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Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer.  The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets). These amazing Italian films, complete wi...

Italy’s senate passed a resolution last week which politicians claim will ultimately strengthen the government’s hand when battling complex restitution cases. Using the announcement as a platform, Massimo Seri, the mayor of Fano, renewed calls for the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return the “Victorious Youth” (aka the “Atleta di Fano”), the 300-1...

Pop-up restaurant Sfizio opened at Way Station Brew, located at 2120 Dwight Way, serving fresh pasta and seasonal vegetables on a weekly basis. Chef and owner Matt Solimano started serving pasta last summer at South Park Cafe in San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic after he quit his job as the sous-chef of Italian restaurant Pizzaiolo.   He s...

I’ve rarely given much thought to where cookies come from, and neither had the kid. But he could tell I hadn’t picked these up at the supermarket. “Where’d you get these?” he asked, a glazed lemon ricotta cookie in his hand. “Rancho Santa Fe.” “They’re great!” he said through a lemony mouthful. “Wherever that is.” It feels like a trek, almost where...

The unlikeliest of teachable moments began in one of Max Pircher's high school classes. He was watching an American football video during teacher Matteo Braghini's lesson and got caught. However, rather than punishing Pircher, Braghini – a former tight end for the 2009 Italian Bowl-winning Giants Bolzano – instead decided to take him to a Swarco R...

Elisabetta Ghisini, presidente dei COMITES di San Francisco, ha trent’anni di esperienza nel campo della comunicazione e del corporate marketing; attualmente CMO di ContinuumLab.ai, ha insegnato alla Hult International Business School e ha alle spalle anche un’esperienza di leadership in BAIA, la Business Association Italy America. Ha fondato da po...

Last Sunday, the Azzurri lifted an entire nation after Italians were hit hardest in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Italia showed true resilience and can now be crowned European champions for the second time in their history. This team awoke the hearts of Italians around this entire planet, and reminded...

Little Italy is back in full swing and ready to bring on the bright sunny San Diego summers we all know and love. From dancing the evening away at a popular summer concert to outdoor movies, Little Italy has endless summer fun possibilities for all ages! ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series has already kicked-off in...

There’s a very lively and comfortable bar at Terra e Mare — a casually elegant Modern Italian restaurant at the western edge of Studio City, in the space that was formerly a forgettable restaurant called The Bellwether. You sit at the right side of the bar, and you can chat with the affable mixologist about the joys of the white called Lachryma Chr...

Vincenzo Marianella is perhaps best known for Copa d’Oro, the stylish cocktail bar he ran near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade that closed in early 2019 after a decade in business. He was also the opening bartender at Hollywood fine dining destination Providence and worked at the exclusive Doheny in Downtown Los Angeles before founding MyMixo...

Five minutes into the Euro Cup Final between England and Italy, the bar at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club is quiet, except for the sound of Peroni bottles popping open and a man saying “scusi” as he inches through dozens of downtrodden Italians. Someone whispers that what this crowd needs are shots of espresso.  “This is… intense,” says me...

Completing its stirring tale of football rebirth, Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday, July 11. And the cheering resonated all the way to San Pedro. More than 1,000 fans sporting Italy’s blue home-nation jerseys packed the patio at the Pepper Tree Plaza near City Hall for a Euro 2020...