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Giorgio Tavecchio, a huge international soccer fan, wanted to take home a piece of history from the Oakland Raiders game at historic Estadio Azteca. So the Raiders kicker grabbed a ball that had the NFL In Mexico logo emblazoned upon it when the team arrived back at its headquarters on Monday. Then he wondered if the K-ball he grabbed, labeled No....

Enter to win tickets to the World of Italian Opera Christmas concert and buffet dinner on Friday, December 1 at the Italian American Heritage Foundation located at 425 N. Fourth Street in San Jose. This special event starts at 6pm for no host cocktails and holiday boutique followed by a dinner buffet and music from the World of opera. Two lucky win...

Il Ministero Italiano degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione anche quest’anno ha voluto rendere omaggio all’arte culinaria italiana coinvolgendo le nostre sedi diplomatiche all’estero, oltre ad ICE, IIC , ENIT e la locale Camera di Commercio Italiana nell' organizzazione della “ Settimana della Cucina Italian nel Mondo “ prevista dal 20 al 26 Nov...

An iconic visual rendering of perhaps the world’s most famous underdog story comes to Los Angeles this week. David with the Head of Goliath, by famed Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio (1571-1610), will be on view at the Getty Centeralongside two of the artist’s other masterpieces. In the work, a young man with his chest half-draped in a billowing...

Many American cities have a surplus of good Italian restaurants, but what’s largely been missing are grand-scale Italian seafood restaurants. There was, of course, Paul Bartolotta’s Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, which left an Adriatic Sea-sized hole in the Las Vegas dining scene when it closed in 2015 after a remarkable ten-year run. There is Mich...

A new Italian general store by Tony Gemignani—12-time world pizza champion and owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana—is now open in North Beach at 629 Union St. between Columbus and Stockton. Giovanni Italian Specialties carries handmade pasta, fresh foccacia, meat, cheese, imported goods from Italy, and other items. The store is named after his son, Gi...

For those of us born long after WWII ended, the House of Savoy was a name to be found in history books, an important detail that went hand in hand with the unification of Italy in 1861. Our grandparents, and some of our parents, had vivid memories of the reigning monarchs, sometimes holding on to  faded sepia photographs. I remember fantastical sto...

The Lemon Grove Historical Society and the City of Lemon Grove will continue the Business Recognition Series by honoring Lido's Italian Foods on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the city council meeting in the Community Center, 3140 School Lane, when Mayor Raquel Vasquez will present the restaurant's owners with a city proclamation, Miss Lemon Grove will presen...

They both have that Italian blood coursing through their body, fueling a passion for family and football. The father – Mike Dimino – is the coach, fierce, sometimes frantic and always in charge at Del Campo High School. The son – Tyler Dimino – is the quarterback, steady, accurate, unflappable with the admiration of his teammates for leading an 11-...

Nick Lococo, an Italian immigrant who lived in Danville in the 1940s, tried to locate his family in Italy during the World War II battle action in Europe but without success. That changed in March 1944 when word came from a Frankfort soldier serving there located Lococo family members. The March 24, 1944, edition of the Advocate call the news an “u...

Among the many contributions Italians have made in the areas of art, science, fashion, food, and a host of other categories, is also the vital emphasis placed on the sharing of bounty with the broader community. In San Diego’s Italian community, we are witness to this through the many Italian community groups and the collective opportunities they p...

Shortly after uncovering its newest 2018 motorcycle line-up in Milan, Italy, Ducati is headed to California to debut six new bikes for the first time in North America at the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). The display at the Long Beach Convention Center from November 17 to 19 will kick off...