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Pizza with "real Italian flavor" has arrived on State Street at the site of the former Palazzio Italian restaurant. Owner Guido Oppizzi has opened Oppi'z (OH-peas) Bistro and Natural Pizza at 1026 State St. Oppizzi, who grew up in Pavia, Italy, about 20 miles south of Milan, opened the restaurant in mid-July. He says he wants to bring Santa Barbara...

The team behind San Francisco’s successful Flour + Water, Trick Dog and Salumeria restaurants is launching a new Italian concept this Friday in their former Foxsister space in the Mission district. Called Great Gold, it’s being billed as a “Modern American Italian Kitchen,” with partner/co-owner David Steele envisioning this as a marriage of Califo...

A new Neapolitan pizzeria, Midici, is set for a soft opening on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The restaurant, part of an L.A.-based chain, is the latest in a string of new food options on the revitalized 700 Block of K Street near the Golden 1 Center. The pizza spot was preceded by the recent opening of Solomon's Delicatessen next door, and will soon be follo...

You don’t need to go to The Rind to find burrata, but the midtown restaurant’s seasonal spin on America’s trendiest cheese effectively captures the spirit of a Sacramento summer. Eight burrata-based dishes have been rotated through The Rind as seasonal appetizers over the last two years; past iterations have paired the cheese with peaches, pickled...

Eddie Inglese, owner of Tutti Mangia Italian Grill, is an old East Coaster — not old chronologically, but rather someone who venerates traditions, particularly when they involve food celebrations. He’s always on the lookout for staging events that bring back “physical” memories for people, the smells and tastes that are more deeply planted than int...

Italian chef Artie Sabella has come full circle. More than 30 years ago he presided over a small Oceanside restaurant called Terracina. The ensuing years brought changes to both the man and the location, but Sabella is back at 2757 Long Beach Rd. On Wednesday evening, he and his wife, Tracey, opened a chic, new Italian restaurant called Tutti Noi,...

Lou Cavaretta looked west from his Boston home in the late 1950’s, and saw his future – meatball sandwiches and cannoli’s. Thousands of East Coast transplants, tired of the freezing winters, had settled in sunny San Fernando Valley, and while they loved the place, they all had the same complaint. They couldn’t find any good Italian deli’s out here....

The owner of Gelato 101 in Encinitas is dishing out more than frosty treats -- he also had a first helping of a totally different life on two wheels. It's a life not talked about much anymore. "The only other job I had was a professional cyclist. I was collecting the miles in Italy for several years until I was 22, when I got injured -- hence the c...

In New York, near Skaneateles Lake, Marcia Cosentino found herself in an olive oil and vinegar shop for the first time.  “It was like walking into a wine barrel,” Cosentino said of the small store.  After tasting the olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Cosentino realized her love for them. “Now every city I go to, I visit the olive oil store,” she sa...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. The Waterboy Topping the list is The Waterboy, located at 2000 Capitol Ave. in Midtown. The wine bar, F...

With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe–a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July 3rd, 2019 at the tender age of 97...

Nearly one year ago, the 56-year-old Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Beverly Grove announced its final days were coming. The restaurant said its lease would end on December 31, and operate month-to-month as developers planned a new high-rise in its place. And while the beloved Andre’s is still in operation, the owners opened a restaurant i...