On Sunday, September 8th, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library presented a heartfelt documentary by talented writer and filmmaker Roberto Angotti. Winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC, “Italian American Base...

The history of the Italian emigrants who left for America is often a history of difficulties, suffering and accidents. Often these accidents occurred in shameful and almost impossible work situations, which were the only ones left for the latest arrivals, the Italians willing to do anything to survive and allow their children to have a better educa...

The Italian restaurant at Summerlin’s Red Rock Resort has taken different forms in recent years. In 2015, Clique Hospitality opened Salute Trattoria, which closed in December 2017 to make way for Masso Osteria, a different Italian cuisine concept from celebrity chef Scott Conant. Masso opened in February 2018 and closed in May. To fill the void, Re...

Ready to serve his loyal local followers, veteran Las Vegas chef Piero Broglia is back in business, importing a menu of classic Italian dishes to Henderson. Revealed back in May, Chef Piero’s Roma Kitchen has moved into a low-key, 2,215 square foot space at the Parkridge Center, a short distance from Arroyo Grande Boulevard on Horizon Ridge Parkway...

If there is one word most often used to describe Gail Sacco, it is “fighter.” It was a term she embodied until her death Tuesday after a two-year-plus battle with lung cancer. She was 63. She spent the last weeks of her life doing what she was best known for in Las Vegas: serving the homeless. No longer able to venture out, she had her husband, Jos...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960, the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II, will be on display at arteitalia (442 Flint Street, Reno) September 27 through December 29, 2019. This free exhibit documents not only Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20t...

Joe Conforte deserves his induction among the inaugural six honorees in the Nevada Hall of Fame. Nevada author and publisher David Toll (“The Compleat Nevada Traveler”) announced the lineup last week. Mr. Conforte was the only one of the six still alive. Then came news of his death down in the land of Cariocas and breast reductions. The only other...

Locale, a new Italian restaurant in Mountain’s Edge, aims to be that neighborhood joint you can pop into for supper any night of the week. Though it has only been open two months, it has already earned some serious buzz, especially for the chef at its helm.  Nicole Brisson, who has spent the majority of her career running massive operations like Ca...

Like many people in western Nevada, I have a few choice pieces of antique yard art at my home to remind me of the rich, cultural heritage of our area. Some people have a weathered wagon wheel or perhaps a rusty old mine car once used to carry ore out of the mines. Because my family and I came from an agricultural background, my favorite piece of an...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library proudly presents Italian American Baseball Family, winner of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award at the National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC and finalist in the 2018 Sport Movies & TV World Championship in Milan, Italy, on...