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15
Jan
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La Famiglia Has Reno’s Best Takeout

While La Famiglia is a place to enjoy the full experience of a meal, including the food, the wine, the ambiance, and the familiarity of old friends, the pandemic has forced everyone to make accommodations. We’ve always offered takeout, but serving people directly was generally our preference. Now, we’re ensuring that our takeout is an […]

20
Nov
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5 Facts about Italian Food

Italian food is a favorite for many, and there’s a surprisingly amount of myth and folklore surrounding both its preparation and the food itself. Today, La Famiglia is separating reality from fiction with these five facts about Italian food. Italian Food Uses Less Garlic Than You’d Think While garlic bread is ubiquitous in American versions […]

09
Oct
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Four Simple Secrets to Classic Spaghetti Sauce

Classic spaghetti sauce is a magical thing. And in a time of uncertainty, there’s something to be said for spending some time making something wholesome and hearty and comforting in the kitchen. We aren’t giving away our La Famiglia recipe, but we will share four simple secrets to classic spaghetti sauce. Start with Fresh Ingredients […]

26
Sep

Everyone Loves Lasagna

As Americans know it, lasagna is a comfort casserole dish with layers of noodles, some kind of tomato-based meat sauce with mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmiggiano – a rich, messy masterpiece. In Italy, there are regional variations, but the beauty of lasagna is its versatility. At La Famiglia, our classic take has its roots in Naples. And […]

18
Sep
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Six Italian Cooking Terms

You love Italian food, and you have no problem picking out the most authentic spots, but how familiar are you with Italian cooking words on a menu? Here are six Italian cooking terms to know. Al Dente Al dente literally translates as “to the tooth,” and we got in more detail about this common term […]

04
Sep
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Four Signs Your Favorite Italian Place is Serving Authentic Fare

No matter where you go here in the US, odds are good you can find an Italian restaurant. But that level of ubiquity doesn’t mean the food itself is authentic – far from it! Once you’ve enjoyed Italian food as it’s truly meant to be prepared, pale imitations just don’t cut it. At La Famiglia […]

21
Aug
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Classic Italian Seasonings, Herbs and Spices

Authentic Italian food stands out. From the depth and harmony of its flavor to the experience of the meal itself, Italian food is something special. Italian cuisine ranges in flavor, from light and delicate to robust and hearty. And some of that flavor range comes from classic Italian herbs, spices and seasonings, added in the […]

07
Aug
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Many Shapes of Pasta

You’ve had baked Ziti and pasta bolognese, maybe traditional tonnarelli in cacio e pepe. You can probably even name a dozen different types of pasta. But we’re betting you’d be surprised to learn there are literally hundreds of pasta types and shapes (and they’re all delicious). Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the […]

17
Jul
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All the Reasons to Use Red Wine in Pasta Sauce

Spend some time making homemade pasta sauce, and you’ve probably used red wine. And if you’ve ever used jarred pasta sauce in a pinch, you may have noticed red wine on the label. That’s because a splash of red is a simple way to dramatically elevate the flavors in your pasta sauce (and a number […]

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