When: Sat, June 4, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT - Where: Nonna + Zucchero, 1735 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 A thrilling adventure through time from the late 19th century and the coming of Italians to San Diego to today's modern-day renaissance. Expert tour guide Anthony M. Davi will guide us through hidden architectural landmarks, archiv...

On Dec. 15, 2021, Sergio Davì motored away from his home port of Palermo, Sicily, on an inflatable boat. On May 20, a group of Italian Americans is spearheading a greeting for him when he arrives at 955 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, his last layover before completing his nearly 10,000 nautical-mile voyage from Italy to Los Angeles with multiple...

Padres CEO Erik Greupner announced the newest inductees into the Padres Hall of Fame on Friday, including former team President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former broadcaster Ted Leitner. The inductions will take place as part of a Home Plate ceremony on Thursday, July 7, prior to the Padres vs. San Francisco Giants game at 6:40 p.m., with Lucchino...

In March, the San Diego Italian Film Festival lost its founder Victor Laruccia to an aggressive form of stomach cancer. He was 80 years old. The festival will celebrate his life with a screening of the Italian film "Mine vaganti/Loose Cannons" at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Victor Laruccia was a big teddy bear of a man, and like a teddy bear h...

Do the words pappardelle, fettuccine, ravioli or tortellini make you feel something? Does hand-rolled pasta dough melting in your mouth accompanied by a rich and savory sauce sound like your idea of a good time? Stick around to discover where the top chart Italian Restaurants in San Diego are.  It would be impossible to tell you the best Italian re...

Ursula Bellugi, the Salk Institute neurobiologist who helped erase the stigma attached to American Sign Language by proving that it is a rich, authentic and nuanced way to communicate, died Sunday in La Jolla. She was 91. The institute said Bellugi died peacefully, leaving a legacy that also includes the important discoveries she made about William...

Cari genitori e amici della IAASD, this is to inform you that IAASD has decided to permanently close its doors in June 2022. These 10 years of activity were wonderful, challenging and extremely satisfying for us. We started out without knowing how far we could go or how long we could last, but our determination and hardwork prevailed. Over the year...

Those who knew Victor Laruccia describe him as larger than life. “Everything was big about him,” said his stepdaughter Jennifer Davies. “He had a big heart, he was generous with his time and his thoughts, he had big hugs — everyone knows the big Victor bear hug — he had a big laugh, a big smile, and most of all, he had a big brain.” The 80-year-old...

I always thought “one day I’m going to have my own business,” said Rogelio, owner of Roger’s Pizzerolo on Mission Gorge Road next door to the now-defunct Souplantation. His dream came true and was, the realization of the American Dream of success through hard work. Roger’s Pizzerolo opened for business this past December. Originally from San Salvad...

The Southern Question has been a major topic in Italian political, economic, and cultural life for a century and more. The South remains a resonant theme in Italian literature and cinema. What consequences has the Question had in controlling the imaginations and actions of intellectuals and those with political and other forms of power? In this lec...