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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!

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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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.

Who are these cuties?

Find out who these dancers are here.

Springtime = Mushrooms

It’s spring and wild mushrooms are popping everywhere! Are you a mushroom hunter? Find them here.

Event Postponement

Due to the current status of the pandemic we’re facing, the April 26 Open House/Volunteer Recognition has been postponed. Be safe.

Festival Postponed

We are all aware of the COVID-19 crisis in our country and the necessary precautions required to protect the health and safety of our families and friends. Due to State regulations restricting public and private gatherings, we have cancelled the Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa that was scheduled for this summer. Once we have weathered this crisis, we will begin to focus our efforts on planning the next festival.