Baranello Lodge Autumn Dinner Dance

The Baranello Lodge, 10050 Shepherd Road, Macedonia Ohio presents their Autumn Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 17. 2015.  Music by I Molisani,  Antipasto at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m.: Pasta, steak and vegetables, salad, assorted desserts and coffee.  Open Bar, donation $50.00 per person.  For tickets call Tony Velotta at 440-773-1480 or Joe Giovinale at 216-642-7517

Carovillese Club Pasta Dinner

Join us every Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 pm at the Carovillese Club at 570 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave in Akron for homemade pasta.  The meal includes pasta with meatballs and homemade sauce, salad, bread and butter, and spumoni for dessert.  Prices range from $6.00 to $8.25. For carryout orders, call 330-929-6767.


Columbus Day Dinner

The Council of Italian Societies of Summit County present the Columbus Day Dinner Dance/Cotillion on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road.

5:00 p.m. Hors d’Oeuvres

6:00 p.m. Flag Ceremony,Wreath Ceremony,Presentation of Debutantes,Father/Daughter Dance,Dinner follows

$50.00 per person, the deadline is October 1, 2015.  Refer questions to Madeline Bozzelli at 330 923-4946

Mail reservations to Debbie Day, 751 Hillsdale Ave, Akron OH 44303

Wedding Soup Contest

The results of the Wedding Soup Contest on July 9, 2015

People’s Choice Award:  Jaamco Concessions

Judges’s Award:  Tomaso’s Italian Villa

Thank you to the other participants:

Akron Women’s City Club


Retz’s Laconi’s Restaurant

Vaccaro’s Ristorante

Italian-American Festival

We hope you enjoyed for festival this year.  Thank you to our vendors who provided the crowds with delicious food and refreshments, our Festival sponsors, our volunteers who worked many hours to make our festival a success and also to the thousands of people young and old who came to eat, drink and be merry.   Thanks to everyone for making the Original Italian American Festival the number one Festival in Summit County.  Don’t forget to vote for us in the Beacon’s Best contest.  See you in 2016!  The dates are July 7, 8 and 9, 2016


This year’s raffle prizes includes a 1st prize of $2500.00,  2nd prize of $500.00, 3rd prize of $250.00 and 4th prize of $100.00.

Winners of this year’s raffle:

$2500.00  Karen Mascola

$500.00  Christine  Yakubowski

$250.00 Don Devitis

$100.00 Daniel Horak


About us

We’re an organization of 14 Italian-American Societies founded in Akron on November 10, 1947.

Our festival was voted the best festival from 2009 thru 2014 in the Beacon’s Best contest.