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You’ll have a fabulous time if you party Italian style at the Los Angeles Italian Festival. It will be happening at Hollywood and Highland on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 12 pm to 10 pm.
The festival is a collection of all things Italian and is a great beginning to Italian-American Heritage Month. The internationally acclaimed actor Joe Mantegna is the honorary Chairman of the Board. Celebrity Chef Eva is the host for the festival.
This is the place to taste, hear and experience the food, music, culture and diversity of the Italian Heritage. Enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of the day.
Enjoy the savory and the sweet with traditional Italian and Italian-America cuisines. You can have
- A variety of pizzas
- A variety of pastas
- Italian ice
There will be great sounds to entertain all day and into the night. You’ll hear Rat Pack style crooners singing the hits of Italian-American legends, like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. You will also hear traditional Italian folk music and Italian Opera. Comedians will also be performing. There will be cooking demonstrations led by Chef Eva.
Be sure to bring your dancing shoes because there will be dancing. Kick up your heels and do the Tarantella, the dance of Napoli.
Merchandise and service vendors will be at the festival to provide a great shopping experience. You can find Italian clothing, jewelry, T-shirts, hand bags, balsamics, books and more. You could get an early start on your Christmas shopping.
Da Vince’s Kids Corner
There will be games, face painting, T-shirt painting, coloring and more for the kids.
Everybody can be Italian for the day, no questions asked.
Viva Italia! Viva L.A.!
I’ll bet you’d like a way to save money on this festival. Book it here and you can save
- $6.51 (52% discount) on General Admission Ticket for 1 Adult
- $13.02 (52% discount) on General Admission Tickets for 2 Adults
What to Wear
If you’d like to have an Italian T-shirt to wear to the festival, here’s a good selection with a lot of discounts.
If you enjoyed the Italian food and the cooking demonstrations made you want to learn more about Italian cooking, try these cookbooks. And you can use our links to see how you can save money on them.
- Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
- The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci and Francesco Tonelli
- Cucina Provera by Guilia Scarpaleggia
- Cooking With Grandma Gina by Nicola Testa, Jr., and Gina Petitti
Or you can enjoy Italian cuisine at the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.
- Raffaello Ristorante
- Maccheroni Republic
- Angelini Osteria
- The Luggage Room Pizzeria
- Bottega Louie
- Piccolo Paradiso
- Il Pastaro
- Gale’s Italian Restaurant
- The Terrace