Italians are wed to the sanctity of using local, seasonal products. And whether it’s bread, pasta, or anything else, the best foods (and wines) in Italy tend to be regional—unless they’re more local than that. Part of the joy of traveling across the Italian “boot” is tasting some of the specialty foods and unique dishes of different regions. In fac...

There will be a new Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame: that of the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died in 2007 at the age of 71. As usual, the Star will be assigned by Hollywood’s Chamber of Commerce. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled for August 24, 2022 at 11:30 am (PDT) at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard, with live broadcasting on walkoffam...

From buzzy spots like Grandmaster Recorders that require reservations well in advance to chefs making headlines with new restaurant openings such as Mother Wolf, it’s clear that a relatively new wave of Italian restaurants in Los Angeles is having a moment. When lauded spots like Bestia and Osteria Mozza first opened their doors, they created a buz...

ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian sm...

La Besciamella, owned by Chef Pier Paolo Mattei opens today and offers both pick-up and delivery options. The virtual restaurant is located at 16711 Hawthorne Blvd. in Lawndale, CA. Hours of operations are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 pm until 9:30 pm. Chef Mattei’s made-from-scratch, authentic, Italian dishes can be ordered for delivery from Uber...

Not every famous personality who hails from Abruzzo is known in that central Italian region. Yes, people over there have heard of Madonna, Dean Martin, Alan Alda, Henry Mancini, Mario Lanza, Al Martino, Perry Como, Bradley Cooper, Penny Marshall, and the like, all of whom have Abruzzese origins. In Abruzzo, people might even know of Florida governo...

It’s reductive to consider Sicilian carts as mere vehicles. These carts are so rich in color and decorations that, according to Marianna Gatto of the Italian American Museum in Los Angeles, they’re best described as “walking books”. For the painter from Palermo, Gianfranco Fiore (who decorates these carts), they represent the most popular, creative...

Although it holds many allures, Abruzzo has traditionally been one of the less touristed regions of Italy. This may be a blessing because it remains one of the greenest, most authentic, and still unspoiled regions of the country—one with unique appeals for food and wine lovers. Genny Nevoso is the Executive Director of the Italy-America Chamber of...

Italian-Uruguayan producer and actor Luca Barbareschi is developing a six-part series about the life of Bank of America founder and early Hollywood financier Amadeo Peter Giannini. Barbareschi told Italian news agency Ansa that he is producing the series under the banner of his Rome-based Eliseo Fiction banner. He said state broadcaster Rai had rec...

Hollywood has a host of famous acting duos — Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, just to name a few. But these killer pairings aren't a new phenomenon. Viewers have been falling in love with actors' on-screen chemistry for decades, leading to subsequent partnerships that seemed to only ge...