A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced by a MEET ITALY member to Expert Dojo, an accelerator in Santa Monica, where a few Italian start-ups are sharpening their skills in an effort to grow into global businesses. I was kindly invited to spend some time with these young entrepreneurs and share my experiences dealing professionally in the USA and he...

The first ITTV Italian TV Festival is coming to Los Angeles! The festival, which kicks off September 19 at Soho House, will feature panel discussions, trailer debuts, and awards, followed by a red-carpet experience and a Hollywood-style poolside bash at The London West Hollywood. The event, spearheaded by Good Girls Planet and Marco Testa Los Angel...

Naples-born, OG pizza palace, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, is opening its doors in Los Angeles with the brand’s first-ever U.S. location. Legendary for serving up serious brick-oven margarita and marinara pies, as seen in the film, Eat Pray Love, this 150-year-old pizzeria is bringing its authentic Italian flavors to California with a reimagined m...

There’s a brand new fresh pasta bar in town! Join us for the opening of La Pasta Fresca, our new housemade pasta (and wine!) bar on Thursday, August 29 at Eataly L.A. On Thursday, August 29, your wildest pasta dreams will come true with the opening of La Pasta Fresca, our housemade pasta bar! The newest addition to our grab-and-go counters, La Past...

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...

Saturday, August 24, 2019. 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Quirino Cristiani - The Mystery of the First Animated Movies is a documentary by Gabriele Zucchelli that explores animation pioneer Quirino Cristiani, who is credited with producing the first animated film in 1...

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino wants the audience to know right from the get-go just how dire the prospects of Leonardo DiCaprio’s TV heavy, Rick Dalton, have become in the topsy-turvy Tinseltown landscape of 1969. How does he signal that exactly? An agent (played by Al Pacino with lip-smacking, scenery-chewing relish) tells hi...

Eddie Inglese, owner of Tutti Mangia Italian Grill, is an old East Coaster — not old chronologically, but rather someone who venerates traditions, particularly when they involve food celebrations. He’s always on the lookout for staging events that bring back “physical” memories for people, the smells and tastes that are more deeply planted than int...

Developing a rapport with hotel staff members is not uncommon for celebrities, especially those who travel frequently enough because of work or press opportunities to have multiple encounters with folks who carry their luggage, make up their rooms and serve them food. But when comedian Sebastian Maniscalco warmly greets the Four Seasons Los Angeles...

Creare negli Stati Uniti un Advisory Board della Film Commission d’Abruzzo per promuovere l’immagine della regione come set cinematografico. È stato questo il tema centrale affrontato questa mattina a Pescara, nella sede della Regione, durante l’incontro tra l’assessore alle attività produttive, turismo, cultura e spettacolo della Regione Abruzzo M...