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The Honorable Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, the Honorable Luigi De Magistris, Mayor of Naples, United States House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff

Viva L’Italia! Gala at the Fairmont Hotel

The word “gala” is often employed to describe anything from costume parties to affairs where most of the men wear a tie and the napkins are made of...
Don Lewis, President of Il Cenacolo (left), is welcomed to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club by Al Cipollina, President of the SFIAC (right).  Photo credit: Nickolas Marinelli.

Il Cenacolo Italian Culture Club Moves…Again

Since 1928, Il Cenacolo has been recognized as San Francisco’s premiere Italian cultural club. Since its inception, the venerable old organization...
 Ambassador Robert Stephen Pastorino, 1940 – 2013

Ambassador Robert Pastorino Dies at 73

Robert Stephen Pastorino, a stalwart of San Francisco’s Italian Community and former United States Ambassador, died of natural causes this past...
The Honorable Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, addresses the guests at the celebration of the Festa della Repubblica Italiana.

Festa della Repubblica Italiana – San Francisco’s Official Celebration

For many years, the most coveted invitation in the Italian Community of San Francisco had been for the annual celebration of the Festa della...
Snapshots taken at the Consolate General of Italy in San Francisco. June 2, 2012.

Festa della Repubblica Events in San Francisco

As la Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) approaches, San Francisco’s Italian Community is preparing for three events that have marked the day for...
Le Forchette Tricolori. Photo Credit: Nickolas Marinelli

Food Revolution Day 2013 – A Tavola con Le Forchette Tricolori

When one thinks of natural, organic, or locally-produced food, it’s hard not to image low-sodium, gluten-free, non GMO, tofu—or other equally...
In front of the Italian Consulate, Ferrari and Maserati provided a selection of their fastest vehicles. Photo courtesy of Nickolas Marinelli

The Luxury Marketing Council Shines at the Italian Consulate

It was like a Chamber of Commerce mixer on steroids. Representatives from some of the most exclusive providers of Italian luxury products and...
A variety of original costumes for the collection of the Teatro di San Carlo opera company will be auctioned off on June 15th.

Treasures From Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo

This week, the Italian Cultural Institute opened its exhibit Treasures from Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo , the premiere event to kick off the upcoming...
Three Salesian priests continue the century-old tradition of celebrating a home Mass on Saint Joseph's Day. From left to right, Father Austin Conterno, Father John Itzaina, Father Armand Oliveri, and host, Charlie Farruggia. Photo Credit: Nickolas Marinelli

One Man Preserves a Three-Generation Tradition

Charles “Charlie” Farruggia isn’t just a resident of North Beach. For many, he is the epitome of the old Italian neighborhood. Known as the “Dean of...

Columbus Day References removed from Assembly Bill 55

BREAKING NEWS COLUMBUS DAY REFERENCES TO BE REMOVED FROM ASSEMBLY BILL 55 L’Italo-Americano Newspaper has confirmed that Assembly Bill 55 —which...