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Italian restaurants these days often fall into one of two categories: old-school red-sauce joints or upscale modern. Roseville's Ciao, however, defies that kind of easy classification. Instead, the modest place strives to replicate the calming air and delicious fare of that favorite trattoria you discovered on your vacation abroad. The restaurant s...

The City of Lodi is thrilled to be holding its fifth annual Festa Italiana! on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds – just a short drive for Brentwood residents. William “Bill” Trezza, president of Pacific Italian Alliance, a nonprofit organization involved in organizing the festival, describes the event as “a...

On June 5th, Jeff Capaccio and the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council (SVIEC) hosted a great evening in Redwood City where Institutions and Entrepreneurs came together to meet and exchange ideas.  MEET ITALY was invited to give a brief update on the activities we are nurturing in Southern California and to strengthen the link between the hi-t...

There's a patch of grass named for Harry Bertoia in the centre of the sprawling Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens complex in San Marino, California. It was there that I first encountered the Italian-American designer and artist's sounding sculptures—in this case, a set of 19-foot high beryllium rods topped with thick copper caps. The appeara...

Saluting Mendocino’s local Italian grape-growing history and the 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, Leadership Mendocino presents an Italian Festa at Testa Vineyards on Friday, June 15. “It’s the perfect venue,” says Ruth Valenzuela, a Leadership Mendocino graduate and the creator of the theme-relevant clues for the traditional “treasur...

Between 1876 and 1914, 14 million people left Italy during what was one of the largest migrations in history; millions more would emigrate in the years following World War II. Using the visual arts as a vehicle, ITALIANITÀ, a new temporary exhibition at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), showcases the complex nature of the Italian...

On May 31, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) unveiled the newest addition — the iconic Captain America shield — to its permanent exhibition, Italians in Hollywood. The latest piece showcases the achievements of record-smashing directors Joe and Anthony Russo, best known for Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain America: Civil War. Bo...

Sun, June 24, 2018. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Little Italy San Jose - 323 West Saint John Street - San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce event was such a success, we decided this is going to be a yearly event. $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a tasting from gourmet Italian vendors .Beer, Wi...

Fri, June 22, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. ICC - 1629 Columbia Street - San Diego, CA 92101 Join us for a very interesting presentation of the Italian political system by Roberto Ruocco, Italian attorney. Pizza will be served after the presentation. Seats are limited. ICC-members only event. Not a member? Purchase your membership at http://icc-sd.o...

Although the race for Santa Clara County’s District 4 supervisor seat was rife with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, it’s unclear how big a role that ultimately played in Tuesday’s primary election results. Susan Ellenberg, one of only two female candidates in the race, received the most votes — 12,266, or 32.37 percent — to start t...

Is it a bakery or a bistro, a café or a new source for upscale take-out meals? Mezzo Italiano Organic Kitchen in Cambria is all of the above and more. It is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Tuesdays, serving Peet’s coffee and espresso and providing a new haunt for late-nighters. With its hand-tiled, freeform “boomerang” seating bar an...

The Concorso Ferrari 2018 was held Sunday, April 22 in Old Town Pasadena, California. This marked the 11th year that the Ferrari Club of America — Southwest Region organized and hosted their annual signature event. Also known as Ferraris on Colorado, the event showcased over 140 of the finest vintage and contemporary Ferraris — which lined three bl...