Solo Italiano
Solo Italiano 2019 at Franchesco's Ristorante

A celebration of all things Italian!

Solo Italiano is an annual Italian outdoor festival that highlights our Italian Heritage in its authentic state and beauty.

Be prepared to enjoy delicacies like Sfingi, specially prepared Reggiano Pasta in our Grana Podano Wheel, Italian Gelato, Granita, and much, much more.

This year’s entertainment schedule features some of the top ethnic attractions in the Midwest...

 Featuring live music from Aaron Caruso, Vanessa Racci, Tommy Pannici, Vince Amore, and our very own Vince Chiarelli Band is second to none and will have you singing and dancing all day long.

Special guest Gianni Russo "aka Carlo" from the Godfather Movie, will be in attendance. 

Plenty of festivities for young and old alike as we crown a new Spaghetti Eating Champion this year, and let’s not forget the water balloons as well as the Face Painting Clown, children’s favorites.

Take part in this wonderful event as we share stories and hugs with loved ones and friends.

 -Benny Salamone


Entertainment Lineup:

The Tommy Pannici Trio 11:30-12:30

Aaron Caruso with Cory Pesaturo - 1-2PM

Vince Amore- 2:30-3:15PM

Spaghetti Eating contest 3:30-4:30

Vanessa Racci- 4:30-5:30PM

The Vince Chiarelli Band - 5:30-630PM

Gianni Russo - Carlo from "The Godfather" - 7-8PM


Classic Italian Car Show - Full-Service Bar - Hand Crafted Pasta Made with Our Famous Cheese Wheel - Pizza - Italian Sandwiches - Local Gelato - Italian Cookies - Classic Italian Sfingi - Italian Granita -

Wine Tasting - Authentic Live Music

Kids Entertainment: Dunk Tank - Clowns - Face Painting

Our Famous Pasta Eating Contest

And Much Much More!!