NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

Delicato Family Wines recently announced the completion of the partnership with Francis Ford Coppola wine portfolio and two facilities anchored in Sonoma County, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the Virginia Dare Winery located in Geyserville, including the Archimedes Vineyard. The transaction was approved by the Federal Trade Commission on June...

Coming late this summer, the Little Italy Social Club, a membership program that will provide guests with a wide range of activities and events, will launch in the intimate setting of Amici House in the Little Italy dog park. Proceeds from our program help to support arts, culture, and heritage in our commu-nity. Following are some highlights of ou...

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery is pleased to present Bellissimo! An art exhibit featuring the creative talents of 12 Italian and Italian-American artists who reside in Northern California.  Artists included in this exhibition are Kym Cortigiano, Gianluca Franzese, Tricia Grame, Maria Grazia Romeo, Lar Landa, Robert LaRocca, Paul...

There seems to be more Italian food than ever in Los Angeles right now, sparked in part by out-of-towners like Etta who have recently set their sights on the city. Next up is Lavo, the ultra-luxe Italian destination known for its clubbier Las Vegas location and its (only slightly) more mellow New York City digs. The restaurant, owned and operated b...

A new restaurant from chef and food truck veteran Luciana Basile-Lewis and her husband, Jesse Lewis, offers a unique take on Italian food, with influences from California, Mexico and beyond. Che Buono Trattoria Pizzeria, which opened its doors on Folsom Blvd. near Bradshaw Rd. in 2020, reflects Basile-Lewis’s lifelong passion for putting a new twis...

Upcoming Italian destination Etta is almost ready to serve in Culver City. The long-awaited project, first announced back in 2019, is the work of one of Chicago’s most prominent restaurant groups, known as the What If Syndicate. Celebrated chef Danny Grant and company — who are also expanding to nearby Beverly Hills with steakhouse Maple & Ash — ar...

Ahmed Shabana is a Los Angeles–based venture capitalist, startup advisor, investor, and entrepreneur. Shabana, Managing Director of Parkpine Capital, also has a passion for food. His background in pharmaceuticals, specifically facilitating affordable prescription and over-the-counter drugs to traditionally under-served regions of the world, sparked...

Itria, that hot new Italian restaurant in the Mission, is finally opening for indoor dining this Thursday, August 5. The news might not seem like that big of a deal, in this era of reclosing and reopening restaurants with rotating service styles, but it kind of is. First of all, it’s a totally different menu, moving from pandemic-necessitated pizza...

The Istituto Italiano Scuola is a non-profit school that promotes Italian language and culture in the vital and diverse Northern California community and is the official language school of the Italian Cultural Institute. The Executive Director of the school is responsible for the overall direction and operation of the institution. The Executive Dir...

In his play of the same name, playwright John Guare popularized the concept of six degrees of separation — that everyone on average is six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. From the moment I first met Alessandro Baccari Jr., I discovered we shared more than a few personal connections and a love for our Italian heritage. Spanning n...

A few summers ago, on the last afternoon of a somewhat exhausting family vacation to Europe with our young kids, I slipped through a tourist-jammed square near Florence’s Ponte Vecchio into a smaller, almost abandoned piazza just steps away. This is where I found Le Volpi e l’Uva, an enoteca whose mellow vibes belied a revelatory wine selection and...

This past Wednesday night, near the top of an island paradise located 20 miles off the coast of Naples, on the picturesque grounds of a 16th-century castle once occupied by Michelangelo, dozens of Italian actors, musicians, models, influencers, government officials and paparazzi — all dressed to the nines — along with a handful of Hollywood denizen...