The wildly popular Una Pizza Napoletana (210 11th St.) is set to close in late November or early December. In operation 4 days a week in SOMA since 2010, Anthony Mangieri makes his award-winning pizza’s in San Francisco with dough made using a special three-day process, unrefrigerated and naturally leavened, in a single room attached to an old auto...

A modern Italian restaurant has announced plans to expand to the Las Vegas Valley. North Italia is set to open its first location in Nevada on Dec. 13 inside the Rampart Commons, located at 1051 S. Rampart Boulevard. Fox Restaurant Concepts is behind the new establishment and operates multiple restaurants in the U.S. including Arizona, California,...

As the winter months cool the oak trees and turn the Central Coast vines bare and dormant, Antonio Varia, executive chef and owner of the area’s favorite Italian restaurants, Buona Tavola in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, will be finding new ways to serve up his truffle mushrooms, polenta and risotto. Winter is the perfect time for Varia’s Osso B...

While it is not that little out-of-the way place you recall in Trastevere (what is?!), Andiamo! is pretty darn close.  Billed as a “neighborhood trattoria,” it is indeed in a neighborhood of former residences converted to commercial buildings and offices directly east of the Railyard and Santa Fe station on the Roadrunner line. Inside, through an o...

It must be tough to open an modernist, artisanal pizza place near the Pier in wild and wacky Hermosa Beach, just a few doors down from the much loved old school pie and pasta joint called Paisanos. It sure looked that way on a recent Saturday night, when there was a line out the door at Paisanos of locals hungry for a slice served on paper plate, a...

Last week, the Waltham High School Italian department, the Italian Consulate of Boston and Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane collaborated to host Italian Day at WHS. Students enjoyed pasta-making with master chef Federico Zampieri, a visit from a Lamborghini and a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.” “This was a great day and one the s...

Gianni Moscardini sits at the bar topped with Balfour Pink granite — a nod to his former business — with a glass of red wine before him. For this transplanted Italian, la vita e bella. Life is indeed beautiful. And delicious. Twenty-four years ago this spring, Moscardini, now 65, opened La Cava, a restored church whose name means The Quarry in Ital...

The Astros were about to play Game 6 of their American League Championship Series against the Yankees when I paid my first visit to Potente. The luxury Italian restaurant, a stately pleasure dome decreed by Astros owner Jim Crane, sits right across the street from Minute Maid Park, and the place was packed. Make that beyond packed. As my friends an...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

You wouldn't know it by a quick Google search, but Joey D's Italian Restaurant & Bar has opened a third location on Marco Island. But you'd certainly know it by the packed parking lot on a Friday evening at the start of season. "Your neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar," as the tagline goes, had all the comforts of a local eatery with friendly...