The celebration season continues for Mission’s historic Division 3 state-championship boys basketball team.The Bears — along with NCAA championship soccer coach Stephen Negoesco — will be special guests at the inaugural High School Sports Awards banquet put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on May 8 at its North Beach clubhouse on Washi...

Massimo Maracci, Director of Cultura Italiana, Italian Language School of Bologna, Italy, will lead a conversation with Mary Tolano-Noyes, author of the book Bologna Reflections: An Uncommon Guide, about the developmental elements of the Etruscan city and its influence on the Roman and Medieval city. The event will be followed by wine and refreshme...

A.G. Ferrari, a small chain of Italian markets that’s been in the Bay Area for almost 100 years, is closing its four remaining cafe-delis on May 1 to focus on its import business. Founded in 1919 by Annibale Giovanni Ferrari as an Italian store called Parisian Delicatessen, the company in more recent decades had as many as 13 retail stores in the B...

Con un ricevimento al Consolato generale d’Italia di San Francisco organizzato dal Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona si è conclusa la visita turistica di Gianpiero Ventura, ct della Nazionale di calcio, e della consorte Luciana nella Bay Area. Presente al ricevimento anche Rino Bertini, che oggi ne dà notizia, spiegando che i coniugi Ventura sono giu...

In 1845, herbalist Bernardino Branca was trying to treat cholera in Milan, Italy. He concocted what may be the first fernet — an Italian type of amaro, or bitter herbal liqueur — using 27 herbs, roots, and spices. Little did he know, his recipe would remain intact for nearly two centuries and lead to the popular amaro Fernet-Branca. "Fernet-Branca...

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:30pm Opening and Artist Reception. On view: May 11 - June 9 - Italian Cultural Institute. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco  In January 1966, San Francisco-based photojournalist Jeffrey Blankfort, arrived in Rome on the first of his many trips to Italy, where he stayed for six months, learning the language, enjoying the food...

We inhabit a culture in which cinematic output is monopolized by Hollywood. The sad thing is, most of the world is similarly swamped by Tinseltown trash. These huge-budget, bloated-star juggernauts based on comic-book heroes so dominate the world's screens there's hardly any room left for art. Here in San Francisco, a defiant outpost of dissident f...

Gaspare Indelicato has made Italian food his mission since the age of 15. Thanks to hard work "and a little bit of luck," he says, he’s achieved his long-held American dream: to be a successful business owner, presiding over his namesake pizza and pasta house on Geary and 20th Avenue. His restaurant, Gaspare's, has been in business since the early...

The strong connection existing between Rome and San Francisco is timeless, so is the quote used for the exhibition that opened at San Francisco Airport’s International Terminal a few weeks ago. With its grand opening on March 11, “All Roads lead to Rome” showcases magnificent old master paintings as well as the world’s largest collection of archite...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco An Homage to the Master of the Comedy Italian Style. Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series, featuring four of his most significant movies". A few months after...