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Over the past 17 years, Bella's Pizza Villa has been serving up quality pizza and Italian food to its customers as well as the community it calls home. "We care about taking care of the community," LaDonna Olson said, who along with her husband Bill, are the owners and operators of the restaurant. "We've grown with the city, and we just love it her...

We believe the best way to learn about wine is to drink it. And what better way to learn about wine than from the winemakers themselves? On Thursday, November 28, join us at Terra to discover the wines of Musella Winery. We are especially excited to welcome Musella Winery winemaker & Owner, Maddalena Pasqua di Bisceglie, who will join us to chat ab...

Downtown Berkeley gelato shop Almare is turning 10 this year. Almare prides itself on being a real-deal Italian gelateria; it was opened by Treviso native Alberto Malvestio, who learned how to make the Italian-style ice cream from his great uncle Dino. Four years later, Simone Arpaio, who hails from Turin, joined the business as co-owner. Almare ma...

The success and endurance of pioneering San Francisco restaurant Delfina might come down to a bowl of spaghetti: a humble, eternal dish served with warmth and simplicity night after night. It still makes chef Craig Stoll marvel. “Our most famous dish is spaghetti with tomato sauce,” he says with pride and a little wonder. “But hey, if you want to c...

Carlo Mirarchi takes a brief pause from his lunch to start rifling through his phone. “You want to see something crazy?” asks the chef and co-founder of Roberta’s and Michelin two-starred Blanca in Brooklyn. When he turns the phone around there isn’t anything that wild—just a picture of the indelible Roberta’s sign. The scraggly red font had come t...

Entrees were the stars at our recent dinner at Lillian’s Italian Kitchen. Along with glasses of rich Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ($12) and an excellent Bonny Doon Vineyard Cigare Volant 2012 ($13), we shared a salad of roasted beets, arugula and candied walnuts tossed in a vinaigrette with gorgonzola ($12). Sweeter than most antipasti salads, it...

Rich, sweet, and fluffy, panettone is Italy's most famous holiday cake. Get into the holiday spirit and find your favorite one during our Panettone Festa on Saturday, December 1 from 12-6 p.m. Enjoy complimentary panettone tastings, along with specially-paired wines by the glass from our wine cart.  Literally translating to "big bread," panettone i...

If you don’t have the budget to go to Italy to mangia, you can still find unique Italian dishes here in Southern California. North Italia, the modern Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, has locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo and Irvine. Regional brand chef Sam Sleman oversees the innovative menus. He says, “I love to cook because food is...

After a nearly six-month overhaul, 28-year-old FiDi Italian eatery Palio D'Asti (640 Sacramento St.) will return as Palio, a more contemporary pan-Italian concept.  ANV Architects designed the refreshed restaurant, which originally opened in 1990, will have a 200-seat dining area with an expanded bar and lounge, a full-service dining room and three...

San Francisco welcomes Puglia’s culinary traditions and one of its best representatives, Chef Cicorella, during the Third Annual Week of Italian Cuisine.The 2018’s edition is possible thanks to the cooperation of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural...

California’s Riboli family, of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles is proud to announce the award of Wine Enthusiast’s “American Winery of the Year”. The 101-year-old San Antonio Winery has been a beloved fixture in the Los Angeles community bringing the taste of California and Italy’s finest wines to the greater area and across...

After nearly 30 years in the Financial District, Palio D’Asti is changing with the times. The business closed its massive, 200-seat dining room in June for an extensive remodel, an effort to catch up with the shifting demands of downtown diners — while still honoring its traditions and long-time staff. In December, the restaurant reopens at 640 Sac...