Category Archives: Italian

Veranda [2,] Las Vegas NV

Veranda Olive and Rosemary Focaccia Pera – Bartlet Poached Pear, Spiced Goat Cheese, Endive, Pecans, Porto Dressing Sicilian Meatballs – San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce, Pecorino Romano Melenzana – Breaded Eggplant, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella ‘Guazzetto’ Margherita – Roma Tomatoes, … Continue reading

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East Side Pizza, Las Vegas NV

East Side Pizza Slice of Pepperoni Garlic Knots Eggplant Rollatini – Thinly Sliced Eggplant, Fried Golden, Stuffed with Housemade Ricotta and Mozzarella over Marinara Red Velvet Cake Half-Order of Bombolini As authentic as many New York slice shops despite its … Continue reading

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Carnevino [3,] Las Vegas NV

Carnevino Peach Bellini Gougeres with Gorgonzola Rosemary Rolls with Lardo and Salted Butter Grilled Octopus with pickled vegetables and limoncello Insalata Caprese with burrata and basil Bruschetta di Stracciatella with charred summer squash Carne Cruda Alla Piemontese – chopped to … Continue reading

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Cicchetti, Chicago IL

Cicchetti Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pizza Nonna’s Meatballs with Pancetta Tomato Sauce and Ciabatta Saffron Risotto with Melted Leeks and Fried Farm Egg Gnocchi with Braised Lamb, Green Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Pine Nut Puree Corn Fettuccini with Smoked Pink Shrimp, … Continue reading

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Cocello, Chicago IL

Cocello Fennel Focaccia and Butter Meatball Arrabbiata – parmesan, San Marzano tomatoes Polenta Fritta – poached egg, truffle Egg Yolk Raviolo – ricotta, brown butter Cacio e Pepe – black pepper, pecorino romano Pasta alle Amatriciana – guanciale, roasted tomato … Continue reading

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Nico Osteria, Chicago IL

Nico Osteria Blueberry Coffee Cake, Kouign Amann, Strawberry Cream Cheese Roll Ricotta Bomboloni with Fior de latte, Vanilla Infused Honey, Fresh Preserves Oven Baked Pancake with Raspberries, Pistachios, Fior di latte, Burton’s Maple Syrup Porchetta Autostrada Sandwich with Roasted Purple … Continue reading

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Miko’s Italian Ice, Chicago IL

Miko’s Italian Ice Strawberry Pineapple Chocolate Coconut Largely underwhelmed by my previous experiences with Italian Ice both in Boston and The City of Brotherly Love it was entirely an effect of the blazing sun and a long morning walk that … Continue reading

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Slice of Vegas, Las Vegas NV

Slice of Vegas Pepperoni New York Slice – $3.95 Mamma’s Garlic Bread – $8.90 with Mozzarella – Italian bread infused with roasted garlic, brushed with more roasted garlic butter and accompanied with a roasted garlic head ‘Choked Pig – $18.95 … Continue reading

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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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