Looking for the largest cannoli in all of Arizona? Search no further! The Sicilian Butcher & Baker in Chandler, Phoenix and Peoria (coming soon) serves up their spin on a classic Italian treat. Introducing the 12-inch Sicilian Cannoli: a creamy roll of decadent sweetness the size of your forearm! Did you know The Sicilian Butcher & Baker has a full...

Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to present Newpoli a world music group from Italy, performing music from the south of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.  Hear this exiting group live in concert on Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm at OTCA. Called “a brilliant outfit, who grab southern Italian tr...

He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...

Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.” But this time around, it’s a story that’s persevered in the hearts and minds of opera lovers across the globe for over 100 years—and is making its way to Tucson. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini...

What would a great lunch restaurant look like? It's a question James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco has been working to answer over the past few months as he's reworked the menu at his restaurant on Van Buren Street near downtown Phoenix.  The space was previously home to Roland's Cafe Market Bar, which Bianco helped open with Nadia Holguin...

A squad of top Italian talents under coach Stefano Morini will spend five weeks training in the United States, Margherita Panziera revealed in an interview with Italian media last week. The 24-year-old Panziera spoke to Italy’s La Tribuna last week. One of four Italians already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Panziera told La Tribuna that he...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

The restaurateur behind several popular Italian restaurants in the Phoenix area is introducing a new pasta and steakhouse in Scottsdale called Americano. Owner Stefano Fabbri is known for Pomo pizzerias and the fine dining restaurant Mora Italian, which he co-owns with celebrity chef Scott Conant. Fabbri's new project carries his nickname to reflec...

Team Italy catcher and designated hitter Drew Butera recently re-signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies with an invitation to Spring Training Camp beginning in early February in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 36-year-old veteran with a decade of MLB experience under his belt will be competing for an opening day roster spot against 24-ye...