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September 4, 1988 | LAURIE OCHOA
"There are no buffalo in Italy." The words of Pazzia's Mauro Vicente are slow and emphatic. "Where would they go? In Italy, we've barely got room for the cows." He pauses a moment. "But there are bufala ." You might wonder, isn't a bufala a buffalo? Well, yes and no. You can call a bufala (pronounced BOO - fala ) a buffalo if you mean water buffalo, but if your idea of a buffalo looks like something Buffalo Bill Cody once shot at, you're talking bison.
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January 28, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
There are few things more frustrating than being hungry in Venice. Yeah, I know, talk about your First World Problems. But for all of its beautiful sights, of all Italian cities, Venice may have the lowest percentage of decent restaurants; being a tourist magnet for several centuries will do that. Plus, the very canals and winding narrow streets that make that Italian city so lovely are also bound to frustrate the casual visitor -- at least one that hasn't memorized the street maps.
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January 28, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
There are few things more frustrating than being hungry in Venice. Yeah, I know, talk about your First World Problems. But for all of its beautiful sights, of all Italian cities, Venice may have the lowest percentage of decent restaurants; being a tourist magnet for several centuries will do that. Plus, the very canals and winding narrow streets that make that Italian city so lovely are also bound to frustrate the casual visitor -- at least one that hasn't memorized the street maps.
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November 15, 1990 | DAVID GOLDMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If there is just one way to define Ristorante Fabrizio, it might be to say that its menu is less expensive than its ambience would suggest. You walk out of the shadows of the corner of a shopping center and into a room where the soft tone is set by linens, woods and pastel colors. It is the sort of room that only a few years ago would have seemed out of place in a shopping center.
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November 15, 1990 | DAVID GOLDMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If there is just one way to define Ristorante Fabrizio, it might be to say that its menu is less expensive than its ambience would suggest. You walk out of the shadows of the corner of a shopping center and into a room where the soft tone is set by linens, woods and pastel colors. It is the sort of room that only a few years ago would have seemed out of place in a shopping center.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A suspected case of mad cow disease in Italy was found at a slaughterhouse that supplies meat to McDonald's restaurants in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The slaughterhouse in Lodi, in the northern Lombardy region, belongs to the Cremonini group, the exclusive meat supplier for the American fast food giant's restaurants across Italy, Cremonini spokesman Massimiliano Parboni said Monday. Until Saturday, when the case was discovered, Italy had been considered mad cow-free.
TRAVEL
March 5, 1989
One difficulty of traveling in other countries is knowing when and how much to tip. In some places a tip is not expected; in others, it's an insult. Here are guidelines offered by American Express: In London, unless a service charge is on the check, tip 10% to 15% at hotels and bars. The same for taxi drivers, but less to porters and doormen. In Paris, look for the words service compris on bills, which means the tip is included.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1992 | LAURIE OCHOA
Lately, it seems that every restaurant that opens in the San Fernando Valley is a brand-name restaurant, a successful L.A. spot looking for fresh dollars in a relatively underdeveloped market. Recent arrivals include branches of Versailles, Chin Chin, Cha Cha Cha, the Bistro Garden, even the Thai restaurant Arunee. With the opening of Encino's fashionable new complex, Courtyard Shops, two more have joined the neighborhood.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Perry Vidalakis wants the beer community to be more aware of his Pasadena restaurant Trattoria Neapolis . He has a simple two-word plan to make that happen: Westvleteren XII.  Don't know it? It's a highly sought-after beer that until last December was essentially impossible to find beyond the grounds of The Abbey of St. Sixtus of Westvleteren and the adjacent cafe in Belgium. Scratch that -- it's still largely impossible to find outside of the grounds of The Abbey of St. Sixtus of Westvleteren and the adjacent cafe in Belgium.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1992 | DAVID NELSON
At the Gaslamp Quarter's new Osteria Panevino, the hostess, a plain-spoken transplant from New York's Little Italy neighborhood, put the explosion of Italian eateries in the area in good perspective. "If they open another Italian restaurant on this street," she said, "they're going to have to change the name to 'Bolognese Boulevard."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1988 | LAURIE OCHOA
"There are no buffalo in Italy." The words of Pazzia's Mauro Vicente are slow and emphatic. "Where would they go? In Italy, we've barely got room for the cows." He pauses a moment. "But there are bufala ." You might wonder, isn't a bufala a buffalo? Well, yes and no. You can call a bufala (pronounced BOO - fala ) a buffalo if you mean water buffalo, but if your idea of a buffalo looks like something Buffalo Bill Cody once shot at, you're talking bison.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1996 | FRANCES D'EMILIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
After a slow start, fast food is eating away at Italian resistance to practically anything but pasta on the plate. And while nobody's hanging up their spaghetti colanders for good, many agree that burger outlets in Italy are hardly just a flash in the pan. "We're very sure" fast food is here to stay, said Stefano Secchi, marketing director for Burghy, an Italian hamburger chain. "I believe the number of fast foods will double in two years."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1989 | DAN BERGER
Is this someone's idea of a joke? Where did this idea come from? "It's the way they do it in Italy," I have been told, on three occasions, when restaurants have tried to foist off tiny little water glasses with no stems as tradition. Baloney. Fine restaurants in Italy serve wine in real, honest-to-God stem ware. So dining in Orso the other night was another setback to the truth. "It's the way they do it in Italy," we heard again as the glassware brought to our table revealed itself to be squat, open-mouth little bowls better suited for finger washing or for sipping Cognac "neat" after dinner.
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