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LITaly: New Italian Writing in Translation, a title that is a play on Italy and literature, is a project organised by the  Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco to promote the translation of new Italian authors in the United States.  An anthology of nine writers (Andrea Esposito, Ilaria Gaspari, Francesco Longo, Eleonora Marangoni, Paolo Pece...

The Little Italy Association will kick-off the holiday season welcoming back its annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village on Saturday, December 4th, from 4PM-8PM. Transforming into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkle lights down all the streets, Little Italy will be adorned with brand new magical décor including 10-foot tall g...

The Italian chef in Los Angeles, Ale Gambini, will hold a space on pastry and chocolate at the sixth annual “World Week of Italian Cuisine” which will run from the 15th to the 21st of November 2021 The event is a worldwide initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation aimed at promoting quality and heritage of...

The Sixth Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the world is here! Get ready to taste the special Italian menus offered at several participating restaurants vetted by the Academia della Cucina Italiana di San Francisco. As the new Consul General of Italy I’m pleased to welcome you and I am sure you will enjoy la “straordinaria cucina italiana!” This ye...

Rockridge’s Market Hall will never be the same. Oliveto, the iconic Oakland restaurant that carved a path for Cal-Italian cuisine within the farm-to-table movement, is shuttering at the end of 2021 after a 35-year run. “We’re tired,” co-owner Bob Klein told The Mercury News Thursday. “Running a restaurant these days is really difficult. The pandemi...

How much does eating well matter to live a healthy life and enjoy a healthy old age? It is not a simple question to answer because, as pointed out by Valter Longo – professor of bio-gerontology and director of the Institute on Longevity at USC (University of Southern California) – Davis School of Gerontology –  we should specify not only what we ea...

One of LA’s most storied restaurants had adding new dining space for the first time since 1955, as Hollywood legend Musso and Frank has created three private dining areas lined with wine bottles and hand-painted murals to accommodate the demand for separate rooms. Designed by Gensler and built by J. Baer Construction, the rooms do their best to fit...

After a most busy October celebrating Italian American Heritage Month, we are taking some time to enjoy the fall season in Little Italy, relish our special place in the neighborhood, and express our grati-tude to our community for what we have accomplished together. Our respite will be brief, of course, as we begin to plan for the holiday festiviti...

"Tradition and perspectives of Italian cuisine: awareness and enhancement of food sustainability" is the theme of the sixth annual “World Week of Italian Cuisine” which will run from the 15th to the 21st of November 2021. The event is a worldwide initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation aimed at promoting...

Neapolitan tenor Pasquale Esposito pays homage to the great Italian tenors of the past century: Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano. Esposito performs a robust repertoire that highlights many songs that were made international hits by Caruso and re-interpreted by the two tenors. Recorded in Longola, an archaelogical site near Napl...

With a Saturday lunch crowd packing the open-air courtyard at L’antica Pizzeria da Michele in Los Angeles, a power outage might have spelled disaster. But a recent blackout put a spotlight (albeit a battery-generated one) on what the two-year-old Hollywood restaurant does so well. When the lights and electric ovens suddenly went bust during my visi...

Italian Americans were the largest immigrant group to come to the United States through Ellis Island and one of the largest immigrant groups to settle in California. By World War II in 1941, they were the largest immigrant group in California. Italian roots run deep in Sacramento. Italian Americans were among the earliest pioneers of Sacramento and...