Marc bianchini

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Cubanitas slated to open third location at Corners of Brookfield

Published June 3, 2019

The Corners of Brookfield already has an impressive collection of restaurant tenants including Cafe Hollander, BelAir Cantina, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Freshfin Poke and The Goddess and the Baker. But the newest addition to the food and beverage line-up is a Downtown favorite.

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Cubanitas now open in Oak Creek

Published Oct. 9, 2017

The second Cubanitas location opened late last week at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, joining a cadre of popular restaurants in the square, including Bel Air Cantina, Pizza Man and Valentine Cafe.

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Osteria Del Mondo to reopen Downtown

Published March 24, 2017

A long-beloved classic is returning to Milwaukee's dining scene. Osteria Del Mondo, the Italian restaurant founded by Marc and Marta Bianchini, will reopen Downtown.

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Cubanitas slated as newest tenant for Drexel Town Square

Published March 3, 2017

Oak Creek's new Drexel Town Square development is filling up with delicious new tenants, including Pizza Man, Bel Air Cantina and soon Valentine Coffee. But the newest addition to the food and beverage line-up is a Downtown favorite: Cubanitas.

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Cook like a pro 3: Even more recipes from Milwaukee's best chefs

Published Oct. 21, 2014

Almost all of us have gone to a restaurant at some point and said a version of, "Holy cow! I wish I could make this at home!" Well, wish no more. Milwaukee's top chefs ride to the rescue with a third serving of delicious restaurant-ready recipes.

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Sometimes it pays to be flighty: Tasting options in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 6, 2013

For many, the best way to learn about a beverage is to taste different types side by side. Flights are an excellent way to take note of the differences - whether it be the profile of the fruit, the tannins, the sweetness, texture or acid - between various wines, beers or spirits.

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Counting the dollars on your plate

Published Oct. 29, 2012

Maybe you've done it yourself, or have seen someone else do it in a restaurant. A look at the menu and its prices and a double-take. Maybe even a spit-take. I've made a plate of pasta, you've thought - or you've heard someone say - and it can't possibly cost $22. If you've never worked in a restaurant, you might be forgiven for not really understanding what goes into pricing a menu.

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Finding dinner and theater under the same roof in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 27, 2012

We have big theaters and little theaters, fancy theaters and storefront theaters in Milwaukee. We don't have a regularly producing dinner theater. However, that doesn't mean you can't get dinner with your theater, under the same roof, in Brew City.

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COA misses the mark

Published Dec. 19, 2011

COA is billed as "The Heart of Mexican Street Food." I just didn't know that the street they were talking about was Rodeo Drive.

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Osteria del Mondo's final week

Published June 28, 2011

The clock is ticking on Osteria del Mondo. Owner Marc Bianchini decided this spring to close the restaurant in its current location at 1028 E. Juneau Ave. and reopen elsewhere at a later date. Osteria has been in the space for nearly 17 years.

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Osteria stays on top with revised menu

Published Oct. 19, 2010

If there's such a thing as a sure thing in the Milwaukee restaurant scene, for me at least, it's Osteria del Mondo, 1028 E. Juneau Ave.