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di Roberto Natalini   L'esperienza di un importante chef italiano e il talento emergente di due giovani apprendisti chef si sono uniti per due settimane, collaborando in cucina nel ristorante Colosseo, al centro del quartiere italiano di North Beach. Andrea Fortuni e Gaia Mancini sono due studenti al terzo anno dell'Istituto Professiona...

In Italy, the words ristorante, trattoria or osteria have specific meanings. In America, we use them as if they all meant simply: restaurant. However, in Italy a ristorante is more up-market and formal. The term describes sophisticated, elegant dining establishments where bankers, politicians and movie stars eat. They feature expensive foods and de...

By Shaena Engle As executive chef at Circa 55, the signature restaurant at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Alberico Nunziata is also in charge of the cuisine for the parade of red carpet events hosted annually at the hotel — most recently the 74th Golden Globes. Nunziata began cooking when he was 14 and attended culinary school in Sorrento i...

On the occasion of EXPO Milan 2015, under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West cordially invite you to CATERINA'S CLUB - Presented by Chef Bruno Serato, Founder and President   In 2005, Chef Bruno Serato of Anaheim White Ho...

You probably couldn't mistake an Italian grandma in New York's Little Italy, nor question her Sunday gravy. In Montreal, there's that je ne sais quoi about the Québécois and their chocolate-covered confections called Whippets. But Angelenos, whether natives or transplants, carry an amorphous identity, and their culinary badges are just as undefined...

Pappalecco has opened in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, bringing a true taste of Tuscany to Carmel Valley. Now with his sixth San Diego location, Pappalecco's Chef Lorenzo Bucci credits his success to the simplicity and authenticity of the food – from gelato to panini and pastries – and the welcoming smiles of his staff. Bucci, who co-owns the res...

Lajollacooks4u welcomed Chef Mario Ascione of Caffe Macaroni into their kitchen for some chef-to-chef cooking. The result: a complete San Diego foodie tour and a cooking marathon with a garden-to-table focus.   Chef Mario Ascione of San Francisco's Caffe Macaroni ventured down south for a three-day vacation to explore San Diego's food scene....

By David Cohen   Brio Tuscan Grille, an upscale chain of Italian restaurants inspired by Tuscany, now has its first California location in Rancho Cucamonga at Victoria Gardens.   The decor is reminiscent of Italian fine dining establishments in Las Vegas, where Brio had originally opened. There's a large bar area and an outdoor patio...

by Mike Hale   When Americans dream about Italian food, they invariably flash on pots of simmering marinara, long strands of dried spaghetti, pepperoni pizza and bottles of cheap Chianti wrapped in wicker. (They call that straw bottle a fiasco — a fitting name when you consider our clichéd notions about real Italian food.)   My dream...

For those who have traveled at least once to Italy and indulged in the genuine flavors of La Dolce Vita, there is finally a new place in The City where you can find authentic desserts and many more unique delicacies.   Inspired by her extensive travels to Italy and Europe, owner Aliah Warmund of "Caffè Dolci" brings the experience of a real...

“A person who does not shell out time with his family can by no means be a serious guy.” — Don Vito Corleone, “The Godfather”. It looks Francis Ford Coppola shares some of Don Corleone’s values. At least in which loved ones is involved.   At his eponymous winery in Geyserville (the site of the former Chateau Souverain), Coppola creates a gor...

The VINO CALIFORNIA Grand Tasting is the ultimate celebration of Italian wine. Featuring exclusively native varietals, this walk-around tasting promises an authentic Italian experience with each sip. Join VINO CALIFORNIA and pay homage to Italy's rich winemaking heritage.   Discover the incredible array of traditional and rare varietals prod...