NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Winery names like Mondavi, Martini and Sebastiani are household names among wine drinkers. Italian Americans established these wineries in California in the early 20th century and their brands grew big over time. So big, in fact, that they became acquisition targets for the largest wine companies in the country and lost their founding-family connec...

Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The comp...

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy, the museum announced Thursday. The Getty will return a nearly life-size group of Greek terra-cotta sculptures known as “Orpheus and the Sirens,” believed to date from the fourth century B.C., according to the museu...

Bernie Orsi, Owner of Orsi Family Vineyards is thrilled to announce Orsi Family Vineyards as a winner in the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Winery in America. “After opening the doors of our first dedicated tasting room and winery in Healdsburg only one year ago, we couldn’t be prouder of this accolade,” Ors...

One of the greatest culinary marriages came about when dried pasta, introduced by the Arabs to Sicily in the 12th century, met tomatoes grown from seeds brought to 16th century Spanish Palermo after Hernán Cortés gathered them from Montezuma’s gardens. Regardless of its international foundations, red sauces and pasta dishes have come to define popu...

Taking place between the 18th and 20th of August 2022, the RM Sotheby’s auction at the Monterey Conference Centre provides ample mouthwatering displays for automotive enthusiasts and purveyors of moving artwork alike. Some of the selections can tickle the fancy slightly more than others so we have decided to look at the top 3 1950s Italian classics...

There will be a new Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame: that of the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died in 2007 at the age of 71. As usual, the Star will be assigned by Hollywood’s Chamber of Commerce. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled for August 24, 2022 at 11:30 am (PDT) at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard, with live broadcasting on walkoffam...

From buzzy spots like Grandmaster Recorders that require reservations well in advance to chefs making headlines with new restaurant openings such as Mother Wolf, it’s clear that a relatively new wave of Italian restaurants in Los Angeles is having a moment. When lauded spots like Bestia and Osteria Mozza first opened their doors, they created a buz...

Master gelatier and Paso Robles native Niccolo Lekai's favorite animal isn't the lion, but the beast is emblematic of his Italy-speckled childhood, hence the stylized Lion of Venice stamped on Leo Leo Gelato's pints. "We just thought that the name had a fun little ring to it," Lekai laughed. "You see the lion being used in Florence, just as a symbo...

ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian sm...

La Besciamella, owned by Chef Pier Paolo Mattei opens today and offers both pick-up and delivery options. The virtual restaurant is located at 16711 Hawthorne Blvd. in Lawndale, CA. Hours of operations are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. Chef Mattei’s made-from-scratch, authentic, Italian dishes can be ordered for delivery from Uber...

Not every famous personality who hails from Abruzzo is known in that central Italian region. Yes, people over there have heard of Madonna, Dean Martin, Alan Alda, Henry Mancini, Mario Lanza, Al Martino, Perry Como, Bradley Cooper, Penny Marshall, and the like, all of whom have Abruzzese origins. In Abruzzo, people might even know of Florida governo...