Due to a recent amendment in Italian law anyone who applies for Italian citizenship must prove an adequate knowledge of the Italian language. This means that applicants must obtain at least an Italian B1 certification in language competency. What does the B1 Italian level of proficiency mean? Applicants at a B1 level should be able to speak and wri...

A rustic restaurant with European flair will open Monday in the space that housed Wilshire for 14 years. New owner Michael Greco has transformed the building and its spacious patio into an inviting, 300-seat villa where diners can enjoy a menu from chef Brendan Collins that blends Italian and Californian influences. Greco replaced Wilshire’s wooden...

For 25 years, Oceanside resident Armando Chacon has worked as an IT guy, helping business workers with their computer problems. But his new side business as an importer has come with an unexpected benefit. “For the first time in my career, people now smile at me when they see me coming,” he joked. That’s because Chacon is a co-owner of Dolce Italia...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! In August almost everything stops in Italy: but not We the Italians! Every day there are new news on our website and on our Facebook page, new photos on our Instagram profile, and also this month there are two new interviews and our magazine. We NEVER stop! There are some news that we want to re...

Pizza with "real Italian flavor" has arrived on State Street at the site of the former Palazzio Italian restaurant. Owner Guido Oppizzi has opened Oppi'z (OH-peas) Bistro and Natural Pizza at 1026 State St. Oppizzi, who grew up in Pavia, Italy, about 20 miles south of Milan, opened the restaurant in mid-July. He says he wants to bring Santa Barbara...

The team behind San Francisco’s successful Flour + Water, Trick Dog and Salumeria restaurants is launching a new Italian concept this Friday in their former Foxsister space in the Mission district. Called Great Gold, it’s being billed as a “Modern American Italian Kitchen,” with partner/co-owner David Steele envisioning this as a marriage of Califo...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6:30pm. Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. Free Admission | RSVP Required. The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco invite you to the first American preview of the book Silicio (Mondadori 2019) by Federico Faggin. The event is moderated by Mauro...

Lady Gaga has been promoting messages of love and unity for a long time. Now, she's bringing those messages to life. The singer announced Friday that she will fully fund classroom project needs in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Gilroy, California, after mass shootings in the cities in the past two weeks. "In this moment, I want to channel my con...

On Friday August 30th, Little Italy San Jose will be honored as the Non-Profit recipient at the San Francisco Giants game as part of Italian Heritage night.  Italian clubs from all over Northern California will join together and celebrate in a pregame Italian feast that will include food, wine, cocktails, gelato and music.  Little Italy will also h...

What do Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, The Jetsons, Snow White, and The Flash have in common? In addition to being some of the most iconic series and characters in the history of animation, they were also conceived by or can be linked in some manner to Italian Americans. The impact that Italian Americans have had on the world of animation, and th...