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James Clesi (205-837-3103; www.clesiscatering.com) knows a thing or two about boiling crawfish. After popping up outside bars and at tailgating parties for several years, Clesi opened his Mid-City flagship adjacent to the Banks Street Bar in 2015. He left that location last summer to start working on two new concepts, including a spot at Tulane Ave...

“Per affrontare le sfide che abbiamo davanti, a partire dagli ‘Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile dell’ONU’, bisogna mobilitare le migliori energie, i nostri talenti – spiega il presidente di Symbola Ermete Realacci nelle premessa di L’Italia in 10 selfie 2018 della Fondazione Symbola - I dieci Selfie sono dieci istantanee per mettere in luce i prim...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA). Free admission | RSVP. The Verdi Festival is the first international festival dedicated exclusively to the study and production of the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, the most represented composer and celebrated ambassador of the I...

John Crispino took a year to renovate the building that now houses his restaurant. After months of renovation and preparation, Crispino’s Pizza has opened at 5031 Market St. The New York-Italian eatery, owned by John Crispino, is dishing out oven-baked pizzas, stromboli, calzones, subs and pasta dishes. Crispino owned a Crispino’s Pizza in Morehead...

Gli italiani nel mondo, storie di emigrazione passata e presente. Questo il tema al centro di “Speciale Community”, nuova trasmissione di Rai Italia, pensata per raccontare gli italiani nel mondo e fare da ponte tra le comunità italiane sparse nei diversi paesi e tra loro e la madrepatria.  A questo scopo è stata creata una rete di giornalisti–corr...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...

Sometimes as a longtime customer, it can hurt to love a restaurant. You witness it grow from a promising idea into something truly special, only to watch it all suddenly crash into a heap of hot spaghetti on the floor, steaming for all to see with the acrimony of dysfunctional relationships and a bitter gravy of “he said/she said” accounts competin...

Stefani’s got style! Lady Gaga is currently traveling the globe for her Joanne World Tour, and it’s clear the Italian American pop star is embracing her roots while in Milan, Italy. The 31-year-old performer has sported a series of chic styles while in Italy, each more glamorous than the next. First she shared a shot of herself to Instagram on Wedn...

From my perspective, having neither reputable vocal capability and experience nor any sizable knowledge of music other than a deep appreciation of opera, attending an Opera Master Class would have been an unthinkable and irrational action until recently. Thanks to Maestro Michael Recchiuti, this experience turned out to be fulfilling, rewarding, in...

Italian food has long reigned at the top of most popularity lists. The emphasis on fresh ingredients and the comfort factor of pasta and pizza are hard to beat. Most of our exposure, though, is filtered through Italian-American expressions of red-sauce cuisine; as the local Spectrum cable TV commercial for Dunedin’s Umberto’s of Long Island proudly...

Lamborghini announced Thursday that Museo Lamborghini, its museum based in northern Italy dedicated to detailing the company's history, reached a major visitor milestone this year. It attracted more than 100,000 people from around the world in 2017, its best year yet. The brand attributes this success to its now-retired Ayrton Senna exhibit, recent...

There’s nothing quite like the sound of the cork popping from the bottle—especially at this time of year. In a “pop!” we instantly feel a release of pressure and allow ourselves to relax. It’s the signal to leave our worries in the old coffee mug on our desks, and indulge in a sip of cheer instead. If we’re honest, we tend to like anything that’s g...