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Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Cesarini. Tom, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I decided to establish Convivio in 2003 after having spent a number of years volunteering for other local cultural groups–and having noted a lack of unity and leadership in our community organizations. The very word, Convi...

Much has been written about Dr. Federico Faggin, Italian physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur, known for designing the first commercial microprocessor.  But when L’Italo-Americano had the opportunity to interview him, the focus quickly became the man behind the genius. In this interview, exclusively granted to L'Italo-Americano, we asked: who is F...

Seafood lovers, this is for you! What better way to discover California's best seafood, than having one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs preparing it! On February 7 and 21, enjoy a special seafood dinner prepared in front of you by two-Michelin-star chef Michael Cimarusti at Il Pesce Cucina. At our fish market-inspired restaurant, all of t...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest. Best known for his soothing watercolors of children and families, Leo Politi (1908-1996) was a beloved Italian American artist and Caldecott Award-winning author. For most of his artistic career, Politi used Los Angeles as i...

And just like that, one of L.A.’s most celebrated restaurants shuttered. Last Thursday afternoon, co-owners Steve and Dinah Samson shared that their Pico Boulevard restaurant, Sotto, would close on Saturday—a farewell without much warning and fanfare, especially considering the restaurant’s storied success as one of the best Italian establishments...

Roger Trinchero has one foot in retirement. It’s time for the next generation to take the reins and he’s understandably a little tired of rehashing his family’s story, if not utterly exhausted from talking about white Zinfandel. The pink craze that predated rosé launched his family’s legacy of Sutter Home into fame, fortune and the wine history...

“The animator is an artist who could have been an actor but, being very shy, decided to work behind the scenes.” Says Mitja Rabar, the 40 years old Italian animator, whose shyness was balanced out by a great artistic talent and a passion for drawing and animation.  I meet Mitja,  who is from Trieste and currently the only Italian animator working f...

Il presidente della Regione Toscana Enrico Rossi, su invito dell'Università di Berkeley, sarà in California da oggi al prossimo 1° febbraio. La visita, organizzata in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Francisco, prevede una fitta agenda d'impegni, a cominciare dall'incontro "L'Italia e l'Europa di fronte alle sfide della globa...

Salerno fa parlare di sè nel mondo. Allori, infatti, per Filmesque, il corto che vince come “Best International Production” al Los Angeles Cine Fest 2019. Prodotto e co diretto dal salernitano Vincenzo De Sio insieme a Walton Zed conquista Hollywood, il lavoro è frutto dell'impegno dei due artisti campani nel mese che precede la cerimonia degli Osc...

Lucca Ravioli Co., the 94-year-old Italian deli in San Francisco’s Mission District, will close on April 20. Business is still brisk at the deli, which specializes in sandwiches, fresh pasta and imported goods. But owner Michael Feno wants to retire, said the deli’s manager, who gave his name as Jim. “We’re still busy as hell,” the manager said. Lu...

When: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles Roberta Giallo is an international singer-songwriter and poliedric artist. Author, actress, theatrical performer and painter, during her career she collaborated with many artists, Lucio Dalla, Samuele Bersani, Pupi Avati, Simona Molinari, th...

Sunday, February 10 | 2:00pm & 4:30pm. Vogue Theatre,  3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA. Watch the trailer. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no home. While living in his VW van on the streets of San Francisco, he dec...