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Construction on our long awaited Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum is almost underway! We NEED YOUR HELP. We are looking for donated and partially donated labor from experienced contractors and construction management professionals to assist with this community improvement project. Email Joshua at jcmelander@yahoo.com or apply here 1)...

This Thursday the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) will showcase the neorealist classic, “Rome Open City” ("Roma città aperta") at the Museum of Photographic Arts in honor of Italian Liberation Day. The neorealist movement began after World War II as Italian filmmakers looked to telling stories of ordinary people struggling to survive in a c...

Victoria Ibleto was born in Petaluma in 1931, early on in the Great Depression. She learned the value of hard work while growing up on her family’s vegetable ranch, and became an integral and beloved behind-the-scenes force in local businesses that introduced Sonoma County to the splendors of a plate of pasta half in red sauce, half in green. The f...

After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual expansion that has quadrupled its size from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet. Along the way, the original r...

Request for Proposal for Design, Leasing of display structures and Services for the Italian Pavilion (1600 sq. ft.) at BIO 2019 – June 3-6, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.  The Italian Trade Agency will be participating with an official Pavilion at the at BIO 2019 – June 3-6, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphi...

Pasta, pane, pizza, focaccia… the crown of the realm of carbs is certainly held by Italian bakers, who made miracles, for centuries, with just some water, flour, yeast and salt. Since the times of the Roman Empire bread and all its derivates literally ruled the Italian tables, becoming a kind of signature product of our cultural traditions all over...

A special one-time-only presentation will showcase a series of never-before-exhibited portraits of actors who worked with the Italian film director Federico Fellini by Milan-based photographer Ivan Cerullo. Cerullo will discuss each portrait as they are projected on the screen. Introduction by Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming and Special Pro...

The Italian National Tourist Board & Air Italy launched the second and much anticipated nonstop flight from California to Milan. After Los Angeles, San Francisco was next. On Wednesday April 10 the inaugural flight took off from San Francisco International after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the presence of the Consul General of Italy in San Francis...

Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by...

The storybook Lincoln football season will continue in high fashion May 13 at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, where the organization’s third annual San Francisco High School Awards Banquet will be held. Modeled after the Downtown Athletic Club’s Heisman Trophy, Lincoln coach Phil Ferrigno and quarterback-defensive back Jovan Baker will be...

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Harold M. Williams Auditorium - 1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Free | Advance ticket required/Get tickets here. The impact of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci on art and research at the Getty extends well beyond the two sheets of drawings in the Museum’s collection. This program, marking the...

It is with great pleasure that the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara invites you to a Welcoming Pranzo (Luncheon) for the Honorable SILVIA CHIAVE, our new Consul General of Italy. Dr. Chiave has been recently appointed to the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles and she wishes to meet with the Italians, the Italian-Americans and the...