San Francisco has always been an important location for the Italian emigration. History is mixed with innovation, and both tell the story of how Italian hard work and creativity are rewarded by the entrepreneurial spirit that finds a perfect welcome in San Francisco and its surroundings. Consul Lorenzo Ortona heads the Italian Consulate General in...

Starbucks’ latest outpost of high-end Italian bakery Princi is opening this summer in Denny Triangle, at 2118 Westlake Ave, just south of Whole Foods. The first U.S. outpost of Princi debuted last November inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill, at which point the coffee giant suggested standalone versions of the Mil...

Tragedy and Passion intersect in Verdi’s hotblooded melodrama. Get set to experience the thrills and chills of this outstanding operatic melodrama at Seattle Opera's latest production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. Regarded as an absolute rollercoaster ride of heightened emotions, jealousy, lust and revenge, the production also depicts some of Verdi's mo...

Chef and restaurateur Brian Clevenger has a fondness for Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. It's the first place he lived when he moved to the city and is now home to his newest restaurant. Le Messe, Italian for harvest, stays true to what Clevenger does best — simple, good food. The menu features an assortment of house extruded pastas, fresh vegetab...

Thanks to a story published in the Observer-Reporter on April 14, the effort to find a permanent home for a personal collection of local Italian-American memorabilia has reached its objective. Clay Kilgore, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, has signed an agreement with Joe Mancuso, 96, of Tylerdale, to acquire memorab...

It’s Sicilian tradition meets Seattle quirk at Linda Miller Nicholson’s highly sought-after pasta workshops, where those in attendance learn how to turn their macaroni into masterpieces worthy of a museum.  Miller Nicholson has been hand making some type of pasta or noodle at least once a week since the age of four. That’s a whole lot of practise....

Wednesday, June 6. 9:30AM - 10:45AM PDT. Seattle University Department of Modern Languages and Culture - 901 12th Ave, Seattle 98122. The Modern Languages and Cultures – Italian Program invites you to a Musical Matinee with acclaimed Italian-American entertainer Tony La Stella. Tony will meet students enrolled in Italian language courses and any ot...

The Seattle Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Aida” can only be described as opera flexing its muscles. Yes, Aida is unabashed in the spectacle that it offers, but it also knows when to dim the lights, streamline the sets, and focus all its energy on moments of human intimacy. All I knew going in was that “Aida” is an Italian opera that involves a lov...

Ethan Stowell Restaurants opens its new downtown Italian restaurant, Cortina, today at 11 a.m. in the former home of Sullivan’s Steakhouse at 621 Union Street. The restaurant will serve an array of pizzas, pastas, steak, and seafood dishes at lunch, dinner, and happy hour, in a sprawling, contemporary space. The minimalist design features light oak...

Looking for your next great Italian meal in Seattle? These new spots will satisfy your cravings for pasta, pizza and more. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Pasta Casalinga, 93 Pike St., Suite 201 (at First Avenue), Pike Place Market - Pasta Casalinga is a destination for handcrafted pasta wi...