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Toast to 2023 for a magical experience at Eataly Silicon Valley's rooftop restaurant Terra! Get ready to celebrate the New Year, Italian-style! 'Tis the season to sip away on soft bubbles to delightful tastings of our curated five-course menu. Enjoy full-access to a decadent menu inspired by the flavors, scenery, and traditions of the Italian count...

Once housing the Bank of Italy in downtown Los Angeles, the 1922-built Giannini Building is now home to Hotel Per La, which opened in September. Its Italian name translates to “for the,” a nod to bank founder Amadeo Pietro Giannini’s inclusive spirit, and the hotel’s, too (tag line: it’s for people like you). The 12-storey building was redesigned t...

When: December 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco @INNOVIT, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco Federico Faggin shares his fascinating journey through the ages, from being born in war-time Italy to living the American dream as he became the renown physicist, serial entrepreneur, designer of the first microprocessors...

A beautiful artistic performance, supported by the power of words, has been taking the stage at Club Fugazi in San Francisco since late 2021. And is here to stay. Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story is the name of a show that intentionally brings acrobatics, arts, and reflection together and gives an experience like no other. It takes plac...

In August 1964, an Italian flagged fishing vessel from Fano, Italy, was out dragging nets in the Adriatic Sea. At one point in this journey the fisherman hauled up something much more significant than fish.  When the nets were pulled up there was what appeared to be a shell-encrusted man and the fishermen were startled at the sight of it. The capta...

Best known for his success with the movie My Little Princess, Enzo Zelocchi is a superstar in the making who often wears many hats as an actor, writer, producer, and director. With a career spanning almost a decade, Enzo Zelocchi has won countless movie awards and several nominations as the best actor, writer, producer, and director. With his new f...

San Francisco Comites presents: Celebrating Italian Traditions and Innovation in the Bay Area & The 10th Anniversary of Museo Italo Americano’s Italian Christmas Market. Museo Italo Americano, 2 Marina Blvd -Fort Mason - Building C, San Francisco, CA. Sunday, December 4th. 12-1.30pm. A panel discussion followed by a TASTING of Italian wines and che...

The catastrophic rains and deadly landslide that devastated parts of the island of Ischia, in Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 26, took a long-distance toll on San Pedro, the hillside port community where so many Ischians settled in years past. “We came from an island and we needed to see the ocean,” said Carmela Funiciello, who arrived in San Pedro as a 2...

I have spent my life in this corner. Sometimes when I spend a lot of time working in the back and my customers don’t see me in the store, they get worried. When I arrived in the 1950s it was all countryside, there was no other store but only orange and lemon trees, just like in Sicily.” The corner Rosario Mazzeo is talking about is the one between...

The debut event dedicated to Italy's "Black Gold" unfolded from October 31st to November 6th and featured partnerships with prominent restaurants spanning the city, whose chefs dished out original dishes showcasing the Italian staple. Voted on via the restaurants' social media channels, the winners of LA Balsamic Week 2022 are La Puglia (Wood-fired...

Foodie friends were upset when Venezia—a much-loved Italian restaurant at Palm Canyon and Racquet Club drives in Palm Springs—closed last year. However, sometimes things just work out: The Italian restaurant that opened in the same space soon thereafter is even better.  Palmina by Puglia is owned by the same folks who run Puglia Italian Restaurant...

When it comes to wintertime excellence, few mountains can compete with Mammoth. The California ski resort, in continuous operation since the mid-1950s, has long been a destination where skiers and riders can count on excellent snow conditions. In fact, the mountain is beloved for its extended seasons, often starting in early November and sometimes...