Gelarto Italian Ice Cream and Global Arts, founded on Bainbridge Island, is expanding to add an Alki Beach location. We discovered this in the city permit files over the weekend, with remodeling work planned at 2648 59th SW, former home of Alki Beach Dog.   After sending a note to Gelarto's proprietors, we went by the Alki site this mor...

The Seattle School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to have public schools observe "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on the second Monday of October — the same day as the Columbus Day federal holiday.   The resolution, in part, said the board "recognizes the fact that Seattle is built upon the homelands and villages of the Indigenous Peoples of thi...

By Providence Cicero   Opening a restaurant is never easy, but the owners of San Fermo cleared historic hurdles in renovating The Pioneer Houses to create an inviting, unpretentious neighborhood Italian restaurant.   Erected in the 1850s, the twin, two-story structures are believed to be Seattle's oldest, intact residential properties...

by Mira Oberman The United States will have little legal argument for turning down an extradition request should Italy seek the return of Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British housemate. In the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case, a court in Florence on Thursday sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison for killi...

by Dan Meyers   Mario Francesco Batali was born in 1960 in Seattle and spent his high school years studying in Madrid before attending Rutgers University. He threw himself headfirst into the culinary world after college, and before long he was head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, and soon after that he opened his first restaurant i...

Una delle opinioni più ricorrenti tra i graditi ospiti di questa rubrica è quella secondo la quale l'unione tra la creatività italiana e il fecondo ambiente americano genera opportunità e successi altrimenti molto difficili. Capita in vari campi, ma mai come in quello della ricerca. Sono migliaia gli scienziati, gli intellettuali e i ricercatori it...

Missioni a Portland e Seattle per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale d'Italia a San Francisco che nelle due città raccoglierà le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. La missione avverrà mercoledì 11 e giovedì 12 marzo a Portland; venerdì 13 e sabato 14 marzo a Seattle.   I connaziona...

One of Seattle's best-known Italian chefs is expanding his geographic reach. In partnership with long-time associate Tricia Harte, chef Luigi DeNunzio is taking over the vacant Pizza Hut space at 2743 E. Madison (at the corner of Martin Luther King) and hopes to open Aglio e Olio before the end of the year.   DeNunzio is a fixture of Seattle...

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)WHERE: 14300 Greenwood Ave N – 14300 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 Questa lecture in italiano e' aperta ai soli membri de Il Punto! This lecture in Italian is open only to Il Punto members. Due to the size of the room, we must limit the number of participants to 25. Re...

By Rita Cipalla A century ago in Black Diamond, Wash., the freight trains arrived empty twice a day and twice a day they left, loaded with coal. Railroad assistant Amos Ungherini would go down the line each day in a hand-pumped "speeder" to weigh the cars. Back then, the railroad was more than just a way to get coal to market. It was the lifeblood...