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...

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...

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...

As the training ship Amerigo Vespucci, which set sail from Genoa on July 1, 2023, approaches its arrival at the port of Los Angeles on July 2, 2024, the Italian community in the United States is preparing to welcome this historic vessel, the oldest in the Italian Navy. Italian Ambassador to Washington DC, Mariangela Zappia, will be in California fo...

Join the Italian Cultural Institute  at Villaggio Italia near the stunning Italian flagship Amerigo Vespucci for a special event on Friday, July 5 at 5:30pm PDT. Tickets available here. Torna a Casa (Come Back Home) is a heartfelt narrative performance inviting Italian emigrants worldwide to reconnect with their homeland. Directed by Marco Savatter...

When it comes to classic Italian cuisine, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Located at 124 107th Ave in Treasure Island, Caruso’s Italian Kitchen serves comfortable classics that are all about that base—that sauce base. “I’m not afraid to say this is my favorite sauce in Tampa,” says owner and chef Alex Nash. The marinara is made fresh, along...

July 3 - 8, 2024. Los Angeles - Outer Harbor. Berths 46-50, 3011 Miner St. San Pedro, CA. The iconic Italian Navy tall ship, Amerigo Vespucci, is making its way to Los Angeles. Known as the "Queen of the Seas," this majestic vessel is on a remarkable 20-month world tour, visiting over 30 ports in 31 countries across five continents. Los Angeles wil...

Mama’s Boy at Winston House is a modern, red sauce Italian restaurant with a Southern accent. Situated inside Winston House – a popular community hub with live music and DJ sets – Mama’s Boy offers a vibrant, evocative menu that embodies Chef Wes’ Texan roots and love of Mom’s home-cooked Italian food. The program blends a dining adventure with the...

Nicola Mastronardi, the former chef of the now-closed Vincenti restaurant, is back in Brentwood with a new Italian restaurant called Osteria Vera, which opened on May 20 in the former Pecorino space on San Vicente Boulevard. In addition to a mostly new menu, the interior has been majorly refreshed, with hardwood floors replacing carpet and varnishe...