NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

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...

The circus is coming to town! And even without the traditional big top, this group of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, equestrians and clowns will be pulling out all the stops to make sure audiences are entertained . . . even from their cars. “This is an experiment for us,” says Giovanni Zoppé, director of Zoppé Family Circus, which has partnered wi...

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, which promotes Italian Art, Culture and Cinema with a focus on Southern California and the Southwest, is happy to launch in collaboration with movie distributor True Colors: "From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festival - online with the IIC Los Angeles"."From Italy With Laughter: a Comedy Film Festiv...

There’s a new type of gelato in town, and it’s plant-based. Traditional Italian gelato has always been a lighter version of ice cream, but artisans are now experimenting with oat milk and other plant-based ingredients to make the treat healthy, delicious, and dairy-free. Now, vegans don’t have to compromise their diet in order to enjoy the perfect...

The more-than-century-old Tosca Cafe has landed in a temporary new home this summer in a space with a long history of its own. After a brief run as a takeout-only spot in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood during the early days of the pandemic, the restaurant has set up tables outside the landmark church that now houses art venue Saint Joseph...