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By Laurie Lucas   In a coup for the Inland Empire, an Italian couple has brought white-linen dining and classical cuisine from their homeland to Corona rather than to Orange County, as they'd originally planned. Alfredo Cali of Sicily and his wife, Donna Cali of Calabria, both 52 and married 27 years, opened Con Amore Ristorante (meanin...

Richard J. Riordan Central Library630 W. 5th StreetLos Angeles, California 90071 Evolution of Italian cuisine in Los Angeles from 1950 to now—including the classic restaurants from the early days of fine dining to the trattorias of today—influences, changes and current state of Italian food in the United States through Piero's personal experience...

By Liset Marquez Anthony Riboli tastes wine for a living. But Riboli's job responsibilities involve a lot more than that. As one of the winemakers for San Antonio Winery and Riboli Family Wine Estates — the family business — he not only oversees the vineyards but is also involved in day-to-day operations such as bottling and marketing....

by Kathryin Folliott   Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you're looking to book a romantic getaway there are still plenty of options available, as long as you're flexible with your travel dates. In Sonoma, California, The Kenwood Inn & Spa's Great Italian Adventure: Food, Wine & Romance package pairs villa-style accommodation wi...

Sonata Bistro, which recently opened at San Diego Symphony Towers along with High Note Cafe, has introduced a catering program and is now delivering to businesses and groups throughout the downtown area.   Owned and operated by celebrated chef and restaurateur, Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, Sonata Bistro has re...

The Italian Trade Commission invites members of the trade and press to visit the Italian Pavilion at this year's International Winter Fancy Food & Confection Show taking place this January 20-22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.   Once again, the Italian Pavilion will be the largest and the most versatile collection of foods, wines...

E&J Gallo Winery continues its North Coast wine property acquisition activity with plans to purchase the large Asti Winery and 275 acres of surrounding vineyards in northern Sonoma County as well as the Souverain wine brand. The acquisition agreement with Treasury Wine Estates, announced late July 20, includes one of Sonoma County's oldest and...

Today, Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages will bring to life its "The Life Deliziosa™" campaign by way of a pop-up citrus grove built in the heart of New York City. The event will transport guests to the sunny Italian coast as they walk through groves of citrus trees while sipping on refreshing Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages.  ...

by Sherrie Moore   There is no better way to enjoy a glass of California wine than sitting out amongst the vines. For the 17th season, AAUW of Pleasant Hill-Martinez welcomes you to experience an evening in the vineyard sampling a variety of wines, followed by an Italian Dinner.   Mark Saturday, Oct. 10, as a night to relax with frien...

By Sarah Fritsche   With this evening's (Wednesday, January 27) grand opening of Fiorella, Boris Nemchenok, owner of Haight Street wine bar and pizzeria Uva Enoteca, is set to bring cozy neighborhood Italian eats to the Richmond District.   The centerpiece of the 40 seat restaurant, which is located in the former Shimo space on Clemen...

By Jonathan Gold   On a warm January night in Los Angeles, one of those evenings when we have trouble visualizing what the phrase "wind-chill factor" might even mean, the patio outside Maccheroni Republic is one of the most pleasant places downtown, a long, alley-narrow space, all greenery and soft air. The financial district's glass towers...

by Alyssa Morin   There is no shortage of pizza in the South Bay but John and Jennifer Mentesana are doing things a bit differently at Locale 90 in Redondo Beach. The pizzeria and marketplace, focusing on Neopolitan-style pies and European food and wine products for sale, opened in July. The restaurant has been so successful in its firs...