For the next three days, Mayfield Road transforms into Party Central. Tons of cavatelli, cannoli, and ravioli will be dished out, while countless bottles of wine will be uncorked. Ron Fiorentino, Nick Costa, and Avanti bring the Italian-style noise. Plus, fireworks, rides, and hands-on activities will keep kids busy.
Best of all, many of the neighborhoods galleries, stores, and eateries will offer specials during the fest. Says La Bella Vita shop-owner Barbara Strom: We celebrate the passion for the beauty of Italy.
Aug. 16-17, 6-11 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 18, noon-midnight