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When his high-profile Brooklyn restaurant closed, Rikki Giambruno knew the time was right to move back to his home state of Minnesota and open his own place. This summer, Hyacinth (hyacinthstpaul.com) — an ode to his personal history — will take over the space of the former specialty shop Golden Fig (790 Grand Av., St. Paul). Golden Fig (goldenfig....

When it was announced that Will Crutchfield was launching Teatro Nuovo as a place for all things Bel Canto in the US, people who were familiar with his work at Caramoor were delighted. Some who have not been to Caramoor are familiar with his work in, among other places, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, as well as his many contributions as a mu...

Qualcuno ha mai sentito parlare di Amadeo Peter Giannini? Chi è a conoscenza del fatto che il fondatore della Bank of America era un italiano nato in California da genitori liguri? E chi potrebbe immaginare che la Bank of America era in origine la Bank of Italy? Un regista italiano arriva in California, cammina per le strade di San Francisco e, per...

Childhood is, or should be, a time of innocence, and for a while that is the way it was for brothers Michael Jr. and Jeffrey Gentile. And then a pistol fell out of a coat. “We were taking the coats from people who had come over to visit our parents and this gun just dropped on the floor,” says Michael. “For us it wasn’t a matter of, ‘Oh my God, loo...

On a recent night at Bar Dough, LoHi’s hip-hop-pumping Italian wine bar and pizza oven, a black and white version of Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” was playing in the background. It’s a perfect choice of show, given that this restaurant’s chef and co-owner, Carrie Baird, has recently risen to badass star status. She made it to the final four on the rea...

Il “Sogno Americano”  lo abbiamo letto nei libri e visto nei film ma quanti di noi conoscono qualcuno che lo abbia vissuto realmente?  Abbiamo incontrato per i nostri lettori Alessandra Chimienti, giovane donna di origini salentine trapiantata in California che, in appena quattro anni negli Stati Uniti, ha rivoluzionato la propria vita iscrivendosi...

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free Italian born conductor Speranza Scappucci recently made a successful Vienna debut acclaimed by the public and critics alike with La Traviata and La Cenerentola at the Vienna State Opera. In February 2017, she wa...

Laura Vitale is not only a beautiful an charming cooking show host of the Cooking Channel fan-favorite Simply Laura. While she knows her way around Italian food, but she also loves to make traditional dishes a bit healthier while not sacrificing any flavor. It makes sense that Laura Vitale is all about Italian cuisine as she was born in Naples.  Wh...

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations...

Si trova in Piemonte, nel cuore della Val Chisone, ed è uno dei maggiori monumenti italiani sia per dimensioni che per importanza storica; eppure sono ancora in pochi a sapere di lui, perchè è sempre stato ai margini dei più consistenti flussi turistici nostrani. Quella che vogliamo raccontarvi nel nostro articolo è l'incredibile storia del Forte d...

Flower Mound has been abuzz ever since Mazzola’s Pizzeria opened up at the end of March! This Boston-style pizzeria and bakery has quickly become noted for serving up incredible pizzas, coffee, and baked goods (most notably, their scones!). Owner, Erik Stenson of Highland Village, created the restaurant by modeling it after his Uncle Joe’s well-kno...

The third presentation of the Italian Perspective series took place in the Musco Center for the Arts, on Saturday, April 7, this year focusing on the intersection between cinema and culture. This celebratory symposium, exploring the complexity of Italy’s cultural and artistic import, brought together faculty, staff and students from Chapman Univers...