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With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe–a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July 3rd, 2019 at the tender age of 97...

Nearly one year ago, the 56-year-old Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Beverly Grove announced its final days were coming. The restaurant said its lease would end on December 31, and operate month-to-month as developers planned a new high-rise in its place. And while the beloved Andre’s is still in operation, the owners opened a restaurant i...

Crafting the perfect pizza takes skill, precision, and the right ingredients. Michele Rubini learned to be a pizzaiolo by studying with the best in Naples, Italy. "You have to make sure the crust is paper thin," said Rubini. Now at L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Los Angeles, Americans can eat traditional Neapolitan pizza made from fresh, authentic...

Every year, members of the California State Assembly name an extraordinary small business to recognize during the California Small Business Day Awards Ceremony in Sacramento. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Carrara Pastries as her pick for 2019 Small Business of the Year. Carrara Pastries was honored at a ceremony in the state c...

Marco’s Pizza franchise owner Chris Ciccarelli said his team is unleashing the nation’s “best pizza” to residents in the High Desert and San Bernardino County. Located in the ALDI shopping center near the corner of Main Street and Escondido Avenue in Hesperia, Marco’s Pizza has officially opened, Ciccarelli told the Daily Press. On Tuesday, the doo...

The year was 1981. The U.S. economy was in recession. Interest rates were in double digits. Jim Dad, a tall, skinny shy young man, was shoveling snow off houseboats on Shasta Lake for minimum wage, then $2 an hour. His father had died the year before in Yuba City, where Dad was raised on a farm, learning the virtues of hard work by picking peaches,...

Finalmente, we have our own bite of Little Italy, in Tin City no less, and it's as authentically Italian as Lidia Bastianich's red sauce—so right on, in fact, that people whose favorite food is pasta need to make Etto Pastificio a weekly stop if it isn't already. On Saturday, June 29, Etto is toasting their one-year anniversary. They definitely hav...

Beyond the throngs of tourists and kitschy Italian restaurants hides the real North Beach, a bastion of hidden alleyways and Beat-laced history. Whether you're sipping a stiff cocktail or searching for a just-right book of poetry, keep your eyes—and your mind—wide open when exploring this richly cultured neighborhood. North Beach has been hit espec...

Trattorias in Italy are a family style, casual dining establishment usually owned by a family which serves traditional comfort food. Rosemary Trattoria, recently opened on Orange Avenue, achieves that definition with a variety of traditional dishes that have been received very well by the community. In fact the comments flying around town are very...

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It sends clouds across the dance space. Dancers come, kneel, let her wash the smoke over them. I swear. Barrio Logan. Full of surprises...

Barrio Logan has new neighbors, who moved into the area 11 months ago and have been painstakingly renovating a house on Logan Avenue; they’re finally ready to invite you over for dinner. Ciccia Osteria is run by Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Cassineri, a chef couple who began their culinary training in Italy at age 14 and traveled the globe togeth...

What's the best way to kick off summer like an Italian? Just chill and drink Negroni. Luckily for you, Negroni Week at Eataly Los Angeles is coming soon! From June 24 to 30, Eataly Los Angeles will be a mecca for lovers of the classic Italian cocktail as we participate in the national campaign, which raises money for charitable organizations in the...