A Region of Countless Delicacies
Tagliatelle al Pomodoro Recipe
The Home of St. Valentine

Win a Trip for Two to Italy

Win a Trip for Two to Italy Want to put an Italia stamp on your passport? The winner of our Trip for Two to Italy will visit a region of their choice and receive compensation for 7 nights’ accommodations and a meal at an authentic Italian restaurant. You’re invited to dine with us during our monthly culinary expedition through the diverse regions of Italy. Each month one of our Chefs, often a native of the featured region, will craft a … [Read more...]

The Home of Il Fornaio

LOMBARDIA    Our dedication to authentic Italian recipes can be traced back to the original Il Fornaio baking school, founded in 1972. The school was established to serve as a repository and resource for authentic regional recipes and as a way of preserving the traditional “old way” of Italian artisan baking. This month we celebrate our heritage in many ways, from the ciabatta we serve every night (yet another Lombardian original) to each … [Read more...]

The Best of the Best!

Best of Festa December 5 - 24   In December, we’re revisiting our favorite Festa Regionale dishes from 2016. It’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in an old favorite or try something delicious that you missed. Join us for dinner December 5-24 and enjoy a traditional Italian menu that highlights the Best of Festa, including Budino di Pane con Gelato al Caramello: Il Fornaio bread pudding made with Granny Smith apples, golden … [Read more...]

The Mountains of Piemonte

The region of Piemonte is tucked away in the northwest corner of Italy, bordered by the Alps, France, Liguria and Lombardia.  This wild, rugged landscape has produced two distinct styles of cooking. One is found in many of the larger cities and areas of lower altitude and depends on the outside influences of Lombardia to the east and France to the west. As you climb into mountain territory, however, you find something quite different, often … [Read more...]