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Scuderie Italia is dishing out elevated cuisine at reasonable prices with a casual atmosphere showcasing its Italian race car-themed eatery in Pacific Beach. The improved Italian bistro at 1525 Garnet Ave., previously Caffe Bella Italia, is now also serving a weekend lunch offering its full menu of flavorful Italian dishes, along with American clas...

La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K – 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion.  They are an IB accredited, Italian-immersion school serving Preschool – 8th Grade. La Scuola’s mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. La Scuola aims to nurture...

Today, Caterina's Club, the charity that is the focus of our yearly KFI PastaThon is setting a HUGE milestone today! They are celebrating 2 MILLION meals served since the start of the Covid pandemic last March....and 6 MILLION meals served since Caterina's Club was founded in 2005. This is quite a feat, as it normally takes a full year for them to...

As life-shattering as it was to close his Walnut Creek restaurant, Prima, as a result of pandemic-related financial hardship, executive chef-owner Peter Chastain thinks that everything happens for a reason. He even said it in a note posted on the door that fateful day in July. “I believe that when we look back on all of this someday, we will see it...

Pick a famous Italian brand—Ferrari, Fiat, Versace—and there's an unbelievable story behind it. But few are as wild as what has transpired within the Gucci family, even before an heir to the luxury fashion house's fortune was gunned down in 1995, a murder borne of spite, jealousy and greed. All vices that never seem to go out of style. Scheduled fo...

Severino Ricci has been elected the Board Member of the California Surf Museum (CSM), located in Oceanside, CA. The Board of Directors voted for him, thus reinforcing the CSM communication capacity. The California Surf Museum, founded in 1986, has been serving tens of thousands of annual visitors from over 40 nations around the globe. With a perman...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2021. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

Williams Sonoma, a specialty retailer for high quality kitchen and home products, and Nutella, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, announced five virtual events that will feature a celebrity chef, baker or food personality from across the country. Participants at each event will learn recipes and techniques for cooking breakfast dishes featuring Nutella...

When three best friends from New Jersey started missing their favorite Italian deli's, they decided to open their own. "We could not have imagined the amount of New Jersey transplants living in L.A. that are calling us up like, 'This is my childhood, you brought my home here,'" said co-founder Jack Biebel. Jack Biebel, Noah Holton-Raphael, and Max...

It’s April in San Diego, spring is in the air, and a sense of hope and renewal can be felt through our city streets. This month also signals that baseball season is upon us—another crucial milestone being met, perhaps, in our collective grasp for a return to normality. While we root for a great season for our beloved Padres, however, another import...

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 At 11:00 am - Organized by : San Diego State University Italian Studies Program,the Department of European Studies In collaboration with : SDSU Center for European Studies, College of Arts and Letters, and IIC Los Angeles  Stephanie Jed, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California,...