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On a spring weekend getaway to Hood River several years ago, my husband and I, along with friends, happened upon Marchesi Vineyards & Winery. We noticed the friendly atmosphere immediately. The tasting room with its numerous seating areas, both inside and out, felt like home. Tableside service started with a light Bianco wine and an antipasto board...

Flatbreads of sorts, crafted with dough and baked in a hearth, may date back to ancient times, but 18th-century Naples is the birthplace of pizza as we know it today. Renowned chef Enrico Sautto and his family have been making pizza Napoletana, since 1870. Today, he can be found in front of Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar’s large ovens demonstrating t...

Old-school Italian: The phrase conjures up images of 1950s and ’60s New York restaurants, peopled by glamorous stars, with attentive servers hovering nearby. And, indeed, that’s the feel you get at Carbone at Aria, where the “captains” take charge of your table, giving you personal attention and making you feel like you’re a celebrity. Carbone in L...

Sono stati pubblicati nella Gazzetta Ufficiale due decreti firmati dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione della Farnesina, Luca Sabbatucci, che elevano a Consolati onorari l'Agenzia consolare onoraria a Springfield e il vice consolato onorario ad Anchorage, entrambi negli Stati Uniti. Il consolato onorario a Springfield è posto alle...

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...