Melbourne Italian Festa

Sun 18th April, 2021
10:00am – 8:00pm
Argyle Square
Lygon Street, Carlton
Price: Free
Restaurants and venues along Lygon Street are coming together to bring its moniker of Little Italy to life, with free cooking demonstrations, a masterclass with 400 Gradi's Johnny Di Francesco, food stalls, live music and more.

After a brief hiatus in 2020, the long-standing Melbourne Italian Festa is once again taking over Lygon Street for an all-day party dedicated to Italian cuisine, heritage and culture.

Vendors and exhibitors are lining Argyle Square to offer pizza, arancini, arrosticini, pasta, cannoli and more. There's also an aperitivo bar to grab drinks from, and a program of entertainers that includes singers, performers and live music.

Cooking classes will take place throughout the day, with demonstrations on tiramisu, prosciutto, parmigiana de melanzane (or eggplant parmigiana), handmade pasta and more.

At the Segmento VIP lounge, award-winning pizzaiolo Johnny Di Francesco is hosting a masterclass on making bread dough and transforming it into a delicious pizza. His popular food businesses 400 Gradi and Zero Gradi will also be serving up food throughout the day.

Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required.

More information here.