"That was stepping off the cliff and falling in," L.A. restaurateur Jerry Greenberg says of his decision to have a kitchen in Italy for Uovo, his new restaurant in Santa Monica. Greenberg and partner Lele Massimini, who was born and raised in Rome, had been talking about opening a pasta restaurant for the "better part of a decade." After eating aro...

A few weeks ago, chef Mirko Paderno was at the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, doing what he does. This meant serving soul-warming gnocchetti with beef-cheek ragu out of a big, hollowed-out wheel of Pecorino. Paderno, who recently took over the kitchen at Estrella on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, loves slow-cooked meats and grand presentati...

The ninth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 14 in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases the region’s top restaurants, and award-winning wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, an...

One of the oldest restaurants in the Valley, Antonio’s was old-school before old-school was cool, though it might surprise even some regulars to learn that it opened its doors under the name Miceli’s. Buoyed by the success of their Italian joint on Las Palmas in Hollywood, which had opened in 1949, brothers Antonio and Carmen Miceli — plus Carmen’s...

Having already established three successful restaurants in New York City, Barilla is announcing today an expansion into the Southland that will begin early fall with two new fast casual restaurants. One on the campus of the University of Southern California at USC Village and another at the upscale South Coast Plaza in Orange County. The 2,600-squa...

When: Saturday, October 07, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Organized by : IIC & Lingua Viva - Entrance : With fee Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you’re one of them, this workshop might be of interest to you! It offe...

I don’t necessarily oppose the Los Angeles City Council’s replacement of Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day” on the city calendar — I’ve always thought a “John Smith Day” or “John Winthrop Day” would be more appropriate of an American holiday, and the Italian Americans the holiday was originally meant to appease are now thoroughly integrate...

Imagine if the artistic heritage was a sports discipline, or if it was as measurable as the economic dynamics are. Italy would have a primacy that neither sport nor the economy have ever seen, something that justifies the definition of "cultural superpower". This overpower is also a huge responsibility. Those who take care of it professionally know...

Los Angeles depenna dal proprio calendario il Columbus Day. Raggiunto al telefono, il Console Generale d’Italia, il napoletano Antonio Verde, racconta gli umori della comunità italo-americana e conferma la posizione della Farnesina sulla scoperta dell'America quale patrimonio dell'umanità, offrendo al contempo qualche riflessione sulla figura di Cr...

Though Los Angeles City Council approved the name change from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day this week, Santa Clarita City Council will not likely be following suit. L.A.’s council sided with activists who oppose celebrating Christopher Columbus, attributing the genocide of indigenous people in North America to him. According to Mayor Camer...