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Practice your Italian, meet others interested in the Bel Paese, and have some fun.

We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of each month at various locations in Columbus. In addition, we have occasional special event meetups.

In general, members have an intermediate level of Italian proficiency. But if you are a beginner, don’t let that stop you. All levels and ages are welcome.

The Meetup doesn't offer classes, but check out ITALIA IN OHIO ( You'll find courses that accommodate all kinds of students. From those who are brand-new beginners, to those who learned a little Italian at home, and even those at a higher conversational level.

To learn more about the ITALIAN MEETUP, see the FAQ, check the Calendar for past meeting agendas, and follow us on Twitter at

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Welcome, Columbus Italian Speakers!

Recent Meetups

  • January 11 · 7:00 PM

    Giochiamo a Tombola

    11 Italian Speakers | 5.00

    It's common in Italy to play Tombola during the Christmas season. (Technically the holidays end on January 6, so we're extending the season a little.) In addition to... Learn more
  • Dec 6, 2015 · 1:00 PM

    Holiday Festa

    25 Italian Speakers | 5.00 | 4 Photos

    'Tis the Season It's time for the annual Italian Meetup/Italia in Ohio holiday festa. Celebrate the holidays and join us for an afternoon of food, friends, and fun.... Learn more
  • Sep 14, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Share Your Language-Learning Tips

    12 Italian Speakers

    How do you learn Italian? We'll go round the room to share (in Italian or English) websites, software, short-cuts, unconventional techniques, books, tips, methods, games... Learn more
  • Aug 15, 2015 · 1:00 PM

    Pranzo di Ferragosto

    25 Italian Speakers | 5.00

    We're celebrating Ferragosto. August 15 is Italy's biggest summer holiday. We're marking the occasion by teaming up with ITALIA IN OHIO for a group lunch, fun, and... Learn more
  • Jul 13, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Italian Meetup

    7 Italian Speakers | 5.00

    Speak in Italian for two minutes. And we're timing you. You have two minutes to talk about whatever you want. You don't need to use the whole time, but that's your... Learn more
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  • Philip Grandinetti founded The Columbus Italian Language Meetup Group

    on March 28

Founded Mar 28, 2005

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