If you're going to call yourself an Italian restaurant, you have to know the language, though for the guests themselves the menu items can sometimes be, well, difficult to pronounce. You know you're in an authentic place when the staff verbally breezes through the menu with ease and doesn't dumb it down. Traditional Italian restaurants have a bit m...

Capri Communities’ newest community in Milwaukee’s historic Italian-American neighborhood cost $28.9 million — but the price tag on the land was just $1. St. Rita Square, a 118-unit building offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, opened in July 2020 and occupancy is currently at 70% and climbing, Founder and Principal Jim Tar...

Anna (aka Nonna) Rondinelli and Joe (aka Papa Joe) Micheli launched the Amore de la Cucina food truck in 2018, offering a range of Italian-American traditional favorites to diners at festivals and other events. “We have been together for over eight years,” says Micheli. “We both love cooking and have cooked for family and friends most of our adult...

A new Italian-style coffee bar plans to open in Wauwatosa Village. Bill Haley, Tommy Orlando and Tommy Orlando Jr. plan to open Vendetta Coffee Bar at 7613 W. State St. in place of Del Monte Bar. The bar will serve Italian-style espressos and cappuccinos along with a homemade blend espresso that Orlando built. Wine and local beers on tap will be se...

A new destination for Italian cuisine will soon be opening in downtown Green Bay. Mangiare, a sister restaurant of Republic Chophouse, will open on July 8 and is located at 121 North Adams Street. The location was previously the site of the Candlestick Lounge. Officials say that Mangiare (pronounced man-JHAH-ree) is slightly different in that it is...

If you love speaking Italian and have experience teaching in an elementary school, consider joining our team. This is your chance to share the gift of the Italian language with the youth of Milwaukee! Contribute your talents to help build one of a select few Italian Immersion schools in the country. Qualifications - Elementary Education Teaching Li...

Festa Italia will have to wait until next year to make its comeback. Organizers announced the annual festival will be canceled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. Club president David Rizzo said they hoped to bring it back this year but “[u]nfortunately, ours will be one of the many festivals and community celebrations...

Portillo’s is hoping to open its second Madison location sometime later this year. We first reported the new location, which will be near West Towne Mall, in December 2020 after Portillo’s executives filed paperwork with the city of Madison. On Thursday, the company sent a news release about the West Towne location indicating it would open sometime...

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is very pleased to celebrate Maria Silva, Italian Minor in RCS, for her fully-funded acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Ph.D. Program in Italian. This program is notable for having a large focus on interdisciplinary studies, i.e. bridging art history with Italian language and culture,...

Tomaso’s Restaurant, celebrating 45 years in business this year, has been a Cedarburg landmark since 1976 when Ray Thomas bought it from the DiQuardo family. Now retired, Ray’s son, Scott Thomas, and daughter, Nicole Thomas, run the place together with help from family and children, their dependable employees, and occasional help. The original buil...