Meetings are held at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1001 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.                                                                                                             Map to St. John’s Catholic Church 

Social and Wine at 6:00, Dinner is served at 6:30, $10.00 donation for dinner. The meeting starts at 7:15
Coffee and dessert are served after the meeting
Members and Guests are Welcome
RSVP a must. Call Terry Messina at 760-479-6700 or Email

January 2019

January 9th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting. Sal P in charge of Ravioli and John S. is in charge of dessert.

February 2019

February 13th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting – Italian Art & Culture Presentation by Italian Art/Culture – Annette Q. Nicole is picking up the main entree and Debbie is bringing dessert.

February 23rd – SATURDAY –  FREE Italian Genealogy Workshop, sponsored by Sons of Italy. Please see PDF here for details. Event will be held from 1:00-4:00 at THE VALLEY CLUB 2280 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, CA 92009.

March 2019

March 13th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting – Carnevale Italiana! Potluck meal – please bring enough to feed 5-6 people.

April 2019

April 10th  – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting with Bingo. Terry to bring Pizza from Pizzaiolo and Nicole is bringing dessert.

May 2019 

May 8th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting with Scopa Card Game. Sal D is picking up the baked ziti from Borrelli’s and Dianne is bringing dessert.

June 2019

June 12th – Wednesday –  Monthly Membership Meeting – Meatball Contest. Dan is bringing the pasta to accompany the meatball contest and Sal D is bringing the dessert.

June 13th – Italian Movie Night at La Paloma in Encinitas at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $12 at the door. Film information here.

July 2019

July 10th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting – Learn to make Limoncello. 

Belle Marie – Wine Tasting at Belle Marie Winery on July 28th. View flyer here.

August 2019

August 14th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting –  Learn to make Pizzelle. John is picking up spaghetti from Crust and Terry is bringing dessert.

August 9th – Italian Heritage Night at the Padres. Group will sit in section 229. Tickets must be purchased through this link to get the complimentary Italian Heritage Hat: If you have trouble purchasing tickets through the link, contact Tara Black from the Padres at 619-795-5132.

September 2019

September 11th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting – Learn how to play Bocce. Sal to pick up Italian Beef from Rosati’s.

September 29th – Sunday – Bocce Picnic at Oak Crest Park from 12-4. The lodge will be grilling sausage, hamburgers and hot dogs. Water will also be provided. Please bring a dish or side dish to share with other members. View the flyer here.

October 2019

October 6th – Sunday – St. John Festival – St. John’s Church. SOI will be there serving sausage. Want to volunteer? Contact Bob Sylvester at 

October 9th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting. Terry to pick up dinner and Nicole to bring dessert.

October 26th – Saturday – 41st Anniversary Dance will be a Vintage Italian American Wedding! Join us for the fun! View the flyer here. View the menu here.

November 2019

November 9th – Frank DiSalvo sings Italian-American Favorites at Indian Wells Casino. Sadie has blocked rooms that include tickets to the event. For additional information, please contact Sadie at Also please see the flyer here.

November 13th – Wednesday – Monthly Membership Meeting – New Member Induction. Member Potluck – please bring enough to feed 5-6 people.

November 15 – Gathering at The Belly Up in Solana Beach. View the flyer.

December 2019

December 11 – Christmas Dinner at Ciao’s. Details on the flyer.