Dear friends, so many things happened, both in Italy and in the US, since the last editorial! I finally had the opportunity to be back in the US, this time with my friend Fabrizio Fasani, General Director of We the Italians. We participated at the Italian Embassy in Washington in the presentation of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, a project...

A history project is in the works about early Italian settlers (1880-1950) in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Please reach out to author and historian, Tessa Floreano with stories and original high-resolution photos to be considered for publication in either the book or website. The book, Italians in the Pacific N...

If you ever see Tony Curcuru rolling by, you should probably follow him. Once you catch up to The Tony Cannoli cart — it’s time to order. And yes, Tony is his real name. "Tony Cannoli has a nice ring to it," he said. So, the Cannoli part is made-up — but everything else about Tony Curcuru is authentic. Originally from Illinois, he said good food an...

Continuing our journey through the United States, we arrive in the northern part of the West Coast, in Washington State. We are a long way from Italy, but here too there are stories from the past, present and even the future that represent our country in its relationship with America. We talk about this with Elisabetta Valentini, Honorary Consul of...

When most people retire, they may look forward to spending more time with their families or traveling or just finally relaxing a bit more. But one Eagle husband and wife team decided they wanted to meet more of their community members while enjoying an old skill they both shared, so they opened a bakery. For this week's Made in Idaho, we went to an...

Six months after shuttering its doors, a local eatery has found a new home and it’s still located in Historic Downtown Pocatello. Villano’s Italian closed down at its former location at 165 N. Main St. in Pocatello on Jan. 1. This month, the eatery opened just one block away from its old home and is now serving pizza, sandwiches and salads from ins...

Ben’s Italian Night at the American Legion in Post Falls is moving from Thursday nights to Tuesdays, effective tonight. Following a Press article, the popular weekly event drew many more visitors than expected. Due to another recurring Thursday night event that restricted overflow dining space at the Legion, some guests had to be turned away. To av...

Gino Vuolo, owner of Gino’s Italian Ristorante died today, the restaurant announced. Vuolo was born in Naples, Italy, growing up in a family that put its emphasis on Italian cuisine. His grandmother Immacolata opened a restaurant in 1906, which became a family affair. Vuolo, 60, first came to the US at age two years old, when his father opened a re...

What began as a Blimpie sandwich shop in the back of a Chevron gas station is now the home of delicious Italian cuisine, soon to be doubling in size. Cafe Tuscano comes from humble beginnings, serving its first fine Italian meals out of what had been a sandwich shop kitchen nearly 10 years ago. Now, several expansions later, the gas pumps and canop...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...