Category Archives: Italian

Carlo’s Bakery, Las Vegas NV

Carlo’s Bakery Chocolate Cannoli and Cannoli Chocolate dipped Pecan Wedge Butter Crumb Danish Red Velvet Cupcake Carrot Cake Cupcake Napoleon Chocolate Meringue 7-Layer Cookie Admittedly surprised by the passionate service of red sauce classics at Buddy V’s and Chef Valastro’s … Continue reading

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Lucia, Dallas TX

Lucia Warm Olives Crusty Bread with Salted Butter Salumi Misti – Speck, Fennel-Orange Salame, Coppa, Boar Ventricina, Duck Salame Cotto, Chicken Liver Crostini, Lardo Crostini, 3 Foie Gras Stuffed Prunes Smoked Sweetbread Mezzalune with Hedgehog Mushroom and Green Garlic Pasta … Continue reading

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Montesano’s Eateria, Las Vegas NV

Montesano’s Eateria Warm Bread and Garlic Knots Rice Balls Montesano Lasagna Explosions Homemade Meatballs and Italian Sausage Sicilian Pizza Fresca – Fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, our homemade fresh mozzarella and Romano cheeses White Pizza – Ricotta, mozzarella, romano, butter, garlic, … Continue reading

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chi SPACCA, Los Angeles CA

chi SPACCA Affettati Misti – Coppa, Pancetta Rigatino, Speck, Calabrese, Trappist, Trotter Fritti Pickles Lardo Mantecato Pane Bianco Focaccia Di Recco Lamb Neck Stracotto Beef and Bone Marrow Pie, Whipped Potatoes Pancetta Wrapped Sweetbreads Moorish Lamb Shoulder Chop Costata Alla … Continue reading

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Olio Pizzeria, Los Angeles CA

Olio Margherita, Half Prosciutto Always one to value substance over style and having heard excellent things from trusted palates about Olio Pizzeria it was largely a matter of LACMA closing early and dinner reservations for 7:30 that brought me to … Continue reading

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Superba Snack Bar, Venice CA

Superba Snack Bar Jalapeno Corn Bread and Honey Tamarind Glazed Sticky Bun Buttermilk Biscuit with Blood Orange Jam Braised Bacon Ricotta Pancake – Maple Dulce de Leche, Banana, Nilla Wafers, Whipped Cream Octopus a la Plancha – Garlic Aioli, Fingerlings, … Continue reading

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Lavo Italian Restaurant and Nightclub, Las Vegas NV

Lavo Illy Coffee Balsamica – Rum, Rhubarb, Basil, Strawberry Pastry Basket – Everything Bagel, Focaccia, Oreo Scone, Cronut with Chocolate Hazelnut, Strawberry, and Crème Anglaise Dip Breakfast Mac & Cheese – Two Fried Eggs, Truffled Shells, Pancetta Almond Crusted French … Continue reading

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Trattoria Nakamura-Ya, Las Vegas NV

Trattoria Nakamura-Ya Iced Tea / Fever Tree Tonic Ginger Ale Bread and Butter Spaghetti Miso Carbonara Fried Jidori Chicken Bruschetta Nakamura-Ya Style – Tuna Spread, Anchovy Mozzarella, Octopus-Mayo-Wasabi-Avocado Italian Spring Roll Kurobuta Tonkatsu Nakamura-Ya Style Black Sesame Blanc Manger Green … Continue reading

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Settebello, Las Vegas NV

Settebello Arancini – Risotto, Peas, Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala, Cured Meats over Tomato Sauce and Parmigiano Margherita DOC – Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala, Parmigiano, Basil, Olio Diavola – Tomato, Red Bell Peppers, Spicy Salami, Crushed Red Pepper, Garlic, Mozzarella, Basil, … Continue reading

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Siena Tavern, Chicago IL

Siena Tavern Biscuits and Gravy – Smoked Brioche Bread Pudding Biscuit, Prosciutto Sausage Gravy Lobster Hash – Poached Eggs, Truffle Hollandaise Gnocchi – Truffle Cream, Fried Sage, Crispy Pancetta Coccoli – Crispy Dough, Stracchino Cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Truffle Honey … Continue reading

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Coalfire Pizza, Chicago IL

Coalfire Margherita with Mortadella Chicago Cupcakes – Red Velvet, Turtle, Cookie Dough, Pumpkin Unable to fathom a trip to Chicago without pizza but realistic enough to know deep dish was not a logical option for a snack with family following … Continue reading

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Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas NV

Buddy V’s Ristorante Focaccia Margherita Pizza AUNT NINA’S MOZZARELLA EN CAROZZA – Jersey City style fried mozzarella, crostini, tomato ragu, genovese pesto MACARONI & CHEESE CARBONARA – smoked mozzarella, fontina, egg, pancetta, sweet peas NONNA’S LASAGNA AL FORNO – Italian … Continue reading

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Pizza Rock, Las Vegas NV

Pizza Rock Margherita – 900F wood – Napoletana with San Marzano, Mozzarella, Fior di Latte, Basil, Olive Oil, Sea Salt Cal-Italia – gas brick – Asiago, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fig, Prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Balsamic Quail Egg White Rose Potato Guanciale – 900F … Continue reading

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Osteria del Circo, Las Vegas NV

Osteria del Circo Cherry Pecan, Focaccia, Ciabatta, Grissini, Olive Oil Margherita with Prosciutto Terrine de Foie Gras aux Figues et Gelee au Porto – Lillet Marinated Foie Gras Terrine, Poached Candy Stripe Fig, Black Currant Puree, Ruby Port Gelee, Black … Continue reading

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Novecento Pizzeria, Las Vegas NV

Novecento Pizzeria 70% Cocoa Chocolate, Hot Chocolate Roasted Beets with butter lettuce, Gorgonzola, Red wine vinegar dressing Chopped – Romaine, Genoa salami, Gorgonzola cheese, red wine vinaigrette, roasted red peppers, red onions Caesar Garlic Bread The Chef Marc – House … Continue reading

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Nicoletta, New York NY

Nicoletta Fresh Cheese (made in house daily), Olive Oil, Fig Jam, Griddled Flat Bread Arancini – Porcini Risotto, Truffle Oil, Parmesan, Chives Margherita Pizza with Prosciutto (Daily special with San Marzanos, Buffala mozzarella, Green Market Basil) Fior di Latte Soft … Continue reading

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Carnevino [2,] Las Vegas NV

Carnevino Arancini Rosemary Focaccia with Butter and Lardo 2008 5-Puttonyos Royal Tokaji Mascarpone and Guanciale Mashed Potatoes with a poached Egg Fried Eggplant with Tomato and Ricotta Creamed Corn with Picked Jalapenos Prosciutto di Parma Riserva with Figs Fried Calamari … Continue reading

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Antico Pizza, Atlanta GA

Antico Pizza Margherita Considered by some the best of its style in the United States Antico Pizza keeps everything simple and focused on the singular goal of creating the most authentic Pizza Napoletana possible, a mindset that has rewarded the … Continue reading

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Hard Knox Pizzeria, Knoxville TN

Hard Knox Pizzeria Monte Cristo Flatbread – Prosciutto, Smoked Mozzarella, Cheddar, Powdered Sugar, Strawberry Jam Marciano – Red Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Extra Virgin olive Oil, Basil Sweet Pea – Smoked Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Clover Honey, Olive Oil Smores – … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Ortica, Costa Mesa CA

Pizzeria Ortica Pork belly butter, tomato conserva, crostini Ricotta gnocchi, marinara, Parmigiano Reggiano D.O.P. MARGHERITA – San Marzano tomatoes, imported buffalo mozzarella, basil Budino di Cioccolato – Chocolate crème layered with caramel Babà al rhum – Rum soaked brioche From … Continue reading

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