Italian American Heritage Night at the Crabs is always a treat. Really a treat, with six kinds of home-baked biscotti for sale, Chianti on the wine list, and not one, but two special flavors of Pellegrino at the snack bar. Don’t forget the delicious smell of sausages, peppers and onions on the outdoor grill. “This was the third year we’ve done it,”...

This Tuesday, a luncheon organized by Associate Professor of Italian Studies at UCSB Claudio Fogu to host the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles was supposed to feature one of the world’s top acrobatic air force squadrons: the Frecce Tricolori (the Tricolor Arrows). Leading up to the event, however, the show over East Beach was canceled, which we hav...

Ambrogio by Acquerello, an Italian restaurant in La Jolla, is among 13 California establishments joining the Michelin Guide in July, according to a press release. Michelin says all 13 restaurants have earned the guide's "recommended" designation and are eligible for the Star or Bib Gourmand awards, which will be announced during an Aug. 5 ceremony...

On August 3, experience Italian cars, supercars, and motorcycles—from the unusual to the sublime—in a historic LA location, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Following in the tracks of our successful opening show last year, Macchinissima II brings the same spirit: a little Villa d’Este, a little punk rock, and a lot of Los Angeles. Macch...

When approaching Chef Barbara Pollastrini's namesake newish Hollywood restaurant, it's a little like being invited to a speakeasy in New York City's Soho. Her homey eatery is hidden behind a wall of glass on the first floor of a towering behemoth at Fountain Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard. Press a doorbell and Barbara personally greets her guests in...

I’ve been daydreaming about a food-centric trip that includes a tour of old-school Italian diners, which are common in New Jersey. Ideally, this trip would take place in October, when the chill in the air perfectly complements the hearty fare. Think chicken and eggplant parmesan, meatball subs, and ravioli. Long Beach Island is one possible destina...

A 65-year-old Italian favorite is back in Mountain View.  Giorgio’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, formerly Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too!, opened its doors on June 19 after a three-year renovation that transformed the historic restaurant into a three-story, mixed-use building.  “It’s not Frankie and Johnnie’s name, but it’s the same – same family, sam...

Love pizza? Love Wine? Dreaming of a trip to Italy? Then this cooking competition may be your thing. Just as you start feeling the FOMO of everyone and their friends and family and everyone in between posting pics of their summertime jaunts to Italy, you can try and turn that Italian vacation envy into a legit trip. Francis Ford Coppola Winery just...

The inaugural ceremony of the U.S. leg of the world tour of Nave Amerigo Vespucci, the historic sailing ship and training ship of the Italian Navy and former ambassador of Made in Italy in the world, was held in Los Angeles, as well as of Villaggio Italia, the multi-year Itinerant World Expo of Italian excellence that for seven more legs will flank...

Picture this: you’re driving through the Tuscan countryside in a slick, new sports car; the wind is whipping through your hair as world-famous Chianti Classico vineyards disappear in the rearview mirror. In perhaps one of the most Italian collabs ever, Maserati and Marchesi Antinori have teamed up to release one of the first 100 percent electric lu...