Food and Wine

Loved throughout the world, Italian cuisine offers a great variety of tastes and ingredients. Tracing its roots from the 4th century BC, the flavors and dishes of Italy have been influenced by rulers and conquerors, political upheaval and the discovery of the New World. Each region and even province has its own food traditions, specialties and wines.

From pasta making to seasonal dishes and wine tastings, the Italian Cultural Center offers many events to celebrate Italy’s rich culinary landscape.

Check out our calendar of events by clicking the links on this page.

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Buon appetito!

Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 7
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    It's back! APERITIVO & CARTE 
    Learn how to play cards the Italian way! 

    Join us on Thursday, February 16th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, for a fun evening of playing the traditional Italian card game scopone scientifico while enjoying an authentic Italian aperitivo (aperitif).

    NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY since Italian native Ileana, will teach you all you need to know in English. However, if you are already a PRO, feel free to show off your skills and join in the fun as well!

    Scopone scientifico is a variant of scopa, a simple card game that many Italians, including our facilitators, grew up playing in Italy with their grandparents.   

    This event is open to all ICC members and non-members. Both individual players and pairs are welcome.  

    Once you have signed up, the rules of the game will be included in the confirmation email so you can become familiar with the game.


    Per chi vuole trascorrere una serata divertente e giocare al tradizionale Scopone scientifico, il tutto accompagnato da un aperitivo italiano.

    Il torneo è aperto ai soci dell’ICC e ai non soci. Le regole del gioco sono spiegate in inglese. Non è richiesta alcuna conoscenza del gioco; se sei un campione, è l’occasione per mostrare la tua bravura. Lo scopone è un gioco a coppie divertente, semplice ed interessante. Se non hai un partner, te ne verrà assegnato uno la sera stessa.



      Bring your friends and register now!


    Minimum number of participants: 10
    Maximum number of participants: 16


    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.

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