CincItalia – the Cincinnati Italian Festival

CincItalia – the Cincinnati Italian Festival is June 1-3 at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. Please start thinking about helping work our spiedini grill booth. It’s more fun than work. We’ll be making the spiedini at San Antonio
Church on Wednesday, May 30th. Call Dave Sabatelli if you’d like to pitch in – (513) 941- 8405 or email

Click here for more details!


Calling All Cooks!

Our members always look forward to an authentic Italian meal prepared by our chefs. We need volunteers for most of 2017. Please consider taking a month to prepare an entrée, side dish, dessert or the whole meal.
Please see Cindy Meale for details.

Members of UIS can sign in to the website to view the Food Prep Checklist for helpful hints for preparing enough food to feed your amici.

Valentine Dance and Sponsors

We had a very enjoyable Valentine Dance with good food, enjoyable music, and great company. The website has been updated with 43 ads from those who sponsored a table at the dance with their $25 donation to the UIS Scholarship Fund.  Thanks to all who attended and those that donated gift baskets and other items to make the dance a success!

Valentine Day Dance Photographs

Romagna – a Hidden Gem

Join Paola in October of 2017 for an 8 day, 7 night visit starting/ending in Bologna, Italy. The price is $1400 pp/dbl ($250 single room supplement): Transfers and tours as specified – 5 nights accommodation with breakfasts in an Italian Country House Hotel in the “Ancient Valley of Cherries”Top Italian cookery school hands-on cookery class with certificate and lunch at Casa Artusi1 nt. accommodation in a city center Bologna hotel1 nt. accommodation in a thermal spa hotel  – 6 superb meals including wine or soft drinks in great local restaurants – 3 vineyard wine tastingsCheese, prosciutto, salami, olives, olive oil, and cake tastingsGuided visits to World Heritage Ravenna,  Cesenatico, mountaintop San Marino, ancient Santarcangelo and lovely Longiano – Tour manager throughout.  See our travel page for more info.

Passing of Mary Ellen “Mel” Fariello

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of another of our dear friends and members, Mel Fariello. Mel passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Mel was the wife of the late John Fariello, another UIS member. Mel attended our meetings for many years and was also very active at San Antonio Church. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,




Passing of Bea Wilkens

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of our dear friend, Bea Wilkens. Bea left us on Friday, January 20th. Bea served as chairperson of our Charitable Giving committee. She was much beloved and a fixture at our meetings for many years. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,




2017 U.I.S. Valentine Dance on Saturday, February 11

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets now for the U.I.S. Valentine Dinner Dance on Saturday February 11, 2017.
Tickets must be purchased by February 5th.
Please visit our Corporate Donor Page where we recognize the generosity of our amici!

Click to open our 2017 Valentine Dance flyer and ticket form

Tables were sponsored by local businesses, many owned by members of our United Italian Society. Please support them whenever possible. 
Tables can be sponsored for $25. Valentine Dance Table Sponsor Form

A special thanks to our corporate friends for their donations of gift certificates, merchandise and other items in support of our Valentine Dance. We truly appreciated their generosity, and hope that you will support them by visiting their establishments. When you do, pass on a thank you from United Italian Society.
You can click on their logo to visit their website. Ciao!