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When Michael Elefante was bussing tables at his family’s Italian restaurant at the age of 5, virtually every dish on the menu was ladled with red tomato sauce. These days, as executive chef at the same eatery, he’s pushing culinary boundaries in a way that honors the traditions of old school Italia while exploring the potential that seasonality can...

Forward Giuseppe Rossi signed Thursday with Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, 21 months after his last competitive match. The 33-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, had spent his entire professional career in Europe after moving when he was 12 to join Parma's youth academy. He has been derailed by five major knee injuries. Rossi played for Manch...

De Ann Letourneau will be a small footnote in the history of the Earl Falmouth Stradivarius when she plays it this weekend. The $6.6 million violin has changed hands and stages countless times in the centuries since it was first fashioned. And its next appointment will be March 6 in the hands of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s concertmaster at Festa S...

Celine “CeCe” Cimino (Patricelli) passed away suddenly February 21st surrounded by her loving family; vivacious and vibrant to the end. Celine was a long time Mercer Island resident where she was known for her years of primary school teaching, her Italian cooking and her radiant personality.  Born in Seattle in 1939 to a large Italian family, Celin...

Essendo il Console Onorario d’Italia prossimo al raggiungimento dei limiti d’eta’ si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco intende procedere alla nomina del Console Onorario a Portland, Oregon. Il Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di San Francisco, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente...

On a small Hawaiian island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the odds of finding authentic Italian cuisine seem slim to none. Perfectly ripe tropical fruits, hefty plate lunches, and freshly caught fish are familiar and expected, but we are here to discover the diamond in the rough, and that’s Matteo’s Osteria. The ambiance of the restaurant is a...

Italy-based confectionery group Ferrero has set up another distribution outlet in the US with plans to take on 50 workers during its first year of operation. The more than 640,000 sq m facility is located in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, and will become operational around mid-March. "Ferrero is investing in our presence and business in t...

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano is scheduled to open at Casino Del Sol on Monday, March 2. “We are eager to open Bellissimo and share our love for freshly made pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts with our guests,” said Ryan Clark, executive chef at Casino Del Sol. “We didn’t want to open just any Italian restaurant. We wanted as much as possible to...

For six hours every Saturday, Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge at The Palazzo transforms into a brunch of bacchanalian proportions. Making people merry since 2011, the Lavo Party Brunch is all over-the-top fun. Let’s start with decadent menu items like almond-crusted French toast with cinnamon, and panettone-and-white-polenta pancakes with whipped...

This month, celebrated Scottsdale, AZ chef and restaurateur Gio Osso of Virtù Honest Craft opens a casual yet elegant spinoff concept called Pizzeria Virtù right down the street from Virtù Honest Craft in Old Town Scottsdale. The focus of Pizzeria Virtù is Neapolitan pizza, and the menu will also feature Italian small plates and a selection of sala...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Lucia Galizia will share her life's story with our group - a very interesting one! You won't want to miss Lucia first-hand! Here's a little about Lucia: she came to the U.S. from Naples in the mid-1960s and has been a driving force behind the Italian communi...

The Cannara Italian Sister City Exchange Project is hosting a benefit dinner Feb. 29 at Amavi Cellars, 3796 Peppers Bridge Road. Cugini Italian Import and Deli will serve up the family-style Italian dinner at 6 p.m. Seats at the dinner are $125. Each ticket sold will help build upon the legacy of local Italian heritage and provide young people the...