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Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Sampino's Kitchen At Joe Marty's Topping the list is Sampino's Kitchen at Joe Marty's. Located at 1500 Broadway i...

Things almost never change at Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant. And that’s just how patrons of the family-owned business in Old Town Camarillo like it. “We love that people feel at home when they walk in the doors,” said Julie Belvedere Thomason, whose parents, Ottavio and Noella Belvedere, opened the Ventura Boulevard restaurant in 1969.  As co-owner,...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Riverside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. D'caesaro Pizza & Italian Restaurant Topping the list is D'caesaro Pizza & Italian Rest...

When the server places a thick white ceramic plate on the table, it’s all but spilling over with a pile of spaghetti. The noodles, and the two racquetball size meatballs astride them, are so drenched in viscous, red marinara sauce, only a dusting of parmesan crumbles lends contrast. Call in Lady and the Tramp, because we’re dealing with a textbook...

Italian-American storefront Uncle Paulie’s Deli has secured a new space in Downtown. The Spring Street address comes with a full kitchen hood too, which means customers can expect even more from the celeb-favorite spot, beyond the usual deli sandwiches and sides. The original Uncle Paulie’s opened back in 2017 as a smallish space on Beverly Bouleva...

Plans for an eight-story building at the corner of 6th Street and Colorado Avenue are moving forward. Last week, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the project, which is located one block from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station and will replace two low-rise buildings. The building at 601 Colorado Ave. will contain 140 market-rate...

We are Naples. That’s what the name means of San Diego’s latest Italian restaurant operated by people from Italy, means. Siamo Napoli recently picked up where Il Postino left off in a large North Park restaurant row space. If you’re looking for a way to distinguish this one from what has become many worthy Italian options around town, it would be t...

After serving the Belmont Heights community for 50 years, Francelli’s—the Italian-American restaurant that first opened as a market in 1969—has closed up shop, adding to the string of old-school Italian-American restaurants that have closed, including Russo’s last year and Papalucci’s in September. Birthed in the late 1960s by children-of-immigrant...

Fresh, handmade pasta is what Alex Campedelli grew up eating in Italy. But he actually did not start cooking until recently. “I didn’t cook at all to be honest for the first 30 years of my life,” said Campedelli. Even though he was raised in a country known for its food, he actually became interested in Italian cuisine when working in New York. He...

Da alcuni anni a Los Angeles fioriscono le gelaterie italiane, introducendo cosi’ nuove abitudini culinarie ai residenti. Il gelato e’ sempre esistito anche qui, ma la consistenza, il sapore e la cremosita’ italiana e’ solo nostra. Fare un buon gelato e’ un’arte! Nel distretto Art e Design di West Hollywood – Los Angeles, nella sede di un complesso...

The eleventh-annual Taste of Italy , an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 12 in downtown Los Angeles. For one evening, the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming piazza, where 2,500 Italophiles join celeb...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Capo's by Tony Gemignani. Topping the list is Capo's by Tony Gemignani. Located at 641 Vallejo St. (o...