Donatella Majore, the owner of Evanston's Donatella Bistro, died on Monday after the scooter she was driving was struck from behind by a minivan. Majore, 55, who previously owned La Cucina di Donatella on the Evanston/Rogers Park border, was hit by the van at the intersection of Western and Pratt Avenues and was taken to the nearby St. Francis Hospital with extremely critical injuries. She later died at the hospital.
Majore's restaurants and food were beloved and had a cult-like following. Her intimate Evanston bistro served rustic Italian dishes like the beloved lasagna, pizzas and housemade pastas. She grew up in Italy and studied at the Sapienza University of Roma before moving to the States.
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Donatella Majore [Photo: Facebook]