Ask any Italian in Seattle about the topic of pizza and it will certainly cause a fair amount of debate. Some of us have our favorites, our guilty pleasures and some might say good pizza outside of Italy doesn't exist. "De gustibus non est disputandum", an old Latin maxim says, "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes", and it cannot be more...

Live performances, audio-visual arts, foods, hands-on activities, games and a lively marketplace explore the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Italy and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest at Seattle Center Festál: The Italian Festival, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, in Seattle Center Arm...

By Claudio Bisogniero In great news for the Italian community of Seattle, there is a new Italian Cultural Center opening up soon in the city called Il Punto!. The founders are in the process of receiving non-profit status from the State of Washington and is currently securing a location to make the office.   The cultural center will offer I...

by Phuong Lee   Italian-Americans say they feel insulted by the decision of Seattle city council to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day.   The new holiday honours the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle. It will be celebrated on the second Monday in October, traditionally...

by Rita Cipalla   This is the story of two cities on two continents brought together by a visionary corporate executive and a mutual love of onions. In December, if all goes according to plan, Walla Walla, Wash., famous for the sweet onion that bears its name, will sign an agreement with Cannara, a small town in central Umbria, to becom...

by Michela Tartaglia   If you have ever wondered about the origin of the name P-Patch, you are not alone. The "P" stands for Picardo, the involuntary founder of the marvelous community garden project in Seattle area. When Ernesto Picardo, with his two brothers Orazio and Sabino started farming in South Park along the Duwamish River in 1...

by Julia Wayne   Wedgwood is getting a brand new haven for Italian food, with Veraci Pizza coming soon to the former Zaw space (7320 35th Ave NE). The build out will start in November, with a projected opening date of February 2016.   As Veraci made its initial impact at the farmers markets, owner Marshall Jett says the team will be l...

Italy's high court on Tuesday harshly faulted the appeals court that acquitted American student Amanda Knox of murdering her roommate, saying its ruling was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions. It ordered a new appeals court to consider all the evidence to determine whether Knox helped kill the young woman.   In...

By Joel Connelly   A bevy of Italian American groups, voicing their "deep frustration," will unveil on Thursday morning a "comprehensive push back program" against the Seattle City Council decision to dump Columbus Day in favor of a new Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October.   Italy's ambassador to the United States,...

It's big news when one of Seattle's most family-friendly pizzerias--and our pick for one of the best kid-friendly happy hours in town--introduces a new member of its own family: D'Asporto, its first mobile pizza truck. Tutta Bella's retrofitted shipping container is outfitted with an Acunto wood-fired oven straight from Napoli, Italy. In Neapolitan...