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To wrap up the Week of Italian Cuisine, the Italian Consulate General and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco planned a grand finale event: showing classic Italian films at a drive-in theatre on the San Francisco Bay and serving fresh Roman pinsa delivered to your car. This Saturday, they will host the first “Italian Western drive-in” a...

Art. Science. Music. Food. Fashion. The components that form Italian culture are multifaceted, foundational, and continue to inspire. The word “Italian” is certainly synonymous with “rich” and “vibrant.” Amici House Amici House in Little Italy—through its own revamping of the Italian American experience—has become a touchstone for celebrating the I...

Tosca Cafe, the historic Italian-American restaurant and bar in North Beach, is reopening this weekend. The latest repolishing of this classic spot has been anticipated for more than a year, ever since the powerhouse trio of chef Nancy Oakes (Boulevard), restaurateur Anna Weinburg (Marlowe), and designer Ken Fulk took the keys last year. Despite se...

No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each Zoom will highlight a selecti...

“Cioppino is an Italian fish stew or soup using “the catch of the day.” Originating in San Francisco, the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf has it available practically on every menu” says Antonella Pomilla, an Italian-American New Yorker who runs the popular food instagram, Foodgetaboutit. When asked, Raymond Guarini, Founder of the Italian Enclaves Hist...

Seghesio Family Vineyards announced a historic milestone as it celebrates its 125th harvest in Sonoma County this fall. Representing the past, present and future of old vine Zinfandel, Seghesio is best associated with the historic role it played in creating a spiritual home for its flagship grape. A unique variety with no prior old-world benchmark,...

If you’re looking for authentic Italian eats in a safe, outdoor setting, park yourself at Garage Buona Forchetta. Not only will you enjoy perfection in pasta, pizza, and in-house specials, you’ll be treated to a playful taste of Halloween. When everything feels a little different, it’s fun to celebrate some normalcy. Like, a fun date night on the t...

In March, Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho ditched the traditional restaurant review and composed a pasta horoscope in honor of the menu at Belotti, an Oakland favorite run by Italian Chef Michele and Joyce Belotti. Now she’s back to ranking restaurants. Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle published her list of the top 10 Italian restaurants in the B...

While every neighborhood, and just about every restaurant, has been struggling under the current strain of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that Venice has emerged as a continually-hot place to not only dine, but to open new restaurants. The next newcomer is Forma, opening in the former Chaya space at the corner of Main and Navy on Monday...

The freestanding building on Garnet Avenue that was the longtime home of Caffe Bella Italia is being revived as a new Italian restaurant from Leo Landini, the owner of Landini’s Pizzeria in Little Italy. The 11-year-old, New York-style pizzeria opened an offshoot at the Liberty Public Market last year, and since 2016, Landini and his wife Christine...

Sarà presentata mercoledì 7 ottobre, la docuserie “Foodball High - Cucina Italiana & Football Americano” che racconta l'avventura di 4 giovani giocatori italiani in una High School di San Diego, dove all'amore per il football americano abbinano quello per la cucina italiana. La docuserie nata a Modena sarà disponibile nella versione italiana sul ca...

Recognized as the first vegan Italian wine bar in the United States, Pura Vita is quickly becoming one of LA’s hottest vegan spots. From Cacio E Pepe and Cauliflower Chickpea Parmigiana to Baked Alfredo, Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza, and Tiramisu, the menu items from Pura Vita are not to be missed! Oh, and did we mention they serve brunch on the we...