When: Saturday, May 20 · 3:30 - 4:30pm PDT - Where: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles 644 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 As part of the exhibition A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio the IAMLA presents a free and engaging workshop led by artist Ylenia Milo. Partecipants will make their very own marionette using colors, paper a...

The Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) is immensely proud to announce that, thanks to the support of Councilmember Tim McOsker and Council District # 15, and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy,  the Los Angeles City Hall Building will be lit up in blue on May 14th, 2023 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passi...

Orlando “Ori” Spado, 78, would say he’s led an interesting life — most people would say that’s an understatement. Spado’s life as an insurance agent and Hollywood fixer took a turn that left him rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in organized crime.  Author of “The Accidental Gangster: From Insurance Salesman to Hollywood Fixer,” Spado’s...

Italian film Director and screenwriter Andrea Pallaoro premiered at Venice Film Festival on September 2022 ARCA – cinema giovani award for the movie ‘MONICA’ on May,2nd. Pallaoro presented his premiere at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) in Los Angeles with Q&A and reception to follow. The whole cast (Tracey Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning,...

At the northern end of Griffith Park, the Travel Town Museum showcases old trains and locomotives. Few people are aware that a much darker history lives on this spot, where Japanese, German and Italian immigrants were unjustly imprisoned during World War II, often on baseless suspicions of being “potentially dangerous enemy aliens.” Now, that histo...

Italy is one of the most-visited European countries and an epicenter for culinary travel. Visitors from all over the world flock to Bel Paese for its natural beauty, rich history, warm and welcoming people—and its beloved regional foods and wines.  However, with the confluence of airline flight cutbacks, escalating costs, and a reported surge in re...

If you love pizza and are anywhere near Los Angeles this coming weekend, have we got an event for you. Pizza City Fest Los Angeles takes place at LA Live Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, with 40 pizzerias from Southern California bringing their best pies to the table. Pizza City Fest Los Angeles is the first West Coast pie throw-down from Steve Do...

Big news for busy Larchmont Village: A brand new Terroni restaurant is coming soon. The Canadian-born Italian group is already a powerhouse in Toronto and has long enjoyed a cozy location on Beverly Boulevard to boot. Now the team is heading east, landing along one of LA’s leafiest restaurant boulevards with the city’s first location of La Bettola...

After nearly a decade serving Larchmont, Vernetti Restaurant – owned and operated by local couple Steve and Joanna Vernetti – will be closing at the end of May. The Vernettis took over the family-owned Girasole Cucina Italia in 2014 and elevated the level of food on Larchmont Blvd. In fact, when the Vernettis re-opened after a renovation and expans...

Italy's new Consul General in Los Angeles, California, Raffaella Valentini was welcomed by Robert Allegrini, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) President in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Il Fornaio Restaurant."The arrival of Raffaella provides the perfect impetus for NIAF's post covid return to Los Angeles," said NIAF Preside...