Courtney Beck, executive director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, was so intrigued by the story of 17th-century Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi that she created an entire series examining the work of Jewish musicians from Rossi’s era to today. Over the past three years, Philharmonia’s Jews & Music Initiative has grown into a regular f...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F - San Francisco. Free Admission | RSVP One and No-one: A Pirandello Extravaganza. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Pirandello's birthJoin us for an evening of revelry to celebrate 150 years from the birth of Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello...

Fans of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana can now have chef Tony Gemignani’s fresh Italian food at home, and not just by ordering takeout. His retail store, Giovanni Italian Specialties, in North Beach now sells fresh pasta, sauces, focaccia, and specialty cooking implements. The store, named for the chef’s three-year-old son, recently celebrated its grand o...

Domenica 5 novembre, presso lo storico Mark Hopkins Hotel a San Francisco, si è tenuta la 101esima serata annuale dell’istituzione Italian Community Services. L’organizzazione, presieduta dall'avvocato Donald Parachini, offre risorse per lo sviluppo della lingua e della cultura italiana oltre ad attività di assistenza e supporto per la comunità ita...

Delicate as lace, chambered as white coral—the cover photograph on Chris Cosentino’s recent cookbook is compellingly beautiful. It is also an ultra-closeup of a piece of tripe, and the book, Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart, with Guts, is the chef’s unflinching opus on the art of preparing off cuts. Cosentino rose to fame with dishes like spaghet...

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, Opera Plaza. Refreshments to follow | Free Admission | Click here to RSVPRarely seen photos of the art punk scene in 1980s Naples will be on view at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 8, 2017 to January 1...

A new Italian general store by Tony Gemignani—12-time world pizza champion and owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana—is now open in North Beach at 629 Union St. between Columbus and Stockton. Giovanni Italian Specialties carries handmade pasta, fresh foccacia, meat, cheese, imported goods from Italy, and other items. The store is named after his son, Gi...

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and Valentina Consolo, co-chairs of the Giovani section of the Leonardo Da Vinci Society of San Francisco.  The fires that devastated the wine areas of Sonoma and Napa, and are still burning causing death and dest...

Thursday, November 16, 2017. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm. Italian Cultural Institute. 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F. San Francisco, CA 94102. Free Entrance. The city of Mantua and its surrounding region, East Lombardy, have been selected by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism as the 2017 European Capital of Gastronomy. O...

The wildly popular Una Pizza Napoletana (210 11th St.) is set to close in late November or early December. In operation 4 days a week in SOMA since 2010, Anthony Mangieri makes his award-winning pizza’s in San Francisco with dough made using a special three-day process, unrefrigerated and naturally leavened, in a single room attached to an old auto...