Taste of Italy Returns to Los Angeles For It’s 11th Year

Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is bringing the the Taste of Italy back to Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 12, 2019. During the eleventh-annual Taste of Italy, patrons will be able to sample authentic Italian food, taste amazing wine, and enjoy the entertainment. All of this to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles.

Over 2,500 attendees, are getting together downtown, along with celebrities, dignitaries, and philanthropists. Everybody will be enjoying the event, eating, drinking, and mingling.

Participants at the event are:


Drago Centro
Ca’ Momi Winery
Osteria Cal Mare
Factory Kitchen

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Fernet-Branca
Little Jewel of New Orleans
Puglia Italian Restaurant

Specialty Cellars
L’Opera
Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club
And more!

The food that they will be preparing and serving will be mostly family recipes, and some dishes with modern interpretations. Including these dishes:

  • Risotto Giallo prepared by Don Lisander Ristorante which will travel to the event from Milan, Italy.
  • Ciccheti, the seafood-centric Venetian dish from Chef Luca Manderino of Sosta.
  • Gnocchi All’Arrabbiata, Pasta Sisters handwritten recipe passed down their family line.
  • Prosciutto di Carpegna, from Italy’s Marche region, by Fratelli Beretta.
  • Arancini served with Green Marinara Sauce from Osteria Cal Mare showcasing the vibrant seaside elegance of Coastal Italy
  • Pizza, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele and DeSano Pizza Bakery brings this staple of Italian cuisine.
  • Wines and Spirits will be served by these participants:


    Gruppo i Vinai
    Ca’ Momi Winery
    Specialty Cellars

    PRP Wine International
    Lyra Fine Wine Importers
    Palmina Wines
    San Antonio Winery

    Terlato Wines
    Ethica Wines
    Fernet-Branca

    The entertainment line-up for the event includes performances by:

    Jazz Virtuosos led by Joe LoPiccolo
    American songbook standards by Nick D’Egidio
    The Dry Martini Orchestra
    Bella Notte Opera Trio

    If you are looking to pick up a ticket, you can do so Here!
    General admission costs $65 and includes (6) food and (6) wine tastings. If you purchase the tickets at the door, this will cost $70.
    Premiere Admission costs $135 and includes (10) food, (10) wine tastings, VIP bag, and red-carpet entrance. If you purchase tickets at the door, this will cost $145.

    The proceeds from ticket sales go directly to support the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles.

    If you wish to visit The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, the museum will have extended hours of 10:00 a.m. til 7:00 p.m. on October 12. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is an interactive museum that documents the history and contributions of Italian Americans in the USA, and southern California.

    The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
    424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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