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Solo Italiano - A Celebration of Italian Culture

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Franchesco’s Ristorante is pleased to announce Solo Italiano (Only Italian), a celebration of Italian food, music, and culture. Solo Italiano is a one day event that will be held outdoors at Franchesco’s Ristorante. Admission is free and food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Visitors will be transported to an Italian setting where they will be able to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine while listening to Italian music with a glass of vino in their hands. Other local businesses will be featuring their products that keep Italian tradition and culture alive.

Solo Italiano will feature authentic Italian food by Franchesco’s Ristorante, a beer and wine garden, pastries and gelato by Cucina di Rosa, an Italian car showcase, coffee and espresso station by Rockford Roasting Co., a spaghetti eating contest, and live music by authentic Italian acts from around the country.

Entertainment Schedule

11:30am-12:30pm - Aaron Caruso
1:00-2:00pm - Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms 
2:30-3:30pm - Vince Amore 
3:30-4:00pm - Spaghetti Eating Contest 
4:00-5:30pm - The Vince Chiarelli Band 
6:00-7:00pm - Anna Calemme 
7:30-9:00pm - The Vince Chiarelli Band 

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Franchesco’s Ristorante - 7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90, exit Riverside Blvd. Take Riverside East to N. Perryville Rd. Turn left (South) on Perryville and continue past intersection where Spring Creek Rd. and Olde Creek Rd. meet to intersection where Spring Creek Rd. and Perry Creek Pkwy meet. Turn left on Spring Creek Rd./Perry Creek Pkwy.

Solo Italiano - A Celebration of Italian Culture