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The spirit of Salvatore “Sam” Nicolosi is alive and well at Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant, which the Sicilian immigrant originally opened with his wife, Francesca, on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills in 1952. Here, at its thrice-relocated home on Navajo Road, he is captured in vintage photographs while the intoxicating aromas and flavors from his...

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Orange County is packed with Italian restaurants, and I’m not talking about the seemingly endless supply of pizza joints or faux Italian such as Olive Garden, whose products are usually as far from authentic as you can get. Newport Beach has a handful of quality Italian bistros, including three of my favorites: Il Barone, Sapori and Andrea at Pelic...

Though it’s not set to open until early 2020, the Buona Forchetta Family of restaurants will give a peek into its newest eatery this Saturday, December 7 in South Park during the neighborhood’s Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria event. Dubbed Matteo after founder Matteo Cattaneo, the new non profit restaurant replaces longstanding cafe and bakery Rebecc...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Deli News Pizza Topping the list is Deli News Pizza. Located at 5555 Stearns St., Suite 104 in L...

Well known Italian chef Massimo Bottura, has a reputation for culinary exceptionalism, as well as a strong desire to fight food waste. It’s his combined skills, knowledge and compassion that attracts other well known brands in wanting to collaborate with him – such as Gucci. In 2018, the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura opened in Florence, Italy, a...

With over a dozen dining venues between four brothers from Sicily, this is undoubtably a family affair. The L.A.-based Drago brothers are Celestino, Giacomino, Tanino, and Calogero. While they all travel to the beat of their own drum, they all have one thing in common, besides an unwavering loyalty to family and each other, their love of simple foo...

The impressive coffered ceiling, glowing with soft golden light, is the first thing you notice when entering Il Palato. White marble tables and understated velvet chairs exude the same coziness. The numerous pieces of artwork hanging in the dining room are equally soothing. The effect immediately puts you at ease. Restaurateur Mike Del Pietro has a...

My strongest memory of grocery shopping with my Italian-American mother at Santa Monica’s Italian Bay Cities deli is holding my nose from the strong stench of cheese and salumi hanging from the ceiling.  It took time, but I’ve come to love and appreciate these aromas over the years. There’s no stinky cheese smell at Peirano’s Market and Delicatesse...

Kneading dough side by side is how this cooking couple now spends their days. Giana Barone and Antonio Sessa recently combined their talents to open their own restaurant, Made in Italy.  Sessa was literally made in Italy and Barone from California. The couple grew up across the world from one another, but in very similar ways. Sessa was making fres...

Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. In collaboration with Consulate General of Italy of Los Angeles and Houston and American Italian Cultural Center. Entrance: Free. Justin A. Nystrom, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University in New Orleans, will...

On a crisp August morning, Antonio Cagnolo stepped onto a 48-foot Mussel Ridge fishing boat based in Huntington Harbour. The longtime Orange County restaurateur was getting back to his roots. In his native Italy, Cagnolo’s father was a butcher, farmer and fisherman. The two used to catch bounty from the Mediterranean. Now, many decades later and fl...