American Amanda Knox will not return to Italy for a retrial in the 2007 death of her British roommate, a spokesman for the Knox family said. David Marriott said Knox had never agreed to attend, and there's "no requirement she be there." Still, there remains the possibility that Italy could request her extradition from the United States.   R...

Il Punto, the Italian Cultural Center of Seattle, announces that it is holding its first of what will be an annual fundraising dinner and Italian cultural event. April 25, 2015, 7pm-11pmCourtyard Hall - 720 238th St SE, Bothell, WA 98021RSVP by Monday, April 20   Enjoy amazing food including Italian antipasti, homemade lasagna all...

To walk down Ballard Ave is to notice that funny old green house. It looks like a home where Laura Ingalls Wilder and family might have hunkered down for a long prairie winter, dropped improbably in a tight-shouldered row of brick and stone storefronts otherwise pulsing with bars and boutiques.   The structure is actually two houses fitted t...

Da alunno delle elementari di Gioiosa Jonica, in provincia di Reggio Calabria, a docente d'italiano tra i più apprezzati negli Stati Uniti. Giuseppe Tassone insegna nella Seattle University e nella University of Washington, università pubblica fondata nel 1861 a Seattle, nello stato di Washington.   È la più grande del Nord-Ovest americano e...

On Friday, Oct. 3, who should walk into Il Terrazzo Carmine, the classic Italian restaurant in Pioneer Square? It was one of American cinema's greatest actors Al Pacino, in town to visit family. Pacino was dressed in black, with his hair standing straight up. He arrived in a party of seven, choosing Carmine's because he wanted great Italian food an...

The ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter fall meeting was just another great success. Almost 100 people gathered to listen to our four amazing speakers and to visit the BAM.   After the visit we enjoyed talks form Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington that talked about...

by Rita Cipalla   In an industrial area just south of downtown Seattle, under the shadow of CenturyLink Field and down the street from several auto repair shops, sits a small nondescript brick building whose no-frills exterior belies its interior hidden treasures.   Known as Big John's PFI, which stands for Pacific Food Importers, the...

Never let it be said that Joe Fugere, owner of Seattle's Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, won't move heaven and earth, or even a pizza oven, to create delicious, perfectly baked pizza for a customer, particularly when that customer is Barak Obama.   During President Obama's 2012 visit to Seattle, Fugere arranged for a 4,000-pound portable wo...

by John Viola   As many of you are already aware, Tuesday marked a disappointing day for the Italian American community around the nation and most specifically in Seattle, Wash., because the City Council of Seattle voted unanimously to declare the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day," replacing the traditional celebration of...

October 9, 2014My name is Lisa Marchese. I am a second generation Italian-American and Seattle native, having grown up in the Italian community here in Rainer Valley. Golda Meir once said that you can't shake hands with a clenched fist.The Seattle Italian community was not only offered a clenched fist by the City Council – we were told that we sho...