The most important Italian emigrant to the US, a marvelous person who spent her whole life helping their fellow Italians and not only them, and then acquired the American citizenship later becoming the first American saint ever: we're talking about Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. After being fun...

When: December 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Where: Christ the King Church and School, 405 N. 117th, Seattle WA 98133, Brannan House (event location), 11544 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle WA The Celebration: La Befana is a beloved character in Italian Christmas folklore, similar to Santa Claus. An old woman all dressed in black, she is always sweep...

After years of trying to win over lunch and dinner crowds, Starbucks is preparing to open its first stand-alone Italian restaurant. The company is teaming up with Princi, a small chain of 24-hour bakeries in Milan and London, to offer customers freshly made items including focaccia sandwiches, margherita pizzas and tiramisu. The first stage of the...

Ciao from Rome, and Happy Italian Heritage Month! Last September We the Italians made the first step to a journey that will bring us in the main Italian Festivals all over the US. In Seattle our friends Bob and Lee Casazza (thanks guys! We love you) represented us and spread the word to the several Italians who attended the Festival. It is the firs...

For 30 years, Seattle’s Festa Italiana has celebrated and honored everything Italian. It’s an annual week-long series of events where our Northwest Italian-American community showcases the very best in Italian food, culture, products and entertainment. It is the largest ethnic festival featured at Seattle Center.

Italy’s largest coffee group Lavazza could open up to 15 stores around the world as it takes on Starbucks, but has no plans to go head-to-head in the U.S. chain’s hometown of Seattle. Lavazza’s top executives opened the family-owned company’s first coffee boutique in the center of Milan on Tuesday, close to where Starbucks (SBUX.O) plans to launch...

In 1975, just a dozen years after its founding, Seattle Opera created an international sensation when it staged the complete production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” in the six-day cycle prescribed by the composer. This landmark accomplishment stood the opera world on its ears. Producing the complete operatic masterpiece was seldom seen outside German...

Seattle Center Festál: The Italian Festival, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, features plentiful music, food, displays and delight, Italian-style. The festival began in 1988 as a five-year quinquennial celebration of the Columbus voyage to the New World. Howev...

When the Kingfish Café moved off Capitol Hill, it was difficult to think of another restaurant residing in the longtime home of the Seattle soul-food mecca. The first attempt, Ernest Loves Agnes, failed. Then a second Italian restaurant took a shot, this one also backed by the co-owner of Ernest Loves Agnes, Jason Lajeunesse. The big difference at ...

Founder and owner Lisa Caruccio invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration for Caruccio’s, a new culinary event center with a demonstration kitchen and filming capabilities on Mercer Island, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Caruccio’s is poised to be the region’s go-to place for wine and film events, televised cooking...