There are eight Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana locations spread across the western United States, from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas—but the brand's latest eatery, which opened in late August at the northern end of the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, seamlessly blends in with the surrounding area of Newport Coast. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to a...

You've got to be joking, right? It sounds like a preposterous claim, and will certainly garner a a dismissive snicker from hard-core pizza enthusiasts in Boston's North End, New York City, and Chicago.   But Phoenix's Pizzeria Bianco, tucked away in a corner adjacent to Heritage Square, has received accolades as the country's best pizza...

Nostrana is often cited as serving one of the city’s most authentic Neapolitan pies, and for good reason. The blistered cornicione and thin crust provide scrumptious, beautiful canvases for the hand-made mozzarella the restaurant makes daily.   There are eight pies on the menu including standouts like the diavola (spicy sausage, mozzarella,...

Lots of hungry people showed up at St. Celestine Catholic Church recently to get a good meal at the second of three Lenten dinner fundraisers there. On March 6 in the church school's gym, parishioners and supporters paid $10 for a meal with three entrees, a salad bar and dessert. Raffle tickets were also sold for various prizes, including a flat-sc...

by Megan Wyatt   A step inside of Fratelli's Italian Grille is like a step back in time. The restaurant is located in a former Copeland's that had been shuttered since the '90s until Fratelli's opened last May.   The letters "USL" and a bulldog are painted on an exterior window, paying tribute to the University of Louisiana at La...

Set in the small town of Altamura (Puglia), Focaccia Blues tells the true story of a traditional bakery that puts a recently opened McDonald's out of business. The mocumentary explores the challenges of preserving local culture and traditions, amidst the crushing tide of globalization.   Director: Nico CerasolaItaly, 2009, 82 minutesFilm in...

by Kelly E. Carter   National Pasta Month is October, which just happens to be when the Ultimate Italian Dinner takes place in San Francisco. The feast, taking place on Oct. 23 at Bimbo's 365 Club, is part of the James Beard Foundation's third annual Taste America: "Local Flavor from Coast To Coast," a national epicurean tour that visits 10...

November 16, 2015 - Monday 12:00 PM - Williams-Sonoma - 340 Post Street - San Francisco, California 94108. Join us at Williams-Sonoma Union Square on Monday, November 16th to celebrate the launch of Giada De Laurentiis's newest cookbook, Happy Cooking. GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Eve...

By Leeann Doerflein   Chef Yusmin Puche Gottardo is bringing her authentic Italian cooking that has grown popular at farmers markets in Crawfordsville and Lafayette to a storefront at 127 E. Main Street. Gottardo and her husband, Valentino, are bringing Crawfordsville a taste of the old country their new restaurant, Valentino Italian Cuisine...

by Emily R. West The timer started chirping on Matthew Antonovich's phone in his back pocket. Looking up from pounding out his pasta dough, he strides toward the oven, the smells providing only a sampling of what's to come. "I do all of this myself," he said, reaching toward the handle. He then resets the timer on the bread.   "This is...