Family, faith, and food are what guided Jeanette Mancini Mitchell, a pillar of Sonoma County’s Italian-American community, all her life. She died at home in Santa Rosa on Sunday at age 86. Mancini Mitchell served as one of the founding members of the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation and its second president, serving for 28 years from 1985 unti...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series", showing four of his most significant films. A few months after the 100th anniversary of his birth, this series will ce...

While we hear plenty about St. Patrick’s Day festivities this time of year, for many Italian-Americans in Los Angeles the big celebration of mid-March is St. Joseph’s Day. The multi-day event culminates on March 19th, and while the mid-Lenten feast honors the patron saint of Sicily, it’s also celebrated by many immigrants and descendants of other r...

For the past 31 years, the Chico Sons of Italy has raised funds for high school scholarships and a 4-H group. Members of the club will make more than 2,500 meatballs on March 26 to be served starting at 1 p.m. that day at Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Place. Homemade sauce will be made from Nona Santulli’s recipe, and there will be homemade bread...

Buon appetito! A new food truck serving up homemade Italian fare will be rolling into Sacramento beginning in late April, serving up traditional, well-plated dishes—like spaghetti alla carbonara, eggplant parmigiana and freshly baked focaccia stuffed with prosciutto—that defy typical greasy mobile fare. Che Buono (which means “how delicious!” in It...

When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 At 7:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : IIC - Entrance : Free Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, US premiere of a new live installation conceived and performed by visual artist Samantha Stella and musician Nero Kane. Itali...

"All Roads Lead to Rome," an extensive exhibit at San Francisco Airport's International Terminal, lifted off on Saturday, March 11, with a big, Italian styled opening. The Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, talked of the connections between Rome and San Francisco, while Piraneseum partner, Lucia Howard gave an introduction to the show. With pr...

Chef Cristian Borchi would put the Energizer Bunny to shame. In addition to being the maestro-chef and instructor for the guests of my “Let’s Go Cook Italian” tours, he is the owner of Ristorante Locanda L’Antica Porta Levante in Vicchio, Tuscany and the Passaguai Cibo 3 Vino wine and snack bar in nearby Borgo San Lorenzo. He is also a caterer,...

Award-winning chef and bestselling author Carol Field died of a stroke at her San Francisco home on Friday, less than three weeks after losing her husband of 56 years. She was 76. Known for introducing regional Italian breads such as ciabatta and focaccia to a wider American audience, Field turned her passion for Italy into a wide-ranging celebrati...

Los Angeles is a city obsessed with Italian food. As much as everyone crows on about the amazing taco scene (and it really is fantastic) the fact that Italian food remains so bankable simply cannot be ignored. After all, some of the biggest openings slated for this spring offer an Italian perspective, albeit in very different ways. Here’s a look at...