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A.G. Ferrari, a small chain of Italian markets that’s been in the Bay Area for almost 100 years, is closing its four remaining cafe-delis on May 1 to focus on its import business. Founded in 1919 by Annibale Giovanni Ferrari as an Italian store called Parisian Delicatessen, the company in more recent decades had as many as 13 retail stores in the B...

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 From 10:30 am To 1:00 pm - When: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - Entrance Fee: $50.00 (IIC members)/$55.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a LA-based Italian food blogger, recipe developer, host home...

Fourteen California eateries have landed on a well-respected list of the top 50 Italian restaurants in America. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego area restaurants all earned spots on The Daily Meal’s 2017 ranking of America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants, which was released last week. The Daily Meal said it assembled the ranking by building a...

Authentic Italian food served in a family friendly atmosphere has been the daily task of Marco Santeufemia for nearly 45 years. DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, 516 S. I Street, is in one of Madera’s first shopping center, Bethard Square at Olive Avenue and North I Street. The center is presently undergoing some much needed renovations, including the...

Andrea Lepore, co-founder of the Hot Italian pizzerias in Sacramento, Davis and Emeryville, wants to turn a deserted 35,000-square-foot former truck terminal in Sacramento into Food Factory — a sustainable and advanced shared commercial kitchen to nurture new food industry entrepreneurs. The space would give aspiring founders of new ventures a plac...

Amaro Bistro & Bar, the latest venture from the team behind Shady Lady Saloon, opened three months ago in the revamped, early 20th-century B&G Rochdale Building at 11th and R streets, in Sacramento’s hottest dining and drinking neighborhood, R Street Corridor. The figurative space Amaro occupies, as a restaurant serving spaghetti and meatballs, las...

There are few more delicious ways to explore a city’s roots than by tasting your way through its enclaves, whether it’s North Beach in San Francisco or Little Italy, the trendy, restaurant-rich neighborhood in sunny San Diego. Last year, Forbes magazine dubbed Little Italy one of the country’s top 10 hottest neighborhoods for millennials. It’s awfu...

Gaspare Indelicato has made Italian food his mission since the age of 15. Thanks to hard work "and a little bit of luck," he says, he’s achieved his long-held American dream: to be a successful business owner, presiding over his namesake pizza and pasta house on Geary and 20th Avenue. His restaurant, Gaspare's, has been in business since the early...

From a new Italian restaurant in Venice to a celebrity sushi favorite in Orange County, here’s what’s happening in the food and drink world. Mangia, mangia: Felix, a new Italian restaurant by chef Evan Funke (formerly of the late Bucato in Culver City), is now open in the former Joe’s Restaurant space on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The restaurant, whos...

Twenty-six years ago, Chris Davidson boarded a plane and left the East Coast, bound for the South Bay of Los Angeles. He was young, green and had absolutely no idea what lay ahead. But he took the leap. Now he looks with gratitude at the life he's built: He’s happily married, a father to four exuberant daughters, and last week he was readying for t...

Craving authentic Italian dishes? Head to Cupertino, where the region’s newest all-Italian restaurant crew has settled in. Here, behind the BlueLight Cinemas at the Oaks, you’ll find Enzo’s, the brainchild of owner Paul Tersini (OK, he’s the only Italian-American in the bunch) and three culinary veterans, managers Christian Iannone from Milan and F...

Tuccio’s, which sits in an office complex not far from Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills, describes itself as a destination for Italian cuisine. But that description is really too limiting. For although there are lots of Italian dishes on the menu, there are also plates that range well into New American. There’s a burger on the menu at lunchtime,...