. Kinnickinic Ave. which will welcome its first customers beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.  The pastas – made by owner Petra Orlowski using finely milled organic durum wheat flour from Central Milling in Utah and...

Car lovers flocked to the parking lot of the Madison Community Pool on Saturday, Oct. 9, for the North Star Athletic Club's third annual car show. Participants chatted about their vintage rides and sports cars as visitors streamed by. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot off Rosedale Avenue, also offered good eats from a f...

The Florentine Opera is the next work of Giuseppe Verdi’s Revolutionary Opera, returning to the Grand Opera. Rigoletto.. Performed on October 8th and 10th at the Willin Hall of the Marcus Paforming Arts Center is Florence’s first performance in front of the audience since the pandemic regulations came into force in 2020. It was developed to reprodu...

Vino! Vino!, a Northern Italian-themed tapas restaurant and wine bar at Stone's Throw Winery, won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for a ninth straight year. The award for Vino! Vino! was part of the wine magazine's 2021 Restaurant Awards, which honors establishments in all 50 states and 72 countries for the quality and variety of the wine list...