Players and coaches from three state-championship teams are among more than three dozen people who will be honored May 16 at the sixth annual San Francisco High School Awards, presented by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The football teams from Balboa and Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Stuart Hall boys basketball team will be feted in a ba...

Talking with tenor Pasquale Esposito, the spirit of Enrico Caruso looms large. It’s there in the memories Esposito traces back to his Neapolitan childhood, and it infuses the music he’s sung in multiple concerts, recordings, and the PBS specials he’s created to share that music with television viewers. Audiences will hear Esposito in person this we...

Since the late 1980s, Italian cuisine in the U.S. has been shaped by a tension between traditional- and creative-leaning forces. Remember the wave of “northern Italian cuisine” that came around in the Reagan years? “Sunday gravy” was out and polenta was in. The problem was that culinary interpreters often didn’t see these dishes in historical or cu...

Santa Monica is a global city. We have residents from all over the globe, and businesses that serve a multitude of ethnic cuisines. There’s a wide selection of Japanese from Ramen to Sushi, Vietnamese, French, Mexican and a smattering of other ethnicities. While we have three open Jewish Delis (Bagel Nosh, Fromin’s and Wexler’s) and Izzy’s remains...

After the Miami Scientific Italian Community and the Texas Scientific Italian Community, it’s time for the California Scientific Italian Community. The California Scientific Italian Community is composed by Italian researchers, Italian Universities and Researcher Centers, private and public organizations, with the institutional aim of making a link...

Domenico’s has always been my go to place for pizza in the local area. Almost invariably, I will gravitate to their Calabrese style (as done in Calabria, Italy, with a base of olive oil, garlic and cheese without tomato sauce), light cheese and an array of toppings including meatballs, Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and artichoke hearts a...

In The Italian in Me, a doe-eyed aspiring actress from Canada - who has been raised on a heaping dose of old-fashioned values & Roman Catholic guilt - upends her life by moving to Italy. With her, she brings a tiny bit of cash and grandiose dreams of working in Italian Cinema. Once in Rome, she quickly discovers that things in the Eternal City are...

San Diego was a perfect start to our West Coast trip. But today, we're heading up to Los Angeles. No, not Hollywood. Not yet anyway. Instead, we're making a stop by a historic and special little town known as San Pedro. Join John, Rossella and Pat as they literally eat their way through America's NEWEST Little Italy. From the historic restaurants,...

Latex and Victorian dresses. Maneskin hit the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the most watched music festivals in the United States held in Riverside County, California. Seven stages and dozens of artists. The Roman band, the first Italian rock band at Coachella, played some of the songs that in recent months have reac...

In 2021 we presented the story of four successful Italian women in Los Angeles who have chosen to build their careers in the United States. The goal is to inspire other women, everywhere, to celebrate each other. The starting point was to give visibility to great Italian women.” Italian director and producer Chiara Tilesi tells L’Italo-Americano ho...