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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

Mona Bavar, DLISH

Speaker 7/22/21
“Made in Italy”

Mona Bavar is an entrepreneur, lover of all things Italian and the founder of DLISH. She will speak about her new company, the power of  the “Made in Italy” brand especially in the past 5 yeas and in the e-commerce space.

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Spumante!

Upping the Art of Pasta

Pasta is enjoying even greater popularity and many pasta makers are also embracing the artisan food movement by offering colorful pastas. Mike Riley shares some colorful alternative pastas you can find in the market now. Pasta’s

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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

Il Professore is In

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