For the 39th year, the Eldorado Casino Resort at THE ROW brings the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno. Held annually over Columbus Day weekend, the Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions. Downtown Reno transforms into Little Italy with free live entertainment, a sauce cooking contest and of course, pasta – lots of pasta. The fun-filled weekend also features craft vendors, lots of delicious food vendors, grape stomp and other activities.
No Italian Festival would be complete without plenty of homemade Italian food. Spectators are invited to “finire di mangia,” or “eat up” as the Italians say! There’s plenty of delicious foods like Chicken Parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, meat ravioli with Bolognese, tortellini Eldorado, Gnocchetti pesto, Italian sausage and peppers, fried ravioli, fried calamari and the ever-famous mushroom ravioli with porcini cream sauce.
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