Old-world Italian flavors are the perfect way to kick off the beginning of Fall. This month, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots that serve traditional Italian dishes, along with a heaping serving of the country’s legendary hospitality.
San Diego, CA:Nestled in the lively and cultured Downtown San Diego Gaslamp District, just three blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center,Bice presents an award-winning dining experience with a sophisticated menu. A full menu of intriguing and innovative Italian cuisine offers a new, enticing world of complex combinations. Complete your dining experience by choosing from an assortment of avant-garde desserts that begin with a work of art and end with a satisfied smile.
Portland, OR:Old World tradition meets the bounty of the Pacific Northwest at Pazzo, delivering critically acclaimed regional Italian cuisine at every meal. Join Pazzo for a power-lunch at midday, when the stone wood-burning pizza oven sets forth an aroma that awakens your senses. By evening, Pazzo’s fresh, authentically prepared entrées are accompanied by an award-winning wine list, craft cocktails and a signature warm hospitality.
Tempe, AZ:Vincitorio’s offers the essence of a neighborhood Italian restaurant. For more than 30 years Mario and Ginger Vincitorio have built on roots in the Apulia region of Southern Italy, where Mario was born and raised in the ancient hilltop town of Rignano (ren-yahno). Vincitorio’s is the culmination of this effort, offering traditional Italian meals that inspire warm and enthusiastic conversation.
Redmond, WA: Experience the flavors and the spirit of Sardinia, an Italian island in the heart of the Mediterranean at Blu Sardinia. Blu Sardinia. offers healthy, fresh food drizzled with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), beautiful towers of colorful vegetables accented with meat, fish and cheese, and the most flavorful wines from Washington and Europe. Here you can eat and laugh with friends and family as you’re surrounded by beautiful art and decor. That’s the power of the Sardinian lifestyle.
Redmond, WA: Vivo perspective on food can summed up with these three words: simplicity, quality, consistency. Executive Chef, Vicente ‘Vinny’ Duran, has been a part of Vivo since its inception. Vinny believes that the best Italian food is straightforward and true to its roots and made from only the best, quality ingredients. From fresh bread and pasta in house, to homemade desserts and seasonal specials, Vinny is the mastermind behind Vivo’s consistently delicious cuisine