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Maestoso is moving into The Hub at Hillcrest as early as February 2018. Named after Roman chef/owner Marco Maestoso, who moved to San Diego with partner Dalila Ercolani this year, the modern Italian restaurant is replacing the Hillcrest outpost of Napizza. Napizza founders Christopher Antinucci and Giulia Colmignoli, who are childhood friends of Ma...

The Italian animated feature film Gatta Cenerentola - Cinderella the Cat was screened at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 27th. The movie was chosen by the Academy for the category of Best Animated Feature (a first, for Italy, notwithstanding her long and successful tradition in the production of animated movies) and, therefore, it...

Anna Maria Maiolino was displaced twice in her life: first from fascist Italy, where she was born in 1942, and then from the military dictatorship of Brazil, the country where she has resided most of her life. These seismic shifts had an impact on her largely autobiographical art, as she seemingly spent years waiting to finally settle in one place....

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 2:30am. Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF and Leonardo Da Vinci Society. Watch the trailer here. Admission: $15 ($20 at the door). Buy Tickets The Museo Italo Americano is proud to present the San Francisco premiere of Arrangiarsi (pizza... and the art of liv...

Let us now praise John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, after whom the humble (and often, not so humble) sandwich is named. The way the story goes, the 18th-century Earl was fond of playing cribbage and enjoyed a bite while at table but didn’t like to get his cards greasy. And since using a fork would have meant putting the cards down, he came...

“Trasferirsi in California” è il tema dell’incontro che si terrà mercoledì prossimo, 20 dicembre, presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles. L’iniziativa è organizzata dal Comites di Los Angeles, in collaborazione con l’Istituto e sotto gli auspici del Consolato Generale d'Italia, ed intende offrire una occasione di discussione e consigl...

We recently attended a housewarming for our newest neighbor. It was a casual thing, barbecue in the back yard, a potluck, wine in plastic cups. First impression: they will be an agreeable addition to the neighborhood. A restored VW Beetle is his pride and joy. She’s a retired schoolteacher. They’re from somewhere else. We were all from somewhere el...

In the week leading up to Christmas, Roe Seafood will honor both an Italian-American tradition and modern sustainability efforts by presenting a Feast of the Seven (Sustainable) Fishes dinner series.  “With our Feast of the Seven (Sustainable) Fishes offerings, we really want to educate the public on sustainability and showcase some of the amazing...

Things have been so bleak for San Francisco in recent years that one successful start by the franchise quarterback of the future was enough to get the 49ers faithful dreaming big. Jimmy Garoppolo is already being compared to greats such as Joe Montana by the fans and talk radio shows after winning his first start for San Francisco, praise he quickl...

Located near the intersection of Hoover and West 32nd streets, Casa Barilla opened to the USC community on Monday afternoon as part of a long lineup of new businesses at USC Village. Originating in New York City and with two stores in Dubai, this marks the pasta restaurant’s second location in California. When entering the newly opened restaurant,...

Due provvedimenti di sostegno allo studio e alla ricerca. Li ha adottati con due differenti delibere la Giunta regionale nella seduta odierna: da un lato uno sostegno agli studenti per i loro studi all'estero (38mila euro di bilancio regionale), dall'altro nuove risorse (3 milioni di euro) per i dottorati di ricerca. Il primo provvedimento riguarda...

After three months of hard work behind the curtains, MEET ITALY had its debut event on the evening of November 29th at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. Weeks of frenetic preparations lead to a successful evening where many representatives of the Italian and Italian American professional and scientific community, along with other local...