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Los Angeles

From left to right - Francesco Carrozzini, Claudio Giovannesi, Gabriele Muccino, Gianfranco Rosi, Kasia Smutniak, Gabriele Mainetti and Edoardo De Angelis. Photo Credits sgpitalia

2016 Cinema Italian Style: Italian “Nouvelle Vague”

It just ended in Los Angeles, the 12th edition of Cinema Italian Style - annual showcase of Italian films by the most talented filmmakers operating...
Star Chef Cristina Bowerman, President of the Association of Italian Ambassadors of Taste, Consul General Antonio Verde and Los Angeles based Italian Star Chef Antonio Murè (Barrique Restaurant), at the reception that Consul General Antonio Verde had at his official residence to showcase prestigious DOP products

The First Italian Cuisine in the World Week lands in L.A.

If I would ask any of you to tell me what is the capital of worldwide cinema, the obvious answer would be, Los Angeles. To be precise, its most...
A food expert and a real entertainer, chef Mario Batali presented his new cookbook, Big American Cookbook. 250 favorite recipes from across the USA. Photo credit: Ken Goodman

Chef Mario Batali Entertains Audience in Pasadena

I n the evening of October 26th, multi-awarded celebrity chef Mario Batali presented and signed copies of his just released cookbook, Big American...

San Francisco

Francis Ford Coppola took part at the event titled "The Program You Can't refuse" hosted by Adam Savage at the Castro Theater

Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

The evening of November 15, 2016 brought the San Francisco Bay Area an opportunity that could not be ignored. The opportunity presented itself when...
Gabriele Mainetti’s THEY CALL ME JEEG (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) Wins the NICE City of Florence Award

Gabriele Mainetti’s THEY CALL ME JEEG (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) Wins the NICE City of Florence Award

The 20th edition of New Italian Cinema, presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and New Italian...
Director Viviana del Bianco  (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile)

San Francisco Welcomes the 20th Edition of the N.I.C.E. Film Festival

“ N.I.C.E edition has become today the place in the United States where to watch an Italian movie and have conversations during events and meetings...

Seattle

The Seattle Art Museum's 16th-century Italian Room is one of the oldest wood-paneled rooms on display in the U.S. (Nathaniel Willson)

Seattle Art Museum’s Italian Room brings 16th century Italy to life

It may look as though the French have taken over the Seattle Art Museum this fall, as the museum hosts a lavish exhibit on designer Yves Saint...
Paolo Genovese's newest film, "Perfect Strangers," won top awards for best film and best screenplay. (Ali & Colapietro)

Cinema Italian Style brings the best in Italian contemporary film to Seattle

The dark days and rainy nights so common to the Pacific Northwest in November are tailor-made for movie-going. Seattle’s popular Italian film...

Political writer Richard Benedetto: An insider’s look at the art of covering politics

With one of the most hotly contested presidential elections right around the corner, there’s a lot on the line for both candidates and voters alike...

Portland

Walter Ferrante with his friends formally opened The Bari Food Cart in May

Walter Ferrante: Bringing Bari Street Food to Portland

Passeggiata and street food; all over Italy, the two words go hand in hand. The same is true every evening in Bari Vecchia, the old city of Bari,...
Dr. Domenico Tupone, PhD, Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU

Domenico Tupone, PhD: Researching Therapeutic Hypothermia for Better Stroke Treatment

When I first met Domenico Tupone at a reception for the Italian Film Festival in Portland, I would not have guessed he is an Instructor and...
Heavy Wood in performance - Matteo Flori on drums, Nate Kantner on vocals, and Roberto Cavallo on guitar

Heavy Wood Brings Their Hard Folk Sound to the US

Roberto Cavallo, Nate Kantner and Matteo Flori may come from different continents but they’ve melded their talents into the band, Heavy Wood. Known...

San Diego

Orietta Gianjorio

Passionate Italian taster brings knowledge to consumers

“I am most passionate about bringing my knowledge [of tasting] to consumers, “said an enthusiastic Orietta Gianjorio, a native Italian from Rome,...
Jim-Cardinale Hill

Working to Keep Italian Culture Together

Coordinating the 46th Annual Columbus Day Grand ball, spending time with donors and other Ferragosto 2015 Committee members, and acting as President...
John Asaro at the Meyer Art Gallery

A Big Grazie to artist John Asaro!

John Asaro, a native Californian of Sicilian descent has a special place in his heart for Little Italy’s Piazza Famiglia, so much so that he will be...

Orange County

Bruno & Sophia Loren. Photo: Cashman Photo Enterprises of Nevada

Oscar Winning Actress Sophia Loren & Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato Express Mutual Admiration

Saturday proved to be an extraordinary day for one of Orange County’s most beloved residents. Humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato, who founded a nonprofit...
Italian filmmaker Ilaria Borrelli

Ilaria Borrelli: Raising Awareness About Humanitarian Issues Through Cinema

Recently L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure to interview Ilaria Borrelli, the Italian director and main actor of Talking To The Trees, an Italian...
Group on stage at the Bowers Museum, L-R  David Prisco, Distinguished Member John Russo, Villa Park Mayor Diana Fascenelli, Consul General Antonio Verde, Honoree Vicky Carabini, Honoree Joseph Ferrucci, Event Chair Commendatore Frank DeSantis

Celebrate Italy Festival: Italian pride at the Bowers Museum

As the color guard walks in carrying the majestic Italian, American, and Californian flags, the audience who attended the “Celebrate Italy Event”...

New York

Mi Garba doesn't only serve authentic Tuscan food: it also conveys the heart of the Italian philosophy of life: Live simply and eat well. Photo courtesy of Mi Garba

Andrea Tempestini’s Mi Garba: a slice of Tuscany in NYC

Step into Mi Garba, just south of Union Square, and you will feel as though you have left New York City far behind. You are in Tuscany now, but you...
As Founder and CEO, Cassandra bills herself as a “personal trip planner and expert in slow-travel and authentic experiences throughout Italy. Photo by Maria Riazanova

Entrepreneurship Opens The Door To Heritage and a Dual Life

Is New York the most Italian city in the United States? For over one hundred years her harbors and airports have accepted (though not always welcomed...

A New Addition to L’Italo Americano: “Le Donne di New York”

So, What’s really on the mind of an Italian American woman in New York City? The National Organization of Italian American Women is thrilled to...

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