The 20th anniversary of sisterhood between Perugia and Seattle occurs this year during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US. Twenty years ago, Mayor Mario Valentini of Perugia signed the sisterhood pact in Seattle with then Mayor Norman Rice. In celebration of the anniversary, a delegation from Seattle will visit Perugia this summer. Lucky fo...

by Sara Jones   Beautiful news, Delancey fans: chef/owner Brandon Pettit (also of next door Essex) is opening a new Italian spot called Dino's Tomato Pie, this time on Capitol Hill. Distinct from Delancey, Dino's will be "more bar than restaurant," reports Seattle Met, and will serve square, thick-crust pizza baked in pans.   (This st...

by Mauro Battocchi   Giorgia Efficace, one of the great officers of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, has been in Portand yesterday and today and will be in Seattle until Sunday to issue electronic passports. As you know, this process generally requires nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulat...

Maserati is known for crafting ultra-luxury, high-performance cars with a suitable price tag to match. However, as the Italian manufacturer continues to expand throughout American markets such as Seattle, the goal is shifting slightly.   In an effort to compete directly with the likes of Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Maserati has re...

by Felice Rotondaro   Cari amici, beginning Monday March 9th, 2015, local realtor and all-around character David Madrid will be hosting a new radio show called "Northwest Italian Radio Show." The show will air every Monday from 3-4 on KKNW 1150-AM.   Each week, David will share stories, music, and information about the Italian America...

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the seventh annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week features 15 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.    Featuring David di Donatello Award-winning films God Willing, Nanni Moretti's My Mother, nuanced drama The Dinner, and actor...

High performance sports car maker Lamborghini inaugurated the Advanced Composite Structure Laboratory (ACSL): a new analysis lab in Seattle for carbon processing. Carbon is the essential element for future car bodies and it allows the company to focus its investments on a technological factor that is fundamental for its production. The Seattle lab...

Their parents didn't immigrate to America. They are not first, second or third generation Italian-Americans. They work in research laboratories at UW, the Hutch, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. They work at Microsoft and Boeing, Amazon and start-up companies. They are the new Italians living and working in Seattle, and they want to creat...

"Think of a Mario Batali grade pasta with high nutritional values served in a place that looks like Shake Shack," says Davide Macchi, giving the elevator pitch for Dueminuti. It's a new entry in the booming fast-casual restaurant market blurring the lines between fancy and fast food, and its first location is landing on Seattle's Capitol Hill in Au...

By Leora Y. BloomIN A CITY where it's increasingly difficult to keep up with the list of restaurant openings and closings, what keeps a Seattle institution such as Capitol Hill's Ristorante Machiavelli popular for so long?   Linda McElroy, who opened Machiavelli in 1988 with her husband, Tom, says the key to the restaurant's success has been...