It’s Cookie Time!

Columbus Day

An Evening in Puglia


Two New Classes!

Italian Basics

Basic fundamentals of the Italian language, including grammar, numbers, dates, common phrases, and simple sentences. An 8-week session, beginning September 25 at 5:30pm. $80pp

Conversational Italian

Common sentences and phrases for travelers, including ordering, meals, hotels, shopping, and asking for directions. An 8-week session, beginning September 25 at 5:30pm. $80pp


Choose a class:

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telephone – (515) 991-2729

August Newsletter

Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa

Do you know what these are and why every home should have one? 

Read here.

An Evening in Puglia

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – November 7, 2019

And join our Honorary Chair Pat Civitate for our 5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner “An Evening in Puglia” benefitting the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa.

We will be featuring the diverse and rich cuisine from the Apulian Region known for burrata, taralli, orecchiette and of course some incredible wines!

Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines

Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00

For more details please contact Jody Paglia at                A Presto!!

June Newsletter

Find out about all the contests & games at this year’s Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa, try a new recipe, research dual-citizenship and learn more about Puglia. Newsletter is here.

BRAVO Recognition

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa is excited to announce that we are a reciepant of a $14,000 BRAVO Grant! Thanks to this grant, we are able to further our mission by offering cultural events. We appreciate the support of BRAVO and take pride in knowing that they recognize our organization as a vital part in spreading cultural awareness in Des Moines and the State of Iowa. Thank You!


Don’t miss out on our upcoming events!    The April/May 2019 Newsletter is available here.

Another Plate On The Table

We are proud to sponsor this worthwhile event……………… info here