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When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - Organized by : COMITES, Italian Consulate General, Italian Culture - Entrance : Free Join us for the screening of the newly released documentary Italians By The Bay and the presentation of the recently published photo book La Valle del Silicio. Both pr...

A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced by a MEET ITALY member to Expert Dojo, an accelerator in Santa Monica, where a few Italian start-ups are sharpening their skills in an effort to grow into global businesses. I was kindly invited to spend some time with these young entrepreneurs and share my experiences dealing professionally in the USA and he...

The first ITTV Italian TV Festival is coming to Los Angeles! The festival, which kicks off September 19 at Soho House, will feature panel discussions, trailer debuts, and awards, followed by a red-carpet experience and a Hollywood-style poolside bash at The London West Hollywood. The event, spearheaded by Good Girls Planet and Marco Testa Los Angel...

The Little Italy Food Hall heads into its second year with a new eatery that will make its debut later this fall, joining Mein St. Asian Kitchen, Not Not Tacos by Sam the Cooking Guy, Wicked Maine Lobster, and Bobboi Natural Gelato in the space. Replacing Roast Meat & Sandwich shop in the 4,685-square-foot food emporium is a second offering from Am...

Naples-born, OG pizza palace, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, is opening its doors in Los Angeles with the brand’s first-ever U.S. location. Legendary for serving up serious brick-oven margarita and marinara pies, as seen in the film, Eat Pray Love, this 150-year-old pizzeria is bringing its authentic Italian flavors to California with a reimagined m...

There’s no end to interesting stories, ranging from predictable to unusual, about the extensive U.S. military activity in Solano County over many years. This is an unusual one — about Italian prisoners of war, most of them captured in North Africa or Sicily during World War II, who were sent to a prison camp at the old Benicia Arsenal, switched loy...

There’s a brand new fresh pasta bar in town! Join us for the opening of La Pasta Fresca, our new housemade pasta (and wine!) bar on Thursday, August 29 at Eataly L.A. On Thursday, August 29, your wildest pasta dreams will come true with the opening of La Pasta Fresca, our housemade pasta bar! The newest addition to our grab-and-go counters, La Past...

Serritella’s Italian restaurant, a longtime Carmichael fixture, will be moving locations starting this week – but don’t worry about being too far from your favorite. It’ll be going just across the street to the Milagro Centre. The restaurant will be closing its location at 6346 Fair Oaks Boulevard on Tuesday, but management does not yet have a re-o...

A rustic restaurant with European flair will open Monday in the space that housed Wilshire for 14 years. New owner Michael Greco has transformed the building and its spacious patio into an inviting, 300-seat villa where diners can enjoy a menu from chef Brendan Collins that blends Italian and Californian influences. Greco replaced Wilshire’s wooden...

For 25 years, Oceanside resident Armando Chacon has worked as an IT guy, helping business workers with their computer problems. But his new side business as an importer has come with an unexpected benefit. “For the first time in my career, people now smile at me when they see me coming,” he joked. That’s because Chacon is a co-owner of Dolce Italia...

Pizza with "real Italian flavor" has arrived on State Street at the site of the former Palazzio Italian restaurant. Owner Guido Oppizzi has opened Oppi'z (OH-peas) Bistro and Natural Pizza at 1026 State St. Oppizzi, who grew up in Pavia, Italy, about 20 miles south of Milan, opened the restaurant in mid-July. He says he wants to bring Santa Barbara...

The team behind San Francisco’s successful Flour + Water, Trick Dog and Salumeria restaurants is launching a new Italian concept this Friday in their former Foxsister space in the Mission district. Called Great Gold, it’s being billed as a “Modern American Italian Kitchen,” with partner/co-owner David Steele envisioning this as a marriage of Califo...