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The Vespa Club of America is very pleased to announce a huge scooter auction happening at the end of our national scooter rally Amerivespa Seattle July 6-9. One of our long time members and supporters is auctioning off their huge collection of mostly Vespas, both new and old, Lambrettas and a lot of funky other bikes. Many desirable bikes in this n...

Now in existence for over a year, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a non-profit organization, continues to enrich the local community with its programs. Its mission is to promote and divulge traditional and contemporary Italian culture in all its varied forms through educational programs, events and Italian language courses for children and adults. It w...

For 38 years, the San Gennaro Feast has made a commitment to family entertainment and to support and encourage our local talent. This year, we invited all local high schools to participate in designing the "Official San Gennaro T-shirt". We need your support: please choose your favorite design. We received entries representing 32 of our local high...

She was raised in Italy in a family that loved to cook. Her father ran restaurants in their homeland. But occasionally, Hera Ambrosio, co-owner of Casa Mia Italian restaurant, is stumped by a new customer asking for shrimp scampi or chicken Vesuvio. “People ask me for dishes that I don’t know,” Ambrosio said in an energetic voice that flaunts an al...

Pierce County Football Club announced their existence as part of the 6-club National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Northwest Division back on February 1, 2017. Since then the club has been tracking college players from around the United States who are part of the College Life Italia program which places Italians in American colleges. A good portion...

Grand restaurants are perfect for grand occasions, but where would we be without the delis in our lives, to supply a quick lunch or dinner or satisfy a craving years in the making? In a tough spot, which is why we can all be grateful for places like Plantone’s Italian Market, which helps alleviate Las Vegas’ perpetual (and mystifying) undersupply o...

Chris Figgin's great-grandfather, Francesco Leonetti, came to Walla Walla more than a century ago from Serra Pedace, a small town in the instep of the boot that is Italy’s southern peninsula. Chris’ dad, Gary Figgins, started Leonetti Cellar in 1977, paying tribute to the Italian side of his heritage.  Now Chris is paying a deeper tribute to his an...

Decades before the guitar became undisputed king of do-it-yourself music, amateur musicians all over the globe formed clubs, bands and whole orchestras based on a smaller, sweeter, even handier stringed instrument: the mandolin. “It’s small. It’s portable. It’s cute,” said Felida resident Michael Tognetti. And, it’s not as complicated to learn as i...

Home-sick Chicagoans will no longer have to fly off to Chicago or order a frozen pizza online in order to satisfy their Gino’s East of Chicago deep-dished pizza cravings. Gino’s first Phoenix location, and 18th overall, is set to open in Arcadia at 3626 E. Indian School Rd., on Monday, April 24 at 4 p.m. And the food? It’s delicious, it’s gooey and...

Columbus Day isn’t going anywhere in Nevada. Lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have renamed the holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who is widely taught as the man who discovered America, as Indigenous People’s Day. Legislation in several other states and localities ha...

I have been coming to Guido's Chicago Meats and Deli since I was in high school. The Italian sub is to die for, but there are so many more options at Guido's. You name it, they have it-- and it's likely made from scratch right there at the deli! Guido's Chicago Meats and Deli has been on Scottsdale Road and Shea since 1983. Owner Joe Guido was trai...

On March 25, Carina Lounge opened in the venue that was home to Basta’s Trattoria and Bar for the past 25 years, at 410 NW 21st Ave., and Eater photographer Dina Avila returns with photos of the new look in the gallery above. The bar area adds swagger with brown-leather bar stools and a lush leafy theme, and overall, the restaurant has been brighte...