Festa Italiana is all about the food

Aug 03, 2018 159

BY: Joanne Klimovich Harrop

At least 3,100 meatballs. 2,000 pieces of lasagna. 300 gallons of sauce. 668 pounds of dough. These are just some of the ingredients that await at the 37th annual Festa Italiana. This three-day feast of Italian food, music and camaraderie has been a tradition the first weekend in August at Mt. St. Peter Parish in New Kensington for nearly four decades.

Everything is made from scratch — using time-honored recipes — that will remind you of dinner at grandma’s on a Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of volunteers begin weeks in advance preparing for the feast. “This event has continued to thrive because the volunteers are so organized, and they have everything down to a science,” says Jennifer Lombardo of Lower Burrell, Festa Italiana publicity chairwoman, who has been involved with the event for 10 years.

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