The city of San Diego is contemplating spending more than $3 million to upgrade Amici Park in downtown’s Little Italy neighborhood even though it does not own or operate the 2.8-acre facility. The proposed monetary contribution, several years in the making, was last week floated before San Diego City Council’s four-person Active Transportation and...

Italy’s top food & wine publishing group Gambero Rosso has awarded San Diego's Cori Pastificio with its highest honors, which only five Italian restaurants in the entire country received. Similar to France’s Michelin Star Awards, Italy’s Gambero Rosso acknowledges top Italian restaurants around the world on an annual basis. Judges travel to nearly...

The Italian Cultural Center is looking for new members for our board of directors. Unlike other boards, there is no financial commitment, although board members are asked to donate gift baskets or other small tokens (around $100) for our Festa di Natale. We volunteer our time, usually in our areas of expertise, to help run the ICC. We meet every ot...

Get a taste of the Amalfi Coast without ever leaving San Diego. Having taken frequent trips to Italy and noticing a lack of genuine Italian fare here, the Adler and Lombrozo families knew they had to make their dream a reality.  Marisi was born, and the restaurant was named after the owners’ grandparents: “Mar” was taken from Marila and “Isi” was t...

The team behind San Diego's Ambrogio15 restaurants has opened Ambrogio15 Enoteca, a wine room and grocery now open in the former Ciao Ciao Piadina space in La Jolla. Milan-turned-San Diego residents Giacomo Pizzigoni, Andrea Burrone and Luca Salvi opened the flagship Ambrogio15 on Turquoise Street in San Diego's North Pacific Beach community in Aug...

According to inspectors from the Michelin Guide in Italy, Ristorante Acquerello near Milan serves “modern” Italian cuisine, “although more than one word is needed to do justice to this restaurant.” In awarding its star, Michelin recommends Acquerello customers order the restaurant’s tasting menu for its “fine balance of delicate flavors and origina...

Semola in La Jolla has relaunched as Ambrogio by Acquerello, introducing all-new dishes designed to align with the restaurant’s Michelin fine dining ambitions. Famed chef Silvio Salmoiraghi and his team from Italy’s Michelin-starred Acquerello (including chef-partner Choi Cheolhyeok, sous chef Davide Colombo, and gastronome Paolo Tucci) have now fu...

Watch as your favorite downtown neighborhood is transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkle lights along the 48-square blocks, 10-foot tall nutcrackers and kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners, and holiday performances. Experience some of San Diego’s best holiday spirit with loved ones at this family-friendly event when y...

Bernadette Tarantino was named "Italian American of the Year" for 2022. The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) Fratellanza Garibaldina Lodge #1627 honored her and presented her with a plaque at the organization's 90th Anniversary Dinner Dance in San Diego on Saturday, November 5th. For more than 40 years, Bernadette Tarantino has...

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101). Buy tickets here. In Italian with English subtitles. The documentary marks the 13th collaboration between Ennio Morricone, one of the most celebrated film composer of all times, and his long-time friend Giuseppe Tornatore, for whom he has scor...