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When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 At 6:00 pm - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the 5th annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Chef Ale Gambini will present her book No Ketchup on Spaghetti. The complete guide on how...

For Fellini 100, the celebration of 100 Years of Federico Fellini, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles presents a selection of artworks from the legendary Italian director, Federico Fellini. This exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of his birth and the fifth week of World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 16 - 22, 2020). These sketch...

“Cioppino is an Italian fish stew or soup using “the catch of the day.” Originating in San Francisco, the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf has it available practically on every menu” says Antonella Pomilla, an Italian-American New Yorker who runs the popular food instagram, Foodgetaboutit. When asked, Raymond Guarini, Founder of the Italian Enclaves Hist...

What: #RAFFAELLO500 | Raphael in the Vatican: A special year for the Vatican Museums - When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 11:00 PST Zoom Webinar with BARBARA JATTA, Director of the Vatican Museums On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio’s death, while we wait for cultural institutions to overcome these difficult times, the netw...

In 1934, Joseph Gatto was born to an Italian immigrant father and an Italian American mother, Maria Antonia “Mary” Cortese, whose family had settled in Pueblo in 1898, three years before her birth. The families lived alongside many others from their native villages in Sicily and Calabria, happily and gratefully calling one of the tiny, non-descript...

Seghesio Family Vineyards announced a historic milestone as it celebrates its 125th harvest in Sonoma County this fall. Representing the past, present and future of old vine Zinfandel, Seghesio is best associated with the historic role it played in creating a spiritual home for its flagship grape. A unique variety with no prior old-world benchmark,...

If you’re looking for authentic Italian eats in a safe, outdoor setting, park yourself at Garage Buona Forchetta. Not only will you enjoy perfection in pasta, pizza, and in-house specials, you’ll be treated to a playful taste of Halloween. When everything feels a little different, it’s fun to celebrate some normalcy. Like, a fun date night on the t...

The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design ambassadors” - architects, designers, acad...

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. For eight years, di Prima had battled Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, and Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and mouth. She also had...

CAFFÈ LETTERARIO, our new virtual book club, gives you the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interest in the Italian language and literature. The first book we’ll read and discuss is Elena Ferrante’s La vita bugiarda degli adulti(The Lying Life of Adults). Once you sign up and become a member of the book club, you’ll be entitled to a 1...

In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) and Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) present: My Roots, My Heritage, a free and interactive genealogy webinar designed to help you discover your family’s origins and unique story. Whether you are curious about your family’s early years,...

In March, Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho ditched the traditional restaurant review and composed a pasta horoscope in honor of the menu at Belotti, an Oakland favorite run by Italian Chef Michele and Joyce Belotti. Now she’s back to ranking restaurants. Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle published her list of the top 10 Italian restaurants in the B...