By Nickolas Marinelli   As festa season in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to unfold, Italians, Italian-Americans and Italophiles are gathering to gorge on all the Italianità they can get their hands on. From Sacramento to San Jose, and from Stockton to San Francisco, there is no shortage of Italian celebrations this summer.   Do...

Carlo Canna and Ornel Gega helped Italy past the United States in their rugby Test in San Jose, California.Italy have claimed their first win of the year with a hard-fought 24-20 victory over the United States at Avaya Stadium on Saturday. The boot of Carlo Canna led Italy to their win as the fly-half contributed 14 points, while Ornel Gega crosse...

by Aaron Carnes   Espresso isn't just a caffeinated base for concoctions of flavored syrups and whipped cream. Nor is it the most caffeinated type of coffee. However, in its simpler and more traditional forms, espresso is the star at Bel Bacio Italian Cafe, the latest addition to San Jose's growing Little Italy neighborhood. Bel Bacio serves...

di Sveva Alagna   Più che programmatori, sono veri e propri inventori digitali i partecipanti a BattleHack Prize 2015, che si è tenuto in California, a San Jose, nelle 24 ore comprese tra il 15 e il 16 novembre.   A vincere il premio di 100 mila dollari, un gruppo di ragazzi italiani: «Ci hanno detto tutti che è la prima volta che un...

The Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) will be presenting its 32nd Annual Italian Family Festa 2012 in San Jose next month.Italian culture and local history will convene in an eventful weekend-long celebration at the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens beginning Saturday, August 25th and continuing through Sunday, August 26th. "We are please...

So it looks like there is some movement in San Jose's new Little Italy neighborhood. First off, Paesano's is about to get some company. Bel Bacio Cafe should be opening any week now and they are also trying to get a Pizzeria/Wine Bar.   The giant arch at the entrance of Little Italy is a go (design below). Last but not least, they are raisin...

by Little Italy San Jose   As 2015 comes to an end, Little Italy San Jose is proud of the accomplishments we have made over the past 5 years since we became a 501c3 organization. It is because of the tremendous support we have had from all of you that we were able to Build our 31 foot Landmark Arch, Install the 30+ banners of Italian America...

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE "SILICON VALLEY GIVES" OPTION TO HAVE YOUR $25 DONATION MATCHED!   Let the competition begin!!! Little Italy San Jose will be hosting a Little Italy Cannoli tournament at Bel Bacio (Bel Bacio - 350 W. Julian St #4 San Jose, CA). We will be bringing together contestants from Pastry chefs, to Italian Bakeries, to...

By Leeta-Rose Ballesterl Residents have an opportunity to enjoy the "sweet Italian life" and to help preserve a piece of history at the Italian Family Festa, sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation. The Festa, which takes place on Aug. 23 and 24 at Guadalupe River Park, is free and begins at 11 a.m. both days, and closes at 8 p.m. Sa...

by Mary Gottschalk   The Italian American Heritage Foundation is honoring the surviving two founders of the group at the upcoming Un Ballo d'Amore. The first is Joe Guerra Jr., a longtime Willow Glen resident who with his brother Louie worked in his family's grocery story on S. First Street, eventually turning it into a sporting goods store...