NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

A Sister Cities ceremony between Dana Point, California, and Sorrento was held last June 10 in the beautiful town in Campania, Italy. Signing the agreement were Mayors Jamey M. Federico and Massimo Coppola, formalizing a relationship initiated in 2022 and followed in the following months by a mutual exchange of visits and meetings, to develop a cal...

As the training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which set sail from Genoa on July 1, 2023, approaches its arrival at the port of Los Angeles on July 2, 2024, the Italian community in the United States is preparing to welcome this historic vessel, the oldest in the Italian Navy. Italian Ambassador to Washington DC, Mariangela Zappia, will be in California fo...

Join the Italian Cultural Institute  at Villaggio Italia near the stunning Italian flagship Amerigo Vespucci for a special event on Friday, July 5 at 5:30pm PDT. Tickets available here. Torna a Casa (Come Back Home) is a heartfelt narrative performance inviting Italian emigrants worldwide to reconnect with their homeland. Directed by Marco Savatter...

Amalfi Cucina Italiana, a local Italian eatery in San Marcos and Carmel Valley, is preparing to open a new location in Oceanside at 221 North Cleveland Ave. The company’s third location is set to move into the former home of Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room & Kitchen, which was purchased earlier this year by the daughter of the co-founder and presiden...

When it comes to classic Italian cuisine, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Located at 124 107th Ave in Treasure Island, Caruso’s Italian Kitchen serves comfortable classics that are all about that base—that sauce base. “I’m not afraid to say this is my favorite sauce in Tampa,” says owner and chef Alex Nash. The marinara is made fresh, along...

The 18th annual California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, makes its return to Mather Airport on July 13 and 14, 2024. Headlined by the world-renowned Italian jet team, Frecce Tricolori, this event will feature an extraordinary lineup of performers, miles of ground attractions, and the...

July 3 - 8, 2024. Los Angeles - Outer Harbor. Berths 46-50, 3011 Miner St. San Pedro, CA. The iconic Italian Navy tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci, is making its way to Los Angeles. Known as the "Queen of the Seas," this majestic vessel is on a remarkable 20-month world tour, visiting over 30 ports in 31 countries across five continents. Los Angeles wil...

Mama’s Boy at Winston House is a modern, red sauce Italian restaurant with a Southern accent. Situated inside Winston House – a popular community hub with live music and DJ sets – Mama’s Boy offers a vibrant, evocative menu that embodies Chef Wes’ Texan roots and love of Mom’s home-cooked Italian food. The program blends a dining adventure with the...

Italy is preparing for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. Tomorrow, they will play against Georgia at the Trentino Basket Cup, while on the 25th the Italian national team will face Spain in a friendly game in Madrid. During the press conference in Trento to present the first of the two encounters, Gianmarco Pozzecco revealed tha...

Depression is not just one: there are at least six different subtypes of it, involving distinct regions of the brain and responding differently to treatment. This was discovered by research that, with the help of artificial intelligence, examined brain MRI images of 800 patients. The study, which paves the way for increasingly personalized treatmen...

Nestled behind the swanky lobby of the Shay Hotel in Culver City is a lively destination for any fan of Italian food, or even those just looking for a fun night out. Prima Donna has everything – a wood-fired oven, creative cocktails, even a DJ – and it combines comforting Sicilian staples with an upbeat atmosphere that is sure to satisfy anyone hun...

Nicola Mastronardi, the former chef of the now-closed Vincenti restaurant, is back in Brentwood with a new Italian restaurant called Osteria Vera, which opened on May 20 in the former Pecorino space on San Vicente Boulevard. In addition to a mostly new menu, the interior has been majorly refreshed, with hardwood floors replacing carpet and varnishe...