Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Norton Street Italian Festa

Home > Sydney > Community Events | Cooking Lessons | Food and Wine | Fun Things To Do
by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Italians Do It Best
Norton Street Festa 2019, Leichhardt, Festa Italiana, Sydney

As you would expect, Italian food will be the highlight of this annual event located in the middle of Sydney's Little Italy in Leichhardt. Now in its 33rd year, the Norton Street Festa takes place tomorrow 27th October between 10 am and 5 am.

But it's not just about eating the delicious food, it's also about the cooking. This year's Cooking Stage Program will open with a special dish to celebrate Grandparents' Day 'Abruzzese style'. Nonna Franca, with her granddaughter Alegra Locantro, will celebrate Grandparents Day by preparing a special cake from their beloved region of Abruzzo. The special celebratory cake is called Cicerchiata and consists of special fried pastry balls, drizzled with honey. Nonna Franca together with her beautiful grandaughter will make this delicious, yummy cake on the cooking stage and will then pass out some tasty samples for the festivalgoers to taste.

Besides traditional cake making, there will be demonstrations of pizza making, gnocchi and ricotta ball secrets, tips on the perfect pork chop Italian style and so much more - a true feast for the eyes and tastes. For all the cooking demonstrations and talks, have a look here.

There will be a great variety of stalls selling Italian food and products, and the music of Italy with singers and dancers will entertain you while checking out all the food delicacies. Rides, stories and activities for the 'kids' and AutoFesta with hundreds of Italian cars and bikes for the 'kids' of all ages will keep the whole family happy. You can check out the day's entertainment program here.

Norton Street will be closed to traffic so it may be best to come by public transport if you can. All the information on how to get there and parking possibilities can be found here.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to celebrate Italian style and enjoy some of the famous La Dolce Vita with family and friends tomorrow. It's the next best thing to travelling to Italy!
Check out the Facebook page too.

Norton Street Festa 2019, Leichhardt, Festa Italiana, Sydney
See you there!
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  10
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? For all things Italian!
When: 10 am -5 pm
Where: Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
by finy on 13/10/2018
by Trudencej on 15/10/2018
by Trudencej on 22/09/2017
by GiGi GMV on 17/08/2016
by Faye on 14/10/2016
by Manuel on 05/04/2016
by GiGi GMV on 13/09/2015
by Telani Kumar on 20/10/2015
by GiGi GMV on 07/08/2014
by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe on 30/07/2014
by Nini on 02/10/2013
by Tim Falk on 29/08/2012
by Karen on 11/09/2011
Top Events
Popular Articles