Italy’s Extravagant Chocolate Easter Eggs

Most Italian Easter eggs feature a small trinket or toy inside. Local pasticcerias will sometimes let customers bring their own special gifts to hide in the eggs, including engagement rings, car keys, airline tickets, and more. Read more

Community Donation Drive

Keeping in the spirit of St. Joseph Day, we are continuing our practice of sharing what we have with those who are in need. 

A Community Donation Drive will be held on March 17th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm in the north parking lot of the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa, located at 2633 Fleur Dr., DSM

Please share your non-perishable food items, as well as fruits and vegetables. Monetary donations are also welcomed.

All donations will be donated to the St. Joseph Emergency Family Center, Bidwell Riverside Center, and the Food Bank of Iowa. 

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Baci Perugina

Once upon a time, a young chocolatier named Luisa Spagnoli fell in love with Giovanni Buitoni, a founder of the Perugina chocolate company, and he with her. The only cloud in the match made in chocolate heaven? Luisa’s husband was the other founder.

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Most Celebrated and Legendary Italian-American Meal of the Year

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is the annual Christmas Eve vigil. Steeped in tradition, it is the centerpiece meal of the entire holiday season. Read more

Dolci Festivi

Our artisanal treats are crafted with love and tradition, using the finest ingredients that capture the essence of Italy. Perfect for gifting or savoring with your favorite espresso. Order now

Discover The Magic Of The Holiday Season

This 2-day event that showcases a wonderland of gifts, artisanal treats and charming decorations will open its’ doors to a private showing on Friday, December 1 with prosecco and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday December 2 is free to the public. Read More

What’s The Story Behind This Rooster?

Once upon a time in the republic of Florence, there were two rival families – the Medicis and the Pazzis. As the wealthiest and most powerful clan in all the land, the Medici family had a lot to celebrate. And celebrate they did! Read more

Volunteer Work Day

All hands welcome!!

New Classes & Events!

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