The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade and Festival today announced a new series of social distanced and virtual events celebrating Italian Heritage Month. This year’s celebration will be different and there will be many opportunities for the Italian-American community and those who want to celebrate Italian culture to do so this year. Italian H...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are proud to present the Leonardo Award 2020 . This award recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career researchers/scholars working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Winners of the 2020 Leonard...

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate General in San Franci...

Last month World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani reopened his popular Italian restaurant, Capo’s, with an entire brand expansion featuring a new chef, logo and menu with a new focus on Detroit pizza. Chef Gemignani first introduced the Detroit pizza to San Francisco at his flagship restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, eight years ago. As Detroit pie...

There’s a new type of gelato in town, and it’s plant-based. Traditional Italian gelato has always been a lighter version of ice cream, but artisans are now experimenting with oat milk and other plant-based ingredients to make the treat healthy, delicious, and dairy-free. Now, vegans don’t have to compromise their diet in order to enjoy the perfect...

The more-than-century-old Tosca Cafe has landed in a temporary new home this summer in a space with a long history of its own. After a brief run as a takeout-only spot in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood during the early days of the pandemic, the restaurant has set up tables outside the landmark church that now houses art venue Saint Joseph...

Inspired by European bistros and cafés, San Francisco has started opening up outdoor spaces for customers to dine alfresco. Mayor London Breed specified the guidelines for restaurants to safely serve customers outside, at least until indoor dining can safely resume.  The city has offered special permits to restaurants that don’t have space for a “p...

Vado verso dove vengo (I’m Going Where I Came From) is a documentary that tells the per- sonal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad and of those who returned and who stayed in the small towns of Lucania region - known today as Basilicata. From New York City to Aliano, from London to Castelmezzano, the voices of emigrants and of their descendan...

Capo’s in North Beach, the popular family-style Italian restaurant known for its Chicago-style pizza, has rebranded during the pandemic and now features small plates and, most important, Detroit-style pizzas. Along with the pivot comes a name change. Capo’s, which has been closed since March and was previously called Capo’s Pizza and Fine Italian D...

The Italian artistic excellence, wherever you are: all you need is an Internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the ItaliaFestival Association and with participation of some of the most prestigious Italian Festivals, presents over two months of high-quality shows in...