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...

Lord Almighty, who knew heaven was a place called Lorenzo's? I broadcasted from Middleboro Wednesday at the family-owned Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant. The sun was shining and I was taking advantage of the gorgeous outdoor patio area complete with a full bar, an entertainment stage for bands on the weekends, tables to enjoy a hearty meal, and a tent...

Last year, salami proved to be the superstar of Italian cured meat exports. According to the findings of Assica (the Italian association of meat and cured meat industries), the positive trend in 2021 allowed this product to largely recover the drop in 2020, as well as to gain +31.4% in value compared to 2019 (before the pandemic). Exports to EU cou...

This weekend I visited Calderone Club on my latest food adventure. The restaurant is located at 842 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. In addition to their popular thin crust pizza, they offer so many authentic Italian pastas including gnocchi San Marzano, cannelloni al quattro formaggi, ravioli della casa and tortellini al calderone. Their most popular...

At Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Henderson at Green Valley Ranch, it is a matter of pride how fresh everything is. The Tuscan menu includes plenty of seasonal items that will satisfy you, from stuffed zucchini flowers with lemon ricotta on the appetizer menu to fruit with maple and coconut cream on the brunch menu. A fe...

Chef Luca Issa is bringing some of his signature dishes to life stateside. Sharing the same name as the original Piccolo Buco in Rome, simple, quality ingredients and traditional recipes are the cornerstones of the menu.   The red and yellow tomato sauce featured in many dishes comes from tomatoes grown specifically for Piccolo Buco. For your first...

America’s reigning celebrity-favorite Italian eatery just got even more exclusive. Carbone is the crown jewel of Major Food Group, the powerhouse hospitality collective by Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. They’ve been steadily expanding their restaurant empire, and after recent launches in Miami, the trio is set to bring a new Carbon...

Sirianni’s was established in June 1988 in a Davis, W.Va., shop located in a century-old steamship office. This office made travel arrangements for the many immigrants who came to this area for work during the coal and timber booms of the late 1890s and early 1900s. The restaurant’s name is that of ancestors of Sandra Goss, Walt Ranalli and Michael...

Una Pizza Napoletana owned by Anthony Mangieri in New York has won the title of Best Pizzeria in the United States in 2022. In second place is Tony’s Pizza Napoletana owned by Tony Gemignani in San Francisco. In third place, we find Ribalta NYC in New York. This is the podium of the best pizzerias in the USA in 2022 as declared by 50 Top Pizza, the...

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...