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If you were to shrink Italy and all of its culture, food and music into a 74-acre campus, you would end up with the Italian Festival at Seattle Center. This celebration of all things Italy runs Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center. With multiple wine gardens, live music, cooking demonstrations, bocce (lawn bowling) and more, the Italian Festival h...

Everyone’s Italian when THE ROW brings the Great Italian Festival back to downtown Reno this October. For the 39th year, experience the flavors, sounds and style of Italy right in the heart of The Biggest Little City during the Great Italian Festival from Oct. 9-10. Experience a festival unlike any other, as guests celebrate the Italian culture, tr...

Piero's Italian Cuisine, a Las Vegas fine dining restaurant, will open its doors seven days a week starting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. This marks the restaurant's return to pre-COVID operations from 5:30- 10 p.m. daily. “With the return of Las Vegas conventions, we are thrilled to now reopen Piero’s seven days per week,” said Evan Glusman, General Manag...

Seattle Center Festál: Italian Festival, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-6 pm., Sunday, Sept. 26, at Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion and Green, features art, music, food, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. The festival is the first in the 2021 Festál series to take place in person. The Italian Festiv...

A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

After being in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years, owner and chef Bruno Girardi thought he was ready to retire, but it turns out that the more time he spent away from the kitchen, the more he missed it. In turn, the downtown area between Stone and Church Avenue has been missing the scent and tastes of authentic Italian food. The wait wi...

Arizona men's basketball has hired Riccardo Fois as an assistant coach. Fois was previously a player development coach for the Phoenix Suns during the past two seasons. Prior to that, he spent five seasons working at Gonzaga with Wildcat head coach Tommy Lloyd. "Coach Lloyd and I have developed a close relationship over the years, going back to my...

Comedian Eric D’Alessandro will bring big laughs to The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas when he performs Saturday, 30 October at 9 p.m.Tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees and will go on sale to the general public Friday, 6 August at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, Venetian.com, any box off...

In this series, we’ll share a local restaurant, food store or an event. We have so many wonderful restaurants in our community. This is a great way to promote our local economy and give you a peek at what they have to offer. This time we picked Cafe Pinoli at 1676 W. White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop-Lakeside. As some people refer it, the Café Pinoli...

This month, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Scott Conant is debuting friends-style dining and the first-ever happy hour at Mora Italian in Phoenix along with an expanded happy hour menu inspired by his travels at The Americano in Scottsdale. Giro d’Mora (“Tour of Mora”) is a five-course meal that features an ever-changing lineup of crowd favorites a...

We Americans like to think we own the comfort food genre, but I'd argue the Italians have us beat in the warm, fuzzy, comfort-via-cooking department. Consider Italian chefs who can't spend five minutes in a culinary conversation without mentioning cooking at their mothers' or nonnas' knees. And what about pizza, arguably America's favorite comfort...

From pizza to meatballs and spaghetti, we love Italian food! Lucky for us and all other Italian food and culture lovers out there, there's a festival happening this weekend featuring great Italian food, dancing, and more. The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana SLC—held Sept. 18-19, 2021 at The Gateway...