The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades.   Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken...

ISSNAF Seattle Chapter is pleased to announce the 2013 Fall Meeting, that will take place at the Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004) on Wednesday, Dec. 11th 2013. Also this time, thanks to the generosity of the BAM, attendees will have the chance o access for free the exhibit "A World of Paper, A World of Fashion: Isabelle...

Fabio is coming to town. No, not that Fabio. It's Chef Fabio Viviani made famous from his appearances on Top Chef and a host of other television appearances. And by his lovely Italian accent which opens hearts, minds and mouths to delicious food.   He'll be appearing at the University District Book Store on Monday, December 8th at 2pm to sig...

I first called Italian Family Pizza a few years ago, when they were downtown on First Avenue. "Do you guys deliver to Pioneer Square?" "Nah," came a woman's voice, audibly steeped in Philly cheesesteaks and padded by the cacophonous hum of a busy pizzeria. "We only delivah tah the Hahhhhbaaah Steps."   Translation: "We only deliver...

"Sono nato a Bukavu in Congo nel 1964", I was born in Bukavo, Congo in 1964. Pietro Borghesi starts to talk about his life with the charm of a novelist, the spirit of an Italian from Romagna and the deliberation of an international soul. Behind this man there is a three generations family history intertwined of colorful stories that span betw...

by Doug Knoop   Tickets are on sale now for "A Passion for Beauty: Cinema Italian Style," a new film series at the Seattle Art Museum. The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 with "Ossessione/Obsession," Luchino Visconti's 1942 take on "The Postman Always Rings Twice." The series plays select Thursdays through March 19, when it closes with...

My boyfriend likes really bad Chinese food—the beige and greasy kind, served in karaoke bars and bowling-alley card rooms.   So early on in our relationship, when he told me he wanted to try a teeny-tiny Ravenna Italian restaurant, with a cartoonish red and green sign that gives off a Mama-Mia-You'll-Love-Our-Spaghetti! vibe, I was quick to...

Remember when Lamborghini celebrated the opening of its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington last month? As it turns out, the Italian automaker also released a promotional video touting its use of forged composite, a development that the supercar brand counts as one of the most important ones to come from its Advanced...

HANNO la forma di orologi. Di braccialetti da mettere al polso. O di occhiali da inforcare. Quello dei wearable device, piccoli computer da portare sul corpo, è un mercato in rapida espansione, su cui puntano forte colossi come Google (Glass), Samsung (Gear) e Nike (Fuelband).   Il passo successivo? Indossarli, proprio come vestiti: "I nostr...

Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center and Biblioteca Italiana Seattle have finally found a place. After moving out from our previous location in Capitol Hill almost a year ago, we are now happy to open again to the community. The address of the new place is14300 Greenwood Ave N – Seattle, WA 98133 with easy and free parking on street.   Il Punto...