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After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual expansion that has quadrupled its size from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet. Along the way, the original r...

Pasta, pane, pizza, focaccia… the crown of the realm of carbs is certainly held by Italian bakers, who made miracles, for centuries, with just some water, flour, yeast and salt. Since the times of the Roman Empire bread and all its derivates literally ruled the Italian tables, becoming a kind of signature product of our cultural traditions all over...

Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy,  committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, announces the opening of its newest illy Caffè coffee bar in San Francisco at Pier 39.  illy Caffè shops offer coffee lovers an inspirational and immersive illy experience, featuring the...

Opened in 1952, Frances and Gaetano Giuliano established their delicatessen in Gardena, Calif. Bringing with them a tradition of Italian cuisine, the couple established a legacy of freshly prepared and inexpensive food. Offering a wide assortment of Italian deli items and warm loaves of bread, Giuliano’s in Gardena is the only location to feature m...

Creekwood, a California-Italian restaurant that has brought new flavors to South Berkeley for almost six months, opened Nov. 20 after about six years of preparation, as first reported by Berkeleyside. Located on Sacramento Street, Creekwood has a 1,700-square-foot floor plan and can seat 50 guests indoors and another 20 outdoors on the patio, accor...

After massive changes to the physical layout of its downtown café, along with expanding the menu to now include dinner, Della Fattoria has the makings to set itself apart as one of Petaluma’s premier downtown dining spots. It can easily compete with the best that the rest of Sonoma County has to offer. First and foremost, Della is a world-renowned...

La Delegazione AIC di Los Angeles, in occasione del Martedi' grasso, ha organizzato un convivio speciale per dare it benvenuto alla nuova Console Generale Silvia Chiave, proveniente da Tunisi, e, nel contempo, consegnare il premio Giovanni Nuvoletti allo chef siciliano Antonio Mure' proprio nel suo ristorante "Barrique". Tale premio rappresenta it...

One of Los Angeles’ less well known ‘hoods is Hayden Tract. Once a thriving industrial zone and latterly notorious for its drug trade, in recent years, the area has, with gentrification and lower real estate values, become a hotbed for start-ups, media studios and experimental architecture. No surprises that Hayden Tract has also been reeling in a...

In the middle of San Diego’s coolest beach community sits the consummate, perfect-fit for an urban winery and tasting room — Gianni Buonomo. Ocean Beach is a colorful collection of character studies, and it’s home to a star group of high-quality wines, mostly old world and mostly sourced from the great wine country of Washington. First a word about...

If you haven't ventured to the Westfield Century City Mall to explore Eataly L.A., now is a great time to give it a go. The marketplace is 67,000 square feet of Italian goodness, featuring multiple restaurants, food counters, and an authentic Italian market. For the next two weeks (March 18 -31) Eataly is hosting their Eataly Restaurant Fest - maki...

Point Loma welcomes a new and delicioso authentic Italian pasta oasis, Cesarina. Owned and operated by restaurateurs Niccolò Angius, Giuseppe Scognamiglio and Giuseppe Capasso, the Italian trattoria embodies the atmosphere and cooking of legendary Italian “nonnas,” often referred to as the best cooks in the world. Named after Niccolò’s wife, Cesari...