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Articles by: Tommaso Cartia

  • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Tartina's specialty
    Tartina (canapè), a new Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, definitely serves more than just hors d'oeuvres of Italian tantalizing delicacies, yet it still maintains the same fresh, casual, and cool vibe in a shabby-chic atmosphere. After the successful venture in Midtown, the restaurant has relocated bringing all of the charms of the Italian dolce vita to the Morning Heights neighborhood.
  • An exclusive interview with Gina Lollobrigida and the protagonists of ‘Filming on Italy.’ On Feb. 1, the great Italian actress was recognized on the prestigious Walk of Fame. Thanks to the request of Tiziana Rocca and her Agnus Dei, the Hollywood Chambers voted unanimously to honor Lollobrigida. An exceptional event that accompanies the rich program of ‘Filming on Italy,’ a festival created by Rocca in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. which this year pays homage to another Italian star, Monica Bellucci.
  • Intervista esclusiva con Gina Lollobrigida ed i responsabili di 'Filming on Italy'. Il 1º febbraio, il prestigioso riconoscimento del Walk of Fame è stato attribuito alla grande attrice italiana. Grazie alla richiesta di Tiziana Rocca e della sua Agnus Dei, la Hollywood Chambers ha votato all’unanimità. Un evento d’eccezione che si affianca al ricco programma di 'Filming on Italy', il festival realizzato da Rocca insieme all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Los Angeles, che quest’anno omaggia anche un’altra stella italiana, Monica Bellucci.
  • Photo Credit. Sara Pettinella
    After last year's success, Italian singer Mafalda Minnozzi and American guitarist Paul Ricci are back with a new U.S. Winter Tour and a new album - Cool Romantics. On Feb. 8th they will perform at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to commemorate 'Fat Thursday' in the week of the Carnival festivities.
  • This winter, Eataly NY and Chicago will be featuring a Tuscan theme throughout their stores in honor of the annual Carnival. The opening press conference in New York, held at the School of Eataly Flatiron, saw the participation from The Region of Tuscany that included Maria Lina Marcucci, President of the Foundation of the Carnival of Viareggio, and Alberto Peruzzini, Director General of Tuscan Tourism Promotion.
  • A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
    Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The Institute’s director, Valeria Rumori tells i-Italy how they are approaching the task.
  • Barbara Lynch
    Dining in & out
    Tommaso Cartia(December 14, 2017)
    World-acclaimed chef Barbara Lynch has been taking Boston’s Italian dining scene by storm. Recently, she has also partnered with Eataly in running Il Pesce restaurant
  • Amelia Antonucci - Program Director of Cinema Italia San Francisco. Photo Credit: Flavia Loreto Fotografia
    Upon retiring as the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, Amelia Antonucci found that her energy had not declined while her love of film persisted. Thus Cinema Italia SF was born, and it’s now in its fifth year.
  • The eclectic mind of Michele Casadei Massari and his partners already at the head of the popular joint Piccolo Cafe, shed a new light on NY's Italian dining scene. LUCCIOLA (firefly), is their new Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, pays homage to the city of Bologna with its cuisine and its cinematic history in a unique and exciting atmosphere. The restaurant kicked off with exquisite Bolognese food and wine, a cool music set list and surprise guests for an opening in style!

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