Feast at the Festa

Illustration by KYLE SHINE

The Croatian American Cultural Center (3730 Auburn Boulevard) will become a “good place to feel Italian” on August 5 and 6 during the 32nd annual Festa Italiana, says Bill Cerruti, executive director of the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society. Attended by thousands each year, $12 gets you access to a free-sample-laden market of imported goodies, a variety of Italian beverages as well as the new Che Buono food truck serving homemade fettuccine bolognese, arancini di riso (fried balls of peas, mushrooms and risotto) and piadina (Italian flatbread) stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, arugula and parmesan. The nights will feature live music from Bay Area band Italica and Moreno Fruzzetti, a singer from Pisa who does modern and centuries-old hits. There’ll be bocce, a car show and a Saturday dance under a summer moon that has been rumored to hit eyes like a big pizza pie. For more information, visit http://italiancenter.net.