Pop-up restaurant Sfizio opened at Way Station Brew, located at 2120 Dwight Way, serving fresh pasta and seasonal vegetables on a weekly basis. Chef and owner Matt Solimano started serving pasta last summer at South Park Cafe in San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic after he quit his job as the sous-chef of Italian restaurant Pizzaiolo.   He s...

When 12-year-old Tuscan trattoria Corso closed in November 2020, its patrons were shattered, with Nosh readers flooding our comments to mourn the loss. According to owners Roscoe Skipper and Wendy Brucker, the financial strain of the pandemic was too much to bear, and their only option was to shutter Corso and sell its sister spot, Rivoli. But next...

As life-shattering as it was to close his Walnut Creek restaurant, Prima, as a result of pandemic-related financial hardship, executive chef-owner Peter Chastain thinks that everything happens for a reason. He even said it in a note posted on the door that fateful day in July. “I believe that when we look back on all of this someday, we will see it...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT). Lucia’s Restaurant, 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter is very excited to announce the March 18 BAC Talks event program. Join us, meet friends, and enjoy an authentic Italian pizza. This 10-minute presentation format spotlights Italian scholars and scientists work...

Scadono lunedì 3 febbraio 2020 i termini per partecipare al bando del Fulbright Research Fellowship in Computer Science che si terrà presso l’International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) di Berkeley nell’anno accademico 2020-2021. La Fellowship è stata istituita dalla Commissione per gli Scambi Culturali fra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti e l’Intern...

January 16–May 21, 2020. BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley CA. Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La...

It should come as no surprise that pizza is serious business in Italy. And when most of us think of Italian-style pizza, we think of a steering wheel-sized personal pizza hot out of a wood-fired oven, its thin crust flecked with crunchy, burnt spots. This kind of pizza that Americans so frequently associate with Italy is Neapolitan-style pizza, and...

Shot in Matera. A Film Retrospective Celebrating Matera. 2019 European Capital of Culture. Free Admission | RSVP Required. IIC SF: 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA); BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley (CA) Jun 23, Jul 5, Aug 8 | IIC SF - CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI - Dir. Francesco Rosi - Bay Area Premiere Full-Length Digita...

If there is a story that all Italian Americans and all Italians living in Italy should know, it is the story of Amadeo P. Giannini: he realized the American dream, not only for himself, but for an entire society. There are so many reasons why, today more than ever, the story of his life tells the best part of the Italian DNA, whether you live in It...

Creekwood, a California-Italian restaurant that has brought new flavors to South Berkeley for almost six months, opened Nov. 20 after about six years of preparation, as first reported by Berkeleyside. Located on Sacramento Street, Creekwood has a 1,700-square-foot floor plan and can seat 50 guests indoors and another 20 outdoors on the patio, accor...