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Trattorias in Italy are a family style, casual dining establishment usually owned by a family which serves traditional comfort food. Rosemary Trattoria, recently opened on Orange Avenue, achieves that definition with a variety of traditional dishes that have been received very well by the community. In fact the comments flying around town are very...

A visit to San Francisco’s Consulate General of Italy typically begins with talk of not dinner but dessert — specifically, zabiaone. That’s because the friendly Labrador that belongs to Consul General Lorenzo Ortona and his wife, the journalist Sheila Pierce Ortona, is named for the dessert of the same deep golden color. They call her Zaba for shor...

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It sends clouds across the dance space. Dancers come, kneel, let her wash the smoke over them. I swear. Barrio Logan. Full of surprises...

Veteran actor Billy Drago, perhaps best known for his role in the gangster movie The Untouchables, has sadly passed away at the age of 73. The circumstances surrounding his passing haven't yet been made clear, though his rep confirmed the actor died on Monday in Los Angeles. Drago is survived by his sister Patty, brother Steve, sons Darren and Derr...

Although he was among the most renowned Italian painters of the late fifteenth century, Ercole de’ Roberti almost slipped through the cracks of history. Within a hundred years of his death, historians had muddled even the basic details of his life, and over the next three centuries all but two of his surviving works were attributed to different art...

The award-winning short form comedy series, "Little Italy, Los Angeles," produced by Adriano Valentini Productions & Adaptive Studios, is in consideration for a 2019 Emmy in the category: "Short Form Comedy or Drama Series"  LA's Little Italy is a neighborhood undergoing change. From corporate stores to hipster salons, foreign food trucks to gay ba...

Barrio Logan has new neighbors, who moved into the area 11 months ago and have been painstakingly renovating a house on Logan Avenue; they’re finally ready to invite you over for dinner. Ciccia Osteria is run by Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Cassineri, a chef couple who began their culinary training in Italy at age 14 and traveled the globe togeth...

What's the best way to kick off summer like an Italian? Just chill and drink Negroni. Luckily for you, Negroni Week at Eataly Los Angeles is coming soon! From June 24 to 30, Eataly Los Angeles will be a mecca for lovers of the classic Italian cocktail as we participate in the national campaign, which raises money for charitable organizations in the...

As director of minor league operations for the Los Angeles Angels, Mike LaCassa says that yes, of course, developing players for Major League Baseball is the goal. “Each time a player moves up a level and especially when they make their Major League debut, it really makes us feel proud of all the work they put in, because none of it comes easily,”...

Milana’s is Downtown’s New York-style pizza staple—actually, they’re Long Beach‘s New York-style pizza staple. And one thing that has always stuck with me is something its owner, Adriel Fasci, told me years ago when they first opened: “Y’know, if a plain cheese slice can’t hold up on its own, then it isn’t good pizza. Period.” Forthright with a thi...

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about being a Monarchy or a Republic. The actual day of celebration was on Sunday June 2nd but, due to a strategic choice based on local habits, it’s been postponed to the day after. The celebration took place...

Thursday, June 20, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Hai lavorato in Italia e hai domande sulla pensione come residente all'estero? La conferenza si terra' all' Italian Athletic club in San Francisco e verra' anche trasmessa via teleconferenza. Registrazione all'evento e' necessari...