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Lorenzo Lisi is an Italian manager who has chosen to move to the American West Coast to help Italian companies enter the American market. No rhetoric ... simply and pragmatically an Italian who moved to the States because he deeply loves his country and his beautiful Florence. Interviewed by Soft Power, the Italian blog of institutional relations,...

San Rafael’s revered Italian street painting festival took a hiatus this year, but a new nonprofit has announced plans to revive the event, making it bigger than before. “Street painting is always going to be the focal point,” said Kevin Marlatt, executive director of the festival. “But we want to expand upon it and do some other things within the...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. The Waterboy Topping the list is The Waterboy, located at 2000 Capitol Ave. in Midtown. The wine bar, F...

Get ready to party and benefit your Neighborhood all at the same time! It is that time of the year again! Ferragosto's final event: "Pirates Invade Sicily" is heading to Little Italy on Saturday, August 17, 2019. There will be pirates, shipwrecks, dancing, food, and giving for Little Italy's deserving charities. Reserve your seat and party and bene...

With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe–a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July 3rd, 2019 at the tender age of 97...

Nearly one year ago, the 56-year-old Andre’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Beverly Grove announced its final days were coming. The restaurant said its lease would end on December 31, and operate month-to-month as developers planned a new high-rise in its place. And while the beloved Andre’s is still in operation, the owners opened a restaurant i...

The Beverly Center continues it streak of pop-ups, this time nabbing Prada for the West Coast debut of an installation and pop-up shop featuring the luxury label’s Cloudbust Thunder chunky sneaker. The sneaker, which was first seen on the fall 2019 runway, melds rubber and performance fabric. The sneakers, which start at $895, are part of a larger...

Crafting the perfect pizza takes skill, precision, and the right ingredients. Michele Rubini learned to be a pizzaiolo by studying with the best in Naples, Italy. "You have to make sure the crust is paper thin," said Rubini. Now at L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Los Angeles, Americans can eat traditional Neapolitan pizza made from fresh, authentic...

Every year, members of the California State Assembly name an extraordinary small business to recognize during the California Small Business Day Awards Ceremony in Sacramento. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Carrara Pastries as her pick for 2019 Small Business of the Year. Carrara Pastries was honored at a ceremony in the state c...

After all 115 photographs were finally ensconced on the walls of the Museo Italo Americano, assistant curator Bianca Friundi took a good look at what she'd help put in place. "It was almost like a punch in the gut," she said. "I was realizing how true the words of my parents and grandparents and the history books were. The power of these photograph...

Marco’s Pizza franchise owner Chris Ciccarelli said his team is unleashing the nation’s “best pizza” to residents in the High Desert and San Bernardino County. Located in the ALDI shopping center near the corner of Main Street and Escondido Avenue in Hesperia, Marco’s Pizza has officially opened, Ciccarelli told the Daily Press. On Tuesday, the doo...

Equipped with a glass of wine in one hand and a glow-in-the-dark bocce ball in the other, I’m at the Truckee River Winery on a warm evening at a bocce ball court, trying to figure out how to tap away my opponents’ balls. I may have blown my shot, but the game gives me a chance to relax, catch up with others and participate in some friendly competit...