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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Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 2211 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    MAKE & TAKE

    Crostata di Ricotta e

    Biscotti di Natale

    Sunday, December 11, from 2:30- 5:00 pm
    In Person



    Join Asse at Rebecca's Bakery to make 2 traditional Italian sweets - crostata di ricotta and biscotti cookies, just in time for “le feste di Natale”.

    Crostata di ricotta is typical of the mountainous areas of the South and uses ingredients that shepherds could easily find. Even today in some of these areas the ricotta cake is the dessert of Sunday, as well as of the Christmas and Easter periods.

    The origin of the Biscotti in Italian Cantucci dates back to at least the sixteenth century. The name seems to derive from “cantellus”, in Latin “piece or slice of bread”, a salty biscuit that Roman soldiers already consumed during military campaigns.

    Asse will guide our group through the crostata and cookies making process. Then it will be your turn to make your own treats to bring home. 

    Please bring an apron if you would like to use one. 

    By registering for this event, you fully agree to the following terms and conditions: Event Liability Release


    Space is limited to 15 participants! Register now.  


    COVID 19 POLICY UPDATE – 11/28/2022
    As of 11/28/2022, the ICC will no longer require proof of vaccinations and masks will remain optional. Please stay home if you are not feeling well, or have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.




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    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    MUSICA & APERITIVO

    A Journey through Italian Pop Music

    In English


    The ICC is proud to launch a new series dedicated to Italian music. Join native instructor Ileana Tamberlani for a curated journey through some of the most beautiful Italian pop songs (recorded music) while enjoying an aperitivo. Each night will be about a theme, a decade or a singer. This will not be a language class, the event will be led in English and is open to all music lovers who want to learn more about Italy and the songs that shaped Italians.


      Bring your friends and register now!


    Minimum number of participants: 10
    Maximum number of participants: 25

    Questions? Contact@theitalianculturalcenter.org

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

    COVID 19 POLICY UPDATE – 11/28/2022
    As of 11/28/2022, the ICC will no longer require proof of vaccinations and masks will remain optional. Please stay home if you are not feeling well, or have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.


    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis MN 55401
    • 24
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    Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro

    An Italian Holiday Tradition


    Join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome & Italian Instructor, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most traditional Christmas game in Italy, everybody plays it with their family and friends over the holidays.

    No knowledge of Italian is required.

    Numbers and words of the game will be in Italian and in English. Have fun playing this game while enjoying a glass of Prosecco with pandoro and panettone, two Italian cakes that are a symbol of Christmas in Italy. Prizes will be awarded.


    Minimum number of participants: 20
    Maximum number of participants: 30

    Questions? Contact@theitalianculturalcenter.org

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

    COVID 19 POLICY UPDATE – 11/28/2022
    As of 11/28/2022, the ICC will no longer require proof of vaccinations and masks will remain optional. Please stay home if you are not feeling well, or have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.





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