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Trattorias in Italy are a family style, casual dining establishment usually owned by a family which serves traditional comfort food. Rosemary Trattoria, recently opened on Orange Avenue, achieves that definition with a variety of traditional dishes that have been received very well by the community. In fact the comments flying around town are very...

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It sends clouds across the dance space. Dancers come, kneel, let her wash the smoke over them. I swear. Barrio Logan. Full of surprises...

Barrio Logan has new neighbors, who moved into the area 11 months ago and have been painstakingly renovating a house on Logan Avenue; they’re finally ready to invite you over for dinner. Ciccia Osteria is run by Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Cassineri, a chef couple who began their culinary training in Italy at age 14 and traveled the globe togeth...

What's the best way to kick off summer like an Italian? Just chill and drink Negroni. Luckily for you, Negroni Week at Eataly Los Angeles is coming soon! From June 24 to 30, Eataly Los Angeles will be a mecca for lovers of the classic Italian cocktail as we participate in the national campaign, which raises money for charitable organizations in the...

Milana’s is Downtown’s New York-style pizza staple—actually, they’re Long Beach‘s New York-style pizza staple. And one thing that has always stuck with me is something its owner, Adriel Fasci, told me years ago when they first opened: “Y’know, if a plain cheese slice can’t hold up on its own, then it isn’t good pizza. Period.” Forthright with a thi...

What happens when the team behind the hottest restaurant in San Francisco decides to open an offshoot of its insanely popular and wildly delicious eatery? Naturally, a grand slam is hit out of the park. Such is the case with Che Fico Alimentari, the recently opened little sister restaurant to Che Fico. From partners, David Nayfeld, Angela Pinkerton...

Sbarro has opened its newest restaurant in Cabazon, California. Located in the food court in southwestern section of Desert Hills Premium Outlets, the restaurant brand brings its Italian flavors to the luxury retail outlet center.  With 33 locations in California, this is the second Sbarro in the Palm Springs area. This marks the concept’s 13th sto...

There is no chef Oliver at Oliver’s Osteria. It’s chef-owner Erik De Marchi who leads an all-out defense of faithful Italian fare at his tidy Laguna Canyon tavern. As for Oliver? He’s De Marchi’s first child, born on the restaurant’s opening day in October.  Wedged into an oddball retail center that has seen its share of restaurants come and go, Ol...

San Diego is having an Italian moment. Still, despite having a “Little Italy” and a Gaslamp District once silly with Italian joints, local Italian food offerings over the past several decades have been disappointing.  And while some recent high-profile Italian openings have promised change, it’s an unheralded one that might just steal the show: Caf...

Celestino Drago, the most beloved chef of Hollywood stars is the new chef Ambassador Gustoso Sicilian food excellence, premium brand of Sicilian high quality excellences in the food and beverage sector, with the aim of promoting authentic Sicilian cuisine, culinary traditions and culture in the US market. An important business that will soon see th...

Sunday, June 23, 2019. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Piazza Piccola Italia (Behind Bel Bacio and Paesano Ristorante), 350 W Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce was a HUGE such a success, congrats to last years winners Il Sogno and Campo Di Bocce! $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a...

The true American dream is made of a thousand stories about hard-working, committed, honest immigrants who came to the United States for different reasons and with the most diverse backgrounds, but eventually they all ended up being successful entrepreneurs who actually created something magic and wonderful out of nothing.   This story in particula...