Cucina di Rosa: Italian Specialties that are ‘the Real Deal’

Featuring items such as Sicilian-style lasagna and homemade gelato, this restaurant is an Italian cuisine-lovers’ dream. Learn how a simple Italian dessert helped to get this eatery off the ground.

Smart Living Weekly – July 26, 2017

  Everyone Enjoys Festa, Italian or Not Right in Our Region: You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy Festa Italiana; you just have to love the Italian spirit that…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 20, 2016

  Everyone Can Be Italian at Festa Italiana Right in Our Region: Every year, for one weekend, everyone is Italian. This year, that weekend is Aug. 5-7 on the grounds…
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Authentic Dining at Bravo Pizza & Italian Restaurant

he family-focused staff behind this Italian restaurant knows how to create a quality, genuine experience. See what’s inspired the wide menu of classic dishes at this popular restaurant’s two locations.

Ethnic Heritage Museum Showcases Our Roots

The Rockford area has been settled by many an immigrant family, and their diverse backgrounds have done much to shape our city’s history. Discover a local museum where those cultures and their influences are celebrated.

Smart Living Weekly – July 22, 2015

  Festa Italiana Expands Entertainment Right in Our Region: Everyone is invited to become a part of Rockford’s Italian family at the 37th annual Festa Italiana July 31-Aug. 2, on…
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Ciao Bella Celebrates Five Years In Business

Whether you’re in the mood for flatbread pizzas, hamburger salads or gelato, Ciao Bella provides an authentic Italian dining experience. Discover how it’s grown and improved over time.

Smart Living Weekly – July 23, 2014

  Family, Food & Fun at Festa Italiana Right in Our Region: Celebrate Rockford’s rich Italian heritage at Festa Italiana, Aug. 1-3, on the grounds at Boylan Catholic High School,…
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Joey C’ Cucina: Not Your Typical Italian Restaurant

Discover a Rockford eatery built from a dream and some of Rockford’s great tastes, and see why this little storefront has become a big hit with a mature audience.

Leombruni’s Italian Village: Built by Family and Friends

It began with family recipes, serving neighbors as if they were at the dining room table. Forty years later, this couple has built a loyal following.