Category Archives: Italian

Naked City Pizza on Paradise, Las Vegas NV

Naked City Pizza on Paradise Chicken Wing Dip with Grilled Flatbread Garlic Buns with Mozzarella and Red Sauce Runny Egg Carbonara with Pancetta   Hot Mama – Salami and Ham on House Baked Roasted Garlic Bread, baked with Provolone, Mozzarella, … Continue reading

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Cotogna, San Francisco CA

Cotogna Focaccia House Cured Cod Bruschetta with Pole Beans Monterey Bay Squid, Cucumbers, Haricots Verts Grilled Shrimp with Beets and Cucumber Knoll Farm Fig Pizza with Gorgonzola Dolce and Arugula Chino Farm Corn Triangoli Tagliatelle with Devil’s Gulch Rabbit and … Continue reading

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Locanda, San Francisco CA

Locanda Grilled Pizza Bianca Grilled Pizza Bianca with house mortadella and pickled ramps Rigatoni alla Carbonara – Guanciale, Tully Doici Egg, Pecorino, Black Pepper   Pancetta-Wrapped Guinea Hen Leg – White Polenta, Grilled Turnips Flavorosa Pluot Almond Torta – Blueberry … Continue reading

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A16, San Francisco CA

A16 Semolina Bread with Olive Oil Wild Nettle Ricotta Gnocchi – Pioppini Mushroom, Garlic, Mushroom Brodo, Herbs, Caciocavallo Trippa Napoletana – Onions, Tomato, Chiles, White Wine, Breadcrumbs Margherita – Tomato, Mozzarella, Grana Padano, Basil, Olive Oil Wood Fired Dry Peach … Continue reading

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Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Mozzeria Margherita DOP Peking Duck Located in The Mission and boasting VPN certification despite several pies one would never see in Naples it was with high expectations that I approached Russ and Melody Stein’s Mozzeria, the small shop having received … Continue reading

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Quince, San Francisco CA

Quince 2009 Fergnettina Brut Shrub Fumoso – Raynaud Brandy, Zucca Amaro, Shrub Tonic, Strawberry-Rhubarb Gastrique Tomato Croquette with buratta mousse Stuzzichini di Benvenuto – potato chip with pomme puree, razor clam, black olive / citrus cured salmon with zucchini and … Continue reading

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B&B Ristorante, Las Vegas NV

B&B Ristorante Chickpea Bruschetta Rustic Semolina Bread with Butter, Olive Oil, Balsamic Country Style Pate with Blackberry Conserva, Foraged Greens and Cotica Warm Tripe “alla” Romana with Charred Bread Pork Trotter Ravioli with Lilie Ragu and Chive Blossoms Beef Cheek … Continue reading

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Cugino’s Italian Deli & Pizza Restaurant, Las Vegas NV

Cugino’s  Italian Deli & Pizzeria Garlic Knots Fried Gnocchi Neapolitan Rice Ball Margarita Sicilian – Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Fresh Basil   White Pizza – Ricotta, Romano, Mozzarella, Italian Spices   Ricotta Cannoli Located in a small complex just steps … Continue reading

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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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