There are a lot of Italians on the West Side. Many of them are likely to congregate (or as my Uncle Wose Gargano calls it, “get our Dean Martin on”) at the first-ever CincItalia, which takes over Harvest Home Park in Cheviot this weekend.
The three-day cultural celebration features food from local restaurants (Gabby’s Café, Noce’s Pizzeria, LaRosa’s, Pompilio’s and Trattoria Roma), music (from national acts like Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms to local mainstays The Remains), Bocce games, a heritage display (we’re assuming Jersey Shore will not be mentioned) and, of all things, an Italian motor-sports exhibition.
According to a press release, the fest kicks off 6 p.m.-midnight Friday with an “adults-only” celebration. We’re not exactly sure what that means, but it’s probably not anything too scandalous: St. Catherine of Siena Parish and School is producing the festival, which continues with “family fun” 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday.
Get event details here.