Let us be your guide on September 8th as we present to you A DIVINE WALK WITH DANTE, a unique fundraising experience, where you will enjoy the cuisine of three of Des Moines’ finest Italian restaurants. You will journey to Hell (Inferno) at Baratta’s for your appetizers, to Purgatory (Purgatorio) at Lucca for your main course and, finally, Heaven (Paradiso) at La Mei Bakery for your dessert. Read more.
Don’t miss out on our summer events!
Bella Italia Day Camp for the kids
1st Annual Bocce Tournament for the adults.
From cooking classes to day camp to a bocce tournament to a progressive dinner – our center might not be open, but we are up and running! Read More
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
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!
Regrettably, we are not able to host the Italian-American Heritage Festival this year as we have been busy moving into our new building. BUT……….. the Festival Committee has begun work on the 2022 Festival! This event is going to be amazing & will kick-off our week-long GRAND OPENING!!
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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
“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
We’ve signed on the dotted line! Read more here.
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!