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For the past 31 years, the Chico Sons of Italy has raised funds for high school scholarships and a 4-H group. Members of the club will make more than 2,500 meatballs on March 26 to be served starting at 1 p.m. that day at Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Place. Homemade sauce will be made from Nona Santulli’s recipe, and there will be homemade bread...

Buon appetito! A new food truck serving up homemade Italian fare will be rolling into Sacramento beginning in late April, serving up traditional, well-plated dishes—like spaghetti alla carbonara, eggplant parmigiana and freshly baked focaccia stuffed with prosciutto—that defy typical greasy mobile fare. Che Buono (which means “how delicious!” in It...

Chef Cristian Borchi would put the Energizer Bunny to shame. In addition to being the maestro-chef and instructor for the guests of my “Let’s Go Cook Italian” tours, he is the owner of Ristorante Locanda L’Antica Porta Levante in Vicchio, Tuscany and the Passaguai Cibo 3 Vino wine and snack bar in nearby Borgo San Lorenzo. He is also a caterer,...

Los Angeles is a city obsessed with Italian food. As much as everyone crows on about the amazing taco scene (and it really is fantastic) the fact that Italian food remains so bankable simply cannot be ignored. After all, some of the biggest openings slated for this spring offer an Italian perspective, albeit in very different ways. Here’s a look at...

UNTIL RECENTLY, Sacramento was shockingly underserved in the Italian-restaurant department. For that, perhaps, we should blame Biba Caggiano. After all, she set the bar awfully high when she opened Biba on Capitol Avenue 30 years ago. But Italian restaurants are finally starting to appear around town. There’s OBO’, the Sellands’ fast-casual Italian...

Former director of public relations at Bon Appétit, Colu Henry is celebrating the publication of her first cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. The book was born from the Instagram hashtag #backpocketpasta, which Henry created to describe the quick, delicious pasta meals she was cooking inspired by her Italian heritage...

My partners wanted to do a to-go sandwich place. Having been a private chef in L.A. for about ten years I was, like, listen, sandwiches are not going to fly here,” said chef Nina Clemente, as she sat on a stool in her newly-opened Di Alba restaurant in the Arts District. The Italy-born, New York-raised chef, who was sporting a denim apron and her h...

In its heyday in the 1990s, well before the surge of new restaurants and bars on the midtown grid, Italian Importing Co. was known as an essential destination for lunch. The sandwiches were well-crafted, affordable and delicious, and you’d often get a little bit of banter on the side. Current owner Larry Otten, an alumnus of the famed Corti Brother...

Originari di Galati Mamertino (Messina) Tanino, Calogero, Celestino e Giacomino emigrarono negli Stati Uniti a metà degli anni ’70. Cresciuti in una famiglia che ha sempre coltivato i propri ortaggi, prodotto il proprio vino, i formaggi freschi e con una mamma incredibilmente brava in cucina, non potevano non ereditare una grande passione per la bu...

March 8 & April 19 - To Italy - With Love, California. A series of three dinners organized by La Dolce Vigna for Poesia Osteria which feature California and Italian wines of the same variety side by side, paired with regional Italian cuisine with a West Coast twist. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Poesia Osteria --  4072 18t...

The address for Vino & Cucina Trattoria Italiana is on Carson Street. But really, it’s on Norse Way, which feels more like the main street in a Middle American town than a shopping and dining destination north of Long Beach Airport, a feeling helped along by the presence of a retro eatery called Dale’s Diner just across the street, an old school so...

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich. Food, Family, and Italian Culture: More Than a Meal Around the Table. Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. Click here for further information   The 2017 Vari Symposium, an event of the Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari Italian Studies Initiative, proudly presents television pe...