Casual/Italian-American. Chicago-style hot dogs & Italian beef; pasta; burgers; sandwiches; pizza; beer & wine.1920 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill.
Casual/Italian. Authentic Italian fare, homemade tiramisu. Banquet room.
123 E. 1st St., Dixon, Ill.
Casual. Lasagna, meatball subs, pasta, homemade pizza. 40-year area tradition. Carry out/delivery.
823 Gardner St., South Beloit, Ill.
Restaurant Profile: Meet a chef who went from his family’s diner to Chicago’s elite, and now returns, to lead his own family-operated eatery.
Our mouths are still watering after this tasty dinner and tour inside Franchesco’s Ristorante, in Rockford. Explore the glitzy new building and see some of the delectable dishes we sampled, as this classic restaurant promotes its special-filled new menu.
Restaurant Profile: Meet the real, low-profile personality behind this Loves Park favorite, and discover what makes his restaurant special.
Lunch, Dinner, Carry-out, Catering
1620 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, lll.
Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building.
Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.