events 

Events coloured in green are part of the VI Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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Signature Event
Adelaide Italian Festival Opening Night

5:30pm – late, Friday 12th November

Vardon Avenue, East End

Join us as we turn the East End into Little Italy for our opening celebration!

Dante’s Inferno 5 – Augmented Reality

22nd October – 22nd November

Migration Museum, Adelaide

Showcasing one of the famous works from the father of Italian language, Dante Alighieri. The exhibition is organised by Dante Alighieri Society of SA

La Grande Gita – Bicycle Ride

8:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 7th November

Barossa Valley

A family-friendly vintage bicycle ride through the beautiful Barossa Valley, featuring some of our best Italian wineries.

Italian Aperitivo

5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday 12th November

Italy Cafe Ristorante, Rundle Street

Traditional food, drink and entertainment to welcome the opening of the Italian Festival for 2021

Guided Tours of Italian Art

Various times, 12th – 21st November

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Tour the Art Gallery of South Australia’s finest Italian works, with tours available in English and Italian

LivingProof Exhibition by Bene Aged Care & SAHMRI

12th – 21st November

SAHMRI, North Terrace, Adelaide

This exhibition celebrates the often over-looked moments of joy, beauty and life-affirming experiences in ageing through the beautifully penned words of Rosa Matto and the poignant photography of Italo Vardaro

Italian Festival Tasting Menu with Osteria Oggi

12th – 21st November

Osteria Oggi, Pirie Street, Adelaide

Culinary Journey through Italy

12th – 21st November

360 Gradi, St. Morris

Traditional Calabrese Dinner

6:30pm, Saturday 13th November & Saturday 20th November

ARENA Club, Norwood

A celebration of traditional Southern Italian food, music, and culture

Signature Event
Journey Mass

4:00pm, Saturday 13th November

Cathedral, Victoria Square

A religious celebration of our migrant story

Book Signing of “The Good Italian Girl” by Claudia Callisto

1.30pm - 5.00pm, Sunday 14th November

Mercato, Campbelltown

A meet the author and book signing of this South Australian migrant story

Festa by the Lake

12:00pm – 4:30pm, Sunday 14th November

Serafino Wines, McLaren Vale

Wine, food, and music, by the Adelaide Italian Youth & Italiani ad Adelaide

Zeppole Masterclass with the Society of Saint Hilarion

2:00pm – 5:00pm, Sunday 14th November

Mater Christi, Grange Road, Seaton

Learn the step-by-step process to make the famous Zeppole, and learn the history of this Italian favourite!

Nostru Wine Bar

2:00pm onwards, Sunday 14th November

East Terrace, Adelaide

Sample Italian favourites with local Italian businesses

Open Bocce Session & Children’s Bocce Session

4:30pm onwards, Monday 15th November

SA Bocce Federation, Klemzig

Bring the kids and try our community’s favourite game with the SA Bocce Federation

Pizza Masterclass with Mattia’s Pizza

Various times, 15th – 18th November

Learn how to make traditional pizza in a fun, interactive environment

AgriAdventures Italian Tour

9:30am – 2:30pm, Monday 15th November

Newton, Magill, Paradise

Visit three traditional Italian food producers in Adelaide, discovering their journey, heritage, and production

Opening Gala Dinner – Sixth Annual Week of Italian Cuisine

6:30pm, Monday 15th November

SAIA, Carrington Street

Join us for this stunning event hosted by the Italian Consulate to celebrate the official week of Italian Cuisine across the world

Pasta-making Masterclass with Chianti

6:00pm, Tuesday 16th November

Chianti, Hutt Street

Join the team at Chianti, valued Adelaide Italian Festival Partners, for exclusive pasta making classes

The Second Italian-Australian Space Forum

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Lot 14, Adelaide

Italian involvement in the Australian Space Story

Giornata Marchigiana with the Marche Club

5:00pm onwards, Wednesday 17th November

Marche Club, Paradise

Exclusive cooking demonstrations of traditional cuisine from the Marche Region

Italian Wine & Dinner with Italian Wine Importers

6:00pm, Wednesday 17th November

Apoteca, Hindley Street

Join Italian Wine Importers La Prova and Vinify for this exclusive event

Sapori della Campania – Cooking Demonstrations with Radio Italiana 531

9:00am – 10:30am, Wednesday 17th November

Central Market, Adelaide

A cooking masterclass at the Adelaide Central Market Kitchen with the Altavilla Irpina Social & Sports Club

Notti Romane

5:30pm onwards, Thursday 18th November

Blue Velvet, Mile End

Escape to Rome for a night and indulge yourself with authentic Italian cuisine

La Notte dei Ricercatori – Showcasing Italian Researchers with ARIA

6:00pm – 8:00pm, 18th - 19th November

Urrbrae House

For the second year in a row, a showcase of Italian researchers in South Australia

Rotolo Pasta Masterclass

6:00pm, Thursday 18th November

Bar Mercato, Campbelltown

Join Chef Nick Bergin as he guides you through the art of pasta-making

Aperi-tino @ Bar Torino

5:30pm onwards, Thursday 18th November

Bar Torino, Hutt Street

Traditional aperitivo experience in Italian modern style

Aces: A Night in Barolo

6:30pm, Thursday 18th November

ACES, Adelaide Central Market

Starring Italian wine expert David Ridge & Chris Newtonsmith. A 5-course journey of Italy’s beloved Piedmont, paired with wines of Barolo.

Una Donna allo Specchio by De Marco Productions

7:00pm, 18th – 19th November

Fogolar Furlan and Marche Club

A screening of a uniquely beautiful migration story and a tribute to all women who face the challenges of migration to Australia

Sicilian Casalinga Evening

Thursday 18th November

Sicily Pizzeria e Bar

Traditional Sicilian Food and Music

Bocce Disco

8:00pm, Thursday 18th November

SA Bocce Federation, Klemzig

A different way to play our community’s favourite game

Sapori del Molise – Cooking Demonstrations with Radio Italiana 531

9:00am – Noon, Friday 19th November

Central Market, Adelaide

A cooking masterclass at the Adelaide Central Market Kitchen with the Associazione Molisani

Extrasensory Dinner with Radio Italia Uno Adelaide

Friday 19th November

Rezz Hotel, Newton

3 Wines matched with 3 Fine-dining Meals

‘Il Viaggio’ with Nazareth Catholic College

12:45pm – 3:00pm, Friday 19th November

Nazareth Catholic College, Flinders Park

Students of Nazareth Catholic College’s Italian language program recount the migrant experiences of their ancestors

Hands On Cooking Class with San Remo and Chef Adam Swanson

Friday 19th November

Sprout Cooking School, Hilton

An exclusive chance to cook with Chef Adam Swanson at Sprout Kitchen, hosted by Adelaide Italian Festival Partners San Remo

Cena Veneziana – Venetian Banquet

6:00pm, Friday 19th November

Francesco’s Osteria, Torrensville

A six course banquet of regional Italian food and Venetian specialties

Molinarese Pasta Night

6:30pm, Friday 19th November

Molinara Club, Windsor Gardens

Experience the traditional pasta of the South of Italy, and enjoy a drink while perusing a historical photo exhibition of our migrant story

Cucina D’Abruzzo – Cooking Demonstrations with Radio Italiana 531

9:00am – Noon, Saturday 20th November

Central Market, Adelaide

A cooking masterclass at the Adelaide Central Market Kitchen with the Abruzzo Molise Club

Signature Event
Adelaide Italian Festival Closing Gala Dinner

6:30pm – late, Saturday 20th November

SAIA, Carrington Street, Adelaide

Join us for our closing official ceremony of the Adelaide Italian Festival 2021

Italian Car Rally

10:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 21st November

Torrens Parade Grounds, Adelaide

A display of the best Italian made cars in Adelaide

Closing Gala Drinks with Italy Café Ristorante

Sunday 21st November

Italy Café Ristorante, Rundle Street, Adelaide

Join Adelaide’s young Italians for a closing drink to celebrate the Adelaide Italian Festival

Nonna’s Big Day Out by Nonna’s Cucina & Patritti Wines

11:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 21st November

Patritti Wines, Dover Gardens

A relaxing family day of food, drink, and entertainment