It is not necessary to be Italian to spend time with us,
to enjoy our home, or to eat with us at our restaurant.
We just want you to experience and
love the Italian culture as much as we do.
Please enjoy our Community Center, our Conference Center
and Cafč La Scala. Benvenuti! (Welcome everyone!)
The Italian Community Center (ICC) of Milwaukee is an ethnic organization founded in 1978 to celebrate the heritage and culture of Wisconsin’s Italian community. The most visible celebration of our Italian culture is a 3-day summer festival known as Festa Italiana. Milwaukee’s Festa Italiana celebrates the music, culture, food and spirit of Italy, as well as our community, family and good friends. We do our best to create a festive atmosphere and fond memories and to keep the ethnic cultures alive in Milwaukee – and most fondly, for us, the Italian culture.
The ICC has been in its current location since September 1990 and has been a catalyst for the renewal and renaissance of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Our community center is open to all people, regardless of race, creed or religion.
When we share our culture with others, we are sharing both our history and also our hopes for the future. We are combining traditional ideas with new ideas. We are passing down a magnificent culture from one generation to the next. That is our legacy. Join us.