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Dalla Terra Winery Direct® announced today that Vigne Surrau has joined its group of family-owned Italian estates, making it the first Sardinian winery to be added to the company’s import portfolio since being founded in 1990. Established in 2004 by the Demuro family, Surrau is located just fifteen minutes from the stunning Costa Smeralda in the no...

A South Coast restaurant is giving residents the chance to take-out a flavor of Italy. The Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito has introduced to-go dining, featuring executive chef Massimo Falsini’s favourite recipes from his Italian grandmother’s cookbook.  Any dreams of a once in a lifetime Italian vacation may have gone up in flames this year, a...

Happy Fonso bongos away to a recorded song coming out of his car. “Working for tips,” his cardboard signs says. “Your help is needed and appreciated. Thanks!” Except, since the lockdown, Old Town is pretty-much deserted. In the silence, you can hear his two-note bongos up and down San Diego Avenue. A couple of dollar bills sit in his tips bucket. “...

Little Italy San Jose in collaboration with Enoteca La Storia are proud to announce our 1st Wine Club shipment in February. We chose Tuscany (Toscana) as our theme for our inaugural shipment to acknowledge the County of Santa Clara/Florence, Italy Sister County relationship. Click here to join our Wine Club that is sommelier curated and a percentag...

National Spaghetti Day is on Monday, January 4, and to celebrate (and help the local economy) we’ve decided to find some of the best places in Pasadena to get spaghetti. Check out some of these options, which are available for either curbside pickup and delivery. Located at 37 Union Street in Pasadena, Union Restaurant is a lively neighborhood Ital...

The pandemic may claim another iconic Hollywood restaurant. Miceli’s, which boasts it’s the oldest Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Hollywood, has set up a GoFundMe to keep its doors open. Since opening in 1949, the restaurant (which also has a North Hollywood location) is known for its singing waiters and piano bar. Lucille Ball allegedly learne...

Little Original Joe’s, the new spinoff from the wildly popular Original Joe’s, opened today in West Portal. Unlike the Original Joe’s locations in North Beach and Westlake, which serve Italian-American steak with a side of ravioli to red leather booths, Little Original Joe’s is a snappy counter and market with retail and to-go offerings, focusing o...

It is tough to open a restaurant at any time, but it’s especially tough during a pandemic. Still, the owners of Sweet Sicily in Downtown Sunnyvale felt that when the opportunity presented itself, it was simply too good to pass up. “My father is a career watchmaker and my uncle is the one who has been in the [restaurant] field for his whole life,” s...

When you walk into Two Guys from Italy, a local pizza restaurant located in Glendale, Calif., one of the first things you will notice is the abundance of Thank You awards on its walls. Among the many photos and certificates that say, “To our sponsor, Two Guys from Italy,” and even a folded American flag brought from Afghanistan by a pilot who flew...

Roman pizza has a new throne in Los Angeles. Just three weeks ago, Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, the Prince of Venice, opened his first Italian restaurant in Westwood Village, serving pizza al taglio, homemade pasta and Italian deserts in a fast casual setting. The grandson of Italy’s last king did not dream of becoming a restaurateur as a child, bu...

Together they’ve got more than 200 years of history on either side of the Bohemian Highway in the tiny west county town of Occidental. Naturally, then, neither Negri’s nor the Union Hotel is going to let a global pandemic bring them down. The two iconic restaurants, which sit across the street from each other in the heart of the popular tourist tow...

There was a time, in the last few years, when finding a seat to eat authentic Italian pizza or stopping for gelato required days of planning and scheduling. Because, across all the Bay Area, from Marin to the South Bay, from San Francisco to Oakland and Alameda, Italian businesses that are successful and well known have grown in number. Customers j...