It is not necessary to be Italian to spend time with us,
to enjoy our facilities, 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 example of that is a 4-day summer festival known as Festa Italiana, featuring food, entertainment and cultural exhibits that celebrate the Italian experience.
The ICC has been a catalyst for renewal and rebirth of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and is open to all people, regardless of race, creed or religion. The ICC, in its current location since September 1990, has been chosen for many political rallies and speeches and campaign celebrations. President Bill Clinton gave a speech on health care reform at the ICC on April 18, 1994. President Bush and Senator John Kerry held events here in 2004.