What we're about
Benvenuti, Italian Language Lovers!!!!
Want to speak the Italian Language with other Italians and "appassionati" della Bella Lingua, make new friends and network with native and non-native Italian speakers?
You've come to the right Meetup. The San Francisco Italian Language Meetup group offers you that opportunity. We schedule a variety of events that provide our "soci" with the opportunity to speak Italian at an intermediate or higher level, meet other Italians and Italian culture lovers and participate in Italian cultural, recreational and language events throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.
We have multiple fixed, monthly meetups at Stella Pastry in North Beach, Pause Wine Bar in Hayes Valley and Italian Film Screenings at UC Berkeley, and usually schedule an additional 2-4 events during the month, also in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, World Affairs Council, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Italian Consulate General of SF, BAIA Business Association Italy America, Le Donne d'Italia and the North Beach Neighborhood Association and St. Peter and Paul Church/SF School, NICE New Italian Cinema and Marin Italian Film Festival, as well as many other Italian-focused businesses, organizations and activities. Here's a selection of events offered (events all take place in italiano):
"Porta Da Mangiare e Bere" feste (pot-luck buffets)
"Pizze Fatte Da Noi" feste (homemade pizza)
"Cena e Cinema" (dinner & a movie)
Ora Felice dopo Lavoro (Happy Hour after work)
"Mangiamo Insieme" (fixed price Italian restaurant dining)
Italian Film Festivals
Italian Lectures Series
Wine Tastings/Vineyard Visits
Business Networking Events
We also post activities that other San Francisco Bay Area Italian groups and Meetups are organizing and keep an eye out for Italian cultural events that would enable conversation in Italian.
I invite you to join the San Francisco Italian Language Meetup and look forward to meeting you at one of our events. Please feel free to send suggestions and ideas for events, venues and Italian opportunities around the Bay Area.
*Please note that in order to maintain some kind of reliability with the group, members with 3 "no shows" to events will automatically be removed form the group out of respect for the organizers and other members.