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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.

Dane Suarez, Kerrianne Otana, Kevin Korth

The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing Sunday, August 29, 2021

A rustic Italian lunch al fresco, and opera too!

Marin Art and Garden Center
Wine Reception and Buffet Rusticana included

Great opera arias and a few surprises performed by rising artists Tenor Dane Suarez and Soprano Keriann Otaña, accompanied by Pianist Kevin Korth.

Limited tickets are available. COVID precautions will be observed.

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Upcoming Speakers & Events

Spumante!

Grapes & Grub? Grande e Gratificante!!!

It only took multiple “pandemic postponements.” But, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, twenty-one Cenacolisti and friends made the short drive to Santa Rosa for our first person-to-person Club gathering in more than a year. It was

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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!
Eat Like An Italian

What's For Dinner?

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.

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 isn’t your thing, you have

Il Professore is In

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