North Beach diners can look forward to one more option for thin-crust pizzas with bubbly, blistered spots, this time courtesy of one of San Francisco’s most respected Italian restaurant groups. Flour + Water Hospitality Group, the team behind the eponymous fresh pasta mecca in the Mission and Penny Roma just around the corner, will reopen Flour + W...

Since 1978, Villa D'Este, a family-run Italian restaurant on Ocean Avenue, known for its heaping piles of creamy fettuccini carbonara, crispy veal Parmesan and hearty layers of lasagna bolognese, is set to close in a matter of days. After 44 years serving the San Francisco community, proprietor Ramon Oropeza Sr. announced the closure on Villa D'Est...

My favorite place to stay, when in San Francisco, is in North Beach, the Little Italy section of the city, where I always take advantage of local color,. Here it's the real deal: beyond the red and white checkered tablecloths and the smell of pizza and freshly made sauce, you'll hear many people speaking in Italian as well and see the Italian flag...

There was little debate about who the greatest quarterback in NFL history was on Jan. 28, 1990, shortly after Joe Montana and the 49ers made mincemeat of the Broncos' defense in Super Bowl XXIV. The blowout victory gave San Francisco its fourth Super Bowl win since 1981. The win also gave Montana a record third Super Bowl MVP award, as the man know...

When: Sunday, June 19 at 6 PM - Where: IIC's new location: 710 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111 In preparation for San Francisco Pride 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General of San Francisco are pleased to present the documentary Let’s Kiss, Storia di una rivoluzione gentile (Franco Grillini's gentle revolution)....

Eataly Silicon Valley is adding one more reason to consider it among the biggest openings this summer: a rooftop restaurant and lounge with a menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. Terra defines itself as the crown jewel restaurant of each of Eataly’s locations, but this Silicon Valley store offers something few other Terra locations can boast — r...

Enjoy an evening watching the 2021 National League West Division champs with their record 107 wins for the season beating out the dreadful Dodgers. Seats are located in Premium Lower Box Section 126. Price per ticket is $55 and it includes an Italian Heritage T-Shirt. To book your seats please contact the Museo ItaloAmericano at info@sfmuseo.org or...

Recently, Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg tweeted something so succinct and deathly sharp, it was like a sashimi knife straight to the heart. She wrote out a list of what “every restaurant right now” seems to have as its menu template, including roasted carrots, beet salad, crudo and “cacio e pepe (many forms).” “Every restaurant” means your average h...

The protagonist of this new interview is one of the most important personalities among those who deal with Italian emigration abroad. Ilaria Del Bianco was President of UNAIE, the National Union of Immigrant and Emigrant Associations. She is a member of the Bureau of the Council of Tuscans Abroad, and President of the "Lucchesi nel mondo" Associati...

Let's start from the end. Gianluca Legrottaglie is about to open a restaurant in Walnut Creek and another one in the Marina district of San Francisco. The former is 54Mint Forno, named after his Italian (even if it would be better to say Roman) restaurant in 16 Mint Plaza, while the latter is Montesacro, the pinseria born in Stevenson Street (also...