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When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco An Homage to the Master of the Comedy Italian Style. Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series, featuring four of his most significant movies". A few months after...

Cari Amici – Dear Friends, On March 17, 2017 our Santa Barbara community lost a remarkable human being: Silvio Di Loreto.  He was a man of many talents.  After being a B-25 navigator in WWII, he moved to Santa Barbara and started his professional life as a photographer.  Then he became active in real estate in which he excelled and from which he of...

Twenty-six years ago, Chris Davidson boarded a plane and left the East Coast, bound for the South Bay of Los Angeles. He was young, green and had absolutely no idea what lay ahead. But he took the leap. Now he looks with gratitude at the life he's built: He’s happily married, a father to four exuberant daughters, and last week he was readying for t...

When: FromSaturday, April 22, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Organized by : LA Opera - Entrance : With fee A fiery prima donna becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters co...

A four-block stretch of 23rd Street is set to receive the subname “Galileo Club Way” in honor of the Italian-American social club that opened at 23rd and Virginia streets in 1937. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council unanimously approved a request by the club to add between five to eight new street signs on 23rd between Cutting Boulevard and Ohio Aven...

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 At 6:30 am - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - Entrance : Free Original compositions and traditional songs infused with Mediterranean warmth and color Join us for an evening of vibrant Italian folk songs played by Terra Sangue Mare, an ensemble created by Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti. The g...

Craving authentic Italian dishes? Head to Cupertino, where the region’s newest all-Italian restaurant crew has settled in. Here, behind the BlueLight Cinemas at the Oaks, you’ll find Enzo’s, the brainchild of owner Paul Tersini (OK, he’s the only Italian-American in the bunch) and three culinary veterans, managers Christian Iannone from Milan and F...

Tuccio’s, which sits in an office complex not far from Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills, describes itself as a destination for Italian cuisine. But that description is really too limiting. For although there are lots of Italian dishes on the menu, there are also plates that range well into New American. There’s a burger on the menu at lunchtime,...

Loosely translated from Italian to mean “big ride,” the GranFondo making its way through Little Italy this weekend is open to anyone, whether an experienced cyclist or someone new to a ride like this who wants to see whether they can do it. The mass-start, timed ride has four route options, including King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, and...

It goes without saying that good eating is the one thing most Italians would never be willing to compromise on. Countless Hollywood reenactments of banquet-like family meals have helped reinforce the collective image we’ve longed to establish of ourselves as being (arguably) the highest authority on good and proper eating the world over.  It furthe...

Julio Vincent Gambuto only has a couple of rules: 1. No mafia. 2. No guns. See, the filmmaker would rather deal in genuine emotion than dwell on what Hollywood wants Staten Island to be, stereotypically. "In some cases it's been done brilliantly -- in some cases, not so brilliantly, but my stories are about family and the real experience of growing...

Specializing in varietals, like nebbiolo, dolcetto, lagrein, malvasia bianca and vermentino, Palmina stands alone among wineries in our region. Owned by winemaker Steve Clifton, Palmina exclusively produces wine from Italian varietals grown in Santa Barbara County. It's a model that has earned Palmina international acclaim, even in Italy. Clifton m...