The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the home of our country's foreign policy. This glorious and historical Italian institution is in charge of the relations with other countries, with Italians around the world, and it is here that people are selected and strategies are decided to then represent Italy abroad, in the vari...

The Alioto-Lazio Fish Company, opened in the 1940s on San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, is the last of five fishing businesses started by Tom Lazio. Opened with relatives Frank Alioto and Sal Tarantino, it was a beacon to local fishermen who unloaded fresh fish and crab, sold directly to the public at wholesale prices. Granddaughters Annett...

LEONARDO SCIASCIA 1921 -2021. An online lecture, panel and film screening on celebration of the centenary of the great Sicilian author. LECTURE: Doing Sciascia Justice: His Legacy on the Judicial Novel. December 6 | 2 pm PST Online - Zoom. Angelo Castagnino (University of Denver) will analyze Sciascia's idea of justice in some of his most important...

The team behind Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Acquerello in San Francisco opened Sorella (Italian for “sister”) on Dec. 1. “After spending 32 years perfecting the fine dining experience at Acquerello, we are ready for a new challenge,” co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini told Wine Spectator via email. “The time feels right for us to introduce a more c...

The Castro's newest Italian restaurant Vico Cavone officially opens this weekend in the former Firewood space at 4248 18th Street, after two weeks of a soft opening. Co-owner Alessandro Raimondi tells Hoodline that Vico Cavone will be hosting a grand opening on Sunday from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Hoodline broke the news in June that Vico Cavone would b...

Many restaurants are cautiously returning to business after pandemic-related economic consequences. But one local Italian chain is expanding and they are setting up shop in a part of town that has had its history of troubles. "So the cool thing about that pasta machine you can put on different cutters, or different dyes,” said Shawn Cronin, M’Tucci...

Eni is pleased to announce that it opened its first "Open Innovation Outpost" in San Francisco today. Innovation has always been a strategic factor for Eni: with the new challenge of Digital Open Innovation, Eni hopes to stress its interest in and dedication towards protecting innovation ecosystems, with the aim of discovering emerging trends that...

After a two-year hiatus, the 9th edition of the beloved Mercatino di Natale will be held at the Museo Italo Americano again! Museo Italo-Americano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C - San Francisco, CA 94123. FREE ADMISSION. Masks and proof of vaccination required at the Museo. Inspired by Christmas Markets in Northern Italy and throug...

The Sciasia Lectures at San Francisco belongs to the calendar of Sciasian Lectures in the world. It is promoted by the National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia, chaired by Senator Emma Bonino, and by the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia Association, in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Perugia and the Institute for the Italian En...

December 9-15. Curtain up! It’s time for the 3rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, the annual festival that brings you the best of new Italian film. This year, like last year, we’re remaining virtual, with a full program of films and filmmaker Q&As to stream from the comfort of your home. Check the program here. Cinema Italian Style is co-presented...