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Il Cenacolo is an organization that preserves, enhances and encourages all aspects of Italian arts, language and culture and recognizes the unique contribution of Italian heritage that is intertwined in the history and life of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming Speakers & Events


Virtual Tour of The Vatican

As a result of lock-down many public spaces have looked to technology as a way to “open their doors”. If you close off a room in your home and re-enter it after a time you can

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“Van Gogh Never Saw the Golden Gate,” by Aja
Trier, Sagitarrius Gallery. Used with permission.

Il Cenacolo: The Jewel of San Francisco

This is the acceptance speech of Chuck Stagliano, 2019 Person of the Year. We feel his words capture the appeal of our organization and all that it has to offer.
Speak Like an Italian
Vino e Cibo!
Eat Like An Italian

What's For Dinner?

Classic Caesar Salad

The origins of this recipe go back to La Lanterna – it’s quite a story.  We’ve always used home-made croutons, but if that much work

Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera

Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera is rooted in Eastern Sicily. As we remember it from Dad, this is a simple sauce. Quantities suggested will serve 4- 6.

Il Professore is In

Dream BIG Like an Italian:
Discover the History and the Magic