It’s a big day for Farming Hope. The Refettorio San Francisco, one of the spaces designed by Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore’s non-profit, Food for Soul, opened its doors for a celebration on a Sunday evening, November 7th. Located in the heart of the city, Refettorio SF reflects local design and aims at offering an uplifting experience for the wh...

After 29 years of business, the famous Venticello Ristorante, an Italian dining establishment located on top of Nob Hill in San Francisco, is closing forever. San Francisco Chronicle, which shares similar ownership with SFGATE, first reported that the restaurant’s closure was the effect of the pandemic in the city’s tourism. The initial closure of...

LITaly: New Italian Writing in Translation, a title that is a play on Italy and literature, is a project organised by the  Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco to promote the translation of new Italian authors in the United States.  An anthology of nine writers (Andrea Esposito, Ilaria Gaspari, Francesco Longo, Eleonora Marangoni, Paolo Pece...

The Sixth Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the world is here! Get ready to taste the special Italian menus offered at several participating restaurants vetted by the Academia della Cucina Italiana di San Francisco. As the new Consul General of Italy I’m pleased to welcome you and I am sure you will enjoy la “straordinaria cucina italiana!” This ye...

Hundreds of planes grounded at airports around the world. Empty, lonely streets. People looking from inside their windows. These are some of the images we all remember about March 2020. It was the beginning of the pandemic and of the Italian first lockdown that would last almost two months. This is also the start of Harvest 2020, a documentary prod...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome the community to this special screening free of charge. Come and join the Italian Cultural Institute in celebrating the spirit of hope and wonder Dante so beautifully captures in the final verse of the Inferno: "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. - And thence we came forth to...

Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in the nineties – into the abstract. G...

The Consorzio di Tutela Vini d'Abruzzo is pleased to announce its participation in the Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour taking place in New York at the Second Floor Eventi hotel on October 25th, and in San Francisco at The Clift Royal Sonesta hotel on October 27th. The Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour is one of the most important and prominent...

Invented and refined in the early sixteenth century, and achieving widespread popularity and usage in the eighteenth century, the pastel is one of the most expressive and adaptable media in art history, surviving nearly unchanged for five centuries of human creativity and design. Furio Rinaldi, curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, wil...

This coming fall is to live and love. This is a season to enjoy culture, art, food, reading, all the Italian way. October is Italian Heritage Month, with the traditional Parade that came back to the streets of North Beach on October 10th. People could enjoy the event in person, tasting Italian food while cheering and waving the Tricolore flags. And...