Sail away for a night in San Diego’s Little Italy to celebrate the largest themed Italian-American gala in the country, Ferragosto! Returning for its final year with the theme, “Pirates Invade Sicily,” Ferragosto will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. in Little Italy’s Amici Park. Expe...

Please join us for a meet-and-greet at Amici House in Little Italy as we host a reception for Team Italy and offer our congratulations to the squad for securing its ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games! You can read more about the team here. Refreshments and heavy appetizers will be served. Please be sure to register so we know you are attending.After...

Italian chef Artie Sabella has come full circle. More than 30 years ago he presided over a small Oceanside restaurant called Terracina. The ensuing years brought changes to both the man and the location, but Sabella is back at 2757 Long Beach Rd. On Wednesday evening, he and his wife, Tracey, opened a chic, new Italian restaurant called Tutti Noi,...

The owner of Gelato 101 in Encinitas is dishing out more than frosty treats -- he also had a first helping of a totally different life on two wheels. It's a life not talked about much anymore. "The only other job I had was a professional cyclist. I was collecting the miles in Italy for several years until I was 22, when I got injured -- hence the c...

Get ready to party and benefit your Neighborhood all at the same time! It is that time of the year again! Ferragosto's final event: "Pirates Invade Sicily" is heading to Little Italy on Saturday, August 17, 2019. There will be pirates, shipwrecks, dancing, food, and giving for Little Italy's deserving charities. Reserve your seat and party and bene...

Trattorias in Italy are a family style, casual dining establishment usually owned by a family which serves traditional comfort food. Rosemary Trattoria, recently opened on Orange Avenue, achieves that definition with a variety of traditional dishes that have been received very well by the community. In fact the comments flying around town are very...

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It sends clouds across the dance space. Dancers come, kneel, let her wash the smoke over them. I swear. Barrio Logan. Full of surprises...

Barrio Logan has new neighbors, who moved into the area 11 months ago and have been painstakingly renovating a house on Logan Avenue; they’re finally ready to invite you over for dinner. Ciccia Osteria is run by Francesca Penoncelli and Mario Cassineri, a chef couple who began their culinary training in Italy at age 14 and traveled the globe togeth...

Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

San Diego is having an Italian moment. Still, despite having a “Little Italy” and a Gaslamp District once silly with Italian joints, local Italian food offerings over the past several decades have been disappointing.  And while some recent high-profile Italian openings have promised change, it’s an unheralded one that might just steal the show: Caf...