Cari tutti, On behalf of the Officers and Directors of WisItalia I would like to invite you to the 2017 WisItalia Italian Language Program of the Year award event on April 2, 2017. We will be  honoring St. Joseph Catholic Academy (SJCA) in Kenosha WI. At SJCA Italian is taught beginning in 7th grade through senior year of High School. AP Italian s...

The Italian Workmen's Club, a staple of the old Greenbush neighborhood, was dying out. A club that stood the test of time for more than 100 years saw its membership aging and declining, but a recent uptick in younger members elevated the club from surviving to thriving, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2lD901v ) reported. "Ten years ago w...

You can go to Potawatomi Hotel and Casino and have a great time without spending a cent on a game of chance. The complex includes bars, a live performance venue, charming gift shop and many options for the hungry. One such place is the new Bella Italiana, ensconced on the third floor of the casino.  Bella Italiana, in the former space of the Wild E...

In his first three seasons as a Wisconsin Badger, Aidan Cavallini amassed a grand total of zero goals. He did, however, notch two assists in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, bringing his point total to a whopping four. But with 10 games still left on the schedule in his senior year, the fourth-liner has already surpassed his point total ove...

St. Jerome School kicked off its weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a student-led Mass and an Italian Feast on Saturday, Jan. 28. The school community encouraged parishioners to join them for a complimentary meal after Mass to express their gratitude for all of the support they receive from the parish. It was a great success, servin...

The ribbon has been cut at the new San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana, a passion project spearheaded by the Calderone Club's Gino Fazzari. The restaurant, which is located in the former Thai Palace at 838 N. Old World 3rd St., hosted soft openings this week. Although a date has not yet been set, Fazzari predicts he'll open the doors to the public some...

It's been almost exactly a year since news emerged that Gino Fazzari would open a new pizzeria right next door to his Calderone Club, 842 N. Old World 3rd St. Pizzeria San Giorgio – located in the former Thai Palace, 838 N. Old World 3rd St. – will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. with Mayor Tom Barrett and Bucks President Peter...

By Bill Miston and Pauleen Le   No one was hurt after a fire broke out at a longtime Shawano restaurant early Tuesday morning. For 34 years, Anello's Torch Lite restaurant has offered up people Italian-American fare. In the 20s, the location was reportedly a favorite of gangsters Al Capone and John Dillinger. But now, all that is left i...

One look inside Alioto's will bring back memories, bygone times, for anyone of a certain age and up. For younger people, it's a taste of retro—a glimpse of what some supper clubs looked like in the 1960s and '70s.   The paneled walls in the enormous dining room and the authentic mid-century modern chairs set the stage for dining in this long...

Diners in Mequon were taking Salotto Zarletti's tagline of "a place to gather" seriously. They crowded into the bar; they filled the tables in the dining room. Waiting until the same day to make a reservation meant I could dine quite early or quite late.   A couple of weeks in at chef-restaurateur Brian Zarletti's new restaurant, and it look...