Returning for its fifth year in Manchester, the popular Festa Italiana weekender has announced its grand return, with an epic line-up in-store for Italian food lovers. Be still, my carb-loving heart!
Confirmed to take over Cathedral Gardens over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the free-to-attend festival will celebrate all things Italy over the weekend, with some of the very best local restaurants and chefs participating in the occasion.
Bringing back the slice of the Med that has gone down incredibly well over previous years, attendees will be able to soak up the sun (which will hopefully be in attendance) on the grass, while pottering around food trucks and canapes filled with Italian treats and live music. We’re talking seriously good grub from Salvi’s pop-up deli, proper pints of Poretti and more refreshing Italian beverages for those really feeling the sunshine vibes.
Chefs currently confirmed for this year’s festival include Aldo Zilli (Celebrity Masterchef), Giancarlo Caldesi (Sunday Brunch), and Gennaro Contaldo (Jamie Oliver’s teacher) – all of which will be taking part in insightful masterclasses across the weekend.
Who else is gonna be there?
- The Pasta Factory
- Cafe Cannoli
- I Knead Pizza
- Paradiso Authentic Italian desserts
- Proove Pizza
- Lucky Mama’s
- More to be confirmed
The festival, which is inspired by Manchester’s rich Italian heritage, will return between 26th and 28th August this year, with thousands expected to attend to celebrate the wonder that is Italian culture. Stay tuned right here for further updates on the line-up.