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What happens when the team behind the hottest restaurant in San Francisco decides to open an offshoot of its insanely popular and wildly delicious eatery? Naturally, a grand slam is hit out of the park. Such is the case with Che Fico Alimentari, the recently opened little sister restaurant to Che Fico. From partners, David Nayfeld, Angela Pinkerton...

Sbarro has opened its newest restaurant in Cabazon, California. Located in the food court in southwestern section of Desert Hills Premium Outlets, the restaurant brand brings its Italian flavors to the luxury retail outlet center.  With 33 locations in California, this is the second Sbarro in the Palm Springs area. This marks the concept’s 13th sto...

There is no chef Oliver at Oliver’s Osteria. It’s chef-owner Erik De Marchi who leads an all-out defense of faithful Italian fare at his tidy Laguna Canyon tavern. As for Oliver? He’s De Marchi’s first child, born on the restaurant’s opening day in October.  Wedged into an oddball retail center that has seen its share of restaurants come and go, Ol...

San Diego is having an Italian moment. Still, despite having a “Little Italy” and a Gaslamp District once silly with Italian joints, local Italian food offerings over the past several decades have been disappointing.  And while some recent high-profile Italian openings have promised change, it’s an unheralded one that might just steal the show: Caf...

Celestino Drago, the most beloved chef of Hollywood stars is the new chef Ambassador Gustoso Sicilian food excellence, premium brand of Sicilian high quality excellences in the food and beverage sector, with the aim of promoting authentic Sicilian cuisine, culinary traditions and culture in the US market. An important business that will soon see th...

Sunday, June 23, 2019. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Piazza Piccola Italia (Behind Bel Bacio and Paesano Ristorante), 350 W Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce was a HUGE such a success, congrats to last years winners Il Sogno and Campo Di Bocce! $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a...

The true American dream is made of a thousand stories about hard-working, committed, honest immigrants who came to the United States for different reasons and with the most diverse backgrounds, but eventually they all ended up being successful entrepreneurs who actually created something magic and wonderful out of nothing.   This story in particula...

A new vegan italian restaurant Baia will open in the bi-level space of Jardinière in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. One of the first places in the world to serve the plant-based Impossible Burger when it made its debut in 2016, Jardinière shuttered in April after 21 years in business due to lackluster sales, according to owner...

Since 1959, the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival has been drawing visitors eager for a day of artichoke-flavored fun, food tasting and wine pairings. The event celebrates the artichoke, which Italian immigrant farmers brought to the Central Coast in the 1920s. The plants thrived thanks to cool coastal temperatures and rich soil, and now...

Vino lovers, mark your calendars! On May 25, we're making your wine dreams come true with a variety of wine events during our first-ever Vino Day. From market offers to complimentary tastings and classes, read on to learn what you can expect during our wine extravaganza. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, you can shop our entire wine shop — fe...

It took a former film finance pro to figure out how to bring back to life the space that once housed Café des Artistes, a favorite Hollywood hangout throughout the ’90s and ’00s. After the cozy restaurant closed in 2011, the spot sat empty until first-time restaurant owner Francesco Zimone bought rights to open the first U.S. location for Naples’ f...

Renowned family-owned Italian salumi purveyor Fratelli Beretta is pleased to introduce Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP to the Los Angeles market for the first time in brand history. Following its New York launch in late 2018, Prosciutto di Carpegna is now featured on menus at prominent Los Angeles restaurants as well as available for purchase in limited...