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Plans for an eight-story building at the corner of 6th Street and Colorado Avenue are moving forward. Last week, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the project, which is located one block from the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station and will replace two low-rise buildings. The building at 601 Colorado Ave. will contain 140 market-rate...

We are Naples. That’s what the name means of San Diego’s latest Italian restaurant operated by people from Italy, means. Siamo Napoli recently picked up where Il Postino left off in a large North Park restaurant row space. If you’re looking for a way to distinguish this one from what has become many worthy Italian options around town, it would be t...

After serving the Belmont Heights community for 50 years, Francelli’s—the Italian-American restaurant that first opened as a market in 1969—has closed up shop, adding to the string of old-school Italian-American restaurants that have closed, including Russo’s last year and Papalucci’s in September. Birthed in the late 1960s by children-of-immigrant...

Fresh, handmade pasta is what Alex Campedelli grew up eating in Italy. But he actually did not start cooking until recently. “I didn’t cook at all to be honest for the first 30 years of my life,” said Campedelli. Even though he was raised in a country known for its food, he actually became interested in Italian cuisine when working in New York. He...

Da alcuni anni a Los Angeles fioriscono le gelaterie italiane, introducendo cosi’ nuove abitudini culinarie ai residenti. Il gelato e’ sempre esistito anche qui, ma la consistenza, il sapore e la cremosita’ italiana e’ solo nostra. Fare un buon gelato e’ un’arte! Nel distretto Art e Design di West Hollywood – Los Angeles, nella sede di un complesso...

The eleventh-annual Taste of Italy , an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 12 in downtown Los Angeles. For one evening, the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming piazza, where 2,500 Italophiles join celeb...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Capo's by Tony Gemignani. Topping the list is Capo's by Tony Gemignani. Located at 641 Vallejo St. (o...

Before we get to the bad news, let’s agree that North Beach, the West Coast’s most-storied Little Italy and the richest vein of Beat Generation memories anywhere, can still deliver a moment the way Frank Sinatra delivered “My Way.” As you line up for morning cappuccino among the young and old bohemians at Caffe Trieste, you spot a few who may have...

Guido Oppizzi immigrated to America from Italy only three years ago, bringing a deep love for traditional cooking from his homeland. But if you assume that means Oppi’z Bistro & Natural Pizza — his new State Street restaurant located in the longtime, though long-empty, home of Palazzio — is serving standard versions of pizza and pasta, think again....

Celebrating 20 years next month, this wonderfully cluttered family-operated favorite evokes New York, Italy, and a bygone era when independent pizzerias were the heart of the community. Rocco’s thin yet sturdy and chewy, well-toasted crusts with puffy edges make the old nostalgic and the young ecstatic. On our recent visit, we went all in with pizz...

A novel new gelato shop is primed to take over along a busy stretch of West Hollywood soon. It’s called Gelato Festival, and just as the name implies it’s tied in with the decade-old international gelato festival founded in Florence, Italy. Gelato Festival (the event) is a near around the clock, around-the-world party, having launched over 100 even...

Biba Caggiano, a seminal figure in the Sacramento food scene whose midtown Italian restaurantbearing her first name put the state capital on the culinary map, died Thursday morning at her Fabulous 40s home surrounded by her children, her husband Vincent and other loved ones. Caggiano was 82 and had lived with Alzheimer’s disease in her final years....