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Need a quick vacation? Grab your passport and come down to San Diego’s Little Italy for the 9th Annual Taste of Little Italy Presented by U.S. Bank on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Taste of Little Italy makes the perfect summer outing for all foodie lovers in America’s Finest City. Attendees can tour the streets of Little Italy, e...

One of San Diego’s preeminent dining destinations opens the door to dozens of restaurants, dessert shops, breweries and wineries next week. Here’s what you need to know about the annual Taste of Little Italy on June 14. When: Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. Why you should go: With big-name, classic Italian restaurants and dynamic new-comers, Little Italy is th...

There’s a sign on the wall at the new branch of The Original Mama D’s Italian Kitchen in Redondo Beach (in the space that was home to Thai Thani for, well, forever) that reads: “Family: We May Not Have It Together … But Together We Have It All.” It’s an appropriate motto for what may be the most family-friendly eatery in the South Bay that from day...

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 From 10:30 am To 1:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of LA, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Fee: $60.00 (IIC members)/$65.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a LA-based Italian food blogger, recipe developer, host home chef in web series and author of t...

Rita’s, an icy institution since 1984, has been spreading the gospel of Italian ice and frozen custard throughout the Bay Area. The newest purveyors, a Pleasanton one (320 St. Mary St.) and a Campbell shop (475 E. Campbell Ave.), join the locations in San Jose, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Carlos, Scotts Valley and Brentwood. The chain’s specialties...

It’s no overstatement to call the newly opened Napizza eatery in Encinitas a labor of love. In fact, you could say the same for the company’s last two locations as well. Giulia Colmignoli — who co-founded the Roman-style pizzeria chain five years ago with her husband, Christopher Antinucci — gave birth to baby boys within days or weeks of opening t...

It is an understatement to say that Giovanni Trombo loves food. It’s in his Italian blood, starting from deep farm roots in the Old Country to his vast knowledge gleaned over a lifetime in the restaurant business. And Bistro 13 in Camarillo is just one of the many popular venues Trombo has created over the last 50 years he’s been in the biz. The re...

Don't miss this special one-day event featuring authentic Italian delicacies such as gelato, cheese, pasta, coffee, olive oil, wine, bomboloni, pastries, piadine, Italian drinks and gift baskets... Shop for the best Italian ingredients for your own recipes, or find inspiring cookbooks that will get you started and motivated. Food lectures and works...

Pizza Buona, an Echo Park landmark practically since its opening in 1959, closed its doors a few years ago, shortly after a car crashed into its storefront on the southwest corner of Sunset and Alvarado. The business moved a few blocks south, and now operates quietly out of a strip mall while the Pizza Buona signs remain in place up the street. Tho...

When Silvio Petoletti talks about the early days of the Bottle Inn, he reminisces about a dining scene that is almost unimaginable to Millennials. In 1974 Hermosa Beach had only about two dozen restaurants rather than the sixty-odd places that flourish now, and high-style Italian food was not a big draw. “When we first opened it was tough to be jus...

Little Italy has become San Diego's headquarters for the best of the best dining options. Sample from a wide range of Little Italy's eateries when Taste of Little Italy returns June 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Indulge in this unique opportunity to experience Italian and eclectic tastes as you stroll the neighborhood's flower-lined sidewalks, enjoying d...

Chef Zach Pollack of Silver Lake staple Alimento is finally pulling back the drapes on his long-awaited Echo Park newcomer, Cosa Buona. The casual Italian eatery is slated to open its doors Thursday, May 25, in the corner space on Sunset and Alvarado where Pizza Buona once operated. In this new space, the James Beard-nominated chef will roll out cl...