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It’s officially possible to get a taste of Mission favorite Pizzeria Delfina in downtown San Francisco: Annie and Craig Stoll’s fifth location is now open at 688 Mission Street, joining Pizzeria Delfinas in Pacific Heights, Palo Alto, and Burlingame. The new restaurant offers 46 dining seats, 14 counter seats, and will eventually include a 22-seat...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. The newcomer, called Creekwood, is located at 3121 Sacramento St. (between Woolsey and 67th streets). Located in a former bike shop, the interior boasts some unique details, like walls of old growth reclaimed wood, custom iron and woodwork, and lighting made from sandblasted Jack Daniels bott...

For Donati Family Vineyard everything stems from “family, food, and fun.” And not necessarily in that order, says long-time DFV Director of Sales and Marketing Mitch Bakich on a pleasant fall afternoon at the winery’s tasting room and production facility nestled in the corner of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Drive intersection. “We are always eating...

From December 18th through 24th, stop in for holiday revelry, dine with loved ones, and raise a glass to the spirt of the season in Italian style! An Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is meant as an observance of fasting—a non-partaking of meat until the grand meal of Christmas Day. Known as La Vigilia in South...

Interested in trying some new Italian spots in Los Angeles? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Julie Goes Green (11140 Palms Blvd., Palms) Julie Goes Green is an Italian spot, offering pizza and more. The menu features pizza...

It is an ode to the history of the city with an Italian twist. The historic Oceanside Blade-Tribune News building at 401 Seagaze Drive has found a new purpose — as an Italian restaurant. John Carlo Ferraiuolo and Mario Cassineri have joined forces as the two renovate the inside and will open its doors early next year as Blade 1936. The name is a tr...

You’re probably thinking the same thing I thought when I saw the word “Sagra.” Even though I have 100 percent Italian heritage, I wasn’t familiar with a “Sagra,” but it is the perfect Italian description since it means “anniversary festival.” Roberto Vigilucci, (friends and family call him Roby), since 1994 a highly successful restaurateur in North...

The Mediterranean Diet as a model of proper eating, as a balanced and sustainable lifestyle for both health and environment, was the main topic of the third edition of The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. Promoted by the Consulate General, the event was held from November 12 to 18 and offered a rich calendar filled with masterclasses, workshop...

A catchy Italian pop song by Lucio Dalla cuts through the stillness at lunchtime at Oliver’s Osteria in Laguna Beach. The dining room is otherwise quiet, leaving me alone to contemplate the elegance of my cacio e pepe. It is the most stunning plate of pasta I’ve eaten in a long while. The pasta are rigatoni, toothsome and nicely chewy, slicked with...

Over the past 17 years, Bella's Pizza Villa has been serving up quality pizza and Italian food to its customers as well as the community it calls home. "We care about taking care of the community," LaDonna Olson said, who along with her husband Bill, are the owners and operators of the restaurant. "We've grown with the city, and we just love it her...

We believe the best way to learn about wine is to drink it. And what better way to learn about wine than from the winemakers themselves? On Thursday, November 28, join us at Terra to discover the wines of Musella Winery. We are especially excited to welcome Musella Winery winemaker & Owner, Maddalena Pasqua di Bisceglie, who will join us to chat ab...

Downtown Berkeley gelato shop Almare is turning 10 this year. Almare prides itself on being a real-deal Italian gelateria; it was opened by Treviso native Alberto Malvestio, who learned how to make the Italian-style ice cream from his great uncle Dino. Four years later, Simone Arpaio, who hails from Turin, joined the business as co-owner. Almare ma...