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A new vegan italian restaurant Baia will open in the bi-level space of Jardinière in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. One of the first places in the world to serve the plant-based Impossible Burger when it made its debut in 2016, Jardinière shuttered in April after 21 years in business due to lackluster sales, according to owner...

Since 1959, the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival has been drawing visitors eager for a day of artichoke-flavored fun, food tasting and wine pairings. The event celebrates the artichoke, which Italian immigrant farmers brought to the Central Coast in the 1920s. The plants thrived thanks to cool coastal temperatures and rich soil, and now...

Vino lovers, mark your calendars! On May 25, we're making your wine dreams come true with a variety of wine events during our first-ever Vino Day. From market offers to complimentary tastings and classes, read on to learn what you can expect during our wine extravaganza. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, you can shop our entire wine shop — fe...

It took a former film finance pro to figure out how to bring back to life the space that once housed Café des Artistes, a favorite Hollywood hangout throughout the ’90s and ’00s. After the cozy restaurant closed in 2011, the spot sat empty until first-time restaurant owner Francesco Zimone bought rights to open the first U.S. location for Naples’ f...

Renowned family-owned Italian salumi purveyor Fratelli Beretta is pleased to introduce Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP to the Los Angeles market for the first time in brand history. Following its New York launch in late 2018, Prosciutto di Carpegna is now featured on menus at prominent Los Angeles restaurants as well as available for purchase in limited...

It’s official. Last week, beloved Lucca Ravioli Company closed shop in the Mission District, breaking the hearts of customers and lovers of all things Italian in San Francisco. Since 1925, the little shop had been selling imported wines, cheeses, cold cuts, olive oils, pastas and more. But more than that, it had served as a landmark, preserving wha...

As soon as Lucca Ravioli Co. opened its doors Tuesday morning, the place was packed with people and sorrow. It was the last day for the 94-year-old Mission District business, and regulars dropped by to pay respects. They took selfies in front of the windows, covered with hand-painted signs. They reminisced about their earliest Lucca experiences. An...

California's Riboli family, of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles is proud to announce the award of Wine Enthusiast's "American Winery of the Year". The 101-year-old San Antonio Winery has been a beloved fixture in the Los Angeles community bringing the taste of California and Italy's finest wines to the greater area and across...

Saturday, May 18th, 4-6pm. Italian American Museum of Los Angeles - 644 North Main Street - Los Angeles, CA 90012. IAMLA Members take $5 off tickets. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! or call (213) 485-8432. This is a 21 and over event. Proceeds benefit the IAMLA, a 501 c (3) organization. The event celebrates Italian-American heritage and the culinary impac...

After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual expansion that has quadrupled its size from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet. Along the way, the original r...

Pasta, pane, pizza, focaccia… the crown of the realm of carbs is certainly held by Italian bakers, who made miracles, for centuries, with just some water, flour, yeast and salt. Since the times of the Roman Empire bread and all its derivates literally ruled the Italian tables, becoming a kind of signature product of our cultural traditions all over...

Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by...