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Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...

In the fall of 2020, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles will be presenting an online silent auction fundraiser and is soliciting donations from generous supporters such as yourself. From gift certificates, to merchandise, experiences, and services, all contributions are appreciated. Your contribution will be highlighted in a variety of ways...

From Tuesday, September 08, 2020 to Monday, November 02, 2020. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Lucca Crea and Lucca Comics. Entrance: Free. Location: IIC Los Angeles and Youtube Channel (virtual tour) In anticipation of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World (October 19-25, 2020), with the theme of Italian Between Word and I...

One thing you’ll realize when listening to the story of Avery Ruzicka, the star baker and young entrepreneur behind Manresa Bread, is that tenacity, dedication and patience can take you very far away from your initial projects. Her bread – originally famous in California but now available nationwide – is the result of tireless experimentation. Ruzi...

From Roman statesman Marcus Cicero to pioneering activist Angela Bambace to accomplished music composer Henry Mancini — Italy’s contributions to the world stage are legion, and Robert Barbera is determined to shine a light on them. A frequent and long-time donor to California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Barbera has most recently made a con...

Finbars is currently serving customers outdoors in a lovely shaded “parklet,” and continues to support the community and the Mary Wilson Library in many ways. On Sept. 15, anyone who brings in a flyer will have 20% of their purchases (with a couple of exceptions) go to support the Mary Wilson Library. Once upon a time, there was an Italian teenage...

Last month World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani reopened his popular Italian restaurant, Capo’s, with an entire brand expansion featuring a new chef, logo and menu with a new focus on Detroit pizza. Chef Gemignani first introduced the Detroit pizza to San Francisco at his flagship restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, eight years ago. As Detroit pie...

A lot of people in Los Angeles, especially baseball fans, will miss eating at the stadium during a Dodgers’ match:  food has always been part of the experience. Fries, hot dogs, nachos, carne asada, you name it, you could find it all at the stadium.  Michael Jacobs, CEO and founder of LA-based Home Team Kitchens, a company that focuses on creating...

Point, click, add to cart. Shopping online in the digital age is just that easy, and now indulging in a true taste of Italy at home just got easier as Mangia, Inc. throws open the door to its new online store at www.CarmelinaBrands.com. Italian, Specialty and Organic Tomatoes, Authentic Prepared Sauces, and Italian Beans, the Carmelina Brands® Onli...

If you ask us, a high-quality meal doesn't require hours in the kitchen. In fact, it all starts with just flour and water. Through September 2, 2020, we're inviting you to celebrate all things pasta as we celebrate regional pasta traditions that are as simple to put together as uno, due, tre. Plus, this week you can pick up our housemade sauces at...

For the past eleven years, Drago Centro has been Downtown L.A.'s premier dining destination for fans of authentic Italian Sicilian cuisine with a modern and innovative edge, and Chef Celestino Drago continues his culinary evolution by redefining 'al fresco' dining as he reopens Drago Centro and introduces a stunning New Outdoor Dining Patio, New Su...

On Saturday, August 8, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Carolina’s Italian Restaurant, located at 12045 Chapman Avenue, will host a drive-thru food donation for Garden Grove residents in need. Carolina’s Italian Restaurant will donate means of pasta, salad, bread, and water to the first 750 drivers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a hardship to the commu...