Thursday, July 5, 2012

2012 Festa Coloniale Italiana, August 11

The 2012 Festa Coloniale Italiana

What: 2012 Festa Coloniale Italiana
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Place: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. 1630 Stockton St. San Francisco, Ca 94133
Time: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Tom Torriglia, 415 440 0800,

Along Stockton St., between Union and Filbert sts., there will be continuous live Italian music including:

Due Zighi Baci:
Sunday 7 accordion band. Members of the San Jose and San Francisco accordion clubs
Musica degli Borelli. Italian-music trio with a splash of jazz

The Rico Dancers will be putting on a dance show and world champion pizza-toss expert Tony Gemignani will astound the crowd with his pizza tossing.

There will be plenty of beer and wine, and the most mouth-watering food this side of Siena including sausage and peppers, pasta, deep-fried calamari, meatball sandwiches and cannoli. Vendors will be selling Italian-related products.

Inside, the club's main ballroom will be transformed into an Italian piazza complete with a fountain.  The third-floor Parkview room, which overlooks the festa and Washington Square park, is being transformed into a wine-tasting venue featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest wineries including Mondavi.

The Festa Coloniale Italiana is a family-fun event that is free and open to the public. The Festa runs from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and for additional information, please contact Tom Torriglia at either 415 440 0800 or at

 The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, which is located at 1630 Stockton St., may be reached at 415 781 0165.

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