• Event Info

    May 20th at 1pm to 7pm
  • Getting There

    Gateway Village Promenade

Event Info

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

1pm to 7pm

Gateway Village Promenade
800 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Enjoy the 13th Annual Festa Italiana Charlotte 2018 with a day full of The Best Italian Cuisine in Charlotte. Again, at the elegant covered Promenade at Gateway Village in Uptown, across from Johnson & Wales University. Sunday May 20th, 2018, 1-7pm.

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.

Getting There

This year’s Festa Italiana is again located in the beautiful Promenade Courtyards of Gateway Village uptown near Johnson and Wales University.

Gateway Village Promenade
800 W Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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)
$8.00 Rate

Ticket Prices

$15 (+$1.29 Fee)
Children: Age 11-16

For our younger guests.

Children 10 and younger are FREE

Buy Tickets
$45 (+$1.89 Fee)
Young Adults: Age 17-20

Admission to the best Italian food in Charlotte along with entertainment.

Buy Tickets
$95 (+$2.89 Fee)
General Admission

Admission to the best Italian food in Charlotte along with beer, wine and entertainment.

Buy Tickets
from $380 (+$7.95 Fee)
Reserved Table
You and up to 5 guests will enjoy all the perks of a regular ticket, plus a reserved table. Buy Tickets
from $760 (+$7.95 Fee)
VIP Table
You and up to 11 guests will enjoy all the perks of a reserved table at a premium location with a bottle of Prosecco. Buy Tickets

Festival Stats



About Festa Italiana

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!!!!!

The Official Sponsor of the 2017 Festa Italiana

“Amazing food, incredible silent auction and wonderful entertainment. The food kept coming all day long, so come hungry.”

Scott S.


Scott S.

Amazing food, incredible silent auction and wonderful entertainment. The food kept coming all day long, so come hungry.

“One of the best festivals in town. Congrats to Vincent and Sandra Voci, great event.”

Edwin Gil


Edwin Gil

"Amazing, these guys absolutely rocked the house down solid for 3 hours straight, we want more encore, encore."

This Year's Sponsors