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Spring is finally here, and not only per the official calendar but also, and mostly, thanks to warm temperatures and sunny days across the Bay Area and California. With it, there are many events, exhibitions, and special moments: from arts and …

It has been a few busy weeks for the San Francisco Bay area, and so it was for the Italian and Italian-American community. San Francisco hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference, one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in …

A chef, a business owner, an author, and, of course, a pizzaiolo. Tony Gemignami can and does wear many hats, yet his passion for food, dedication to work, and commitment to quality all come from his Italian roots. Gemignani was born in …

It’s a warm July evening in the Bay Area. Arshish and Surabhi Gupta, together with their kids – Zade, Zane, Zoey – are waiting at Terminal 1 at the Oakland airport. They share the waiting area with Italian and Italian-American fans, all …

Abandonment, family, relationships, lost connections. With his latest movie, Monica, Italian Director Andrea Pallaoro, 41, brings on screen several topics perfect for the audience to take a moment and reflect on life, in all its pieces.  On June 13th, the …


In the sometimes snobbish, often ostentatious world of gourmet food, there are seared foie gras with rhubarb tart, hamachi with sea urchin vinaigrette, and kumamoto oysters with mango sorbet.  And then there’s Italian salami.   Italian salami? How does this processed meat …

Thanks to a COMITES SF-organized event, Italians and Italian-Americans in San Francisco will be able to commemorate the end of World War II and Italy’s liberation from the Nazis on Tuesday, April 25.  Il Giorno della Liberazione was the peak …

Life is full of opportunities, yet not for everyone. Living in countries with wars, poor economic conditions, and a lack of welfare makes it impossible to pursue basic rights. That’s especially true for children. A Chance In Life, once known as …

The journey of two young men making their way to Europe from Africa is at the heart of Matteo Garrone’s latest movie. Io Capitano, released in September 2023, is now being shown across the United States, with a stop that saw Director …

On February 29th, Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri US tour made its final stop in San Francisco, after Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, and before April’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow in Dallas and Miami. Fort Mason became the place …


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