LILAA Gran Galà – Arrivederci estate!

Recap of “Arrivederci Estate” Gala – A Celebration of Italian Culture and Farewell to Summer

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023

Hosted by: Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA)

Venue: Michael’s Tuscany Room

On the hot Sunday evening of September 10, 2023, the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) hosted its third Annual Gala, aptly named “Arrivederci Estate,” which translates to “Goodbye to Summer.”

While the Los Angeles sun blazed outside, the atmosphere inside Michael’s Tuscany Room was refreshingly cool and inviting.

The venue, known for its timeless elegance, transformed into an enchanting setting that left guests in awe.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Cutri family for their extraordinary generosity in allowing us to hold this splendid event in one of Los Angeles’ finest venues.

Also, thank you to all our food/wine and dessert vendors who donated generously to our event.

The evening was graced by the presence of several distinguished guests, including the generous donors who helped make LILAA a reality.

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for their support and commitment to preserving Italian culture in our community.

Special thanks go to the Italian Consul General in Los Angeles Raffaella Valentini and Deputy Consul General Lorenza Erighi for joining us, strengthening the bond between Italy and Los Angeles.

We were also honored by the presence of our Councilman Tim McOsker, County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and past councilman Joe Buscaino, who took the time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us.

The culinary journey was nothing short of remarkable, as we savored delectable Italian cuisine and sipped on exquisite Italian wines, truly indulging in the flavors of Italy.

The lively music and dance floor beckoned, and guests danced the night away, creating unforgettable memories.

The gala also featured a captivating array of auction items and raffle prizes, giving attendees the opportunity to take home unique treasures while supporting our mission to promote Italian culture.

As we bid farewell to this year’s “Arrivederci Estate” Gala, we cannot help but reflect on the rich legacy of Italian Americans who have contributed greatly to promoting Italian culture in the USA.

The entire LILAA family extends our sincerest gratitude to all our friends and family who made this night special.

We eagerly anticipate seeing you again next year at the 4th Annual LILAA Gala as we continue to celebrate and promote the beautiful heritage of Italy here in Los Angeles.


Mario Amalfitano

Board President

All proceeds from this event benefited the core support and community initiatives of LILAA.

The Little Italy of Los Angeles Association, EIN # 32-0580458 is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.