I’ve rarely given much thought to where cookies come from, and neither had the kid. But he could tell I hadn’t picked these up at the supermarket. “Where’d you get these?” he asked, a glazed lemon ricotta cookie in his hand. “Rancho Santa Fe.” “They’re great!” he said through a lemony mouthful. “Wherever that is.” It feels like a trek, almost where...

Little Italy is back in full swing and ready to bring on the bright sunny San Diego summers we all know and love. From dancing the evening away at a popular summer concert to outdoor movies, Little Italy has endless summer fun possibilities for all ages! ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series has already kicked-off in...

Fri, June 18, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST. ONline event. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego. SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will be in conversation with "Luca" director Enrico Casarosa (of Pixar's 2011 Oscar-nominated short "La Luna), producer Andrea Warren ("Lava," "Cars 3"), actor Marco Barricelli (voice of Massimo i...

Chula Vista, the second-largest city in San Diego County, is a remarkably vibrant minority-dominant city as far as American cities go. Its population of 270,000 is 59.8% Hispanic, 85% of whom are Mexican Americans. The median family income in 2019 was $81,727 and the poverty rate just 9.6% — half of California’s 18.2%. By contrast, McCallen, Texas,...

We’re so excited to bring back Taste of Little Italy this year on June 22 and 23 from 4 to 6 p.m., closer to a format you’ve all grown to know and love. As one of the top events in our beautiful neighborhood, it’s a great feeling to be able to welcome everyone back, after the turbulent year we’ve had. For this year’s Taste we currently have 31 part...

Columbus took 36 days to cross the Atlantic. Chula Vista took 488 days to banish a 10-foot statue of him from Discovery Park. But the Italian explorer didn’t have to navigate a worldwide pandemic and reckoning on racial justice issues. After 3 hours of discussion including educators, Kumeyaay Indian officials, Knights of Columbus and Italian group...

This weekend, the Milanese trio behind the popular Pacific Beach pizzeria Ambrogio15 will open a new restaurant that its owners hope will encourage San Diegans to not only re-examine Italian cooking but also the concept of fine dining. Semola, the Ambrogio15 Gstronomy Project will open Saturday evening in the former PrepKitchen restaurant space at...

Italy does so many things right, especially when it comes to enjoying food, drink, and socializing. Aperitivo is one of those things, and the newly opened Ciao Ciao Piadina has captured the spirit of the Italian tradition and brought it to La Jolla. What is Aperitivo? Aperitivo is the Italian tradition of meeting with friends after work to enjoy a...

When: Sun, May 16, 2021 from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM CEST - Organized by Italian Cultural Center of San Diego - Location: Online Event Join SDSU Chair of European Studies Clarissa Clò and UCSD Professor of Italian Studies Pasquale Verdicchio in an exploration of historical causes and experiential observations on the relationship between Italy's North an...

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...