Tuesday, April 21, 2015




The April newsletter is posted.  See the "Newsletters" tab for the complete issue. 



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter is right around the corner and this Italian-American family tradition comes from CIAO member Rose Page Nees.  The Page-Nees family gets together every year on Good Friday to make this recipe together.  Mangia bene!

(This page is a re-post from last year's April 2014 newsletter issue.)  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank you to the many people who volunteered their time and energy over this past weekend so that we could once again pull off another successful Italian Dinner. It's been a very long and tiring few days and we're all due for a rest, but what a great event it was!  We served thousands of meals in just 6 hours. Because of our volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, chairpersons, "pasta heads", students from Apollo and LCC and everyone who came in and purchased our meals, baked goods and made donations, we will be able to provide more scholarships and more funding for so many deserving local students and charitable causes.  We will be posting lots of photos in the coming days. In the meantime, have a look at some of our media coverage.

Noon Edition Interview with John Venturella- See CIAO Italian Dinner

the419 Pasta Dinner photos

the419 Interview with Wendy Flook

The Lima News Interview with Terri Spencer

The Lima News Pasta Dinner Day


Your Hometown Stations Pasta Dinner Day

Thank you to the community, Lima News Letter to Editor, Terri Crosina Spencer


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Italian-American Day, Lima, Ohio!!!   

See you at the Pasta Dinner, noon-6 pm, Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center!