When Edie Falco first read the script for “Tommy,” a drama about the first female chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, she was intrigued. But she assumed it would film in LA, a nonstarter for a single mom with two kids in school in New York City. Thanks to a little Hollywood magic, Falco was able to take the part without having to relocate...

A special honor has been awarded to a Hollywood hero. Gary Sinise, known to many as beloved "Lieutenant Dan" in the classic film "Forrest Gump," was given the Patriot Award at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. It's the highest honor given out by the organization, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. In the years since Sinise made "Forrest Gum...

We’ve got the classic red sauce spaghetti dishes. We’re innovating crazy-creative iterations of traditional meals (e.g., the sauce is inside the pasta). We’re toying with the way it’s delivered. (Can pasta from a food truck be any good? Um, see the line of hungry devotees.) Los Angeles is carbo-loading with next-level Italian food from the beach to...

The Hanford Sons of Italy Lodge #1543 will host its "Sweetheart Serenade" Dinner on February 15, 2020, to begin at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour-- dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Hanford Fraternal Hall. Chaired by Michael Leoni, the dinner will feature an Italian dinner with homemade soup, salad, ravioli, chicken, bread with cannoli for dessert. This yea...

If you want extra special service at the newest restaurant opening in Modesto’s Village One, you’d better brush up on your Italian. Gusto Italiano is opening in the former Rusty Red Grill space at the corner of Claus Road and Sylvan Avenue, with two native speakers at the helm. The Italian eatery is the first restaurant from longtime Modesto busine...

Slay Italian Kitchen is now open in Manhattan Beach. The restaurant, a work of local and restaurant owner David Slay, was supposed to open about two months ago, but finally opened Tuesday, February 4. Slay took over Darren's and built Slay Steak + Fish House in February last year. Slay Italian Kitchen is in the spot previously occupied by Jimmy's K...

Sunday, February 23, 2020. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST. Hotel De Anza, 233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Little Italy San Jose cordially invites you to celebrate the groundbreaking of our Cultural Center & Museum to honor the many individuals, families and businesses that are making this project a reality. This 3rd annual Gala will be an...

Space and time seem to stretch out in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Single-family homes and multiple-car driveways stretch out on wide, busy boulevards and in rolling communities and side streets lined by big green lawns. Whole decades have a way of coming and going in the Valley, too; restaurants often get years to grow slowly in co...

An event presented at The Italian American Heritage Foundation with the support of The Leonardo da Vinci Society and The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.  Post-screening discussion with the director, project manager Antonino Imbesi and art director writer Luigi Vitelli. Discussion led by Evelyn Ferraro from Santa Clara University and La...

At the sidelines of the Winter Fancy Food Show 2020 edition, ItalianFood.net visited one of Trader Joe’s stores in San Francisco to discover which Italian food & beverage products are present on the shelves. Along with various Italian products – from Citterio cold cuts to Balsamic vinegar of Modena PGI to many kind of typical and authentic Italian...