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Your ticket to Italian flavor

Aside from actually eating in Italy, Festa Italiana is the next best thing. And when you eat Italian, you are Italian. So grab a plate and make like an Italian with classic Festa favorites such as rice balls, Italian sausage sandwiches, fried eggplant strips, calamari, panini, pasta, cannoli and more…is your mouth watering yet? With nearly 20 authentic food vendors to choose from, you can experience all the tastes of Italy right on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

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Festival menus – 2018 Menus Coming Soon!

We are proud to offer authentic Italian fare from the following vendors. If you’d like to map out your Festa food journey in advance, make sure to check out each vendor’s menu. Download Festa Menu 2018 here.


Sendik’s Festa Italiana Sausage – The Official Sausage of Festa Italiana

Sold exclusively at all Milwaukee-area Sendik’s stores


Seasoned to perfection, Sendik’s Italian sausage is served up on a seeded Italian roll with your choice of garnish – green peppers, marinara or simply plain. Is your  mouth watering yet? Thank you to Sendik’s for generously providing this Festa Italiana staple!


Check out the Cucina Showcase!

And don’t forget to check out all the happenings in the Cucina Showcase! Looking for some new recipes? Cucina Showcase is back featuring local & celebrity chefs to demonstrate their favorite Italian dishes.  Cannoli eating contest, kids pizza making and more await you in the Cucina!


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