The fine Italian wrought iron Furnishing Collections of CIANI - EMPORIO SAN FIRENZE www.EmporioSanFirenze.com have continually satisfied the need for art and commercial production, typical of the evolution of artisan workmanship from the Florentine Renaissance to today.   Each product begins with hand drawings and is then fabricated by...

By: Andrea Marino   Citing the special relationship that Italians have had with San Francisco since the City's inception, Mayor Edwin Lee has declared today "Italian American Friendship and Heritage Day" in San Francisco. The proclamation was presented to Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, the Honorable Mauro Battocchi, at a gathering...

by Lori Weisberg   Ask me where I'd like to vacation, and whatever the day or year, my answer will invariably be the same: anywhere in Italy.   A devoted Italophile without the means to travel overseas regularly, I feed my passion instead by seeking out Italian-centric neighbourhoods in US cities. How fortunate, then, am I to live jus...

Pasadena is the home of Contessa Chocolate Collection where you can have a cup of espresso while you savor some Italian cuisine.   The "Contessa" of Pasadena is Maria Luisa Fabbri who has been delighting customers for the past 15 years with her food and charm. She also owns Contessa Italian Home Collection which is a gift shop. At her places...

by Besha Rodell   The term "family restaurant" isn't that common in the upper echelons of the food world. We tend to want restaurants that are rock & roll. We demand cocktail-fueled speakeasies. We long for food that's sophisticated, refined, grown-up.   But as our best chefs move through the rock-star phase of their lives and int...

Southern California boxing guru Bennie Georgino, 95, died Tuesday. The Italian-American was born and raised in Lincoln Heights, a small neighborhood in East L.A. and was a crusader for the sport of boxing since the 1930s as a boxer, trainer and manager of several world champions. Georgino's first steps were as an amateur boxer during the Depre...

La tradizione culinaria del meridione si fa strada in California, grazie alla collaborazione tra Regione Calabria e Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West per il programma di promozione del Sistema Calabria in California.  Circa venti le aziende che hanno aderito al progetto; prima tappa della visita il Peninsula Hotel. Qui, nel cuore di Beve...

by Russ Parsons   Santa Monica's landmark Valentino restaurant celebrated it's 40th birthday this winter with a couple months of festivities. But will it make 41? Maybe not. Owner Piero Selvaggio has put the restaurant up for sale. The price is high -- $4.9 million – but it is an attractive piece of real estate with a lot of restaurant histo...

San Diego's Little Italy doesn't need much help promoting how hip it is. It already boasts authentic Italian eateries, art galleries and Wi-Fi-friendly cafes. But once a year, the Little Italy Association throws a giant festa, a free street celebration that invites the rest of the region to experience all the neighborhood has to offer.  ...

The Italian Cultural Institute cordially invites you and a guest to "What If Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug?" - An evening with artist and author Darrrel Fusaro. Thursday, June 19, 2014- Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 7:00 pm Doors open / Light reception - 7:30 pm Book presentation RSVP to...