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Point, click, add to cart. Shopping online in the digital age is just that easy, and now indulging in a true taste of Italy at home just got easier as Mangia, Inc. throws open the door to its new online store at www.CarmelinaBrands.com. Italian, Specialty and Organic Tomatoes, Authentic Prepared Sauces, and Italian Beans, the Carmelina Brands® Onli...

If you ask us, a high-quality meal doesn't require hours in the kitchen. In fact, it all starts with just flour and water. Through September 2, 2020, we're inviting you to celebrate all things pasta as we celebrate regional pasta traditions that are as simple to put together as uno, due, tre. Plus, this week you can pick up our housemade sauces at...

For the past eleven years, Drago Centro has been Downtown L.A.'s premier dining destination for fans of authentic Italian Sicilian cuisine with a modern and innovative edge, and Chef Celestino Drago continues his culinary evolution by redefining 'al fresco' dining as he reopens Drago Centro and introduces a stunning New Outdoor Dining Patio, New Su...

On Saturday, August 8, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Carolina’s Italian Restaurant, located at 12045 Chapman Avenue, will host a drive-thru food donation for Garden Grove residents in need. Carolina’s Italian Restaurant will donate means of pasta, salad, bread, and water to the first 750 drivers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a hardship to the commu...

There’s a new type of gelato in town, and it’s plant-based. Traditional Italian gelato has always been a lighter version of ice cream, but artisans are now experimenting with oat milk and other plant-based ingredients to make the treat healthy, delicious, and dairy-free. Now, vegans don’t have to compromise their diet in order to enjoy the perfect...

The more-than-century-old Tosca Cafe has landed in a temporary new home this summer in a space with a long history of its own. After a brief run as a takeout-only spot in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood during the early days of the pandemic, the restaurant has set up tables outside the landmark church that now houses art venue Saint Joseph...

Sebastian Bariani guns his two-seater Kawasaki utility vehicle through his family’s 180 acres of olive trees in Zamora in Yolo County. The cart bounces up and down as he zooms through the orchards, startling jackrabbits who hop away. Bariani is checking on this year’s growth of 30,000 olive trees, which produce 33,000 gallons of Bariani Olive Oil a...

When people order wood-fired pizza at Blade 1936, they get a slice similar to what the first pizza ever made may have tasted like. The Italian restaurant, which first opened up last September in the former Blade-Tribune newspaper building, recently became California’s 20th restaurant and the 10th restaurant in Southern California to become a member...

Whether it’s a Spritz, Negroni or Limoncello Collins, these four partners produce Californian-Italian liqueurs suited for any aperitivo and digestivo hour! In the summertime, a steady fog rolls off the Pacific and blankets the terraced hills of California’s Golden Coast, cooling grapevines, orange, and lemon trees. Set back just a few miles from th...

Inspired by European bistros and cafés, San Francisco has started opening up outdoor spaces for customers to dine alfresco. Mayor London Breed specified the guidelines for restaurants to safely serve customers outside, at least until indoor dining can safely resume.  The city has offered special permits to restaurants that don’t have space for a “p...

There are few things that Rolando Beramendi loves more than cooking, so it was not surprising when he offered to prepare dinner for his newly-anointed inlaws during the Christmas of 1987. The soon-to-be-founder of Manicaretti Italian Foods Importers had just completed his degree in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis, an...

Capo’s in North Beach, the popular family-style Italian restaurant known for its Chicago-style pizza, has rebranded during the pandemic and now features small plates and, most important, Detroit-style pizzas. Along with the pivot comes a name change. Capo’s, which has been closed since March and was previously called Capo’s Pizza and Fine Italian D...