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Longtime patrons of Oliveto, the 35-year-old Oakland Italian spot that closed with great fanfare at the end of last year, got a surprising message in their inboxes in recent days. “OK, it’s not actually over,” the email began. According to the message, the restaurant’s cafe operation quietly reopened last week, an unexpected coda for a restaurant t...

Cori Trattoria Pastificio, a multiple award-winning Italian restaurant led by Chef Accursio Lota and located in San Diego’s thriving North Park community, has received the Tre Gamberi from Gambero Rosso. According to Gambero Rosso, Italy’s premier food and wine rating group – similar to France’s Michelin Star Awards and the James Beard Award in the...

Truffle infused gorgonzola cream sauce. It’s an arresting line to see on a menu. In the wrong hands it could become a knock down drag out match with the two hard punching flavors tag-teaming to pummel everything else on the plate before turning on each other. Yet there is a narrow and teetering space where all are content to live in convivial harmo...

UC San Diego (UCSD) opened the brand new Uncle Italian bar and restaurant on campus early October located at the Old Student Center, replacing Soda and Swine. The decision to establish Uncle Italian was made by Consortium Holdings, a hospitality group founded by a UC San Diego alumni, Arsalun Tafazoli. Consortium Holdings has 18 different businesse...

Serious food in a warm environment, gather and connect with your community over a delicious meal. Austin Leard of M’tucci’s stopped by New Mexico Living to give us details about their newest additions to their locations and more. Each of M’tucci’s locations incorporates a different theme, the newest location in Nob Hill is a Roman-themed restaurant...

A longtime destination for cookies, cannolis and cabaret in Cathedral City has closed its doors. The last day of business at Frankie's Old World Italian Bakery and Supper Club, inside the Perez Plaza at 68-845 Perez Road, was Christmas Eve. Owner Frankie Mamone said he decided he would retire at the end of 2021 after suffering two strokes.  "After...

Little Italy San Jose's coordination with Google and Poor House Bistro to move this historic home to our Museum lot will be complete this Saturday! Want to thank Google for their generosity and we are very excited to be working together with Jay and the entire Poor House crew in Little Italy for many years. The new spot in Little Italy actually wil...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

When you feel like indulging in some good old-fashioned comfort food, there’s nothing like paying a visit to your favorite Italian joint. We’ve got plenty of fantastic authentic Italian restaurants in Southern California, but there’s none like Petrini’s in Santa Barbara! Around for decades, this restaurant exudes the atmosphere of Italy through its...

For the past 55 years, Andre Armand has started his mornings by sipping the same, San Francisco-based, Italian-brewed espresso. Even with the arrival of Omicron, his plans haven’t changed. Armand, a fourth-generation San Franciscan and former antique shop owner, started drinking coffee from the historic Caffe Trieste as a high school student in 195...

The San Diego hospitality company behind concepts like Greystone Steakhouse and Farmer's Table is nearly ready to unveil Inpasta, a build-your-own pasta bowl concept set to open later this month. Inpasta is the product of Sicilian-born chefs and co-owners Vincenzo Loverso and longtime partners Alessandro Minutella and Alberto Mestre, whose San Dieg...

Delayed by the pandemic, Marisi Italiano is now planning for a Spring 2022 arrival in La Jolla. Developed the Adler and Lombrozo families and named for their grandparents, the Italian restaurant is opening directly adjacent to the Wall Street location of the Adler’s Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar; it replaces Whisknlade, the neighborhood inst...