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Handmade dough, elevated cocktails made with house tinctures and produce sourced from local farms, all at an approachable price — these qualities embody Viàle on Colorado Boulevard. And the location is just as unexpected as the flavors that this petite family-owned Italian eatery is serving up. You may have driven down one of Denver’s largest stree...

Rita’s Ice, a sweet institution since 1984, has expanded to Alameda with a shop at the South Shore Center. Coming soon is a Santa Clara location at 1807 Pruneridge Ave. The chain’s specialties include the East Coast-born Italian ices, legendary in New York and New Jersey for decades (mango is the top seller) and the frozen custard that’s wildly pop...

I walk through the thick floor-to-ceiling, double wooden doors into a dimly lit restaurant. In the foyer is a pool table and some bar tables in a space that used to host a dance floor. It feels like a throwback to the 1940s with its burgundy carpet and a dining room with tables covered in white-and-red checkered tablecloths. This is the place where...

For all the Italian restaurants in town, it’s remarkable how few are dedicated to distinct regional cuisines. Now, with Maestoso (1040 University Ave.) in Hillcrest, we have one dedicated to “anti-cultural” (read: contemporary) Roman food with much of it served from roving dim sum-style carts. While cooking at various New York restaurants Chef Marc...

Italian restaurants these days often fall into one of two categories: old-school red-sauce joints or upscale modern. Roseville's Ciao, however, defies that kind of easy classification. Instead, the modest place strives to replicate the calming air and delicious fare of that favorite trattoria you discovered on your vacation abroad. The restaurant s...

Sun, June 24, 2018. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Little Italy San Jose - 323 West Saint John Street - San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce event was such a success, we decided this is going to be a yearly event. $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a tasting from gourmet Italian vendors .Beer, Wi...

Is it a bakery or a bistro, a café or a new source for upscale take-out meals? Mezzo Italiano Organic Kitchen in Cambria is all of the above and more. It is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Tuesdays, serving Peet’s coffee and espresso and providing a new haunt for late-nighters. With its hand-tiled, freeform “boomerang” seating bar an...

Chef David Nayfeld wanted his new San Francisco restaurant, Che Fico, to have a strong Jewish identity because of the current political climate. But why was making a statement so important to him, exactly? “We’ve been made into scapegoats so many times, and hearing ‘Jews will not replace us’ and weird [stuff] like that recently,” he said. But there...

Scopo Divino is doing a little bit of everything with their beautiful wine bar bistro space — and people are noticing. For one, they’ve already been voted best wine bar by both the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly in their “best of” issues in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively. Located on the more residential corridor of California and Divisadero, you ma...

It’s hard to believe that the Mina Group’s Cal Mare is located in one of L.A.’s biggest shopping malls on one of the city’s busiest boulevards, because after one of its classic Aperol spritzes at the bar you’d swear you were either on Capri or at a spot near Portuguese Bend on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Have an Umbrella by the Road Cocktail (Nolet...

How a perfect night looks like when you are an Italian food lover? The answer could come from people who attended the Taste Of Italy event, organized by the International Culinary Center at the Airbnb HQ in San Francisco on May 11th, with the purpose of celebrating Italy’s culture, cuisine, and wines with some special guests and cooks. Not only is...

A brief list of your date-night needs: A cozy table on a patio. Views of the Bay. Handmade pasta. A new restaurant on the Embarcadero. Normally, this would be nigh impossible. But luckily for you, Donato Restaurant Group has opened their first San Francisco location, bringing you all of that. And more. And more... Set course for Cento Osteria, a co...