Category Archives: Italian

Il Vicino — Westside

Delicious pizza and calzones Latest visit: December 28, 2012 First visit:  May 9, 2012   Il Vicino is part of a chain with locations in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. There are three sites in Albuquerque and one in Santa … Continue reading

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Torinos’ @ Home: The Last Breakfast

The Last Breakfast … …sic transit gloria mundi. Latest visit: February 9, 2013 First visit: February  25, 2012  Several weeks ago, when having a fantastic (as usual) lunch here with my eldest daughter, we found out that the menu would … Continue reading

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Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen

Beautiful Pasta, Beautiful Pizza. I Can’t Believe That This is a Chain….    First visit:   September 9, 2010 Latest visit: August 21, 2012  We didn’t know that Picazzo’s is a chain when we walked in. Not only is it the … Continue reading

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Mimmo’s Ristorante and Pizzeria

Like a taste of Little Italy from my youth      Latest visit: December 2, 2012 First visit: November 16, 2012  On its Baltimore pages, Urbanspoon lists 21  Italian Restaurants in Little Italy, all within walking distance of each other. Some are … Continue reading

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Terra Bistro Italiano: Wine Pairings Dinner

A splendid evening at a wine pairing dinner. A palette for the palate. Latest visit: August 4, 2012 First visit: May 25, 2012 Wine and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining … Continue reading

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Terra Bistro Italiano (Closed)

 New name and menu for a venerable old friend First visit: May 25, 2012 Chef and co-owner Peter Lukes did what a lot of native New Mexicans do—he left, then he came home. After working in fine restaurants in San … Continue reading

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Villa di Capo Ristorante Italiano

Good solid red-sauce Italian in an historic building downtown. First visit: March 25, 2012  Villa di Capo Ristorante Italiano is located in the J. A. Skinner Building, a registered historical landmark. Situated on the old “Route 66,” it represents one of … Continue reading

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Cafe BellaLuca

Valentine’s Day 2010—The Best Dining Experience I Have Ever Had in New Mexico….. February 14, 2010 We travel to Truth or Consequences from Corrales often to take in the warm mineral baths, usually at La Paloma. Fine food is scarce … Continue reading

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