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A half-block away from the bustling Cha Cha Cha in the busy Arts District, Hearts & Flame opened this week in the former Inko Nito space at 225 S. Garey Street. Though the interior is reminiscent of the former Japanese robata bar, the menu is fully coastal Italian. Hearts & Flame joins the assembly of coastal Italian restaurants popping up around L...

Replacing Devine Pastabilities in the Midway District of San Diego's Point Loma is Cucina Caprese, a catering company-turned restaurant that offers a menu centered around wood-fired Italian cuisine. Owned by Derya Ozbey with a menu executed by Italian-born chef Giuseppe Monaco, Cucina Caprese has been a fixture at local farmers markets and area pop...

The Bay Area is infamous for its pricey lifestyles and inaccessibly expensive luxuries — and increasingly, that includes wild and wacky restaurants, too. Now, Divisadero Street restaurant Che Fico’s smaller neighboring outpost Che Fico Alimentari is hoping to offer something slightly more affordable. Owner and chef David Nayfeld took to Instagram t...

With a staggering 60% slant, Jackass Hill is the steepest non-terraced vineyard in Sonoma County and the most harrowing to harvest. Yet every year, Lee Martinelli teeters on his tractor trying to defy gravity on this daunting slope. Before him, his father, Leno Martinelli, farmed it for 75 years, up until he was 87. And the original daredevil, Gius...

Tocca Ferro, an elegant new Italian chophouse, is just a short walk from Disneyland and California Adventure. Located at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, which opened in 2020, Tocca Ferro made its debut in July. Though the resort is family-friendly, it's also luxurious, with adult-oriented escapes like Tocca Ferro and Parkestry, the 11th floor rooft...

Good coffee is just like a cuddle: it’s heart-warming, reassuring and bound to cheer you up. And if there is something that Italy and the US have in common, is their love for a quality cup of coffee. It shouldn’t surprise, then, that Carlo Di Ruocco, originally from Salerno, saw his dream of roasting and selling Italian-style coffee come true in Am...

The experienced San Diego restaurateur behind such concepts as Farmer's Table and Farmer's Bottega is gearing up to launch a new Italian bar & restaurant dubbed Buonasera Cucina in the La Mesa space that housed Tiramisu Trattoria for nearly two decades. Growing up near Palermo, Sicily, Alberto Morreale has been cooking since age 14 and always dream...

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the iconic Sonoma County winery behind the award-winning Diamond Collection label, today announces its first annual “Perfect Your Pizza” competition. The campaign tasks home chefs with developing their own original pizza recipes for the chance to win $25,000 and the title of “Pizza and Wine Pairing Principal.” The top f...

For more than 100 years, the inimitable Canevari’s Deli and ravioli factory has been a delicious part of the fabric of Santa Rosa. Founded by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, the family-run shop made hundreds of pounds of meat and cheese-filled pasta weekly. It remained in the Canevari family until 2012. A decade ago, Lou Ciambrone (formerly...

Mark your calendars! Beloved Chef Lidia Bastianich is coming to Eataly Silicon Valley. Join us for a special book signing on Saturday, October 22 from 4pm-5:30pm plus an intimate dining experience at La Pizza & La Pasta afterwards from 6pm-8pm with Chef Lidia to celebrate the best of her recipes! Emmy Award-winning chef, cookbook author, restaurate...

Mickey's Italian Deli & Pizzeria has officially announced that it will be bringing back one of its favorite deals this October in celebration of National Pizza Month. From October 1 to October 30, Mickey's will bring back its signature 20-inch pizza slices for just $17.75, which puts the "larger than a regular pizza" slices in the same general pric...

For the second year in a row, San Francisco has become one of the West Coast capitals of the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. After a successful first edition, the Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena partnered with restaurants in the city to offer the opportunity to taste and pair the well-known and beloved condiment with unique local dishes. Addit...