“Growing up in Los Angeles, there were few mirrors for Italian Americans,” recalls Gatto. Italian Americans are typically assumed to be from the East Coast or Chicago. My family arrived in Los Angeles after settling in Colorado. As a kid I couldn’t understand how I fit in the Southern California mosaic, let alone the Italian American mosaic.” In th...

UC Berkeley is the origin of many stories, including that of ElevenTwelve, a lifestyle brand founded by two Cal football alumni, Giorgio Tavecchio and Vincenzo D’Amato (fun fact: their old jersey numbers inspired the name of the business). Together with Paolo Tempo and Davide Merlo, the duo united their experiences in American football with their l...

The Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani, the association representing over 500 wineries in Piedmont, Italy, is pleased to announce the second annual edition of Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening in Los Angeles. The upcoming event will feature the most recently released vintages of Barolo and Barbaresco, 2018 and 2019, respec...

For an explorer who never made it to California, Christopher Columbus has sparked plenty of controversy in San Jose lately. You can expect the latest to center around Columbus Park, a 10-acre site just south of Mineta San Jose International Airport that has quite a history over the past 75 years. But its future will be determined by a “reimagining”...

Alex Zanardi has been invited back to the Long Beach Grand Prix time and time again in any official race role he wanted. The Italian was informed he would be inducted into the Walk of Fame, but Zanardi was always too busy. Training for the Paralympics, hosting his popular talk show or simply content to inspire others to never give up on their life...

In the spring of 2013, my great friend Andrea Mancia, then Deputy Editor of the Italian newspaper "L'Opinione", asked me to collaborate by reporting on the world of relations between Italy and the United States. That was how the interviews began, which today are almost 300: We the Italians had not yet been born. Then, as now, the desire was to cove...

Andrea Bocelli has announced a new run of US shows. The legendary Italian tenor will kick off his In Concert Tour on December 1 at San Francisco's Chase Center, before stops in cities including Las Vegas, Boston, and New York, wrapping in Miami on December 18.  Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on April 11. The trek follows his previous...

If you're looking for Italian food, it's doesn't get much more authentic than Oggi Cosi Si Mangia. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, the restaurant's small but fervent following swears by its mouthwatering fare. Its owner, Luigi 'Louis' Maglieri, says his family came from Molise, Italy, and every bite of every dish in the restaur...

Cari genitori e amici della IAASD, this is to inform you that IAASD has decided to permanently close its doors in June 2022. These 10 years of activity were wonderful, challenging and extremely satisfying for us. We started out without knowing how far we could go or how long we could last, but our determination and hardwork prevailed. Over the year...

When: Friday, April 22, 2022 From 11:00 am To 12:00 pm - Organized by : UCLA Department of History in collaboration with : UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies and Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles - Entrance : Free Dr. Diana Garvin will present her recently published book, Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women's Food Work (University...