Downtown Reno is transformed into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, wine walk, an Italian farmer's market, kids' gelato eating contest, Italian Buffet and incredible free live entertainment and vendors.
No Italian Festival would be complete without plenty of homemade Italian food. A crowd favorite year after year continues to be the Great Italian Festival Sauce Cook-off. Italian families from across the West Coast bring their recipes to life in front of admiring and hungry spectators.
Festival-goers can enjoy an extended Italian menu in the Eldorado's famous Italian Dinner Buffet. Guests can enjoy an array of Italian specialties including handmade pasta dishes, osso bucco, eggplant parmesan, calamari with lemon butter, capers and basil, and many others as well as an assortment of homemade Italian salads and desserts, including the Eldorado's famous gelato and tiramisu!
Saturday, Oct 7 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, Oct 8 - 10:00am - 5:00pm