NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

For the past eleven years, Drago Centro has been Downtown L.A.'s premier dining destination for fans of authentic Italian Sicilian cuisine with a modern and innovative edge, and Chef Celestino Drago continues his culinary evolution by redefining 'al fresco' dining as he reopens Drago Centro and introduces a stunning New Outdoor Dining Patio, New Su...

On Saturday, August 8, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Carolina’s Italian Restaurant, located at 12045 Chapman Avenue, will host a drive-thru food donation for Garden Grove residents in need. Carolina’s Italian Restaurant will donate means of pasta, salad, bread, and water to the first 750 drivers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a hardship to the commu...

The circus is coming to town! And even without the traditional big top, this group of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, equestrians and clowns will be pulling out all the stops to make sure audiences are entertained . . . even from their cars. “This is an experiment for us,” says Giovanni Zoppé, director of Zoppé Family Circus, which has partnered wi...

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, which promotes Italian Art, Culture and Cinema with a focus on Southern California and the Southwest, is happy to launch in collaboration with movie distributor True Colors: "From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festival - online with the IIC Los Angeles"."From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festiv...

There’s a new type of gelato in town, and it’s plant-based. Traditional Italian gelato has always been a lighter version of ice cream, but artisans are now experimenting with oat milk and other plant-based ingredients to make the treat healthy, delicious, and dairy-free. Now, vegans don’t have to compromise their diet in order to enjoy the perfect...

The more-than-century-old Tosca Cafe has landed in a temporary new home this summer in a space with a long history of its own. After a brief run as a takeout-only spot in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood during the early days of the pandemic, the restaurant has set up tables outside the landmark church that now houses art venue Saint Joseph...

Sebastian Bariani guns his two-seater Kawasaki utility vehicle through his family’s 180 acres of olive trees in Zamora in Yolo County. The cart bounces up and down as he zooms through the orchards, startling jackrabbits who hop away. Bariani is checking on this year’s growth of 30,000 olive trees, which produce 33,000 gallons of Bariani Olive Oil a...

When people order wood-fired pizza at Blade 1936, they get a slice similar to what the first pizza ever made may have tasted like. The Italian restaurant, which first opened up last September in the former Blade-Tribune newspaper building, recently became California’s 20th restaurant and the 10th restaurant in Southern California to become a member...

Whether it’s a Spritz, Negroni or Limoncello Collins, these four partners produce Californian-Italian liqueurs suited for any aperitivo and digestivo hour! In the summertime, a steady fog rolls off the Pacific and blankets the terraced hills of California’s Golden Coast, cooling grapevines, orange, and lemon trees. Set back just a few miles from th...

Inspired by European bistros and cafés, San Francisco has started opening up outdoor spaces for customers to dine alfresco. Mayor London Breed specified the guidelines for restaurants to safely serve customers outside, at least until indoor dining can safely resume.  The city has offered special permits to restaurants that don’t have space for a “p...

Tune in this Wednesday for the next episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! Wednesday (7/15) at 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Clarissa Burt and Mark DeNunzio will be joined by Italy’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave! Don't forget to leave your questions for Silvia to be asked during the live show! Watch the interview

Quante storie ci sono dietro la produzione di una bottiglia di vino? Che profumi, che territori, che radici profonde e che tradizioni si possono scoprire se si va oltre il semplice consumo di un prodotto? C’è chi addirittura, inseguendo la curiosità e assecondando una passione ha trovato il coraggio di stravolgere la propria esistenza. E’ la storia...