Italian Food

Da Flora Avoids Heartbreak During Pandemic

Above: Da Flora sits on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Filbert Street Darren Lacy was in love. Not the kind of love you’re in when you take the first bite of smoked prosciutto while overlooking the San Francisco Bay on a calm evening, but real love that makes people fall hard.  By the end

Threading Pride Through a Pandemic at Roma’s Ristorante Italiano

Matt Leum closed escrow on Roma’s Ristorante Italiano March 15, the day before San Francisco restaurants shut down. After a five-month delay and a significant change of plans, Roma’s Ristorante is currently running as a gourmet Italian grocery store and restaurant, available for takeout or delivery.

From Eatery to Lasagneria: Marcella’s Story

When the 2008 recession hit, Gianfranco Di Sciullo helped turn his family’s Italian eatery into a lasagneria. Now, Marcella’s faces new challenges with love, labor, and a lot of lasagna.

Where Poetry Meets Pinot: At Poesia, Dining is Art

Building off his first job in a coffee shop, Poesia owner Francesco D’lppolito has created a special place for San Francisco locals. As d’lppolito says himself, “The right wine with the right food with the right company, it’s like poetry.” Or, Poesia.

The Sausage Factory: Countering Covid-19 with Tradition and Community

The Sausage Factory Owner Mario Azzolino sold his restaurant back in 2002. Turns out the split was only temporary. He returned in 2018 to bring The Sausage Factory back to its glory days. Now, he’s trying hard to do just that while also battling the impact of Covid-19. Read The Sausage Factory’s story today!

The American Dream Faces the Pandemic At Gaspare’s Pizzeria

Daniel Indelicato climbed down a ladder to answer the phone for his interview, sweating from rushing to finish the new patio at Gaspare’s Pizzeria. In late May 2020, several San Francisco Bay Area counties were given the green light by government officials for outdoor dining in June…

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