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When you walk into Two Guys from Italy, a local pizza restaurant located in Glendale, Calif., one of the first things you will notice is the abundance of Thank You awards on its walls. Among the many photos and certificates that say, “To our sponsor, Two Guys from Italy,” and even a folded American flag brought from Afghanistan by a pilot who flew...

Roman pizza has a new throne in Los Angeles. Just three weeks ago, Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, the Prince of Venice, opened his first Italian restaurant in Westwood Village, serving pizza al taglio, homemade pasta and Italian deserts in a fast casual setting. The grandson of Italy’s last king did not dream of becoming a restaurateur as a child, bu...

Wednesday December 9 2020. 11 am PDT. Organized by IIC San Francisco. Free - Register here. Art, Labor, and Artificial Intelligence: A conversation between Italian artist Elisa Giardina Papa, curator Valentino Catricalà and Claudia Schmukli (Curator, De Young Museum, t.b.c.). In this webinar presentation, Elena Giardina Papa will present her most r...

This time of year the Italian American Heritage Foundation’s cultural center on Fourth Street in San Jose normally would be welcoming guests for holiday dinners, cooking lessons, talks on traditions and history plus a boutique packed with goods for gift-giving. But the center has been quiet since March, with the pandemic canceling all such indoor a...

Sylvester Stallone is selling his lavish home in La Quinta, California, giving fans a chance to explore the property themselves in a digital tour. Photos and a video of the home were published by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, highlighting the architecture itself as well as Stallone's distinctive decor choices. The property is going for $3.35 million....

Thursday December 10. 4PM PST on IAMLA facebook page. RSVP Here. Have you ever wondered where your favorite holiday traditions came from? Join us on December 10th at 4 pm PST via Facebook Live when we take a look at the unexpected stories behind some of our most beloved holiday figures, imagery, and traditions. From Babbo Natale and the nativity, t...

Together they’ve got more than 200 years of history on either side of the Bohemian Highway in the tiny west county town of Occidental. Naturally, then, neither Negri’s nor the Union Hotel is going to let a global pandemic bring them down. The two iconic restaurants, which sit across the street from each other in the heart of the popular tourist tow...

There was a time, in the last few years, when finding a seat to eat authentic Italian pizza or stopping for gelato required days of planning and scheduling. Because, across all the Bay Area, from Marin to the South Bay, from San Francisco to Oakland and Alameda, Italian businesses that are successful and well known have grown in number. Customers j...

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles (IIC LA) will be concluding their 100th anniversary celebration of Federico Fellini, organizing an online photo exhibit: FELLINI IN ACTION, 8 ½ SET PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL RONALD in collaboration with Centro Cinema Città di Cesena and Regione Emilia Romagna.The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of Feder...

Carol Tolosko created Centi­fonti’s restaurant as a nod to her great grandfather Cosmo Centifonti who immigrated with his wife Carmela, in the late 1800s from Abruzzi, Italy to Burlington, New Jersey. Cosmo started his “One Stop Shop” — a delicatessen, with an ice cream parlor, candy store, smoking lounge and a bar. Tolosko wished to emulate the co...

From Tuesday, December 08, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Centro Cinema Città di Cesena, Regione Emilia Romagna. Entrance: Free. Location: IIC Gallery and Online (IIC YouTube channel). View the exhibit here. After years in the photographer Paul Ronald’s attic, these rediscovered images taken on...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT. Presented via Zoom Webinar. $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member. Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming.  Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post W...