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  1. Foodievents
    Gavin Mills Preparing ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ at Suzanne Goin’s TavernThe recently hired British chef will prepare four courses of Italian seafood dishes.
  2. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Chef Walter el Nagar Pops-Up With Barbershop Ristorante Italiano, at Il CovoThe chef’s credits include positions at Il Grano and La Botte.
  3. RivaBella
    RivaBella Bringing Gino Angelini To West Hollywood, Opening This WinterSome of the chef’s staples will be served with traditional pizza and pasta in an 8,000-square-foot space.
  4. Openings
    What to Expect at Bestia, Opening November 23 in DowntownDowntown sizable L.A.’s new Italian wants to be known for chef Ori Menashe’s house-cured salumi, wood-roasted Neapolitan, and hand-made pasta.
  5. Coming Soon
    Former Rustic Canyon Chef Evan Funke Opening Bucato in Culver CityWith handmade pastas using ancient techniques, a porchetta spit, and wood-burning stove, who really needs a Rao’s?
  6. Imports
    It Looks Like Rao’s Really Will Open a Hollywood LocationThe location veers away from the city’s tourist epicenter, but should appeal to L.A.’s more label-conscious elite.
  7. Openings
    What to Eat at L’Apicio, the New One From the Dell’anima TeamThe restaurant opens tonight.
  8. Openings
    First Look at Felice 15, Bringing Swanky Italian to the FiDi on WednesdayChow down like it’s pre-2008.
  9. Openings
    What to Eat at Numero 28 Cucina, Expanding Beyond Pizza on the UWSThe restaurant opens tonight.
  10. Openings
    Sneak Peek at Fabbrica, Serving Espresso and Pastries in Williamsburg, With aThe pastry chef hails from Balthazar and the chef from a triple-Michelin-starred place in Modena, Italy.
  11. Taste Test
    Superba Snack Bar: Rose Avenue’s Change We Can Believe InJason Neroni’s inventive pastas and salumi might just be the best thing about the block’s sudden conversion from sleepy surf town street to the “next Abbot Kinney.”
  12. Let’s Do Lunch
    Lunch Is On at Osteria DragoThe West Hollywood audience will appreciate a kale and vegetable soup, and salads in both small and entree proportions.
  13. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Angolo Soho, Opening TonightExecutive chef Michael Berardino knows his meat and wine-friendly Italian food.
  14. Coming Soon
    Hostaria del Piccolo Developing Ciboteca ConceptThe Italians are sticking to their code of omerta on what we can only guess is a neighboring sandwich concept.
  15. Prix-Fixes
    ‘Lazy Tuesdays’ Begin at Bagatelle; ‘Sunday Suppers’ Start at Mercato di VetroTwo new deals at West Hollywood Europeans take their names from the days of the week.
  16. Trimmings
    Santa Monica Pier Considers Rooftop DiningThe owners of Al Mare are pushing a new proposal to combine dining and coastal views.
  17. Openings
    What to Eat at Galli, Bringing Old-School and New-School Italian to SohoBaked clams? Check. Whole-wheat pasta? Check.
  18. Lunch
    What to Eat For Lunch at Gusto, Starting NowVic Casanova’s tiny new restaurant is a stand-out among the recent flood of Italians.
  19. Foodievents
    Locanda del Lago: Where the Buffalo RoamsChef Gianfranco Minuz will cook four dishes with bison as part of his “Morso del Bestia” series.
  20. Openings
    What to Eat at Soleto, Now Open in DowntownSascha Lyon’s focus is on straight-forward servings of authentic Italian, plus one signature bacon burger.
  21. Booze You Can Use
    Enoteca Drago Spikes Its GelatoThe Italian now offers dessert and a nightcap in one single scoop.
  22. Coming Soon
    What Awaits at Superba Snack Bar, Opening Soon in VeniceThe outside patio has a swimming pool feel, while the inside takes its odes to Venice culture tastefully.
  23. The Other Critics
    Virbila Venerates Vic Casanova’s Gusto; Gold Pleasantly Unchallenged By MaisonNoting that Alain Giruad is one of the few L.A. chefs capable of commanding a giant kitchen, J. Gold feels “it’s hard not to expect more.”
  24. KTown
    Is Koreatown’s Most Interesting Restaurant…Italian?Probably not in a neighborhood selling live octopus and sea cucumber skeet.
  25. Openings
    Former Drago Chef Evan Gotanda Will Help Lead West Hollywood’s Osteria DragoThe chef’s appointment marks promising news for anyone who misses Drago’s eponymous flagship.
  26. Coming Soon
    What to Expect at Soleto, Opening in Downtown Next MonthMenus fall under the expertise of Delphine chef and Balthazar veteran Sascha Lyon.
  27. Openings
    Angolo Slated to Open Later This Summer in Former South Houston SpaceTuscan and Roman fare, and vino.
  28. Coming Soon
    Superba Snack Bar Hits Venice in JulyThe look will incorporate ponchos sold at the beach and pool tiles to symbolize Venice’s diverse population.
  29. Openings
    What to Eat at Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar, Opening Monday in BPCSquare pies and Italian classics for lunch, dinner, and late-night.
  30. Openings
    Fratelli la Bufala Brings Neapolitan Pies to the Upper West
  31. Chef Shuffles
    Enoteca Drago Brings Aboard New Chef and MenuGarrett Mukogawa is resuscitating dishes from Drago’s shuttered flagship on his new menu.
  32. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Mangia Gratis Tomorrow at GustoItaliano, Popping Up in HollywoodThe two-day Italian pop-up welcomes the public for unlimited tastings over five hours on Tuesday.
  33. Empire Building
    Hostaria del Piccolo Plans Venice Opening By End of SummerToday the team put up its signage in Rose Avenue’s new mixed-use monstrosity.
  34. Openings
    Barbarella Owner Opens Lago D’Argento Today in Silver LakeThe pizzeria is run by executive chef Mendoza, former pastry pro at Ortolan.
  35. The Other Critics
    Sotto Spotted in The New York TimesThe travel Section traces Steve Samson and Zach Pollack’s path from Grace to Pico.
  36. Chef Shuffles
    Casanova’s Revenge: Gusto on Third StreetThe chef plans rustic Italian in the “restaurant of [his] dreams.”
  37. Beef
    Stumped at Mr. C, Critic Questions What HuffPo Was ThinkingTwo senior critics spar over overpriced Beverly Hills Italian.
  38. Cart-ography
    Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe Planning Prospect Park Carts, Plastic GrowlersExciting news for picnickers!
  39. Empire Building
    Toscanova Taking It To CalabasasThe Kardashians will probably love this mall-bound Italian.
  40. Easter Supping
    Sotto Going Nose-to-Tail on Easter LambThe chefs will make a Southern Italian feast using the tongue, liver, and legs.
  41. Celebrity Settings
    Terroni Manager Lectures Walking Dead Producer on Her MaturityApparently, one must tread carefully when requesting to have their pizzas sliced.
  42. Mediavore
    Celine Dion Now Owns Iconic Canadian Deli; FDA Mulls Ban on BPAThe singer is part of a group that purchased Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal.
  43. Reopenings
    Giacomo Drago Shutters Il Buco, Ready to Debut A1 In Its PlaceFormer Alto Palato co-owner Danilo Terribili is taking the reigns while Drago focuses on a Japanese concept in Beverly Hills.
  44. Closings
    Manganaro Is Done, But Hoping to Reopen SoonWe’ve known it was coming.
  45. Foodievents
    Colman Andrews Coming to Farmshop Next WeekThe writer will hit Brentwood to sign his new book over four-courses.
  46. Openings
    Orris Reopens as Spaghetti House by Orris; Nong Lá Bringing Vietnamese toWith Nina’s, Plan Check, Nong La, and this new entry opening, the flavor profile is changing on Japanese-heavy Sawtelle.
  47. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Lady Gaga’s Dad’s Joanne Trattoria, Now Slinging
  48. Sandwich Supremacy
    What to Eat When Stuzzicheria Becomes Pane Panelle Next WeekStuzzicheria’s sandwich-shop offshoot will take over the entire space.
  49. Empire Building
    IDG Partnering With Gino Angelini For New Italian RestaurantMeanwhile, a new Chinese fine-dining concept will take the other half of the former Hamburger Hamlet space.
  50. Italian
    Where Celestino Drago Recommends Eating Italian West of the 405His 21-year-old eponymous flagship closes after tonight’s service.
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