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A European court on Thursday upheld Italy’s right to seize a prized Greek statue from the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, ruling that Italy was justified in trying to reclaim an important part of its cultural heritage and rejecting the museum’s appeal. The European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, determined that Italy’s decades-long efforts to...

Event date: From May 21 2024 To August 30 2024 Place: Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles For a fee: No A traveling exhibition that tells the story of contemporary Italian fashion through the vision of 10 brands – ACT N°1, Gisèle, Cormio, Lessico familiare, Magliano, Marco Rambaldi, Medea, Panconesi, Niccolò Pasqualetti and SSHEENA – chosen for...

The former Acacia House at the Alila Hotel and Resort in Napa Valley will reopen in mid-May as Violetto, a fine dining experience with tasting and a la carte menus. Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Thomas Lents, whose resume includes Michelin-star restaurants in the Midwest, a stint at Joel Robuchon’s Mansion restaurant, and Quince in San Fr...

Far are the days of limited, and exclusively corporate-restaurant options, ‘different’ has become the standard in America’s Finest City, providing every chef the opportunity to highlight their family-favorite dishes, desserts, and other foods that their neighbors might not have heard of.  Foods that may have once been overlooked are now delicacies,...

Fresh off the heels of making its West Hollywood debut, Nardò will soon bring its authentic Italian cuisine to Culver City. The newest location off Culver Boulevard is expected to be open by the end of the month. Originally founded in Huntington Beach by award-winning restaurateur Gianni Chiloiro, Nardò takes its namesake from Gianni’s mother’s, wh...

Thursday May 09 2024, 18:00 (Local time). Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Step into the world of Giacomo Puccini as we commemorate 100 years since his passing with an unforgettable celebration. Join us for an evening of discovery and delight, featuring an insightful lecture by James Conlon, Music Di...

Venice, or Venezia: the elusive city of islands, canals and free-flowing water; a home to mystery, pride and honor.  Venetians have told themselves stories about themselves for hundreds of years — stories of their stable government, autonomous republic and prosperous existence. This is the myth of Venice. Born out of a republic – “La Serenissima” –...

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired “A Drinking and Musical Party,” a lively 17th-century genre painting by Italian artist Bartolomeo Manfredi, from a private collector. The painting went on view on April 23 in the Getty Center’s East Pavilion. The painting depicts a group of seven young men gathered around a table to eat, drink and play music. A...

Thinking of traveling to San Diego this summer? Make sure you schedule your trip to include the Taste of Little Italy event which returns for two nights of delicious bites on June 18 and 19, 2024. First held in 2018, this famous foodie experience features restaurant exploration, live music, and memorable dishes. From 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 18,...

Stella, the West Hollywood hot spot that chef Rob Gentile and restaurateur Janet Zuccarini opened at the former Madeo space in late February, is a grand, ambitious, over-the-top undertaking. It’s an Italian restaurant that’s purposefully unlike any other Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Gentile is serving hyper-specific regional pastas. He’s hewi...

There was excitement in the air at Sam's Italian Deli & Market on Tuesday after the owners announced plans to expand to a new location in the fall of 2025. Nick Marziliano, the owner of Sam's Italian Deli & Market, said after almost 44 years in business, he felt it was the right time to open a new space. "I went on vacation with my family, I came b...

Ggiata Delicatessen, the growing chain of sandwich shops specializing in New Jersey-style Italian American creations, is opening its fourth LA location in Highland Park in May. Unlike its three other outlets, the incoming location at 5025 East York Boulevard across the street from Belle’s Bagels will host indoor seating, The Eastsider reports. The...