Experiences


Enjoy Italy's Culture in San Diego!

Luxury Galleria

Before the orchestrated dining experience, explore the Luxury Galleria to reveal in Italian luxuries. From olive oil tasting, a customized Italian soda bar and premier Italian wines to decadent chocolates, authentic Italian products, fast cars, high fashion and Italian music--there's a variety of all kinds of Italian-inspired happenings!

Snap a Picture Perfect Photo with a Lamborghini

Luxury Galleria

Get up close and personal with one of the most wanted cars in the world, the Lamborghini! The “Italian bulls” will be on display for guests to snap a photo with the coveted, luxury sports car!

Experience a Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show

Luxury Galleria

The glamorous night isn’t complete without a debut from Italian fashion house, Roberto Cavalli. The exclusive fashion show will showcase Robert Cavalli’s one-of-a-kind, bold prints and printed denims under the moonlight.

Revel in a Photo-Op with the Iconic Vespa 

Luxury Galleria

The iconic Italian scooter will make an appearance for an Italian-inspired photo-op at one of the photo vignettes!

Gesso Italiano (Chalk Art)

Luxury Galleria

The beloved tradition from FESTA! will return and give attendees the opportunity to watch artists create chalk art masterpieces right in front of their eyes throughout the whole event. 

Free Experience After 6:00pm

Luxury Galleria

The Luxury Galleria will open to the public for free after 6 p.m., so the community can enjoy some of the elements of the event like the Gesso Italiano (Chalk Art), photo vignettes, Lamborghini display, Roberto Cavalli fashion show and more.

Dance the Night Away with Pasquale Esposito 

Dinner in Rosso

Guests will be captivated by headliner Pasquale Esposito’s musical performance in the Piazza della Famiglia. Come enjoy the sounds of Italy and hear the acclaimed singer’s pop-opera renditions of popular musical hits. The born and raised Naples singer will get you up and out of your seat, dancing the night away!

Cheese monger with Venissimo Cheese

Dinner in Rosso

Cheese experts will go from table to table to offer a selection of the best, gourmet cheeses from premier San Diego cheese shop, Venissimo Cheese. In addition to delighting in the artisan cheese, guests will get a lesson on the cheese being offered!

Table-side Italian lessons

Dinner in Rosso

While enjoying the Italian-inspired evening get ready to learn the romantic language from native speakers who will be visiting you table-side and teaching guests the magnifico love language!

Vino, Vino and More Vino + 5-Course Waited Service

Dinner in Rosso

Get ready for an exclusive family-style dinner featuring endless Italian courses, sips of Italian beverages and a waited service. 

Enter to Win Luxury Prizes 

Dinner in Rosso

Solo Italiano Dinner in Rosso’s opportunity drawing gives you a chance to experience the best of Italy and San Diego! Attendees have a chance to win prizes like a genealogical trip to Sicily; $150 gift certificate to Herb & Wood; $75 gift certificate to Café Gratitude; a coffee basket from Caffe Italia; $50 gift certificate to Devanti Enoteca; hotel stays at the Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites, Bayside Inn, and Villa Cora; $100 gift certificate to Ballast Point; $25 gift certificate to Salt & Straw and more!