Before visiting Las Vegas for the first time—to see Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano” residency, which has returned, post COVID-19 shut-down, to Dolby Live at the Park MGM—I thought of the city as a place powered by big corp hucksterism, cash burn and drunkenness, fish-hooking those prone to chasing long shot fantasies. In pop culture, Vegas’s scamminess...

Join us at Eataly Las Vegas for outdoor dining right on the Las Vegas strip for lunch or dinner. Our outdoor patio at La Pizza e La Pasta is open for Neapolitan-style pizzas, classic pasta dishes, seasonal salads, aperitivo plates, refreshing cocktails, and regional Italian vino. SOAK UP THE SUN AT OUR PALLINI INSPIRED PATIO As Italians, we know th...

It's not easy to take over the reins of NIAF at this time, with a pandemic that is still doing damage and casualties, and that has left major economic and social problems in the United States. Several programs of the National Italian American Foundation, as well as other national and local Italian American and non-Italian American organizations, ha...

Tucked in a quiet corner, Amari manages to feel like a secret even though it's located on one of Midtown's busiest stretches. Next door to the local favourite speakeasy-style Death & Taxes, Amari is an Italian cocktail bar serving up signature sips, wine and inspired by Italian beverages. Inside, Amari is dim and sexy, an ideal, chandelier-lit spot...

I’m a big fan of Giada De Laurentiis, such a big fan that I signed up for her newsletter, which sends recipes and stories to your email. But if you’re in Vegas and don’t want to wait until you get home to get a little Giada in your life, reserve a place at brunch (or dinner) at her eponymous restaurant. This venue was De Laurentiis’ first restauran...

In a surprise move, former Las Vegas dining-scene fixture Carla Pellegrino is very close to a debut for her latest chef venture, bringing the Dough House Restaurant & Bar to Spring Valley. Pellegrino handles the menu of Italian cuisine with French flair at this restaurant run entirely by women. Her menus are still fondly remembered at Bratalian Nea...

Do you love ravioli, fettucine, spaghetti and all things Italian?! The annual Great Italian Festival is turning downtown Reno into little Italy for the weekend. The festival, hosted by the ROW, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions which includes live entertainment, a sauce cooking contest and of course a lot of pasta. If you are inter...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

Everyone’s Italian when THE ROW brings the Great Italian Festival back to downtown Reno this October. For the 39th year, experience the flavors, sounds and style of Italy right in the heart of The Biggest Little City during the Great Italian Festival from Oct. 9-10. Experience a festival unlike any other, as guests celebrate the Italian culture, tr...

Piero's Italian Cuisine, a Las Vegas fine dining restaurant, will open its doors seven days a week starting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. This marks the restaurant's return to pre-COVID operations from 5:30- 10 p.m. daily. “With the return of Las Vegas conventions, we are thrilled to now reopen Piero’s seven days per week,” said Evan Glusman, General Manag...