Source: Rockford Register Star March 27, 2015
“Following His Roots, and Fulfilling a Dream” by Karla Nagy, associate editor, p 75 photograph of Olszewskis.
Chef Vito Olszewski, opened this authentic Italian eatery, 1t 1620 No. Bell School Rd. in May, 2011.
His grandparents, and then his parents, operated the Auto Inn; sold in 2001.
Olszewski studied at Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu Cooking & Hospitality Institute, becoming a chef in 2003 – the same year he won a James Beard Foundation Scholarship.
Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine. Spring 2012, Vol. 9, No. 2, p 75.
Article by Georgette Braun
Photo: Colin O’Gorman, pastry chef at Vito’s Ristorante
“Rockford’s Best Dish” presented by Lifescape Community Services, May 1, 2014, Tebala Shrine Temple, 7910 Newburg Rd.
“Vito’s Ristorante will serve two dessert samples: tiramisu and Opera Torte. GreenFire and Vito’s are just two Rockford eateries to be featured at the Best Dish. Others are Backyard Bar & Grill, Amici Italian Grill, Cliffbreaker’s Riverside Resort, Lucha Cantina, EZ Dinners, Bickford Independent & Assisted Living, Simply Delicious Cupcakes, Zammuto’s, Crimson Pointe Senior Living
Source: Rockford Register Star April 25, 2014, Go Section