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Montesacro Restaurant Pearl

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

A trip to his homeland convinced Gianluca Legrottaglie to introduce pinsas to North America. His mission has been an unqualified success. Gianluca Legrottaglie was only three days away from flying back to San Francisco. He’d been in Italy, feverishly learning everything he possibly could about opening a Roman-style pizzeria. The concept made perfect sense, as

Can Font Pearl

Sherry on Top

A new tapas menu, weekend brunch, and innovative cocktails are keeping Can Font at the forefront of dining in the Pearl. The tender pork collar arrives on a toothpick skewer over a mound of tangy-sweet orange marmalade. A satisfyingly crusty montadito (a miniature open-face sandwich)—topped with warm goat cheese, a balsamic red wine gel, and

Piazza Italia dining room

Goooal!

SOCCER WITH A SIDE OF LINGUINE Gino Schettini and Kevin Gorretta opened a restaurant first and foremost to encourage socializing and sportsmanship. “It was meant to be a place where friends could gather and enjoy themselves while watching soccer games,” says Roberto Herrera, manager of Piazza Italia (1129 NW Johnson St, 503-478-0619, piazzaportland.com). “These kinds

Leading Role

5 questions with Marissa Wolf, the new artistic director of Portland Center Stage Marissa Wolf has a tough act to follow. Her predecessor at Portland Center Stage at the Armory, Chris Coleman, is widely celebrated for super-charging attendance and transforming the company into one of the country’s most prominent regional theaters. If Wolf—who’s originally from

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