“ Its a casual, comfortable way to meet new people that share the same passion about italy and the language. ”
— Palma C. on Apr 13, 2010.
“ Fun practice with fellow Italian speakers/students. ”
— Nina on Apr 12, 2010.
“ Great folks. ”
— don on Apr 12, 2010.
“ Rarely do we have the opportunity to enjoy conversation about film with so many other interested people. ”
— Dianne on Nov 7, 2009.
“ Learn and practice Italian and also discover Italian culture. ”
— Dykeman on Sep 16, 2009.
“ great opportunity to meet others that wish to speak italian ”
— john j on Sep 15, 2009.
“ Good wine, good food, good conversation and it's all Italian, what more could you ask for? ”
— Dina L. on Sep 15, 2009.
“ same as above plus you get to practice the language that you like ”
— weber p. on Sep 14, 2009.
“ It provides a sense of family who are all learning together the language that is a part of our culture. ”
— Frank H. on Sep 14, 2009.
“ Lisa is a great organizer and a wonderful host, and if you're not shy and you're willing to try to speak Italian, you will learn something little by little. Everyone is patient and all skill levels are present. ”
— Sal on Sep 14, 2009.
“ Meet and chat Italia. ”
— Anthony R. on Jul 1, 2009.
“ I went to my first meet-up today and I really enjoyed myself. Everyone was so nice and I held some good conversations even though my Italian is a little rusty. I am pleased to be a part of this club!!! ”
— Frank M. on Jun 30, 2009.
“ It is a warm and friendly group and you can practice conversing in Italian as well! ”
— Joe D. on May 12, 2009.
“ More folks, more diversity & conversation topics. ”
— katia h. on May 11, 2009.
“ Meet new people who truly enjoy Italian culture, expand cercle of friends, have fun and find out cool Italian places. Bravo Lisa, Joan and our lovely merchants who enjoyed sharing their experiences related to Italian culture ”
— Gabrielle on May 9, 2009.
“ Very nice, warm people; you won't be bored, that's for sure. ”
— Verushka on Apr 28, 2009.
“ I actually did get to practice my Italian!...and meet interesting people. ”
— LAURA on Apr 27, 2009.
“ Because you meet interesting and great people from all other cultures as well. Even you just try to speak Italian, the group is very humble and accepting towards others. ”
— vincenzo on Mar 10, 2009.
“ All different levels of Italian is spoken. ”
— Lynda on Mar 9, 2009.
“ It's a way of keeping in touch with Italy. ”
— Patrick on Feb 13, 2009.
“ A great place to practice speaking Italian for all levels of speakers. ”
— Meg on Feb 12, 2009.
“ It is a different way to meet people who have similar interests. ”
— Annemarie on Jan 20, 2009.
“ You'd enjoy meeting this interesting group of people regardless of your language ability. ”
— Yukari on Aug 12, 2008.
“ very friendly group! ”
— lucie on Jun 3, 2008.
“ It's a good mix of people, and those who don't speak much Italian should feel as comfortable as native speakes. ”
— John G on May 23, 2008.
“ It is fun and very friendly. Whether you are Italian, love the language, or just like making new friends, it was very nice. English spoken too! ”
— John A. on May 12, 2008.
“ It's a social setting where people are very openly engaging and conversation flows naturally across a very diverse group. ”
— Tamara F. on May 10, 2008.
“ This is a wonderful group. A bunch of people NON-Italian who love the culture, language and the food and a few Italians who help the others learn the language and enjoy the culture. Anyone fascinated by Italian language and culture must join this group. :) ”
— Bobby on Apr 14, 2008.
“ Everyone who I met seemed very friendly. ”
— Leila on Apr 7, 2008.
“ A nice group, there seems to be new/different people at every meetup. It's nice to meet new people who enjoy Italy and the language. ”
— Heather on Apr 5, 2008.
“ The group is creative, interesting, intelligent, fun. ”
— Maya on Apr 5, 2008.
“ Nice leader and group. ”
— Sarina on Apr 4, 2008.
“ ciao tutti, la prima volta per conoscere tanti altri amanti della lingua Italiana e stato molto piacevole, grazie amici Itliani, ci vediamo a presto. ”
— Felicia B. on Mar 4, 2008.
“ What a great meetup! The people were friendly and the food was excellent. I would definitely attend again! ”
— Elena on Mar 4, 2008.
“ I found a group of people that I was able to dine and have a nice time with. And understand a little more Italian than I had expected... ”
— Greg A. on Feb 13, 2008.
“ Very nice group. ”
— Mikki on Jan 28, 2008.
“ always enjoy this group ”
— Kate M. on Jan 26, 2008.
“ A great way to meet people, be with Italophiles and keep my interest in taking Italian lessons alive. ”
— Estelle on Jan 18, 2008.
“ I always meet interesting people at the events of this group. ”
— Andrea on Jan 18, 2008.
“ Very friendly and interesting group-- I will definitely attend more Meet-ups! ”
— Nadia on Dec 4, 2007.
“ Everyone I spoke with was very friendly. ”
— Angela on Oct 16, 2007.
“ I had a great time and look forward to the next meet up! ”
— Cornelia L. on Oct 8, 2007.
“ everyone i've met through this group has proven to be very nice and has made me feel very comfortable despite my feeble attempts to communicate effectively in italian! ”
— kate on Sep 23, 2007.
“ First time, had a lovely evening. Good venue. ”
— Kim H. on Jul 10, 2007.
“ Lucky to have found it. ”
— Frank T. on Jun 13, 2007.
“ Very nice, interesting people, from a variety of backgrounds and ages. I will continue to go! ”
— Pamela on May 15, 2007.
“ they do very interesting things. ”
— Jena on Mar 4, 2007.
“ Awesome! Lisa is doing a great job organizing and hosting events! ”
— Mustafa on Dec 13, 2006.
“ Great group ”
— Giada V. on Dec 12, 2006.
“ What a wonderful group of people! Don't know why I waited so long to join. ”
— Jack on Oct 11, 2006.
“ Molto divertente! ”
— Maureen on Sep 10, 2006.
“ Cool. I will continue to come to the meetups now that they are no longer in V Bar. I met some nice peolple and had some really fun Italian conversations Monday night! :) ”
— Yvonne on Aug 15, 2006.
“ This was my first time at the meetup group and had a lot of fun. The people were very friendly and fun to party with. ”
— Ed B. on Jul 12, 2006.
“ Very nice people, all levels of language ability & all a lot of fun !!! ”
— Christina on Jul 11, 2006.
“ Great experience. ”
— Jim W. on Jun 12, 2006.
“ Very nice and interesting people. ”
— paola on Apr 17, 2006.
“ Glad I went but wanted to talk in Italian a little more even if I am a beginner. I will go again and next time, a little more organization at the beginning - e.g. introduction would be helpful to kick start the conversation. ”
— Chiara-NYC on Sep 15, 2009.
“ As always, we have a fun group, all ages, all backgrounds - very simpatico! ”
— LisaL on Jul 26, 2008.
“ I was not sure if I was to continue to mingle or order dinner maybe next time we can have someone say "Everyone sit down and eat!" ”
— Elle on Jan 15, 2008.
“ I didn't meet so many people since we were in class. I hope a lot of them speak Italian because I need to practice! ”
— Elizabeth on Oct 17, 2007.
“ I really enjoyed the food but did they have music somewhere at a certain time? ”
— Taina on Sep 24, 2007.
“ If you find committed Italian speakers, I'll suggest a place to meet. Maybe sunday afternoons are possible. Some Starbucks have lots of seating and let you stay, but like you to order an Italian coffee (of course!). ”
— Julia E. on Aug 16, 2007.
“ Come ho detto prima, fore perche e' la prima volta che vengo e per giunta sono arrivato non in ritardo ma 5 minuti prima che cominciasse il film, non so' se vi siete reuniti un bel po' in anticipo. In compensazione vi devi dire che il Film e' stato veramente BUONO... ”
— Kleber on Jul 14, 2007.
“ This meeting could have had a post-movie meeting place. This would have allowed me, a new member, a chance to meet the members of the group. Maybe the picnic should not have been cancelled. The weather was gorgeous today. Perfect for a picnic (perfetto per una scampagnata) ”
— Lucio on Jul 14, 2007.
“ As time goes on, we're becoming closer as a group and we're having a blast....lol Siamo tutti un sacco di divertimento:) ”
— Sante on Jul 10, 2006.
“ i would like to see this group grow more with new and interesting people. ”
— Tony on Jun 13, 2006.
“ I had a good time and everyone was very pleasant and nice. ”
— Keith R. O. on Feb 25, 2006.
“ fun and nice crowd ”
— ginny y. on Nov 8, 2005.
“ It would be good if some activities were set up, like going to watch an italian film or to an italian cafe' ”
— Vincenza on Sep 12, 2005.
“ A pre-set topic of conversation, or field trip, might be good -- sometimes we discover we have little in common but a few phrases in Italian! ”
— Mary D. on Sep 13, 2005.
“ Just wish I could be with them more often... ”
— Cheryl S. on Feb 2, 2006.
“ It would be nice to meet more than once a month to practice speaking Italian. ”
— Sarah on Mar 15, 2005.
“ this was my first time, it did nto seem like a group but more of people who all knew each other talking in clusters. I did not feel much warmth to be included in conversations or people introducing themselves to people they knew had to be brand new. ”
— John on Mar 15, 2005.
“ Kindly respect the culture---Italians are not rude when they meet thay greet each other and introductions are in order. ”
— catherine b. on Oct 11, 2004.