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by Camilla M. Mann   The former GM of Cantinetta Luca is getting ready to open a home-style Italian restaurant of his own called Il Tegamino in the picturesque Court of the Golden Bough in Carmel. Giuseppe Panzuto and his brother Salvatore previewed their new restaurant Saturday as part of the 23rd Annual Winemakers' Celebration.   "I...

Monday, November 9, 2015. 6 to 8 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - LA 90024. Fees: $45 ($40 for IIC & NASA members). To register please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it. Led by Diego Meraviglia, Gold-Pin Pro Sommelier, Master Taster, North American Sommelier...

by Michael bauer   My dinner last week at Ciccio made me realize that Polly Lappetito is one of the most underappreciated chefs in the Bay Area. At least that's the case until you taste what comes out of the open kitchen at this Yountville restaurant. Once you have her food you realize how special she is. Lappetito was the chef at Greystone...

Italian deli and market The Italian Homemade Company, which quickly became a North Beach favorite after opening a year ago at 716 Columbus St., has now opened a second location in Cow Hollow and is seeking to expand its original store. The storefronts adjacent to The Italian Homemade Company, from 718 to 722 Columbus St., are currently vacant: Nor...

by Mark Antonation   A new Italian restaurant is coming to downtown Denver. Lucia, a concept from North Carolina's Urban Food Group, is currently under construction at 1550 17th Street.   That's right between Common Groundsand Rockmount Ranch Wear, in case you're having difficulty envisioning to location, which was not previously a re...

After being closed for remodeling for the past several months, local restaurant Maria's Italian Kitchen will be returning soon to its Brentwood stomping grounds from its temporary Santa Monica pop-up location. Its return to the neighborhood will likely also come a new beer/wine license, which the restaurant did not formerly possess. With sever...

by Jason Henry   Two fires Monday caused $5,000 in damage to an Italian restaurant on North Rosemead Boulevard, officials said. The 12:30 p.m. fires at Bella Italia in East San Gabriel appeared to be related, owner Franco Mele said. The cause remains under investigation. No one was injured.   Mele discovered the fires when he cam...

Eataly's future L.A. location has been confirmed: Westfield Century City.The New York-based market and restaurant offers high-end and authentic Italian food, wines, espresso and more. Eataly also functions as a school, so that customers can learn what to do with all those perfect meats and cheeses they can buy. Eataly previously announced their in...

Cross a discerning oenophile with an enthusiastic Italophile and you get the "Tasting in the Vineyards," the NIAF reception at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley on August 23, 4 – 6 p.m.   Join NIAF Area Coordinator Angelina Mondavi, who is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley, for an exclusive wine-tasting o...

North County has a new place to find Italian speciality goods with Roma Market, which opened on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1054 West Valley Parkway in Escondido.   The new neighborhood market features, in addition to Italian speciality items, a regular market and a deli, which will serve meats and cheese, as well as hot dishes, sandwiches, pizza, ge...

by David Hammond   If you're over 50, the likelihood is high that the first wine you saw in your house was a bottle of Gallo, or Rossi, or some other low-priced Italian red, unless your dad was fancy, in which case you probably saw wines from Mondavi, another Italian. In the post-War II era, it was pretty much the Italians who revved up...

Dr. Anthony LuPriore, co-owner of Frati Gelato at 670 Main St. in the Riverfront building, is arguably one of the two or three best gelato makers in the country. LuPriore would probably cringe at the accolade, but his business partner and brother-in-law, Ron DeLay, says LuPriore comes by it honestly.   "Anthony is a trained gelato maste...