The Italian Festival is Sept. 29-30 at Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, with music, dance, authentic foods, workshops and activities for everyone. This will be the 20th year for the popular festa Italiana Seattle. There will be a grape-stomping competition and pizza tossing, and a new event called Opera for Kids,...

Seattleites love their ice cream and their coffee, so it's only natural to combine the two. Affogato, the classic Italian dessert with espresso poured over gelato or ice cream, is the answer. Bonus: since it pairs cold scoops with steaming espresso, it's also an ideal vehicle for ice cream on these transitional days between summer and fall (not to...

Mike Easton and his wife Victoria are expanding their Italian reach to West Seattle. The couple has taken over the old Alki Homestead and is turning it into an Italian dinner destination near the shores of Elliott Bay. Il Nido, which means “the nest” in Italian, will join the Easton flock, complementing the brisk lunch service at Pioneer Square’s I...

August Wine Group, a Seattle-based importer of industry-leading wineries and family-owned boutique estates in Europe and South America, today announced an exclusive partnership with prominent Italian producer Fantinel to import its wines, Tenuta Sant’ Helena, Borgo Tesis and Fantinel Sparkling. Fantinel is a third-generation family winery founded i...

The San Gennaro Festival Italian street fair livens up Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood with Italian music, food and festivities Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-9. Now in its sixth year in Seattle, the festival celebrates the patron saint of Naples in a tradition that dates back to 1926, when immigrants from Naples brought it to New...

August marks a decade of perfect pasta and carefully curated wine inspired by northwest Italy on Capitol Hill’s 14th Ave. Cascina Spinasse turned ten this month and it celebrated with a party full of longtime customers. “Most of our regulars came over and showered us in love and support,” Spinasse’s general manager Angela Lopez said. “We’ve been on...

So you're hungry — and you're ready for some Italian cuisine. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Princi - 2118 Westlake Ave., Denny Triangle. Through a partnership with Starbucks, Italian bakery Princi has opened its first sta...

In Seattle today, Starbucks opened its first standalone Princi bakery, one of 1,000 of the high-end Italian bakeries that the coffee giant plans to open throughout the U.S. The Denny Triangle bakery and cafe, located at 2118 Westlake Ave., slings a fancy, rotating array of fresh focaccia pizzas, sourdough bread, and glistening pastries. It’s the sa...

Áegis Living, a national leader in senior assisted living and memory care, announces its newest community—one infused with Italian hospitality—Áegis at Ravenna in Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood. Inspired by the 19th Century Opera House in Ravenna, Italy, this senior living jewel redefines assisted living with the ambience of an intimate Italian...

Craving gelato? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gelato destinations in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Gelatiamo Topping the list is Gelatiamo, a downtown bakery that makes its artisanal gelato fresh each day using seasonal produce and organic...