Minuti Coffee, with 12 locations open in Texas, isn’t going to overtake Starbucks and its nearly 15,000 U.S. stores anytime soon, but the brand isn’t afraid to go up against the Seattle-based coffee behemoth. “We’ll open up right next door to a Starbucks because we take customers away from them,” said Charles Dechiro, Minuti Coffee’s executive VP o...

It’s taken more than 30 years, but one artfully-decorated Seattle favorite has finally expanded. Bizzarro Italian Cafe — the part flea market, part pasta spot, part trippy carnival destination in Wallingford — has opened up a second location in White Center. Right now, it has takeout, delivery via DoorDash, and limited outdoor seating available (di...

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date Italian wine course available. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Italian wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. Created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, (Wine Scholar Guild Education Director for Italy) w...

The Verone family has been crafting Italian sausage, using only all-natural pork casings with spices and water, since 1923 — well before then if you count Joe Verone’s grandfather developing the recipe in Italy before immigrating to the U.S. A family recipe for the flagship sweet Italian has broadened to include a Louisiana hot, jalapeno cheddar, b...

More than a century ago, Our Lady of Mount Virgin, located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, was once the heart of Seattle’s Italian community. In 1915, when the church was built, about 215 Italian families called the neighborhood home. As new immigrants arrived, Our Lady of Mount Virgin was one of the first places they would visit for informa...

The Aquilini family knows how to grow a successful business, whether it be a professional ice hockey team or a Washington State wine.  Through its conglomerate Aquilini Investment Group, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., family members own the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, along with restaurants, digital media companies, a film set, a...

Blaine residents will soon be able to get their Italian food fix, from cream-filled cannoli to gourmet pizza, with the opening of a new restaurant on Peace Portal Drive. The Rustic Fork Eatery is slated to offer indoor family dining, a 21-plus bar area and outdoor seating for community members starting Thursday, December 17. “We wanted to start out...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate businesses, arts and cultural organizations across the state, every once in a while there comes a silver lining. That was the case this fall when a business in Burien, Wash., forced to close its doors this past spring, ushered in an opportunity for Seattle’s Italian American community. A large property...

We are pleased to share with you the Seattle International Film Festival’s 12th annual "Cinema Italian Style” going virtual for 2020, from December 10-17. The festival is an event uniting the Italian community in Seattle like no other - and now, virtually, we can share with other Italian Sister City communities. We invite your participation in this...

Seattle-based Due Cucina is opening its second location next month in Kirkland, Washington's The Village at Totem Lake, 12670 120th Avenue NE, Suite 170. "We appeal to foodies and discerning diners who love Italian food but don't want to break the bank to eat it," co-founder Davide Macchi said in a company press release. "They can taste the depth o...