Amazon's growing campus has recently added Ethan Stowell's Ballard Pizza Company to its impressive restaurant collection, which also includes Great State Burger and Bar Noroeste from Josh Henderson, Skillet, Mamnoon Street and Anar, and Marination.   The new Ballard Pizza Company outpost opened on April 11, serving New York-style "whole pies...

By Gretchen WingWe've seen it with jazz, rock, and hip-hop: musicians around the world pick up the American sound and run with it, and we're flattered. But Italian bluegrass? Never fear: Beppe Gambetta is a master innovator of the acoustic guitar, and the music he brings to Lopez Community Center on Sept.25 at 7 p.m. will dazzle bluegrass and world...

by Ronald Holden   What's up here? A liquor license application from an outfit named Aglio e Olio (2743 E. Madison St.) lists Luigi DeNunzio as one of the applicants. He's well-known in the Italian-American restaurant community, with two Pioneer Square restaurants to his name (Al Boccalino and Che Sara Sara), plus Cafe Bengodi, recently relo...

by Catherine Accardi   Mauro Battocchi's last day as San Francisco's beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy's Consul General in San Francisco since September, 2012. For the past four years, Battocchi has presided over countless events with a never-ending smile and seemingly boundless grace that will be sorely mis...

Seattle's celebration of all things Italian returns to Seattle Center, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion.   Seattle Center Festál: Festa Italiana Seattle, now in its 27th year, offers free live performances, arts, foods and food...

by Rita Cipalla   On a quiet street not far from downtown Seattle, tucked between overgrown fields and train tracks, are several drab-brown buildings with white roll-up doors. Their nondescript location belies the fact that some of the world's most revolutionary research in automotive materials is going on inside. The Automobili Lamborghini...

By Randall Hauk   For months, people have been asking what's going on at the former La Romanza Bistro site at 4521 California SW in The Junction – especially once mosaic tile started to cover the facade.   Finally a sign went up. And then, Pellegrini Italian Market opened for business quietly during the recent West Seattle Summer Fest...