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It's easy to miss Eastside Market Italian Deli, a big beige block of a building you've probably driven past a thousand times while navigating Dodger Stadium. Even with a giant sign on the corner of Alpine Street and Figueroa Terrace, it somehow blends into the streets of Victor Heights. Bordered by Elysian Park, Echo Park, Chinatown and Angelino He...

Did you know that Italians first settled in Los Angeles in the 1820s? Or that California’s wine industry was started in L.A. by Italian-Americans, and that the city is still home to the oldest winery in the state? Were you aware that Los Angeles has the fifth largest Italian-American population in the U.S.? Los Angeles has a long and storied Italia...

This has been a banner year — a green, white and red banner, to be exact — for Italian food in San Diego. Seemingly every month has been marked by the opening of another impressive Italian eatery. The mini boom started earlier in the year with Cesarina in Point Loma, Ciccia Osteria in Barrio Logan, Il Dandy in Bankers Hill, and later Il Dandy’s sin...

Santa Clarita abounds in enticing Italian restaurants. Here are three of your best options for a feast just like mama used to make. Being an international melting pot, Santa Clarita is well known for its range of great restaurants. And since Italian fare is at the top of the list of most food enthusiasts, the city offers plenty of options for aperi...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Sampino's Kitchen At Joe Marty's Topping the list is Sampino's Kitchen at Joe Marty's. Located at 1500 Broadway i...

Things almost never change at Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant. And that’s just how patrons of the family-owned business in Old Town Camarillo like it. “We love that people feel at home when they walk in the doors,” said Julie Belvedere Thomason, whose parents, Ottavio and Noella Belvedere, opened the Ventura Boulevard restaurant in 1969.  As co-owner,...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Riverside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. D'caesaro Pizza & Italian Restaurant Topping the list is D'caesaro Pizza & Italian Rest...

When the server places a thick white ceramic plate on the table, it’s all but spilling over with a pile of spaghetti. The noodles, and the two racquetball size meatballs astride them, are so drenched in viscous, red marinara sauce, only a dusting of parmesan crumbles lends contrast. Call in Lady and the Tramp, because we’re dealing with a textbook...

Italian-American storefront Uncle Paulie’s Deli has secured a new space in Downtown. The Spring Street address comes with a full kitchen hood too, which means customers can expect even more from the celeb-favorite spot, beyond the usual deli sandwiches and sides. The original Uncle Paulie’s opened back in 2017 as a smallish space on Beverly Bouleva...

Plans for an eight-story building at the corner of 6th Street and Colorado Avenue are moving forward. Last week, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the project, which is located one block from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station and will replace two low-rise buildings. The building at 601 Colorado Ave. will contain 140 market-rate...

We are Naples. That’s what the name means of San Diego’s latest Italian restaurant operated by people from Italy, means. Siamo Napoli recently picked up where Il Postino left off in a large North Park restaurant row space. If you’re looking for a way to distinguish this one from what has become many worthy Italian options around town, it would be t...

After serving the Belmont Heights community for 50 years, Francelli’s—the Italian-American restaurant that first opened as a market in 1969—has closed up shop, adding to the string of old-school Italian-American restaurants that have closed, including Russo’s last year and Papalucci’s in September. Birthed in the late 1960s by children-of-immigrant...