The retailer’s Melrose Avenue boutique will have the West Coast exclusive to sell Gucci's home collection. WELCOME HOME: Gucci Décor has made its way to Maxfield on Melrose Avenue. The luxury house’s home line will be sold exclusively on the West Coast at Maxfield’s through the holidays. The two will celebrate the collection’s launch at the retaile...

It must be tough to open an modernist, artisanal pizza place near the Pier in wild and wacky Hermosa Beach, just a few doors down from the much loved old school pie and pasta joint called Paisanos. It sure looked that way on a recent Saturday night, when there was a line out the door at Paisanos of locals hungry for a slice served on paper plate, a...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invites you to: "THE GALLERIA BORGHESE MUSEUM - special presentation by Director Anna Coliva". Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 6:30 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 The Director of the world renowned Galleria Borghese Museum in Rome, Anna Coliva will pr...

With its third production of the season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Opera remains on a roll. Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco is another eye-popping extravaganza, with director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger’s opulent sets that not only recreate and evoke ancient Jerusalem and Babylon during biblical times (as D.W. Griffith did for his 1916 mas...

Barilla is more than just dry pasta served in a blue box. That’s the idea behind a string of restaurants launched by the global pasta maker, known more for its boxed pasta and ready-to-eat sauces found in dozens of grocery stores around the country. The company, founded in Italy 1877, is opening its first two fast-casual Italian eateries in Souther...

Basking in the success of its first California store, the Italian food market chain Eataly is preparing to open a huge food theme park next week. Eataly World, in Bologna, Italy, is making final preparations for Wednesday’s opening. The 20-acre park has 40 restaurants and a 97,000-square-foot market. Admission is free, but you do have to pay to eat...

It’s finally here. Eataly—fronted by Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, along with Bastianich’s son, Joe, and founder Oscar Farinetti—is a sprawling, 67,000-square-foot ode to Italian cuisine that opens three floors and multiple concepts within the Westfield Century City mall today. Part market, part restaurant, part food hall, part desserterie, pa...

When: Upcoming, November 21, 2017 - February 18, 2018 - Where: East Pavilion, Upper Level - Free | No ticket required Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571–1610), is unquestionably one of the greatest painters of all time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, w...

Many successful chefs have a secret ingredient. Chef Gino’s is a really great one: l’fun. Fun, excitement, and a little chaos. It’s always around: when he’s mixing eggs and flour to make pastry, putting a pan on the stove to cook a sauce, or spinning pizza dough around his head. All this explains why Chef Gino, real name Gino Campagna, has won over...