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I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Bovone, an Italian manufacturer of machinery, has chosen Reidsville for its new North American headquarters, according to a Rockingham County news release. The company plans to start operating in early 2020 and will serve the North American markets from the new Reidsville facility, which is its first in the United States. Bovone also makes technolo...

Renzo Piano designed one of high-tech architecture's seminal buildings – the Centre Pompidou. Continuing our high-tech architecture series, we profile the Italian architect who was a key figure in the largely British-led movement. Piano would tell you that he doesn't have a signature style, that he finds the idea of it inhibiting. He likes to treat...

Branzino Italian Ristorante in Rittenhouse is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. The Italian-American tradition gathers friends and family together for a seafood feast.  At Branzino, guests will dine on sea bass crudo with blood orange and watermelon radish; shrimp with burrata and tomato broth; char-gr...

It was once the valley of opportunity for Italian immigrants seeking a new life in America. Wednesday, the village of Endicott continued to celebrate that tradition.   A small part of that history lives on through the Little Italy Heritage Center.   "It can't do anything but bring back memories to them. Everybody's not consistent, but there's some...

As our rented Alfa Romeo pulled into the gates of Borgo Egnazia, I knew we were in for a fantastic escape. Far away felt the chaotic Autostrade highway that led us from Naples to Fasano, a small seaside town in Italy’s Puglia region, and the only reality that seemed to exist was in front of us, the white manor beckoning my wife and I inside with fl...

Wheels Up, a leading private aviation company, alongside W South Beach and Rao's Restaurant Group, announced plans today to launch Rao's by the Beach, to coincide with Miami's big game in February 2020. The restaurant will be open Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 at W South Beach and will be modeled after the iconic Rao's Italian restaurant, widely regarded...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, cordially invites you to the opening of “Icons”, an exhibition by photographer Guido Harari on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Guido Harari has met and photographed the greatest music legends: B.B. King, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Patti...

Gio Ponti seems to encapsulate the phrase Dal cucchiaio alla città—"from the spoon to the city"—a saying first famously set in ink by the Italian architect Ernesto Rogers in 1933's The Athens Charter. Rogers’s quip, published thanks to Le Corbusier, described his particular cohort of Milanese architects active between the First and Second World War...

The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter's Square during a late afternoon ceremony Dec. 5. The 85-foot-tall spruce tree came from the forests of the Veneto region in northeast Italy and another 20 smaller trees were donated by communities in the region's province of Vicenza.It was ado...

Not everyone is fortunate enough to grow up with their great-grandmother. But chef Chris Cosentino was, and his Italian great-grandmama Rosalie’s impact on his life and career is quite evident in Rosalie Italian Soul, the intimate restaurant named for her in the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston. A first-generation Italian immigrant who sett...