Event InfoMay 20th at 1pm to 7pm
Getting ThereGateway Village Promenade
Your ticket gets you all-you-can-eat delicious Italian fare from some of your favorite restaurants and award-winning chefs, all paired with bottomless Wines, Proseccos, and Peroni Beer. Enjoy our famous three-foot seafood and vegetable risottos, Novanta’s exquisite pizzas baked on site, multiple, many quintessential Italian dishes, cannoli, gelato, pastries, espresso, and more.
Bring the kids along to play in the special Kid Zone just for them, visit with local artists and authors showcasing their work, browse offerings from the silent auction, now online, or just sit back, enjoy, and take in the live stage music, dance, and overall festive fun atmosphere.
The proceeds from Festa Italiana 2018, like every year, go to St. Anthony’s Foundation of Charlotte, a 501c3 non-profit, which supports organizations dedicated to helping people with intellectual, developmental, and physical special needs and challenges. Since 2006, FESTA has raised more than $160,000 for Nevins Center. Help us make this year the best Festa Italiana yet.
There is free street parking around Gateway Village and we’ve also negotiated special parking with LAZ at the following locations:
Gateway Village Garage
700 West Trade Street
Mention Festa to get the $5.00 Discounted Rate
N. Irwin Avenue (between 5th and Trade)
Following is our early bird pricing, good through March 15th
Admission to the best Italian food in Charlotte along with entertainment.
Children 12 and under are freeBuy Tickets
Admission to the best Italian food in Charlotte along with beer, wine and entertainment.Buy Tickets
Festa Italiana is a one-of-a-kind charitable event, featuring some of the best Italian cuisine in the Southeast. Enjoy a beautiful day in an elegant setting complete with live music, art, beer, wine, dessert and incredible food from the area’s best chefs, restaurants, and caterers. It’s an event for the whole famiglia, complete with kids activities, and a silent charity auction.
Festa Italiana benefits the St. Anthony’s Foundation of Charlotte, which works with non-profit Nevins Inc. to help improve the lives of people in our community with disabilities and special needs. In 2017, Nevins purchased new educational software, smart boards, and computers, tools that will help their students develop new job and social skills that most of us take for granted every day. Grazie mille everyone!!!!!