San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced Wednesday the signing of Defender Salvatore “Sal” Zizzo Jr., pending league and federation approval. Zizzo is the first player to be signed by the club in franchise history. He will join the club for its inaugural USL Championship season in 2020. "From the moment we started the process of building a...

Kevin Petti, Ph.D., is an alum of the University of San Diego, earning his doctorate in 2006. Dr. Petti is also a dual U.S./Italian citizen, college professor, textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Dr. Petti teaches anatomy and physiology, human dissection, and health science at San Diego Miramar Col...

The spirit of Salvatore “Sam” Nicolosi is alive and well at Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant, which the Sicilian immigrant originally opened with his wife, Francesca, on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills in 1952. Here, at its thrice-relocated home on Navajo Road, he is captured in vintage photographs while the intoxicating aromas and flavors from his...

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other urban neighborhood suddenly has a fine Italian place to call its own. In Barrio Logan, the place is Ciccia Osteria, a pasta-making oasis that opened...

Though it’s not set to open until early 2020, the Buona Forchetta Family of restaurants will give a peek into its newest eatery this Saturday, December 7 in South Park during the neighborhood’s Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria event. Dubbed Matteo after founder Matteo Cattaneo, the new non profit restaurant replaces longstanding cafe and bakery Rebecc...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 6:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP required. The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles cordially invites you to celebrate the Holiday Season with "Italian Short Film Day 2019". Presented with Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio & San Diego Italian Film Festival. Joi...

This week, Convivio was thrilled to host a luncheon to welcome the consul general of Italy, Los Angeles, to America's Finest City (and to introduce her to our stellar Italian community, of course). In addition, it is my immense privilege to announce my appointment as the honorary vice consul of San Diego, an honor the consul general officially conf...

Join members of ICC and SDIFF for a night revolving around the world of Elena Ferrante. SDIFF Executive Director Diana Agostini and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will hold a workshop on Elena Ferrante's first two novels: L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The workshop will be taught in English, with references to the original t...

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Where:  Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), 302 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 In this presentation Dr. Clò will discuss The Invisible Glass, a novel written by San Diego native Lawrence Madalena under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl that is set in Italy, at the end of WWII. As...

With Italian restaurants, you learn as you eat, starting with the name, which could be a family name, a place, a restaurant item or a menu description. Let’s review some family names such as: Maestoso or Cesarina, places like Firenze or Positano and a menu or equipment item like Dolce Pano Vino or Il Fornaio. Then there is the menu selection which...