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Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of thirteen restaurants in Northern California and Las Vegas and an 11-time world pizza champion. Photograph courtesy of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

The World Champion Pizzaiolo is from the San Francisco Bay Area

Who is this world-renowned pizzaiolo? None other than Tony Gemignani. What exactly is a pizzaiolo? That would be a person who makes pizzas in an...
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi & Consul General Mauro Battocchi Photo credit must read:  Photograph courtesy of Nickolas Marinelli

The San Francisco Bay Area Celebrates Italy’s Republic Day

On May 31, 2016 the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community celebrated Italy’s Republic Day with an elegant event at San Francisco’s St. Francis...
Jojo Capece. Courtesy of Jojo Capece & The Daily Mail

Portofino Souvenir & A Conversation with Jojo Capece

Jojo Capece is an artist and the author of three books, All Roads Lead to Rome (2011), Bella Figura (2013) and most recently, Portofino Souvenir (...
Maria Grazia Affinito, Eating Pasta Off the Floor. Photograph by Louis Pepin

Eating Pasta Off the Floor: A solo theater piece written & performed by Maria Grazia Affinito

Eating Pasta Off the Floor is such an intriguing title for a play that it demanded L’Italo-Americano interview the play’s creator and solo performer...
The Italian Society at Berkeley barbecue

A Look at the Italian Society at Berkeley

The San Francisco Bay Area is the location of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. As such, residents, students and visitors have...
(Left to Right) Mark Chandler, Tiziana & Massimo Aloisio Photograph by David Wong

Orvieto & the San Francisco Connection

How does the striking city of Orvieto, Italy, a comune populated since Etruscan times, connect to San Francisco? The connection is easier than it...
Michele Cecchini autographs a book for Lawrence Ferlinghetti. photo courtesy of Catherine Accardi

Parla Italiese, Please – Michele Cecchini’s Newest Novel Explores the Italian Immigrant Experience

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco recently welcomed Italian author Michele Cecchini who presented his acclaimed novel, “Per Il Bene Chi...
Joe DiMaggio Playground with commemorative tiles. Courtesy of Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground

Piazza, Park and Pomodoro - Updates from North Beach

Little Italy is no longer little, nor has it been for a while. As a matter of fact, what once was the Italian District on the West Coast has morphed/...
Streetcars on Columbus Avenue, 1915. Copyrights: J.B. Monaco Collection (SFP 48), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

The Monaco Legacy Brings the Past to the Present

In the last issue of L’Italo-Americano, we explored the legacy of 20th century North Beach photographer, J.B. Monaco, a legacy that has endured...
Peter Rudolf Mondavi. Courtesy of the Mondavi Family

Peter Rudolf Mondavi: The Pioneer of California’s Mondavi Family Winery Passes Away at 101

Peter Mondavi Sr., Napa Valley visionary responsible for the success of his family’s winery for more than 50 years died on February 20th at his home...

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