You don't have to be from Italy to love their food. After all, we love us a starchy Italian carb covered in cheese, toppings, and other deliciousness. You can indulge in all the Italian eats at a free food festival in St. Pete this November.
The Italian Food & Wine Festival is currently slated to have a line-up of 30 vendors, serving up a little bit of everything. Stuff your face with pasta, wraps, and other savory Italian snacks, or satisfy your sweet tooth with cannolis, ice cream, donuts and more.
The popular Impasto Tampa truck will be at the event, serving up their signature Italian inspired wraps & sweets. Their meatball wraps combine a love for spaghetti & meatballs into an easy to eat tortilla and are absolutely delicious.
Many of the items will be easy to grab and go, with Pam's Pizza Conez serving up their cheesy pizza stuffed dough cones. Of course, if you aren't feeling like a cone, straight-up 'za will be there too.
No Italian meal is complete without a glass of wine. Vendors will be serving up the boozy beverage for you to wash everything down, as well as playing live music for you to dance the night away.
The Italian Food & Wine Festival will take over Albert Whitted Park in St. Pete on Friday, November 22nd from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. — you may want to wear yoga pants, leggings, or sweat pants to this one.
An overview of the festival's details can be seen below.
Need a place to work off all those carbs after the festival? Walk nearly 2 miles of scenic board-walk trails at this St. Pete preserve — they even have a 45-foot tall tower that looks over The Bay. If you're looking for more foodie fests, check out this massive free chocolate festival coming to Florida in 2020 or go to the stinkiest one: the South Florida Garlic Festival.
St. Pete Italian Food & Wine Festival
Price: Free to attend; any money you decide to spend will be on vendors. Cash & credit accepted.
When: Fri., November 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: Albert Whitted Park — 480 Bayshore Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Why You Need To Go: A chance to indulge in all things Italian from sandwiches, to pizza, pasta, sweets, wine & more. Additional food options will be available from other popular food trucks in the area. Fun & live music also available.