To judge from the plate, Italy is taking over Utah. Every time a restaurant closes, an Italian restaurant takes its place. Yes, I’m exaggerating. Yes, you’ve likely read my complaints about this before. But imagine how dismal it feels, after 35 years of extolling and promoting creative regional cuisine, to be faced with so few new choices: a fast-c...

Valter Nassi is joining us to share his newest book, The Magic of The Table. He also discusses the importance of Salt Lake City as a culinary environment and the ceremony of food and family and how it becomes love. More about Valter Nassi Valter is a lifetime culinary artist and expert restaurateur whose life’s story takes him from Monte San Savino...

With the help of three Italian workmen, Aphrodite made a grand entrance at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation on Monday — and she didn’t move an inch. A 1,200-pound, 2,000-year-old statue of the Greek goddess — excavated nearly a century ago from the ruins of the volcano-stricken Italian town of Pompeii — was ceremonially uncrated Mo...

Together with ASME, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) will host the following round-table discussion panel for IMECE 2019 conference participants in the advanced manufacturing and related conference tracks. THE ITALIAN WAY TO ADVANCED MANUFACTURING - Discussion panel with experts from advanced manufacturing Moderated Panel Discussion and Reception. We...

Come experience Verdi's heartbreaking masterpiece, "La traviata," the opera that moved Julia Roberts' character to tears in "Pretty Woman." Utah Opera's newly refurbished and ever-popular production features scenic elements designed by Peter Dean Beck and costumes by Susan Memmott Allred. Garnett Bruce will direct the production, and Steven White w...

Friday October 4, 2019 | Salt Lake City: Museum of Creativity and Innovation, 209 East 500 South TheLeonardo.org. Monday October 7, 2019 | 5:00pm | San Francisco, Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. Free Admission | RSVP Required.  The Elfo Puccini Theater arrives in Salt Lake City and San Francisco from Milan with its latest creation dedi...

In questi giorni in tour negli Stati Uniti, dopo essere stata ad Atlanta per un breve saluto agli italiani del posto, l’on. Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta in Centro e Nord America, il 13 e 14 settembre è a Salt Lake City. È la prima volta che un parlamentare italiano va a incontrare la ormai florida comunità italiana lì residente....

Students from every department at the University of Utah study Italian for many reasons ⁠— for creating films, understanding history, pursuing a minor or wanting to study abroad. In a small department, professor of Italian language and culture and Section Head Giuliana Marple said, “[The students] make my day. It doesn’t feel like work with their e...

Festa Italiana, an annual celebration of Italian culture and traditions, will mark its fifth anniversary this year by using profits from the event to support Catholic Community Services of Utah’s homeless and refugee outreach services. “Festa Italiana SLC was born out of members of the Italian American Civic League (IACL) who had the idea of creati...

Contessa Aurora de Petris Fraggianni appears as herself in many episodes of the popular series Proper Manors, which is filmed in Utah. Proper Manors is a soap opera about a group of recently graduated teenagers in the small town of Proper, USA. They begin to discover that they are all merely pawns in the games that the adults of Proper play. Season...