The cuisine of Italy brings people together—perhaps this is why last year's Festa Italiana drew more than 20,000 attendees. That's a high bar to set, but the organizers of this year's event are expecting yet another huge turnout. In preparation for the fourth annual Festa Italiana, the Italian-American Civic League and Alfa Romeo of Salt Lake have...

Today on Fresh Living Marco Stevanoni, Executive Chef and Sommelier of his own restaurant VENETO Ristorante Italiano, joined the hosts to share his story. Marco Stevanoni is an Italian citizen, born and raised in Verona, Italy, who came to Utah on a cross-country ski scholarship with the University of Utah. Today, his focus is on sharing his Italia...

Mamma mia! Utah can’t seem to get enough of the Mirenda family and their Sicilian cooking. Francesco and Giuseppe, the father-son duo behind the popular eateries Sicilia Mia and Antica Sicilia, have opened a third in Sugar House, called Dolce Sicilia (with a fourth planned for downtown Salt Lake City later this year). The name of the newest spot...

Italy's Mauro Nespoli sealed his maiden individual Archery World Cup victory as he won the men's recurve event in Salt Lake City. Nespoli, the 12th seed, beat Dutchman Steve Wijler 6-2 at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center to ensure he topped the podium at a World Cup for the first time. The triumph for the Italian also guaranteed his place at the...

Since Mother's Day is this week, I decided to invite my mom to visit Italian Village (5370 S. 900 East, 801-266-4182) with me for this article. I thought we'd order up some pasta, critique the place together and have a few laughs—which we did, of course. However, when I booked this pre-Mother's Day get together, I was unaware that this very same It...

Salt Lake County Councilman and Utah businessman Sam Granato has died after a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67 years old. “Sam passed away peacefully at home this afternoon surrounded by loved ones,” his family said in a statement. “He fought an amazing battle with cancer over two years.” Granato, a Democrat, was first elect...

Promuovere lo studio della lingua italiana e incoraggiare gli studenti americani a sostenere l’esame Ap di italiano. Questo l’obiettivo del Comites di San Francisco che, attraverso la Commissione lingua e cultura, ha organizzato una simulazione online del test per gli studenti residenti nella circoscrizione consolare (Northern California, Utah, Ida...

There's a way of looking at Marina Costa-Jackson's operatic career as the most obvious development in the world. And there's a way of looking at it as a fairly improbable destination. The soprano makes her Utah Opera debut in a joint production that finds her playing Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, but sh...

Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a public performance for the first time ever in Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., it was announced Monday. The concert is the first stop on a seven-city U.S. tour the Italian singer-songwriter plans to make late this year, with performances in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Pitts...

Utah Opera's 40th anniversary season continues with a celebratory double-score production of Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi." The shows will be performed five times at the Janey Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on March 10, 12, 14, 16 at 7:30 PM, and March 18th at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $15-$105, are available for purcha...