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 italiana

Do not forget this weekend September 26 & 27 the Annual Italian Festival at the Seattle Center!

Highlights include a Celebrity Chef headlining a great schedule of cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry by the Carter Family Marionettes and a Grape Stomping competition which has to be seen to be believed! By popular demand, the Food Court & Vendor Market has been expanded as well.

Come and look for Il Punto’s booth at the Fisher Pavilion!

For a complete schedule of the event check Festa Italiana website here.

International Children’s Friendship Festival on April 11-12th weekend

On April 11th and 12th Il Punto – Italian Cultural Center will be at the Seattle Center for the International Children’s Friendship Festival. Stop by at our Italian table to enjoy some fun activities for your kids!

More info on the program at

If you would like to participate as a volunteer please contact us