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What we're about

Have you ever lived or traveled to Italy, have plans to do so, or is it on your bucket list? Are you interested in learning about the 20 regions of Italy, the culture, the cuisine, the language? Would you like to meet like-minded adventurers and people who love everything Italian? This Meetup will be held monthly, mostly in the Glendale area, but may also be sponsored in homes of members in nearby communities (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, etc.)

In 2017 I started an Italian Meetup group in Reno with over 120 members our first year. I met so many wonderful people who shared travel pictures, and stories, their homes for meetups, their family's secret Italian recipes, Italian celebrations and most importantly, their friendship. We put together slideshows each month or some other activity which explored an Italian region. Some of us joined an Italian class together and others did a little language workshop at the beginning of a Meetup so we could practice new Italian phrases. (p.s. I am not Italian and did not know a word of Italian when I began the Reno Italian Meetup).

My sister Sandra is my co-conspirator here in Glendale. She's a world traveler and has been up, down and across Italy every which way. I personally have plans to visit the Amalfi coast in September. We are open to all ideas for Meetup activities so be sure to fill out the short survey when you sign up.

Our very first Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, so show up and say hello or jump in and help plan future events. I've found that the members who participate the most are like-minded individuals who love life, have an adventurous spirit and bond new friendships.

Come join us and bring your ideas to make this the most incredible Meetup group you belong to. Looking forward to meeting you! - non vedo l'ora di incontrarti!

Your host,


Past events (4)

Wine Tasting at Vino Dolce

4935 W Glendale Ave

March 23, 2019 Italian Meetup - save the date....


March 23rd Meetup change of venue


Jan 26, First Meet & Greet, 4-6 p.m., Dolce Vino - live music follows!

Dolce Vino Wine Bar Italian Cuisine


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