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Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli located at 9500 W. Sahara Ave in Las Vegas is preparing for one of their busiest times of the year – the holiday season. Siena Italian is now booking the beautifully appointed banquet room, as well as, reserving large table areas in the restaurant for corporate office parties or groups of friends and famil...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore Family at the Foundation's Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "NIAF is proud to return to Phoenix and honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore family for the...

My good acquaintance Dennis Caldirola invited me to sign copies of my latest titles at Seattle’s Italian Festa, and I was thrilled. Surnamed Sanelli, it’s a festival I love. The invitation gets better: “I can’t find another Italian author this year. People are still hesitant about crowds. You can have the table for yourself.” Well, an invitation li...

Singing has always been a spiritual affair for Andrea Bocelli. This holiday season, it’s a family affair as well as Bocelli embarks on a tour with his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia. Both are featured on Bocelli’s latest album, A Family Christmas, and will appear at MGM Grand Arena to accompany their father on songs from t...

Vito’s, a treasured Seattle landmark on First Hill, has seen a lot of ups and downs during the past seven decades. Opened in 1953 by brothers Vito and Jimmy Santoro, the restaurant drew its clientele from many walks of life – politicians and newspaper reporters, sports stars and business owners, and many of the doctors and nurses who worked at near...

Mici Italian (Mici) a fast-growing, family-owned fast casual chain based out of Denver, Colorado, will debut their second location in Arizona, set to open this winter. The location will be the fourth franchise location of the family-run brand, joining the Gilbert, AZ location which opened earlier this year. Mici’s new restaurant is located at 24750...

Nestled in the corner of Desert Ridge, Sfizio Modern Italian Kitchen is a cozy, dimly lit spot perfect for an intimate evening for two or a glass of wine with friends. The candle-lit environment features dark wood accents, with vibrant pops of color found throughout the space. The kitchen is an open concept, allowing guests to view Chef Rocco work...

Little Italy of Scottsdale started when Brandon and Michele Gioffre, New Yorkers who moved to Arizona with their three daughters in 2019, were in search of a taste of home.When the Gioffress went out, they weren’t finding their favorite East Coast-style Italian dishes nor could they track down some ingredients to cook at home. Michele asked family...

The Italy of innovation and investment has been showcased in Seattle for the first time since the pandemic, with the “Primo Innovare” (First Innovate) initiative. “Primo Innovare” took place on 16 November 2022 in Seattle, the American Pacific Coast city that is home to giants like Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and Starbucks. Ten innovative Italian sta...

A long-mothballed restaurant in downtown Portland has now been revived. Il Solito, the homestyle Italian American spot inside Kimpton Hotel Vintage at 627 SW Washington St., began serving customers Nov. 2 after a two-and-a-half-year absence. The business temporarily closed in March 2020, like every other restaurant in the state, to help quell the s...

If you’ve ever been to Italy, you know what it’s like to fall in love. Beyond quaint countrysides, weathered city streets and works of art just about everywhere you look, it really is the carb-filled dream laced with aromas of cheese and espresso that you always imagined it’d be. For lovers of Italian foods in Hawai‘i, this means yearning. Frequent...

Cinema Italian Style features some of the best Italian films from 2022, and a retrospective classic from Antonioni. Now in its 14th year, the festival will take place November 10-17, 2022. Join us for una settimana di straordinari film italiani presented by Flyhomes and Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association. Passes & tickets on sale now! IN THEAT...