Claudio Repetto wasn’t sure of the idea at first. Since he was 10, he had played for the academy of Italian Serie A club Genoa, operating with the wide-eyed dreams that accompany academy players. “Your goal is to make it to the first team,” said Repetto, who now plays striker for Phoenix Rising. But here he was, 19 years old, being told by his agen...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...

Babbo Italian Eatery is expanding in metro Phoenix with plans to open a location in Goodyear in April. The Italian restaurant’s first foray into the West Valley city will debut April 7, according to a press release. The 6,000-square-foot space at McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway can seat 236 guests and will feature outdoor seating with a fire...

If you ask many people in United States “Where do the Italian Americans live?” it is often true that the northeast comes to mind. The Italian immigrant wave in the early 20th century famously began a great migration from the “old country”. The classic stories of Ellis Island often start with New York City. The entire northeast enjoys a beautiful la...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor NIAF Chairman Emeritus Jerry Colangelo at the Foundation’s Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Colangelo will be receiving the inaugural Jerry Colangelo Sports Excellence Award in recognition of hi...

The Italian Association of Arizona is excited to announce its 7th Italian Festival, celebrating all things Italian. This two-day event will entertain and delight guests with live music, delicious Italian food and wine, entertainment, authentic Italian art and more. This year’s event will begin Saturday, February 26th at 11:30 am with a parade and o...

Pasta has always been there for me when I needed it. When I'm sad, a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. When I'm celebrating, a decadent heap of seafood linguine with blackened scallops in a white wine butter sauce. Pasta is my favorite dining partner and it never lets me down.    I've been eating a lot of pasta lately. From the baked penne with n'du...

For the last 18 years Jeff Miceli, founder of Mici Italian, has been on a mission to solve an issue plaguing the $47b pizza industry ? speed and quality. While the vast majority of pizza restaurants can own one ? he wanted to own both. Now, with six ? and soon to be seven ? Colorado-based restaurants, a systemwide AUV of $1.2m, an award shelf full...

Peter Fogel wants to give Phoenicians a laugh heading into 2022. The pandemic has made it feel like “two years that everyone lost their lives,” he said. “People are looking to laugh. They got to get back to their lives.” Fogel is the star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & The Therapy Continues,” which began a four-week run at the Herber...

When: Friday, December 03, 2021 At 6:00 pm - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles with the Diplomatic Corps of Arizona - Entrance : With fee Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will perform live at the 31st Annual Ambassadors' Ball in honor of Italy, benefiting the Diplomatic Corps of Arizona Scholarship Fund and the Students at Thu...