The Sunset Strip, with its rich history of luxury restaurants and legendary nightlife, has long served as a playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars. The newest kid on the block? Lavo Ristorante, an Italian cuisine restaurant from the famous Tao Group Hospitality. This open-air restaurant has already made a splash on the Los Angeles scene, attracti...

Boasting a standing as “the longest,” or the “oldest,” or “the most significant” something or other usually has a deeper meaning than just a lofty title. That is definitely the case with Frasinetti’s Winery & Restaurant, named after an Italian immigrant, James Frasinetti, who moved to America to offer quality wines crafted in the “Old World” style....

Since 1978, Villa D'Este, a family-run Italian restaurant on Ocean Avenue, known for its heaping piles of creamy fettuccini carbonara, crispy veal Parmesan and hearty layers of lasagna bolognese, is set to close in a matter of days. After 44 years serving the San Francisco community, proprietor Ramon Oropeza Sr. announced the closure on Villa D'Est...

In the greater San Diego area, you could visit three different Italian restaurants every week for a year and still not try them all. More like five a week if you include pizza counters. And that wouldn’t include all the contemporary restaurants and steakhouses that feature pasta menus. It’s enough to make you wonder how we ever have time for Taco T...

Fresh off the opening of the company's first Northern California branch, global Italian food hall & market chain Eataly has all but confirmed they are searching for a space to open a branch in San Diego. In early 2007, Italian businessman Oscar Farinetti converted a closed vermouth factory in the Northern Italian city of Turin into the first locati...

As you might have guessed by the name, Little Italy San Diego is a haven for all things authentic Italian. And when San Diego eats, it eats exceedingly well when it comes to incredible Italian edibles. One stroll down the adorable plaza, and you’ll quickly come to find that you’ve momentarily transported to a piazza in the heart of Italy–pizza, pas...

“The move” is a turn of phrase I use quite often. “What’s the move at Tsbuaki?” I would ask a fellow writer who has been there, or I might text “Get the eggplant parm. That’s the move,” to a friend going to Ggiata. The move is what you should order if you’re going to a restaurant for the first time. It’s a confident and can’t fail recommendation, b...

Not everyone knows that the famous American novelist Michael Connelly, thriller author and creator of the literary detective Harry Bosch, is a regular customer at the historic Musso & Frank restaurant in Hollywood. His only request? Being able to sit and sip a martini in the same booth where writer Raymond Chandler sat in the 1930s. The latter, aut...

My favorite place to stay, when in San Francisco, is in North Beach, the Little Italy section of the city, where I always take advantage of local color,. Here it's the real deal: beyond the red and white checkered tablecloths and the smell of pizza and freshly made sauce, you'll hear many people speaking in Italian as well and see the Italian flag...

The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles cordially invite you to the theater for Teatro Patologico: All Mad Free (TUTTI NON CI SONO). Written, directed and performed by Dario D’Ambrosi, a Teatro Patologico Production. In Italian and English. THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2022. 6:00 pm PST. Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles (1023 Hilgard Avenue, Lo...