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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 […]

02
Jul
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Looking for Reno’s Most Authentic Italian Food? Use These Three Indicators

If you’ve ever had truly authentic Italian food, you knew it immediately. The delicate balance of flavors, the distinctive familiarity – even if you couldn’t identify it, you could tell this Italian food was the real deal. It’s an experience we’re pleased to offer here at La Famiglia in Reno. But wherever you are, here […]

26
Jun

The Perfect Pairing – Why the Right Wine Enhances Your Favorite Italian Foods

Fun fact – the wrong choice of wine with your incredible Italian dinner will actually hinder the experience. That’s true of most cuisines, but it’s particularly heartbreaking when you’re enjoying handmade pasta and tender meatballs, or creamy fettuccine Alfredo! Next time you whip up an Italian feast, here’s how to master the perfect pairing. A […]

19
Jun
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Why Italian Food is Probably Your Favorite Food

When we start talking about our favorite food, some kind of Italian food is usually on the list. Pizza, pasta, focaccia – these delightful options usually make the cut. But why is that? Give it some thought, and you’ll quickly see that culture and philosophy play a role. Here’s why Italian food is probably our […]

29
May
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A Fresh New Menu at Reno’s La Famiglia

Last week, we announced our grand re-opening on June 5 and shared some exciting news about the last few months. We used the time we were closed for an interior remodel, complete with new paint, new carpeting, new sound-dampening ceiling tiles, and a brand new air filtration system. Now, we’re thrilled to announce a fresh […]

12
Apr
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Have You Tried La Famiglia’s Vegan Options Yet?

Hard to believe, but the 2019 Reno Vegan Chef Challenge is already close to half over. This amazing month-long event challenges local chefs to create healthy and amazingly delicious vegan dishes. And La Famiglia is one of over twenty Reno restaurants showing people that vegan food can be just as tasty as non-vegan fare all […]

15
Mar
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La Famiglia and the Reno Vegan Chef Challenge

La Famiglia is excited to announce our participation in the Reno Vegan Chef Challenge! This month-long community event begins in April, and the goal is bringing vegan dining into the mainstream.¬†Local chefs have been challenged to create healthy, tasty, delicious vegan dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone – not just vegan diners. The event […]

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