The community of Little Italy has always been known for its resilience and determination, dating back to nearly 100 years ago when the neighborhood was known as the “Tuna Capital of the World.” At that time, the demand in the U.S. for tuna was at an all-time high and more than 6,000 Italian families immigrated to the neighborhood in hopes to partic...

Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...

In the fall of 2020, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles will be presenting an online silent auction fundraiser and is soliciting donations from generous supporters such as yourself. From gift certificates, to merchandise, experiences, and services, all contributions are appreciated. Your contribution will be highlighted in a variety of ways...

Vitality, the first-ever online networking event designed exclusively for the Italian business community in North America, is a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to tackle the growing demand for meaningful online connectivity. We are excited to announce that our inaugural Vitality networking event, organized in collaboration with our sister chamber...

From Tuesday, September 08, 2020 to Monday, November 02, 2020. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Lucca Crea and Lucca Comics. Entrance: Free. Location: IIC Los Angeles and Youtube Channel (virtual tour) In anticipation of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World (October 19-25, 2020), with the theme of Italian Between Word and I...

10 years ago, Oscar Farinetti brought Eataly to the United States, on August 31 he opened Eataly NYC Flatiron, what is today the flagship store in the U.S. The original idea was simple: to gather under one roof high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices for ALL, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal, natural, and simple...

One thing you’ll realize when listening to the story of Avery Ruzicka, the star baker and young entrepreneur behind Manresa Bread, is that tenacity, dedication and patience can take you very far away from your initial projects. Her bread – originally famous in California but now available nationwide – is the result of tireless experimentation. Ruzi...

From Roman statesman Marcus Cicero to pioneering activist Angela Bambace to accomplished music composer Henry Mancini — Italy’s contributions to the world stage are legion, and Robert Barbera is determined to shine a light on them. A frequent and long-time donor to California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Barbera has most recently made a con...

Finbars is currently serving customers outdoors in a lovely shaded “parklet,” and continues to support the community and the Mary Wilson Library in many ways. On Sept. 15, anyone who brings in a flyer will have 20% of their purchases (with a couple of exceptions) go to support the Mary Wilson Library. Once upon a time, there was an Italian teenage...

Last month World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani reopened his popular Italian restaurant, Capo’s, with an entire brand expansion featuring a new chef, logo and menu with a new focus on Detroit pizza. Chef Gemignani first introduced the Detroit pizza to San Francisco at his flagship restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, eight years ago. As Detroit pie...