The Festival Italiano is a yearly celebration of Italian food and culture, and Auckland's only Italian festival. The event is open to the public, and entry is free.

There are stalls selling Italian food, drink and crafts plus children's activities, spot prizes, live music and entertainment. 


The Festival Italiano season also includes several Italian cultural activities and concerts.

The Dante Alighieri Society organizes the event every year for the Italian community, and to offer to the city of Auckland a taste of Italy.