Scuderie Italia is dishing out elevated cuisine at reasonable prices with a casual atmosphere showcasing its Italian race car-themed eatery in Pacific Beach. The improved Italian bistro at 1525 Garnet Ave., previously Caffe Bella Italia, is now also serving a weekend lunch offering its full menu of flavorful Italian dishes, along with American clas...

It’s April in San Diego, spring is in the air, and a sense of hope and renewal can be felt through our city streets. This month also signals that baseball season is upon us—another crucial milestone being met, perhaps, in our collective grasp for a return to normality. While we root for a great season for our beloved Padres, however, another import...

Two of San Diego’s best-known Italian restaurateur trios have unveiled new culinary projects this week. The three Romans behind 2-year-old Cesarina Ristorante in Point Loma announced plans for Angelo, a multifaceted project that’s a pizzeria, mozzarella factory, cake bakery and catering business that will open early next year. And the Milanese trio...

March 11, 12, 18, 19, 2021. 8:00 am PST / 11:00 am EST. Tickets $25-30 for the series. Join us for a virtual exploration of one of the most magical cities in Italy! Each live event will last about 1 hour and you will have a chance to ask questions :) Register here. You will receive a link after your ticket purchase. 3/11 - Spaccanapoli. 3/12 - Piaz...

Team Italy sluggers Robel Garcia and John Andreoli have been popular on the waiver wire in recent years. 27-year-old Robel Garcia, who made his 2019 MLB debut while playing second base as well as the corner outfield positions for the Chicago Cubs, was claimed by the Houston Astros on February 27, 2021 after being designated for assignment by the Lo...

Allegro, a new modern Italian restaurant from the San Diego Dining Group, plans to open its doors on Valentine’s Day in Little Italy. Allegro takes over the space at 1536 India St. formerly occupied by Indigo Grill, which closed last year after a 20-year run. Allegro joins San Diego Dining Group’s three Gaslamp Quarter restaurants: Greystone Steakh...

The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Marianna Brunetto, she discusses some cherished remembrances of her time growing up in Little Italy and the impetus that led her to take a leadership role with the Little Italy Association. Without question, Marianna Bru...

Happy Fonso bongos away to a recorded song coming out of his car. “Working for tips,” his cardboard signs says. “Your help is needed and appreciated. Thanks!” Except, since the lockdown, Old Town is pretty-much deserted. In the silence, you can hear his two-note bongos up and down San Diego Avenue. A couple of dollar bills sit in his tips bucket. “...

We are beginning a new year in these unusual times, hoping the ICC community is healthy and in good spirits. Let's start 2021 in Venice! Enjoy a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Cultural Italy. You will be guided by a Venetian art historian and guide in the discovery of 18th Century Venice: its masks, everyday life, art, stunning arc...

Sun, December 20, 2020. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM CET. A Virtual Seasonal Celebration for the Households of ICC Members & Friends. Sign up by Friday December 18 and you will receive a Zoom Link on Saturday December 19. The small contribution ($5 members; $10 non-members) will be used to support our harpist and to continue producing ICC events. Thank you...