Amici Italian Grill: Hands-On Owners Offer Fresh Italian Fare

Meet a pair of brothers who go the extra mile to create a warm, inviting atmosphere at their brand-new Roscoe restaurant, and discover some of the mouthwatering dishes they’ve dreamed up.

Ciao Bella: Italian Cuisine Served With a Twist

Meet the dedicated businesswoman and the family behind this Rockford favorite, which some have compared to the tops in Chicago.

Basil Tree Ristorante

Casual/Italian. Authentic Italian fare, homemade tiramisu. Banquet room.
123 E. 1st St., Dixon, Ill.
(815) 288-7555
Lunch, Dinner

Anna Maria’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Casual. Lasagna, meatball subs, pasta, homemade pizza. 40-year area tradition. Carry out/delivery.
823 Gardner St., South Beloit, Ill.
(815) 389-2645

Vito’s Ristorante: Following His Roots, and Fulfilling a Dream

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.

Franchesco’s Ristorante

7128 Perry Creek Parkway
(across from JMK Nippon)
Rockford, IL

Nunzio’s: An American Dream Come True

Restaurant Profile: Meet the real, low-profile personality behind this Loves Park favorite, and discover what makes his restaurant special.

Basil Tree Ristorante: Elegant Italian Dishes, Old World Ambiance

Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building.

Country Church/City Church

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.

Salamone’s Italian Pizzeria

Casual/Italian American. Pizzas, entrées. Carry out/delivery
103 N. Cherry St., Cherry Valley, Ill.
(815) 332-4111
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