by Mira Oberman The United States will have little legal argument for turning down an extradition request should Italy seek the return of Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British housemate. In the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case, a court in Florence on Thursday sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison for killi...

by Dan Meyers   Mario Francesco Batali was born in 1960 in Seattle and spent his high school years studying in Madrid before attending Rutgers University. He threw himself headfirst into the culinary world after college, and before long he was head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, and soon after that he opened his first restaurant i...

Una delle opinioni più ricorrenti tra i graditi ospiti di questa rubrica è quella secondo la quale l'unione tra la creatività italiana e il fecondo ambiente americano genera opportunità e successi altrimenti molto difficili. Capita in vari campi, ma mai come in quello della ricerca. Sono migliaia gli scienziati, gli intellettuali e i ricercatori it...

Missioni a Portland e Seattle per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale d'Italia a San Francisco che nelle due città raccoglierà le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. La missione avverrà mercoledì 11 e giovedì 12 marzo a Portland; venerdì 13 e sabato 14 marzo a Seattle.   I connaziona...

One of Seattle's best-known Italian chefs is expanding his geographic reach. In partnership with long-time associate Tricia Harte, chef Luigi DeNunzio is taking over the vacant Pizza Hut space at 2743 E. Madison (at the corner of Martin Luther King) and hopes to open Aglio e Olio before the end of the year.   DeNunzio is a fixture of Seattle...

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)WHERE: 14300 Greenwood Ave N – 14300 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 Questa lecture in italiano e' aperta ai soli membri de Il Punto! This lecture in Italian is open only to Il Punto members. Due to the size of the room, we must limit the number of participants to 25. Re...

By Rita Cipalla A century ago in Black Diamond, Wash., the freight trains arrived empty twice a day and twice a day they left, loaded with coal. Railroad assistant Amos Ungherini would go down the line each day in a hand-pumped "speeder" to weigh the cars. Back then, the railroad was more than just a way to get coal to market. It was the lifeblood...

by Providence Cicero   When Travis Rosenthal took over the Italian restaurant Panevino on Broadway, he might have renamed it Tarantella, continuing the dance theme he established with his Spanish restaurant Tango and his rum bar, Rumba. Instead he chose Corretto, after the booze-bolstered shot of espresso that Italians call caffé corretto —...

by Adam H. Callaghan   Named for a monastery near Venice, Italian restaurant San Fermo opens its doors today, about half a year later than expected. The wait has produced a gorgeous blend of rusticity and modernity inside and out of the historic Pioneer Houses, which were moved to Ballard years ago from the International District.   A...

by Ted Land   There are strong indicators that a region is experiencing economic prosperity -- new construction, growing population, and higher wages. Well how about Ferraris?   "I would say the Northwest region is getting more active lately," said William Howard, regional director for the Ferrari Club of America, which held their ann...