I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Though it’s not set to open until early 2020, the Buona Forchetta Family of restaurants will give a peek into its newest eatery this Saturday, December 7 in South Park during the neighborhood’s Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria event. Dubbed Matteo after founder Matteo Cattaneo, the new non profit restaurant replaces longstanding cafe and bakery Rebecc...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 6:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP required. The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles cordially invites you to celebrate the Holiday Season with "Italian Short Film Day 2019". Presented with Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio & San Diego Italian Film Festival. Joi...

This week, Convivio was thrilled to host a luncheon to welcome the consul general of Italy, Los Angeles, to America's Finest City (and to introduce her to our stellar Italian community, of course). In addition, it is my immense privilege to announce my appointment as the honorary vice consul of San Diego, an honor the consul general officially conf...

Join members of ICC and SDIFF for a night revolving around the world of Elena Ferrante. SDIFF Executive Director Diana Agostini and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will hold a workshop on Elena Ferrante's first two novels: L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The workshop will be taught in English, with references to the original t...

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Where:  Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), 302 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 In this presentation Dr. Clò will discuss The Invisible Glass, a novel written by San Diego native Lawrence Madalena under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl that is set in Italy, at the end of WWII. As...

With Italian restaurants, you learn as you eat, starting with the name, which could be a family name, a place, a restaurant item or a menu description. Let’s review some family names such as: Maestoso or Cesarina, places like Firenze or Positano and a menu or equipment item like Dolce Pano Vino or Il Fornaio. Then there is the menu selection which...

Filling a recently-vacated space in the Little Italy Food Hall at the Piazza della Famiglia is Semola, a new quick-service pasta counter from the team behind Ambrogio15, which operates a pizzeria in the same collective of eateries on India Street, which also includes Mein St. Asian Kitchen, Not Not Tacos by Sam the Cooking Guy, Wicked Maine Lobster...

This has been a banner year — a green, white and red banner, to be exact — for Italian food in San Diego. Seemingly every month has been marked by the opening of another impressive Italian eatery. The mini boom started earlier in the year with Cesarina in Point Loma, Ciccia Osteria in Barrio Logan, Il Dandy in Bankers Hill, and later Il Dandy’s sin...

San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 13th year at the Museum of Photographic Arts with a madcap murder mystery and new leadership. Here's a preview. Being Italian I can say that Italians love to talk and at the San Diego Italian Film Festival they love to talk about films. With 37 film screenings over the past year in San Diego and Encinit...