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2nd Annual Bocce Tournament




Join the fun & register your team!  more info here

Our Vision


Read about our plans for the future here.

Aperol Spritza

Of the several bright red-to-orange Italian bitter aperitivo liqueurs, Aperol is probably the most popular. Originating in 1919 in Padova, Italy, the secret recipe has remained unchanged, but is said to include bitter and sweet oranges, roots, and herbs. 

Italian Language Classes Scheduled

Basic Italian and Italian Grammar Level II

Both 8-week classes begin Sept 7. Read More

A Tavola Con Noi

Come and sit at our table and enjoy a relaxed evening of good entertainment, featuring Willie Farrell and Gina Gedler, and good food prepared by Christiani’s VIP Catering. Read More

Leave The Kids With Us

This “Take & Bake” class features Italian favorites – calzones & cookies. Children will experience the fun of making these specialities and taking them home to bake. Designed for ages 6-16. Read more

Bella Italia Day Camp

Let your little ones have fun attending an interactive day camp while learning about all things Italian. Designed for children 6-12.

Read more here.

We’re following in their footsteps …..

Since its foundation in 1975, FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) takes care of special places in Italy so that present and future generations from all over the world may enjoy a priceless legacy; it promotes a culture of respect for Italy’s natural heritage, art, history and traditions protecting a unique heritage that belongs to all of humanity; it monitors the protection of Italy’s natural and cultural assets.   Read more

Dignitaries from Chicago 

Visitors from the Consolato Generale d’Italia Chicago shared ideas on the future of Italians in the Midwest as they toured our facility Friday.

We were honored to host Mr. Thomas Botzios, The Consul General, and his wife, Elisa Campoli, and the Director of the Italian Institute of Culture for the Midwest.

We look forward to a long relationship in showcasing our heritage.

Learn How To Make Italian Easter Bread

Join us in making the traditional Easter Bread in this 2-hour class on April 9th. Each participant will take home their very own bread to bake. Read more.