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Springfield, The Taste of Italy

September 25, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield’s South End is holding its annual Taste of Italy festival offering over 40 favorite Italian main and side dishes from which to select for dinner, as well as a dessert table overflowing with sweet treats. Food tickets will be sold at the door for all items. The celebration, part of Italian Heritage Month, will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the school auditorium on 36 Margaret St., after 4 p.m. Mass in the church on William Street.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, which was built in 1907 by Italian immigrants is the first church for Italian immigrants in the Springfield area. Recipes from different regions of Italy will reflect the parish’s heritage.

Dishes will include ricotta ravioli, lentil soup, gnocchi, chicken cacciatore, pepperoni ripieni (stuffed peppers), luganica and peppers, chicken parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana bianca, ziti and meatballs, cozze (muscles), tortellini soup, shrimp scampi, wedding soup, veal marsala, polenta and meat sauce, lasagna, sausage grinders, insalata di calamari, linguini con vongole (clams), eggplant rolatini, tortellini/antipasto salad and escarole soup.

A dessert table will feature pastries and Italian ice and espresso and cappuccino as well as a pastry table (pasta dolce).

The Taste of Italy will include Italian music, a Grand Raffle and a 50-50 raffle. Free parking and admission!

36 Margaret St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
36 Margaret St
Springfield, MA 01105
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