Wednesday, April 27, 2016

'Original Joe's of Westlake is now open'

From 'Daly News' (Daly City, CA)

'Original Joe's of Westlake is now open

After closing its doors two years ago, we are pleased to announce that the iconic local restaurant , which originally opened in 1956, has now reopened after extensive renovations.

The owners of Original Joe's in San Francisco bought the Italian-American restaurant, a Henry Doelger-designed 10,000 square foot building, which is the centerpiece of the entire Westlake neighborhood on John Daly Boulevard.

With the renovations, diners will now be able to see from room to room. The famous bar, to the left of the entrance, still has a fireplace and televisions, but also fewer tables and a new sight line to the main dining area. Similarly, the adjacent Cascade Room has been opened up with big windows letting in natural light. The main dining room still revolves around the counter and the charcoal grill, and the booths are outfitted in green leather.

The menu will be similar to what it was before, with fresh pasta and ravioli prepared on site. The prices, however, will be more on par with Original Joe's in San Francisco's menu.

For the latest updates, check out the restaurant's Facebook page at

Julius Castle - now re-opened - completely remodeled

Established 1922

Historical registered San Francisco registered landmark

Italian-French Cuisine

Breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay

Call for reservations 415-392-2222

Dinner 7 days a week - seating from 5:00 to 9:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday Brunch - seating from 10:00 to 3:00 PM

1541 Montgomery Street on Telegraph Hill


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rosa Feola and Fabio Centanni - American debut at SF's Herbst Theatre on May 6

Rosa Feola - TOSTI Non t'amo più

Rosenblatt Recitals

London 09.01.14 - On this evening Italian soprano Rosa Feola performed songs and arias by Giménez, Bizet, Villa-Lobos, Gounod, Rossini, Tosti, Donizetti, Verdi and Gastaldon, accompanied by Iain Burnside.


See for details

Rosa Feola - Soprano

Fabio Centanni - Piano

US Recital Debut

Fri May 6 - 7:30 PM

Herbst Theatre


Artist Change

Rosa Feola and Fabio Centanni replace Anna Caterina Antonacci and Donald Sulzen who are unable to perform as scheduled.

San Francisco Performances’ Vocal Series is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation.

US Recital Debut

Friday, May 6, 2016


Herbst Theatre



“London likes to think it lies at the centre of the musical universe, but many great singers had relatively small careers here and most of today’s up-and-coming stars make their names elsewhere. No one fits that description better than the Italian lyric soprano Rosa Feola…the key to Feola’s artistic personality is not just her vocal prowess: what counts is that she never gives less than a performance. ”

-- Financial Times (Five Star Review)


About This Performance

Known for her sparkling soprano and gifts as an actress on both the concert platform and opera stage, she regularly collaborates with conductors such as Riccardo Muti and gives recitals internationally. Her strengths are many, including her natural timbre, flawless technique, and abundance of self-confidence, enough to hold the stage on her own—without a score. Feola’s San Francisco recital program brings together Italian songs that magnify the natural sympathy between music and poetry. In Italy this union has its own particular history, and produced some of the most beautiful—if not always well-known—settings of great Italian poets by composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Mercadante, Verdi and Tosti. Liszt, the one non-Italian composer in the program is included for his innovative Tre Sonetti del Petrarca, a tribute to one of Italy’s greatest poets and a clear influence on Giuseppe Martucci’s Tre pezzi of 1905–6.

This performance is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine.