NEWS FROM : WEST  

It was all about women‚ in their myriad roles, as depicted by Italian artists from the Byzantine and Renaissance periods to the present. Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio kept his audience fully engrossed during his March 15 lecture, “Bellissima: How Italian Artists See the Feminine.” “Italian is a very visual culture. The center of the h...

The message to Danny Falcone was simple enough, but it revealed all: “When was your father’s birth date?” He sent back a text message, “7/11/38.” Seven-eleven. A very Vegas date for a very Vegas legend. Vincent Falcone, the master Las Vegas pianist and music director for many of the giants in the entertainment industry, died late Friday night in To...

Created from a childhood passion for making pizza, owner Will McMaster has travelled from Brooklyn to Italy studying and perfecting the craft. Offering a simple menu of five wood fire oven pizzas, two salads and a seasonal side, Pizza Nono is wowing diners through their mission of serving guests undeniable quality, artisanal, traditional and fresh...

There must be something in the water. In December, Italian food cart Gabagool made the jump from a royal blue cart to a brick-and-mortar space in a repurposed auto body shop in St. Johns. It's one of a handful of businesses to leave its wheels behind and open full restaurants, joining former Mississippi Avenue neighbor Tiffin Asha and 28th Avenue t...

It’s March 20 — happy National Ravioli Day! Yes, there is a “holiday” for just about everything, but ravioli definitely deserves some love once in a while. Luckily, Northern Utah has plenty of great Italian restaurants where we can celebrate this delicious holiday — or just visit because we’re craving authentic Italian food.  According to reviewers...

Get a broader view of Italian traditions than what you've seen on TV or in movies with the 4th annual Italian Festival of Arizona at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall on March 25 and 26. The festival brings a touch of the old country and modern Italy into a city-square-like setting, with diverse forms of music, food, dance and artwork that shape Ita...

Si comunica che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco effettuerà una missione di funzionario itinerante a Seattle, WA per l’acquisizione delle impronte digitali e le foto dei i richiedenti dei passaporti. DATE:Giovedì 04 maggio 2017Venerdì 05 maggio 2017Sabato 06 maggio 2017 DOVE:Consolato Onorario d’Italia23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Suite...

A year and a half after Salute Trattoria Italiana opened its doors, Clique Hospitality has tapped celebrity chef Luke Palladino to revamp the Red Rock Resort restaurant. Having worked with Emeril Lagasse and Todd English, the New Jersey-bred chef opened Onda at the Mirage (now Portofino) and recently operated restaurants along the East Coast. For S...

Pastina with butter and cheese was a childhood favorite of mine. The noodles are just a bit larger than couscous. My mother would boil and drain them, holding back a little of the starchy water, then stir in butter and a good amount of grated Parmesan cheese. Any kind of pasta with butter and cheese still ranks high on my list of preferred comfort...

During the Comstock mining days, many of the miners who came here to work the mines were Irish, Welsh, Scotch and Cornish. There were countless lively squabbles and skirmishes among the different groups after hours in the local saloons. Nearly all of the successful Comstock mining figures were of Irish descent, including the “Big Four,” John Macka...

On September 5, 2017, the Italian School of Portland will officially open the doors on its new, Italian language kindergarten program.  It is the first such program in the state of Oregon.  Classes will be held at the school’s NW Portland location, 1542 NW 14th Ave, which also houses the preschool and playgroup programs. The half-day program is Mon...

A restaurateur who ran an Italian eatery for two decades in Southern California has set up shop in Boise’s Northgate Shopping Center. New restaurant Vincenzo Trattoria is slated to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at 6970 W. State St., says chef and manager Vincenzo Nicoletta. Nicoletta, who was born in Italy, defines a trattoria as “a casual dini...