Eating Light, the Italian Way

Many people think of Italian food as a delightful indulgence, and they wouldn’t consider it healthful eating. The truth is, you can enjoy classic Italian cooking without excessive calories. It’s called the Mediterranean diet, and you can enjoy this kind of heart-healthy eating right here at La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano in Reno. The Mediterranean Diet […]


La Famiglia Reno Menu Spotlight – Cioppino

Cioppino, that hearty tomato-based seafood stew, fools many. With its rich flavors and succulent seafood, it certainly looks and smells and tastes straight out of Italy. But this classic dish actually hails from the Italian fishermen of San Francisco. At La Famiglia in Reno, our cioppino is a customer favorite. Cioppino – A Brief History […]


Here’s Why You Love Italian Food So Much

When people think of Italian food, it’s usually pasta, pizza, and wine that come to mind. And it’s the kind of cuisine that almost everyone enjoys. Have you ever wondered why that’s the case? Between the cultural blend and the philosophy, here’s why you love Italian food so much. The Influence of Multiple Cultures If […]


The Spaghetti Squash Swap

There’s no substitute for fresh, handmade pasta. Or is there? Pasta can be a wholesome addition to a generally nutritious, varied diet, which means enjoying it in moderation. But here’s another option – substituting squash for those noodles. Here’s why the spaghetti squash swap is worth considering next time you’re craving pasta. The Benefits of […]


Six Italian Cooking Words You Need to Know – La Famiglia Reno

If Italian food is your go-to – and we completely understand if that’s the case – then you’re no stranger to scanning the menu at your favorite spot. But have you ever read something off the menu, and wondered what all those Italian words actually mean? Here are six Italian cooking words you need to […]


Pasta Preferences – The Role of Shape & Texture

Turning flour, egg and salt into pasta is a simple process with a satisfying result. All pasta comes from these basic ingredients, yet people still tend to favor certain pasta over others. Why is that? When it comes to pasta preferences,¬†factors like size, shape and texture play a big role. Pasta Sizing From spaghetti to […]


Italian Appetizers at Reno’s La Famiglia – The Favorites

The appetizer is intended to whet the appetite before the main course. And the very best Italian appetizers should be shared around the table – just enough of something delicious that it makes you look forward to the next dish. At La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano in Reno, our appetizer menu is filled with classic Italian […]


The Right Pair – How to Choose the Perfect Wine for Italian Food

Handmade pasta topped with tender meatballs or creamy fettuccine alfredo sounds incredible all by itself, but do you know which wine would pair beautifully with either option? Many people don’t realize that the wrong wine choice can actually hinder the amazing flavor in perfectly-prepared Italian foods. Take a minute to read this post and you’ll […]