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06 Jan
2017 Italian Festival

The Italian Association of Arizona is announcing the 5th Italian Festival

The on-line ticket pre-sale has begun!!!

Please visit our WEB Site: where you can find out how to buy tickets, who are the vendors that have already signed up, and see the list of the 2018 Italian Festival Entertainers.

If you are a Vendor interested in participating in the 5th Italian Festival, you can download the Vendor's Application in order to apply for the festival.

14 Dec
Ready to Travel to Italy?

Take advantage of this wonderful small group trip to see incredible Rome and the amazing Amalfi Coast in May 2017!

10% discount on the published price for the ITALIAN ASSOCIATION members!

For more information, please give us a call at 602-996-4393 or come by Fantastica Italia's office and visit us!

Detailed Information HERE 


16 Nov

Please join your fellow Italian Association members and friends for a potluck holiday party.  


It will be held on Dec 4 from 12:00 noon to 3 p.m at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center located at 10585 North 100th Street, Scottsdale AZ.

The cost will be $15 per adult over 21 and will include the facility rental and a selection of Italian wines from Classico Wines, water and soda. Plates and silverware will be also be provided  Children are free. 

It is preferred that you pay online to reserve your spot but we will also take cash and credit card at the door. In either case please sign up by Dec 1st and commit to bringing one item from the following categories


  • Appetizer 
  • Main course
  • Side dish
  • Dessert 


Please make enough food to feed 5-7 adults and if possible indicate what you plan to bring. If you are bringing a hot dish, please bring it as warm as possible as we only have one oven. The community center has limited seating so if you want to attend please sign up soon.


If you have any questions contact Robert at or 480 250 6579. Come celebrate the holidays with us and invite are your friends. All are welcome!


Buon Natale at tutti!


31 May
Join the Italian Association of Arizona at Scottsdale RR Park!

June 5 at 6:30 pm at the Scottsdale RR park join the Italian Association of Arizona for a BBQ evening with music. A popular 80's cover band will be playing (Rock Lobster).

The IA of Arizona will have a Ramada with a grill, anyone can join and bring some Italian food to share! It's a picnic so bring a comfortable folding chair or a blanket to sit if you need!
Bring all your family and friends! Let's have fun!

If you have questions or need info please Please call Robert at 480 250 6579

16 May
Annual Members Meeting.
The Italian Association of Arizona Annual Members Meeting notice. 
Date: Thursday, May 19th
Time:  6:00 pm
Where:  Firesky Resort / 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd./ Scottsdale/ AZ  85251 (SE Corner of Scottsdale Road & Chaparral)


Agenda of the Meeting

1) Resignation of the Annual Non Permanent Board Members;
2) Election of the 2016-2017 Non Permanent Yearly Board Members;
3) Election of the 2016-2017 Management Team;
4) Summary of 2015/2016 activities;
5) Presentation of 2016/2017 planned activities;
6) Miscellaneous.

03 May
Italian Association at Experience Italy MIM

Italian Association of Arizona is proud to participate at Experience Italy event, 4th and 5th June 2016 at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum). 

Experience “la dolce vita” at MIM as we celebrate Italian music and culture. Get a taste of Italy with an Italian-inspired menu at Café Allegro, gallery talks, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. This event marks the final weekend of our special exhibition Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker, so don’t miss it!


More information at MIM Website 

30 Mar
Italian Film Festival Phoenix April 1-3 2016

Enjoy the local premieres of eight recent, critically acclaimed Italian films at the 2016 Italian Film Festival USA of Phoenix. All films shown at the Life Science Center E Wing Auditorium, Room 104, on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures; in collaboration with Arizona State University.

Download the Italian Film Festival Program 

11 Mar
IA partnered up with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Italian Association of Arizona partnered up with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul as the exclusive non profit charity social services partner. For the incoming 3rd Festival of Arizona a portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the SVDP to help them to support the amazing work they do. The partnership is a continuos collaboration and more events in the future will be coordianted among the two companies. 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need. For more information about St. Vincent de Paul, please visit

02 Mar
At MIM Stradivarius on view now through June 5, 2016
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum presents Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker. Presented Exclusively at the Musical Instrument Museum  More info HERE 

13 Oct
Italian American Recognition
We're starting at our events the recognition of unique Italian Americans leaving in Arizona.
Our first recognition goes to Carmelo Zizzo. Click here for article and video 

27 Sep
Best of Italy15 supporting Phoenix Children Hospital
The Italian Association of Arizona announces that Best of Italy 15 will support Phoenix Children Hospital donating 20% of all the income of the event. More info here

27 Sep
Best of Italy15 Menu
Would you like to know the Best of Italy Menu? Our chefs will prepare extraordianry dishes for you. Check out the menu

23 Sep

You can now buy Best Of Italy 2015 Tickets on Brown Paper.

Please follow this link to buy tickets!  

21 Sep
Vietti's Wine Tasting!
In 1919 Mario Vietti founded Vietti Winery, one of the top producers in Piedmont, Italy. Italian association of Arizona invites you to meet Elena Currado from Vietti and try their wines on Thursday September 24th at 5:45 pm at AZ Wines on 2515 N Scottsdale Road (south of Thomas).
The wine tasting price is $10 per person. If you want to buy a bottle you will receive $10 credit towards the price of the wine!

20 Sep
Special Promotion Uber - IA

Do you like to come to Best of Italy, drink wine and be safe? IA announced a partnership with Uber to provide a free ride up to $20 for new users!.

Check out the promotion code to use!

08 Jul
Best of Italy 2015 Tickets sale

You can now buy online tickets for Best of Italy 2015. After the purchase you will receive an email with the electronic tickets in PDF to your email.

Buy Now! Limited Seats available! 

09 Jun
Best of Italy 2015 new date!
The second edition of Best of Italy 2015has been announced!. Friday October 16th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Courtyard Marriott Salt River in Scottsdale, 5 Italian top chefs will prepare a fabulous Italian dish that will have an exceptional Italian wine to pair. For more information clickHERE!

09 Jun
Special Dinner at Toscana Osteria
Toscana Osteria in Glendale is offering a special dinner for IA members.Wedneday June 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm IA members and their friends can reserve a table and join to the special dinner menu organized by Toscana Osteria. For more information and how to reserve a table click HERE

19 Apr
Italian Festival 2015 video
Enjoy the Italian Festival 2015 video provided by Tassoni Media (one of our Business Members). Watch it here 

31 Mar
Raffle's Winners!
Finally we are announcing the Winners of the Raffle at the Italian Festival 2014. Check them out HERE

31 Mar
Are you looking for a job?

Some of our members have open positions, if you are interested please check our Jobs page


21 Mar
Italian Festival 2015 on AZ Family Channel 3
Nice show this morning on AZ Family Channel 3 announcing the Italian Festiva 2015. Watch the video HERE

21 Mar
Show Schedule
Published the Music and Show Schedule. Check it HERE

20 Mar
Eating Pasta Contest at Italian Festival 15
Marcellino the chef of Marcellino Ristorante will host a Easting Pasta Content at the Italian Festival 2015 in Scottsdale. If you cannot live without pasta and you are fast eating, come to challenge and try to win!

18 Mar
Italian Festival 2015 on Arizona Republic!
A nice article on Arizona Republic introduces the 2015 Italian Festival. You can also find a lot of useful information. Please read it here

16 Mar
Who will be at Italian Festival 2015?

Check out our list of sponsors and vendors at the Italian Festival 2015 at Scottsdale, AZ.

Come to visit them 21st and 22nd March SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale

13 Mar
Toscana ricette: new Website

Do you like to know something more about the original Italian recipes? We have been informed that a new Website Toscana Ricette (Tuscany recipe) has been published. You can visit here 

You can find there some original and true Italian recipes from Tuscany!

13 Mar
Festival 2015 Vendor List!
We published the first List of Vendors that will be at the Festival of Arizons 2015. More will be added in the next days! We are awaiting for you!

27 Feb
Italian folk group A'Ziarella

Italian folk group A'Ziarella will be at Italian Festival 21st and 22nd March 2015.
Celebrate the Italian culture at SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale

27 Feb
Italian Festival is coming
Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 10 pm and Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Italian Festival returns to Scottsdale!

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