Italian Festival Arizona

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8020 East Gelding Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 8020 East Gelding Drive, Scottsdale Directions
+14807457020
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When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Scottsdale Arizona's Italian Association of AZ. This weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to this place!

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Report | 2 years ago
Had a great time but it didn't start until 11 a.m. and it was boiling hot by then. Needs to start earlier and needs more walking room. Too crowded for the location!
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I love this Festival, delicious food , music
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this was probably the most boring event I have ever aattended and the lines for everything were ridiculous. We stayed probably 15 min.
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Report | 2 years ago
Was overcrowded for the venue, poorly planned. One vendor selling beer on a very hot day, had to wait in long lines, ridiculous. Impossible to get to the various vendors because of the number of people trying to get by. I'm assuming they got way more people than expected because it was a zoo.
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location was not equipped to handle this crowd, not nearly enough places to sit down and enjoy food
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It was very crowed major lack of parking we paid $5.00 for valet and then were told they were leaving in an hour so they handed our keys back to us and said we could get the car whenever we were ready. The few food vendors had long lines. The canal is not a water front . Major lack of shade and seating to eat food purchased This even would have been better if the event had been held in a park with more vendors and ample seating and shade. My daughter and I walked the entire event bought some food from the vendor with the shortest line didn’t care for it. Really I was very disappointed being in Scottsdale I expected good food from local Italian restaurants and a nice venue that is not what I found this was a major disappointment. I would not do this again.
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Report | 2 years ago
Samples are available but small and few. A lot of food is available for purchase but is a bit costly for an outdoor festival.
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Report | 2 years ago
The lines were too long. The vendors needed more help, more shade, more room to have more then one line. The event should be free to enter, as there are Only things to purchase. The small cup of wine that you did get to purchase took 7 tickets. Cost was $1 per ticket. Too expensive on top of a $10 entry fee. Not coming back!
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Report | 2 years ago
We had a good time, but didn't stay long. Too few vendors with Italian goods. Lots of food, but have patience; you'll hear: "we're out of gnocchi", "we're out of beer", "we're out of white sauce"....so be prepared to wait, or try another booth. Enjoyed the entertainment. It was 92 degrees and not much shade. If it's this hot next year, remember to wear sunscreen or a sunhat & bring water.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great festival atmosphere with good music, entertainment and food. Well done and Bellissimo!
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