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Hidden by jacaranda trees and bright yellow umbrellas, the new Citizen Public Market quietly opened in Culver City, Los Angeles, yesterday. Inside the historic 8,000 square foot art-deco building from 1929, several shops began serving customers. Open from 8 am to 10 pm, the market offers outdoor seating on a rooftop deck and a back patio. One of th...

Westwood’s newest Italian eatery has pasta fit for a king – and served by a prince. After a few delays, Prince of Venice finally opened its first brick-and-mortar location on Broxton Avenue on Nov. 13. The restaurant is an extension of the Los Angeles food truck by the same name and is appropriately named by founder Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Sav...

Locanda Amalfi, an Italian restaurant in downtown Pleasanton, opened this month to Tri-Valley diners. The Neapolitan restaurant at 349 Main St. offers diners the "true Italian experience," said owner Enzo Rosana, who was raised near the Italian city of Naples. Rosana's mother, founder Mama Carmela, is among those working behind the scenes in the ki...

Filippo Fusco had his eye on the Los Olivos Shopping Center for more than a decade before he and his wife, Sho, opened Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana there in 2016. The stylish restaurant has since built a loyal following, and it’s no surprise. Its food is authentic Italiano. In fact, Angelina’s is one of only 97 restaurants in America that serves...

To wrap up the Week of Italian Cuisine, the Italian Consulate General and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco planned a grand finale event: showing classic Italian films at a drive-in theatre on the San Francisco Bay and serving fresh Roman pinsa delivered to your car. This Saturday, they will host the first “Italian Western drive-in” a...

Tosca Cafe, the historic Italian-American restaurant and bar in North Beach, is reopening this weekend. The latest repolishing of this classic spot has been anticipated for more than a year, ever since the powerhouse trio of chef Nancy Oakes (Boulevard), restaurateur Anna Weinburg (Marlowe), and designer Ken Fulk took the keys last year. Despite se...

No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each Zoom will highlight a selecti...

“Cioppino is an Italian fish stew or soup using “the catch of the day.” Originating in San Francisco, the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf has it available practically on every menu” says Antonella Pomilla, an Italian-American New Yorker who runs the popular food instagram, Foodgetaboutit. When asked, Raymond Guarini, Founder of the Italian Enclaves Hist...

Seghesio Family Vineyards announced a historic milestone as it celebrates its 125th harvest in Sonoma County this fall. Representing the past, present and future of old vine Zinfandel, Seghesio is best associated with the historic role it played in creating a spiritual home for its flagship grape. A unique variety with no prior old-world benchmark,...

If you’re looking for authentic Italian eats in a safe, outdoor setting, park yourself at Garage Buona Forchetta. Not only will you enjoy perfection in pasta, pizza, and in-house specials, you’ll be treated to a playful taste of Halloween. When everything feels a little different, it’s fun to celebrate some normalcy. Like, a fun date night on the t...

In March, Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho ditched the traditional restaurant review and composed a pasta horoscope in honor of the menu at Belotti, an Oakland favorite run by Italian Chef Michele and Joyce Belotti. Now she’s back to ranking restaurants. Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle published her list of the top 10 Italian restaurants in the B...

While every neighborhood, and just about every restaurant, has been struggling under the current strain of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that Venice has emerged as a continually-hot place to not only dine, but to open new restaurants. The next newcomer is Forma, opening in the former Chaya space at the corner of Main and Navy on Monday...