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In conjunction with ICCNZ, and with the support of the Nelson City Council, the Embassy of Italy in Wellington and the Comites,  Club Italia will be hosting the 2nd Nelson Italian Festival on 3 March 2024.

Join us for a celebration of Italian food, music & culture!

3 March 2024 10am to 4pm
9 Trafalgar Street.

Raffle Tickets
Cooking Demonstrations
Music & Dance

Follow Nelson Italian Festival on Facebook for updates.

Nelson Italian Festival 2024 Raffle Winners

  1. 7 nights in an apartment in the centre of Rome for 3 people. Donated by ViaVio Cheese.  WINNER: DAVE BLAIR 


  2. Italian Dinner for 6 cooked at the winner's place. WINNER: KYLE,  NELSON


  3. $100 voucher from Babagatto Italian Restaurant. WINNER: ODETTE LLEWELLIN, NELSON / TASMAN

  4. $100 voucher for Italian Language classes from Maria & Eugene. WINNER: DARIO MARINI, BLENHEIM


  5. Cut & Style by Andrea Ranieri at Zinc Hairdressing. WINNER: VINCENZO, NELSON


  6. $50 Voucher from Stefano’s Pizzeria. WINNER: BRUNA RENZEL


  7. 1 x Ducati T-shirt - donated by Mark Healey. WINNER: PIC, NELSON

  8. $25 Voucher from The Shot Nelson/Catch 22 Cafe & Bar. WINNER: KIRSTEN, NELSON

  9. $25 Voucher from The Shot Nelson/Catch 22 Cafe & Bar. WINNER: CLAIRE JONES, NELSON


  10. $25 Voucher from Lambretta's Cafe. WINNER: LYNNE FERGUSSON, NELSON


  11. 1 x Salvito’s Pizza Apron. WINNER: MACY HILL, NELSON / TASMAN


Prizes were drawn at 3pm on the stage outside Club Italia, 9 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand.


For more information see the full terms & conditions.

Concerto Italiano
Concerto Italiano with Raffaele Bandoli & Alvaro Moreno. A musical journey from North to South of Italy sponsored by Comites Nuova Zelanda .jpeg

Kick off your Italian experience weekend with Raffaele Bandoli and Alvero Moreno on at Friday 1 March 2024 at 7pm.  More information & tickets from the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

Cooking Demonstrations with Cuoca Cristina

Grab a place in one of our Italian Festival cooking demos - only $15/person per session! 


One session is already full and the others are filling fast. Don’t miss your chance:  email to book your place. 

Session 1 (10.30 am) | SABADONI - Traditional Bolognese treat, sweet ravioli filled with chestnut cream and pinenuts dipped in delicious saba syrup.

Session 2 (12.15 pm) | CRESCENTINE - The perfect entrée from Bologna: fried bread topped with mascarpone and prosciutto, or stracchino and saba.

Session 3 (1.15 pm) 
SOLD OUT STROZZAPRETI - Handmade short pasta with mushroom, aubergine, Pinoli pinenuts and cheese.

Session 4 (2.15 pm) | TIGELLE - Traditional filled flat bread from Modena

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