Via Productions Inc. will host the return of the Taste of Little Italy, now in its sixteenth year, February 17-19. The festival is beloved for its Italian ambiance, performances by renowned Italian-American entertainers, and authentic fare. The free festival will be held in Tradition Square, from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Taste of Little Italy, presented by Galbani Cheese, promises a weekend filled with entertainment, food, family fun, and more, all served up Italian-style. Each year, three generations of families head to the festival, which promises something special for everyone to enjoy.
Experience cuisine by national and local chefs sharing their talents on the La Cucina Galbani Cooking stage, including: Galbani celebrity chef Marco Sciortino from Come Dine with Me; Erik Pettersen of Evo Italian; Anthony Acampa of the Fat’s Where the Flavor’s At channel; Pasquale Lamarra of Meeting Street Steak & Seafood and Pastaio, the hottest new restaurants on the Treasure Coast.
This year, guests can reserve party options with a Private VIP Villa located near the stage, including a covered area, large table, eight seats, service from wait staff, and eight complimentary Aperol spritzes.
Prepare to be entertained. The celebration kicks off on the Mattamy Homes stage with a Friday night freestyle party with Angelo Venuto featuring Cynthia, Wil & More, and spinning by DJ Anthony Mangini. Saturday night’s 80s Party will feature Blonde Ambition, The Voice of Romance, Franco Corso, Angelo Venuto, and Austin Giorgio. The Atlantic City Boys, The Dueling Accordions, Marc Turo, and young sensation Aviana Rossi will all hit the stage on Sunday.
The Feast of Little Italy supports Little Smiles. The nonprofit provides gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness, or tragedy. To learn more, click here.