Join us at the festival piazza on Cathedral Gardens and enjoy the best of Italian Food, Drink and Live Music.

Food

The Italian Produce Market on site will feature authentic and artisan food and drink producers from around Italy, expect the best Italian cheeses, olives, meats, cakes and more. 

We also have a great range of local Italian restaurants and a selection of street food operators selling all things Italian for you to enjoy including:

San Carlo

San Carlo

Delicious Porcetta

Salvi’s

Salvi’s

Arancini

Proove

Proove

Pizza

Rosso

Rosso

Pasta and authentic Italian deli sandwiches

Taste it

Taste it

Salford's finest gelato

Vive la Crepe

Vive la Crepe

Sweet and Savoury crepes

Streatza

Streatza

Pizza

Café Cannoli

Café Cannoli

Italy’s favourite sweet treat

MacShack

MacShack

Nonna Bionda

Nonna Bionda

Pizza Fritta

Drink

There'll be plenty of Italian tipples on offer hosted by Aperol, Limoncello Di Capri, Peroni, Poretti and Menebrea.

Aperol

Aperol

Aperol will be turning a whole area orange with hammocks, motorbike seating and more. Italy’s most famous recent cocktail export the Aperol Spritz will be served up in abundance!

Menebrea

Menebrea

Join Menabrea for an ice cold refreshing pint of Italy’s finest birra. Take a trip to its home town of Biella with our Menabrea Virtual Reality experience.

Limoncello Di Capri

Limoncello Di Capri

Say ‘hello’ to Limoncello Di Capri's new favourite summer drinking experience – The Capri Spritz. This is Limoncello mixed with premium tonic, topped with Prosecco and garnished with fresh mint and strawberries.

Poretti

Poretti

There will also be an Italian Craft beer bar hosted by Poretti. They’ll be serving up their new craft beers, Poretti 4, 5 and 6 and pairing with specially created tapas style food matches!

The Festival Bar

The Festival Bar

Our very own festival bar will be serving up all the Italian drink you could wish for at the festival! Come and enjoy some fine Italian wines, a glass of prosecco, cold beers or a refreshing San Pellegrino.

Peroni

Peroni

Kids Zone

The 2018 event promises plenty for the whole family too, with a collaboration between the Festa and Play Factore set to bring a kid’s mini festival to the Square.

 

Kids can expect a ‘Circus House’ on site with plate spinning and hula hoop workshop as well as trapeze artist and juggling. There’ll also be more traditional Italian foodie food with the Bambini Cucina sessions where pizza making and biscuit decorating will abound! 

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Music

The whole Festa will play to the soundtrack of magnificent Italian musicians – Some of whom will be visiting Manchester from Italy especially for the Festa.

Hetty and Jazzato Band

Whoever and the Somethings

The Crazy Quartet

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Join us for a celebration of all things Italian right in the heart of the city centre