ANNUNCIO ALLA COMUNITA’ ITALIANA – Rilascio/Rinnovo Passaporto Italiano

Rilevamento Impronte Digitali – Appuntamenti

L’Ufficio Passaporti del Consolato Generale d’Italia realizzera’ una missione a Seattle, al fine di rilevare le impronte digitali ed i dati biometrici dei connazionali che fossero impossibilitati a raggiungere la sede di San Francisco, per il rilascio del passaporto elettronico.
Si possono trovare i requisiti, le istruzioni, e le informazioni riguardo alla missione sulla pagina web dell’ufficio Passaporti del Consolato Generale d’Italia in San Francisco.
Visistare il seguente link:
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Giovedi’ 4 Maggio, Venerdi’ 5 Maggio, Sabato 6 Maggio a Seattle
Consolato Onorario d’Italia
23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Suite H Bothell, WA 98021
Location: Consolato Onorario d’Italia

The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and Prosecco walk – May 13th

Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk.

This is an appointment not to be missed!

Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021
When: Saturday May 13 th 5 – 8 pm

Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country village.

Taste among over 20 select Italian wines and purchase your favorite bottles at Il Punto’s wine store that night and save 20% +!

Tickets Required: $20 member -$25 non member online
or $30 at the door while supplies last.
(Ticket includes 10 tastings. More tastings available to purchase)
Must be 21+ to purchase tickets. (However this is a family friendly event! Bring your kids! They will love the animals around the Country village)

BYOG – bring your own glass

We will post soon a list of the wines and vendors. Il Punto! members will have the possibility to purchase wine by the case in advance.

Please check our Wine walk page for future updates.

Youth Exchange program with Trentino – Deadline Feb 28th

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If you have Trentino origin and you are 18-36 years old, please consider to apply for this exchange! Deadline is February 28th.

Click here for more information

Here the Italian page

You can also contact the Seattle Trentino Club. Some people of the club went on exchange last year and they loved it!

Please do let your Trentini families and friends know about this great opportunity!

Italian nights @ Caffe’ Musica

Italian night will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Caffe’ Musica featuring great Italian food, wine and music. This will also be an excellent opportunity to visit the Italian biblioteca and speak some Italian while there.

Music goes from 7 – 9pm. Upcoming dates are Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, and May 13. $5 cover.

Bonny Birch, president of the Northwest Accordion Society and chairman of the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration is joined by guitarist Nick Heiting and tuba player Paul Ostler. This versatile trio performs an eclectic repertoire of American, European Continental (French, Italian, etc), and classical music.

More info at


The Italian Conversation Groups are Italian language meetings organized periodically by our Committee of Linguistics. Through the ICG, participants are given the possibility to practice the language and expand their knowledge about the Italian culture.

The meetings are held on selected Saturdays in Bellevue at Tuttabella Crossroads and  in Seattle at Il Punto! Italian Cultural center on Greenwood Ave. Sessions last approximately one and a half hour.

The groups are led by wonderful moderators, who coordinate the discussion and stimulate it with tips and teaching material (photographs, articles, etc.).

Without moderators these conversation groups would not be possible!!! A really big thanks goes to: Silvia Bajardi, Roberta D’Alba, Francesca Gigi, Annalisa Lembo, Donatella Marchetti, Roberta Torgerson, Elisabetta Valentini, that have been helping us in the past year.

We are always looking for more moderators. If you would like to help us please write an email to No previous teaching experience is required!

More info and the list of meetings here.

FESTA DI CARNEVALE PER BAMBINI (3-10 years old) at IL PUNTO!- February 26th

Join us for crafts, activities, and a small children’s parade. Kids will have the opportunity to present their costume, talk about it and learn about Traditional Italian Masks and Characters. A traditional Italian snack will be provided for the children.

Free for Members – $5 for non-members
Registration is required and a small donation very welcome.
Parents will be encouraged to participate and help with the activities!




We are delighted to announce our first series of cooking classes at our location on Greenwood in collaboration with Caffe’ Musica. Classes will be taught by our great chef Leeann Tesorieri.

Classes  will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm on March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 19.
Join us for a series of hands-on classes featuring traditional pasta dishes from Emilia Romagna, the region renown among Italians for the best food in Italy! Classes are limited to eight participants to insure you get personal instruction.
Wednesday, March 8th 6:00pm
Gnocchi di Patate: Fast, easy, delicious! Learn how to make traditional gnocchi di patate and gnocchi verdi. While the gnocchi are cooking, you’ll also learn to make a creamy gorgonzola sauce to accompany the gnocchi verdi. Then we’ll sit down to eat this delicious pasta together with a green salad and light dessert.

Wednesday, March 22nd 6:00pm
Tagliatelle con Ragú Bolognese: Learn how to make classic egg pasta, rolling out with a “matterello” as well as with a pasta machine. You’ll also learn how to make a traditional ragú bolognese, the staple pasta sauce in Emilia Romagna. Tagliatelle are ribbon noodles similar to fettuccine. We’ll talk about various pasta shapes and why certain sauces “go” with specific shapes and not with others while enjoying the tagliatelle, a green salad and light dessert.

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00pm
Strozzapreti con Funghi: We will continue to perfect the egg pasta above but this time learn a new shape. There’s a great story connected to this pasta which translates to “priest strangler”. Learn to make a rich mushroom sauce with just a hint of spice and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes salad and dessert.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00pm
Stricchetti con Prosciutto e Spinaci: Egg pasta again as we continue to develop our pasta making techniques but now you’ll learn a new twist as you add spinach to make green pasta. Another new shape: you’ve probably had this before (also called “farfalle” or bow ties) but not in its fresh form. We’ll toss these in a quick prosciutto, butter and spinach sauce – delicate and delicious! Includes salad & dessert.

Cost:  $65 per class for members, $85 per class for non members
Sign up for all and save:  $240 members, $320 non members
Beverages not included.
Held at Caffe’ Musica, 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

La Befana arriva alla BIS!

On Sunday, January 8th from 2:30 to 4pm  BIS-Biblioteca Italiana Seattle and Il Punto! will be welcoming you with a special kids event: “La Befana”.

In the Italian tradition, la Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on the Epiphany Eve (night of Jan. 5th). This old woman looks more like a witch, but a good one: your kids will have the chance to see her, listen to a story, of course ask her questions, and receive candies, if they did indeed behave during the year!

A little snack will be provided by il Punto! Adults may stay and purchase a coffee at caffè Musica.

The event is free. Tickets can be reserved at

If you are not a member of Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center, we encourage to subscribe for 2017. Family membership are only $75.