John Patrick Shanley is still best-known for his deeply dramatic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Doubt,” as well as his Oscar-winning script for the movie “Moonlighting.” But 1988’s “Italian American Reconciliation” showcases an early-career Shanley’s comic voice, as he brings an almost operatic tone to this saga of ruptured romance. In its review of...

It felt like home away from home for Elisa Princic when she and Team Italy U19 women's softball squad captain Alessandra Rotondo threw out the first pitch on Italian Heritage Night at Petco Park in San Diego on August 9, 2019. Earlier that memorable day, Elisa Princic and the Azzurre softball team participated in a workout at San Diego State Univer...

Welcome back and Happy New Year! After the holiday break, we kick off 2020 by catching up with Matteo Cattaneo, who is from Bergamo, Italy, and the founder of Buona Forchetta, the popular pizzeria. We last had Matteo on the show back in the spring of 2017, but so much has happened since then.  Buona Forchetta now has three locations throughout the...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

The Italian honorary consulate of San Diego will be opening its office in Little Italy at Amici House in the early part of January. The office will be helping Italian co-nationals with consultations for dual citizenship, passport renewals, and vital records. Appointments can be made online through the San Diego consulate website (which is in the wo...

Saturday January 11. 7:30 pm. St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present the long anticipated San Diego debut of the award-winning Concerto Italiano under the direction of renowned harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Concerto Italiano will perform music of Corel...

From Friday, January 17, 2020, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, 92131. Age limit: 18+ Cost: $37 | Get tickets. The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: 2 men, 2 women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves...

If 2019 was a banner year for dining in San Diego, it will also go down as the turning point for truly high-quality Italian food, thanks to three new exciting, first-rate eateries, Cesarina, Siamo Napoli and Il Dandy, and its fine dining restaurant-within-a-restaurant, Arama. The number three is key because on Oct. 18, 2018, the Union-Tribune publi...

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...