What to Eat at Your New Italian Go-Tos

Gio’s Nocino-soaked walnut cake with house nocino

In my latest Time Out column … There is a newer round of Italian openings in Berkeley and North Beach you may have missed… but you shouldn’t. Here is where you’ll find the latest in Bay Area Italian and our recommends for what to order (article here):

— Amaro cocktails, amaro desserts, pizza & bocce in a massive Berkeley space: Gio’s Pizza & Bocce, Berkeley

— Handmade pastas and coziness in a new North Beach restaurant: Pasta Pop-Up, North Beach

— Round three of the ideal neighborhood Italian pasta shop: Italian Homemade Company, Berkeley

Pasta Pop-Up’s tagliatelle Bolognese