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One of the featured dance groups at last year’s Festa Italiana was from Naples, Italy.

Feast and play at 29th annual Festa Italiana

Published: Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 10:04 am

Sure, there’s plenty of good pizza in restaurants around town, but lovers of Italian cuisine can go beyond that staple and into more interesting fare at Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more.

The festival of all-things-Italian goes still further, with singers and bands, games and rides for children, bocce ball competitions, auto and motorscooter exhibits, a marketplace full of imported goods, and an hourly raffle culminating in a trip to Italy.

Check out Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Croatian Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. Admission is $12, free for ages 15 and younger. Free parking.

Information and ticket sales: www.festaitalianasacramento.com.


Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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