by Mauro Battocchi   It was an honor to be in San Jose the other week and meet the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, which is building a world-class Italian district in San Jose next to the HP Pavilion. As in many parts of California and the world, this history of San Jose is enmeshed with that of Italy. The Italian fishermen, agriculturists...

Little Italy San Jose will be hosting a single elimination Cannoli tournament to coincide with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation "Giving Day" for matching funds for Santa Clara County Non Profits on Tuesday May 6th.   Please buy your tickets now for $25 and Little Italy will receive $1 for $1 match for every donation.   Read mor...

Thursday, January 15, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.425 N. Fourth Street - San Jose, CA 95112$12 members, $15 non-members   Start the New Year by attending our first 2015 regional lunch. Join as we kick off the new year with the special treats of Piemonte, Italy, featuring Bagna CĂ uda (warm sauce). This is a typical Piemontese dish be...

by Joe Rodriguez   Holy Cross Catholic Church, a century-old center of a beloved parish, where Mass was still recited in Italian, burned down Sunday afternoon in a four-alarm fire. "This was home, and now it's gone," said Catherine Ventimiglia, who attended the Italian Mass that ended minutes before the fire broke out around 2 p.m. "We...

TUES, SEPTEMBER 16- 6:00 p.m. doors open - 7:00 p.m. movie starts - 9:00 p.m. discussion - Watch the trailer An award winning movie that tells the story of the Italian revolt of September 27-30, 1943 against the German forces occupying Naples during World War II. Presented by Richard Stewart, Ken Borelli, and Delia Schizzano's...

Pranzo del Piemonte - Thursday, July 23 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.425 N. Fourth Street - San Jose, CA 95112$12 members - $15 non-members RSVP online, by email or call 408-293-7122 Tino is back in the kitchen and this time he's serving a little traditional Italian by making Pollo alla Cacciatora with a little something special from his...

By Joe Rodriguez   Almost every Saturday since Bill Greco's beloved church burned down in a spectacular fire a year ago, the semiretired Italian-American Catholic has been collecting bottles and aluminum cans from the county fairgrounds to raise money for the rebuilding.   "I got some guff for taking it from the fairgrounds, but I can...

By Nickolas Marinelli   As festa season in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to unfold, Italians, Italian-Americans and Italophiles are gathering to gorge on all the ItalianitĂ  they can get their hands on. From Sacramento to San Jose, and from Stockton to San Francisco, there is no shortage of Italian celebrations this summer.   Do...

Carlo Canna and Ornel Gega helped Italy past the United States in their rugby Test in San Jose, California.Italy have claimed their first win of the year with a hard-fought 24-20 victory over the United States at Avaya Stadium on Saturday. The boot of Carlo Canna led Italy to their win as the fly-half contributed 14 points, while Ornel Gega crosse...

by Aaron Carnes   Espresso isn't just a caffeinated base for concoctions of flavored syrups and whipped cream. Nor is it the most caffeinated type of coffee. However, in its simpler and more traditional forms, espresso is the star at Bel Bacio Italian Cafe, the latest addition to San Jose's growing Little Italy neighborhood. Bel Bacio serves...