November 6, 2022

Los Angeles Week of Italian Cuisine in the World

My passion for sharing Italian food and culture has obviously grown exponentially since meeting my Italian (now) husband in 2019 and then moving to Bologna this year! I was beyond excited to hear about the 7th annual Los Angeles Week of Italian Cuisine and that it’s being held while I am in town. The theme of this year’s events is “Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for people’s health and the protection of the planet” – running the week of November 14th to the 20th 2022. Note: the photos above are from past classes at Eataly La Scuola!

“With more than 8,000 events organized in over 100 countries in the last 6 editions, the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World has established itself as one of the flagship initiatives of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote the best of the “Made in Italy” brand abroad, with a particular focus on the Italian agri-food chain...Celebrate the week with in-person culinary events all over the city. From Pizza Masterclasses to wine tastings, it will be a chance for the Angelenos to deep dive into the extraordinary Italian culinary culture, starting a positive debate around how to fight food waste, promote sustainability and protect the planet.”

Organized by: The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and Sistema Italia (ITA, IIC), in collaboration with Accademia Italiana Cucina (AIC), the Gastronomical Sciences University of Pollenzo, Eataly LA, IMPASTIAMO, Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, Fondazione Valter Longo, Creating Cures Foundation, ITTV Forum & Festival and Casa Modena.

One of the collaborators of the events is IMPASTIAMO – founded in the spring of 2020 by Silvia Carluccio (formerly at Live Nation Entertainment). She set out to pair a love of food and music – a consistent theme in all of the cooking class experiences. I got acquainted with them during the pandemic, when I got to take part in some of their online cooking classes. Their chefs still host online courses from all over the world, but also have integrated a bunch of in person classes as well. They are hosting a couple of the upcoming masterclasses, detailed below!

Los Angeles Week of Italian Cuisine Masterclasses

Photo: courtesy of Eataly LA

November 14th // 12- 2PM

Eataly Los Angeles // A focus on Semolina Pasta: Tradition & Health

Learn all about semolina pasta in this pasta masterclass at La Scuola! Semolina is one of Italy’s simplest and most delicious pastas. You will learn all about this unique preparation for hand made (fatto a mano) pasta and its health benefits.

Guests will:

  • Explore the traditional style of making pasta with Semolina flour in Southern Italy
  • Discover the health benefits of semolina flour-based pasta and the different sauces paired
  • Try your own hand at preparing semolina pasta with the guidance of the Chef of La Scuola
  • Enjoy a southern inspired dish prepared by the Chef of La Scuola with a complementary glass of wine

Address: Eataly LA, La Scuola // 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of Eataly LA

November 15th // 6 – 8PM

Eataly Los Angeles // Italian Cooking: Exploring Health & Tradition

In this cooking class and dinner, discover the heart of authentic Italian cooking through the mindful use of simple fresh ingredients and unique cooking techniques. In La Scuola’s open kitchen, The Chef will prepare three Italian dishes from start to finish, while teaching the techniques to prepare the recipes.

Guests will:

  • Learn about Italian cooking through essential ingredients and techniques
  • Enjoy a three-course menu featuring first course, main course, and dessert with a wine pairing
  • Take home adapted recipes from the dishes highlighted in the event along with wine pairing notes

Address: Eataly LA, La Scuola // 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

November 15th // 6:30 – 9PM

Organized by IMPASTIAMO

FEEDFEED LA Pasta Making Class & Dinner

During this fun and interactive pasta making class, you will learn the secrets of fresh pasta with Italian pastaio Francesco Allegro, of LA’s Rossoblu & Capri Club. After class, enjoy the pasta you just made, along with some delicious wine.

Address: 1101 San Pedro St, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

November 16th // 6:30 – 9PM

Organized by IMPASTIAMO

Neapolitan Pizza Masterclass & Tasting Dinner

Enjoy beer, wine and unlimited pizza at this masterclass! The President of VPN Americas, Peppe Miele, with the Master Pizzaiolo Vito Iacopelli, influencer in the world of pizza, will teach you how to make the perfect Neapolitan pizza dough with authentic Italian ingredients and innovative toppings.

Address: 440 Hindry Ave, Inglewood

Los Angeles Week of Italian Cuisine Restaurant & Store Specials

Take advantage of these specials throughout the week of November 14th to 20th!

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

Porchetta Republic

Take this opportunity to try Porchetta Republic’s beloved Pinocchio: Porchetta, provolone, sun dried tomatoes and parsley pesto on ciabatta bread. A must try!

Address: 1220 W 7th St, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza is celebrating the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World featuring a dish from Tuscany: Ricotta Gnudi, with brown butter, hazelnuts and fried sage.

Address: 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

South End Pizza

Come to Venice and try this special flavor combo created just for this week: Italian tomato, Burrata, extra virgin olive oil, speck and handmade basil pesto. 

Address: 2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

Eataly LA

In partnership with Eataly Los Angeles and the Valter Longo Foundation, visit Eataly LA and check in with food experts and nutritionists to learn about nutritional properties of selected Italian products with special discounts. You can also enjoy a week of discounted toppings and ingredients to make authentic pizzas.

Address: Eataly LA & Pizza Pasta Restaurant // 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Photo: courtesy of IMPASTIAMO

Ceci’s Gastronomia

Allow Ceci’s Gastronomia to take your tastebuds to Liguria, Italy, by tasting “Focaccia di Recco”. This typical dish from Liguria can traced back to Ancient Rome. It’s an oven-baked product, rolled into two thin layers and topped with soft fresh cheese made from fresh pasteurized cow’s milk. Can’t miss it!

Address: 2813 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Week of Italian Cuisine Free Events

November 14th // 6PM

Italian Cultural Institute // Film Screening: Discover the taste of the true Italian Parmigiano Reggiano

The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and ITTV Forum & Festival will be screening Gli Amigos by Paolo Genovese –– a journey into the territory of origin and production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, starring Stefano Fresi and chef Massimo Bottura. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion titled “When food is the protagonist”, which will explore the importance of food in the audiovisual industry. Moderated by journalist Valentina Martelli –– the conversation will feature chef, producer & Brand Ambassador of Parmigiano Reggiano, Michele Casadei Massari, executive producer Jeremy Spiegel and Head Chef of Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Mattia Agazzi. The evening will conclude with a special tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano, thanks to the collaboration of the Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Address: 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles

November 18th // 1 – 4PM

Eataly LA // Free tasting corner of “Authentic Italian Pizza”

Enjoy a storytelling presentation while tasting mini pizzas at Eataly LA!

Address: Eataly LA, La Pizza & La Pasta Restaurant // 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

I hope you can make it to some of the upcoming events and discover Italy: beautiful, delicious and sustainable! Get more information here! Planning a trip to Italy or want dreaming about doing so? Browse my Italy blog posts below.


  1. […] recently got to attend the 7th annual Week of Italian Cuisine, hosted in Los Angeles! This year’s theme was “Conviviality, sustainability and […]

  2. […] Reggiano. If you’re curious what the entire week looked like, you can see the full line up here. I was so generously invited to the events by IMPASTIAMO – cooking classes with […]

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Growing up near Pasadena, CA, my creativity blossomed as I delved into the LA food scene, food styling, photography, and storytelling. Now, I curate content centered around food, beverage, and travel, while indulging in hobbies like thrifting. Italy holds a special place in my heart, where I found love and embarked on a new chapter in Bologna. Join me on this creative journey of food, travel, and love.