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160 Years of Friendship

2021 Is the official kick-off to a year-long celebration examining the past, present and future ties between the USA and Italy. “It is about our two countries, the friendship between our people, the strength of our communities, the values we share, and the inspiration we draw from each other.”, said Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio. Read More

Cucina Italiana

Cucina Italiana Cookbook

We have a new supply of our popular cookbook that is full of Italian recipes from the families and friends of the Italian-American Cultural Center.

Order yours today!

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Outdoor Oven Pizza Making Class

Join us at the new location of The Italian American Cultural Center for an outdoor cooking experience with Jon Turner and Parlo Pizza!

We will explore the history of pizza making and create our own, the old world way. The class will include a rustic bruschetta for starters, a personal pizza creation, and dessert from the wood fire oven. Read More

“Eccomi” (Here I am.)

“For many years I thought of Vincenzia Aprilini as only an abandoned baby who perhaps had a miserable childhood in an orphanage.”

Read about Michael Lomango’s heartening journey in discovering the hope and love bestowed to his great-great-great grandmother when she was forsaken as a baby. read here

Our Future Home

We’ve signed on the dotted line! Read more here.

Thanksgiving Con Noi

Thank you to all who have ordered! Chef Critelli is busy buying ingredients & will soon fill the Cultural Center with the aroma of Thanksgiving.

Please check your email for your scheduled pick-up time. Buon appetito!

Drink wine from a fountain…

The famous Dora Sarchese Vineyard put the small town of Caldari di Ortona, Italy on the map when it installed a red wine fountain…….

Thanksgiving Con Noi

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa in collaboration with Chef Diego Critelli is offering a 5-course Thanksgiving Dinner to go! Read more.

The World’s Most Expensive Mushroom

The rare European White Truffle is the world’s most expensive mushroom, with a price tag that can exceed $2,600 per pound

The Perfect Summer Cocktail

Imagine sitting by the Grand Canal in Venice, gondoliers calling in the background, the smell of street food all around you, sipping on the perfect thirst-quenching summer cocktail…..read more.