Italian Market and Exhibitors
Visit the Italian Festival and stock up with the best Italian products! If you love Italian design and craft you will find beautiful pottery, Venice jewelry, Italian knits and even Italian cars motorbikes, while foodies will delight with tastings of artisan products, freshly cut aged Parmigiano, precious Aceto Balsamico from Modena, delicious Limoncello and much more! And then have lunch with us, and a coffee, and a gelato, or maybe a drink from the Festival Bar. Salute!
Eat and drink
We believe that everybody has the right to be exposed to good food, this is the philosophy of Festival Italiano, so come and join us for lunch al fresco, and enjoy the convivial atmosphere that is at the heart of Italian living.
This year we are increasing the size of our seating area, and as always it will be beautiful, with tablecloths and decorations (in fact it is so lovely that some people think it is a Vips area – but no, it is for everyone!).
Some of Auckland most famous Italian Restaurants will be there, plus lots of street food stalls. Pizza, pasta, gnocchi, arancini, antipasti, tortelloni, panini con mozzarella… if you like food you will love the Festival Italiano!
This year we will also have a large Festival Italiano Bar, with birra Peroni on tap, Aperol Spritz, Cinzano Prosecco, and a great list of Italian wines and San Pellegrino drinks.
And then you can finish your meal with a gelato, or a dessert, some biscotti and an espresso.
Music and entertainment
This year we will have music, games and spot prizes from the stage at the corner of Kent St and Osborne St, at Rialto Centre, Lumsden Green and all around Newmarket, plus fun all day long for the bambini at the Children Tent in Osborne St.