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The Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco is proud to launch the Third Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. The 2018 edition, celebrated from November 12-17, will focus on the cuisine of Puglia with special menus and events throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. After the success of our Tuscan week with butcher-extraordinaire Dari...

Being behind the counter and in front of the cooker feels familiar to Carlo Cracco; here he shows us step by step, ingredient after ingredient, how to cook his spaghetti with cocoa beans, purple cabbage and salmon roe.  It is with this dish that Masterchef Italia’s former judge, introduced by the ambassador of Italian taste in America, Lidia Bastia...

I’ll go ahead and say it. I never much cared for South Park Abbey. It had a solid beer list, and I would catch the occasional NFL game there, but between food and booze, and my own snarky standards, there wasn’t a lot to keep me coming back. It’s possible the place just suffered the comparison to its predecessor, South Park Bar & Grill, which used...

Opening Wednesday, November 7 at Fashion Valley Mall, front and center next to Bloomingdale’s, is the fifteenth location of North Italia. The modern Italian restaurant is a proven smash for Fox Restaurant Concepts, which also runs Flower Child in Del Mar and Blanco Tacos + Tequila which opened earlier this fall in Fashion Valley. The hospitality gr...

When Giancarlo Paterlini was preparing to open a high-end Italian restaurant with his business partner, the chef Suzette Gresham, he needed to compile a list of high-end Italian wines. Only it was 1989, and there weren’t many high-end Italian wines to be had. At the time, Paterlini says, you couldn’t even get balsamic vinegar stateside. Where was h...

What’s your favorite Italian restaurant? Since I fell into the world of food writing, that’s probably been the most common question I have received from readers and new acquaintances. Like burritos and burgers, Italian food is universal in our region, both in restaurants and homes, and lord knows everyone has an opinion on their favorite Italian pl...

Nostalgia triggered by the emanating aromas and distinct flavors of the kitchens and restaurants of our childhood can elevate a dining experience in powerful ways. One of the strongest memory-fueled Marin meals I’ve had in a long time was at Gaspare’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Bar in San Rafael, where the generous portions of rich, rustic dishes and Ne...

When well-known Hermosa Beach chef Luca Manderino was forced to close his popular La Sosta Enoteca restaurant after 11-plus years in the neighborhood because the building was set for demolition in 2016, he made sure to take a few things with him. Obviously, he took his Northern Italian menu inspired by family recipes and authentic Venetian cuisine....

Acclaimed Italian chef Massimo Bottura tells Eater in an exclusive interview that he and Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri are discussing a potential restaurant in Beverly Hills. Bottura is the chef and owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which reclaimed the top spot on the World’s 50 Best restaurants this year. The first Gucci Osteria di Massimo...

LOS ANGELES: Imagine a magical destination that greets you with rolling hills on a vineyard filled countryside. This spectacular location includes tall Italian cypress trees, exclusive wineries and a personalized two-course breakfast experience, created by a “renowned” Chef.  Boy wouldn’t that be even better if this was closer than, let’s say, Tusc...

A husband-and-wife team will bring a new Italian restaurant to a space previously occupied by Cibo 7 Ristorante Wine Bar & Spirits in Roseville. The eatery, called Trattoria Da Gino, is expected to open in late October or early November, according to owner Betsey Alessi. Her husband, Mario Alessi, is from Italy and is a partner in the business. The...

No one celebrates the seasons like Italians – trust us. Welcome in the Fall season with our first-ever Wine Harvest Festa. On October 13 from 3-6 p.m., embark on a tasting journey through Italian wine harvest traditions. Explore the entire marketplace with your all-access bracelet and taste wines from five different stations as you chat with our pr...