The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation, is the coming together of people of all ancestries who are interested in sharing and enjoying things Italian. NBICF  was founded in 1985, as a 501C Non-Profit Corporation, to celebrate Italian Culture and provide the large Italian community of Sonoma County a focal point for common interests.


The following events are held at St. Rose Parish Hall, 320 10th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Crab Feed – Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Doors open 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm
All-you-can-eat Crab, appetizers, pesto pasta, salad, garlic bread & dessert
50% of proceeds from this event will be donated to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund
The reservation window for the Crab Feed is closed.

Carnevale Dinner – Monday, February 19, 2018 – Doors open 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm
This dinner will be prepared by Taste of Perfection Catering. The menu will include spanakopita & smoked chicken phyllo, slow-roasted pork loin, baby red mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, bread, salad & apple cobbler a la mode dessert. 
The reservation window for Carnevale is closed. 

NBICF has about 600 active members and offers a variety of programs including monthly dinners for members and guests, fall festival, choral group, travel study tours, language classes, college scholarships, and much more. For important announcements about activities and events, see the News & Events page.

The panel on the right lists several News & Events Categories, e.g. Monthly Dinners. By clicking on the Category of interest, you will see all the posts in that Category. For information on membership, visit the Membership page. 

NBICF’s College Scholarship Program for students studying Italian Language is the focal point for fund raising activities such as Festa Italiana, Wine Maker Dinners where local Italian Cuisine is paired with the fine wines of Sonoma County, special holiday dinner programs, and frequent Cultural Events featuring guest speakers, Italian Movies and Operas, etc. For more information on the Scholarship Program, click here. 

In 2000, a building in downtown Santa Rosa was purchased and serves as NBICF’s permanent home, the Italian Cultural Center, providing office space, classrooms, meeting rooms and a research library. For a summary of the NBICF activities, visit the About Us page.

To view a video of a recent Festa Italiana, click here

Our Newsletter, Mosaico Culturale, is published 6 times annually. Click here to view the Mosaico. 

Any offering described in this website should not be read as an endorsement or warranty by NBICF.
See NBICF.org Policies and Guidelines