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...

Sal Fontana of Bremerton, Washington went to be with the Lord at the age of 80 on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Sal served honorably in the Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal. For many years afterward, he was the owner of Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant on Kitsap Way.  He was a longtime member of Abun...

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...

Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane. Agents were looking for six Italians, living in or near Spokane, who were members of the Coreola Studi Sociali. “We have their names and have picked up clues to their whereabouts,” said an agent. “We expect to have them in custody soon.” Agents...

Antoinette DeLeo Bassett celebrated her 100th Birthday on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Antoinette was born on the DeLeo Homestead farm in Coalfield, Washington, on November 5, 1917. She was the middle child of 13 siblings (3 sons and 10 daughters) of John Joseph DeLeo and Louise Marie DeLeo. Antoinette and her siblings worked like a crew of dairy farm...

New York style pizza, fresh Italian dishes and a full-service bar are just a few aspects of the new restaurant Tedesco’s Italian Fresh that owners Eric and Christina Thomson and their son Dustin Miller are bringing to Sequim’s palettes. “We’re super excited about being a part of the community,” Eric said. The new restaurant at 210 W. Washington Str...

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...

The Italian Club at the UW recently attended the University District Neighborhood Farmers Market and ran a stand to do some community outreach and promote the club. Club officers gave out a recipe cards with classic Italian recipes and mingled with the public and provided information about upcoming Italian Club events. The effort was success with m...

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.