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North Beach diners can look forward to one more option for thin-crust pizzas with bubbly, blistered spots, this time courtesy of one of San Francisco’s most respected Italian restaurant groups. Flour + Water Hospitality Group, the team behind the eponymous fresh pasta mecca in the Mission and Penny Roma just around the corner, will reopen Flour + W...

On a warm April day, with poplar pollen cruising through the air like snowflakes in midwinter, Graziella Traini welcomed me to her farm in Montedinove, in the heart of Marche, a hilly region half the size of Tuscany, in central Italy. All around, towns and farmhouses stood on hilltops like meerkats scanning the horizon; as far as I could see, man-m...

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the 47th World Series of Bocce are ready to get the bocce balls rolling, with opening ceremonies to kick off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Toccolana Club, 1412 E. Dominick St. Tournament play and contests will run through Sunday, July 17, with local bands performing and tr...

Despite being a relatively small country, Italy boasts 20 different regions, each with its own customs, traditions and—last but not least— cuisine. Which regions have superior cuisine is a point of contention amongst Italians, says Stefano Terzi, co-owner and chef at Vice Versa in New York City. “We’re talking about Italians here,” Terzi says. “Of...

Located in San Francisco’s Mission District is BarZotto, a charming Italian restaurant and wine bar specializing in Cal-Italian-style pizza and pasta. BarZotto opened its doors in 2016 by owner Marko Sotto originally as a fast casual pasta spot. Fast forward to the end of 2020, and the beginning of a second shelter-in-place, BarZotto was forced to...

Most travellers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations. Next time you make your way over to Italia, try venturing out from the usuals and add one of these overlooked southern cities to your Italian itinerary.

The Italian-American community has been paying tribute to actor Ray Liotta after his sudden death at age 67. Liotta, who died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic on May 26, has been fondly remembered, among many others, by fellow actors such as Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese and Lorraine Bracco who co-starred with him in Goodfellas,...

A mountainous region rich in pastures and forests, surrounded by two seas, the Ionian on one side, the Thyrrenian on the other, Basilicata boasts a varied cuisine and strong agricultural traditions. Olives, flavorful vegetables and legumes are extensively cultivated. Wheat is also an important crop, used to make pasta and bread. Recipes make extens...

It’s been over four years since guests had their last taste of the Sicilian dishes from longtime Milwaukee restaurant, Giovanni’s. But all of that will change this fall when Safina, a new casual Italian concept comes to the historic building at 785 N. Jefferson St. Safina, which could open as soon as mid-October, will be operated by its namesake, t...

Every Sicilian in the world recognizes this flag – it is the Sicilian flag and brings to us a lot of memories and feelings. Maybe you recognize the flag too, but most of the Sicilians don’t know its history and meaning – What is the name of the head with three legs? Why is it red and yellow? How old is this flag? The origin of this flag dates back...

You are invited to the Opening Reception of Gary Pizzolo’s Exhibit at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Saturday, July 9th, 2022, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Mr. Gary Pizzolo's work has expressionist roots and explores ideas about perspective; how we see and interpret the world, visually, emotionally, and intellectually.

Baglioni Hotels & Resorts officially welcomes its newest property in the collection with the highly anticipated launch of Baglioni Masseria Muzza located in Puglia, southern Italy. Ideal for American travelers rediscovering Italy this summer, the heart of the newly transformed Masseria is an ancient whitewashed building, dating back to the 17th cen...