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This week, “The SoCal Scene’s” Melvin Roberts steps into the kitchen to get a behind the scenes look at a Los Feliz restaurant serving up some of the most authentic Italian food in LA.  Join Melvin as he sits down with the matriarch of il Capriccio, "Mamma Flora."

When: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm PST - Where: Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. The program will also be availble livestreamed on Zoom Rome’s painted facades were once as celebrated as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes and Raphael’s Vatican stanze. Yet these treasures of the Eternal City have now all but disappeared. Celebrating the op...

Padres CEO Erik Greupner announced the newest inductees into the Padres Hall of Fame on Friday, including former team President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former broadcaster Ted Leitner. The inductions will take place as part of a Home Plate ceremony on Thursday, July 7, prior to the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game at 6:40 p.m., with Lucchino...

Theatre West (3333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA) presents “The Italian in Me,” written and performed by Dina Morrone, as part of Solopalooza 2.022, running May 21 through August 7. I was lucky enough to see Dina Morrone’s fabulous, highly entertaining and aptly named solo show, The Italian in Me” a couple of times now…it’s hard to stay away!  T...

Let's start from the end. Gianluca Legrottaglie is about to open a restaurant in Walnut Creek and another one in the Marina district of San Francisco. The former is 54Mint Forno, named after his Italian (even if it would be better to say Roman) restaurant in 16 Mint Plaza, while the latter is Montesacro, the pinseria born in Stevenson Street (also...

ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian sm...

In March, the San Diego Italian Film Festival lost its founder Victor Laruccia to an aggressive form of stomach cancer. He was 80 years old. The festival will celebrate his life with a screening of the Italian film "Mine vaganti/Loose Cannons" at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Victor Laruccia was a big teddy bear of a man, and like a teddy bear h...

On April 28th and 29th, the Consortium for the production and protection of Fontina PDO cheese participated in the Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening event in Los Angeles. The two most iconic wines of Piedmont were accompanied by the famous cheese from Valle d’Aosta, Fontina PDO, together with Riso di Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese PDO, with the aim...

Italian Community Services (ICS) is a small but mighty nonprofit with deep roots in San Francisco serving the Italian American community. We’ve been around for 100+ years and we continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of our community. We are looking for someone to join our team who wants to serve our volunteers, our clients, and our donors. This...

To celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica, the Consulate General of Italy, along with the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA), has organized the Italy Run LA, a 5K race taking place Sunday 5th of June at 8 a.m. close to the ocean, in charming San Pedro. “Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles...

Los Angeles has always been the favorite destination of people coming from all over the world seeking to become successful show business figures. As we know, this sector includes a myriad of specializations : it’s enough to read the long list of names contained in the closing credits of musical or cinematic productions. Among the many ethnic groups...

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has been offered a contract by MLS side LAFC, sources have told The Athletic. Chiellini, 37, still has another year left to run on his Juventus contract but one source has said he could move to the MLS in time for the 2023 season which begins next spring.  LAFC did not offer Chiellini a designated player contr...