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About Il Cenacolo SF
About Il Cenacolo SF
Supporting The Arts
I WANT TO BE AN ITALIAN
–Christopher Caen, at the age of ten
I WANT TO BE AN ITALIAN
WE SUPPORT THE ARTS
We sponsor young singers
in the Merola Opera Program
WE SUPPORT THE ARTS
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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

Members & Guests Event

The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021Marin Art and Garden Center,  Ross, CA    The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing was, by all reports, “perfect”! Over 90 people, members and their guests, enjoyed the beautiful weather, not too

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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. His words capture the appeal of our organization and all that it has to offer.
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Speak Like an Italian
Vino e Cibo!
Community Events

Eat Like An Italian

What's For Dinner?

Rosemary-Olive Bread

This recipe for Rosemary-Olive Bread was inspired by Marcella Hazan’s magnificent cookbook, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. I also provide an alternative baking method to achieve a Dutch Crust.

Artusi’s Minestrone Soup

For this Minestrone Soup recipe the quantities and the ingredients are not precise and are left to individual taste–the ‘art’ of cooking.

Il Professore is In

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