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Entrees were the stars at our recent dinner at Lillian’s Italian Kitchen. Along with glasses of rich Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ($12) and an excellent Bonny Doon Vineyard Cigare Volant 2012 ($13), we shared a salad of roasted beets, arugula and candied walnuts tossed in a vinaigrette with gorgonzola ($12). Sweeter than most antipasti salads, it...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Leatherby Libraries B3 - Center for American War Letters, lower level. One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866. Free to attend, open to general public. The Mentoris Project along with the Chapman University Leatherby Libraries and the Italian Studies Program present: The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis...

From behind the double doors of an annex to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center comes the disembodied whiff of music that can’t be – but it is – right out of “The Godfather.” Or is it back to Sorrento that this river of lush and romantic sound carries off someone who’s only gone out to walk the dog — and come within earshot of the Aurora Mandolin O...

Rich, sweet, and fluffy, panettone is Italy's most famous holiday cake. Get into the holiday spirit and find your favorite one during our Panettone Festa on Saturday, December 1 from 12-6 p.m. Enjoy complimentary panettone tastings, along with specially-paired wines by the glass from our wine cart.  Literally translating to "big bread," panettone i...

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 | 7:30pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA. Ifigenia in Aulide is an opera composed by Giovanni Porta in 1738 for the Carnival of Munich with a libretto by Apostolo Zeno. Despite the beauty of the music, Ifigenia in Aulide has not been played since its creation. The story of this opera is inspi...

Diego Cortez e Angela Valentino firmano il loro sodalizio professionale all’interno del nuovo brand Diego Cortez New York, che lo scorso ottobre ha esordito alla Los Angeles Fashion Week con la nuova linea donna di costumi da bagno. Una collezione luxury, per il lancio del brand durante la sfilata al The Majestics di Los Angeles, realizzata dall’es...

If you don’t have the budget to go to Italy to mangia, you can still find unique Italian dishes here in Southern California. North Italia, the modern Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, has locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo and Irvine. Regional brand chef Sam Sleman oversees the innovative menus. He says, “I love to cook because food is...

In the thick of battle during the Vietnam War, Sam Scardino was so severely wounded in a landmine explosion that doctors initially thought he had perished in the blast. The second of five children, Samuel Scardino was born in Chicago to Samuel and Doris (Marquardt) Scardino. The family lived in the Italian neighborhood of California and Arthington...

After a nearly six-month overhaul, 28-year-old FiDi Italian eatery Palio D'Asti (640 Sacramento St.) will return as Palio, a more contemporary pan-Italian concept.  ANV Architects designed the refreshed restaurant, which originally opened in 1990, will have a 200-seat dining area with an expanded bar and lounge, a full-service dining room and three...

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11am – 5 pm. St. Rose Parish Hall - 320 10th Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401. We invite our members and their friends to attend our second Mercatino di Natale, an Italian Christmas Marketplace, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St Rose Parish Hall in Santa Rosa. Live entertainment will be provided by Steve Albini, Du...

He had two very specific goals for his term in Los Angeles: to answer as best as possible to the needs of the Italian community, and to support Italian excellence in the field of entrepreneurship, cinema, culture, science and, more in general, of Italian style. Now, at the end of his diplomatic mission at the head of the Consular District that incl...

Friday, November 30 | 8:00pm | San Francisco. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin at Geary. Saturday, December 1 | 8:00pm | Palo Alto. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley at Hamilton. Sunday, December 2 | 4:00pm | Berkeley. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft at Ellsworth. General: $30 ($35 at the door) | Senior: $25 ($30 at the...