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Lou Cavaretta looked west from his Boston home in the late 1950’s, and saw his future – meatball sandwiches and cannoli’s. Thousands of East Coast transplants, tired of the freezing winters, had settled in sunny San Fernando Valley, and while they loved the place, they all had the same complaint. They couldn’t find any good Italian deli’s out here....

The owner of Gelato 101 in Encinitas is dishing out more than frosty treats -- he also had a first helping of a totally different life on two wheels. It's a life not talked about much anymore. "The only other job I had was a professional cyclist. I was collecting the miles in Italy for several years until I was 22, when I got injured -- hence the c...

In New York, near Skaneateles Lake, Marcia Cosentino found herself in an olive oil and vinegar shop for the first time.  “It was like walking into a wine barrel,” Cosentino said of the small store.  After tasting the olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Cosentino realized her love for them. “Now every city I go to, I visit the olive oil store,” she sa...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. The Waterboy Topping the list is The Waterboy, located at 2000 Capitol Ave. in Midtown. The wine bar, F...

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. Assembly member 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...

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...