Fall 2023


Ongoing Events

Casa Italiana Book Club 

2023-2024 book list

Casa Italiana hosts this book club that meets once a month to discuss Italian books. The Club is open to anyone and its purpose is to offer the possibility to practice the Italian language and/or learn about Italy and its culture. The group suggests the books, usually by contemporary Italian authors, that reflect the changes that have taken place with time in the language and customs. The discussion is informal.

Participation is free. 

When: First Saturday of each month at 11:30 am

LocationCasa Italiana LeChase Lounge

For more information, or to put your name on the book club mailing list, please email Casa Italiana ( or call 585-389-2468.

Casa Italiana's Italian Film Series

The Italian Film Series of Mr. Tony Mangione and Mr. Paul Bush are now partnering with the Frank DiMino Casa Italiana to bring back contemporary Italian films to the Rochester area. 

Films will be screened at the Peace Theater (Room A14), located at the lower level of the Nazareth Arts Center. There is also ample free parking in close proximity to the theater.

The film screening will be followed by a dinner at Frank DiMino Casa Italiana, located in front of the Arts Center. Limited admission.

Fall semester movie calendar: 

  • Sun. August 27 - "Il Primo Giorno della Mia Vita" (The First Day of My Life) by Paolo Genovese.
  • Sun. October 1 - "The Door to Hell" (La porta dell'inferno) by Michael Cavalieri.
  • Sun. November 12 - "The Place" by Paolo Genovese.
  • Sun. December 3 - "La Stranezza" (Strangeness) by Roberto Andò. Purchase your tickets here. 

*Tickets can also be purchased at the door at a slightly increased price.*

If you wish to sponsor one of our movies, please email us at

Italian Conversation Table 

The Italian Conversation Table is an informal conversation group led by Daniel Speciale and other members of Frank DiMino Casa Italiana. Its goal is to provide attendees with an opportunity to practice Italian in a casual setting. 

When? Every Thursday at 5 pm. Where? Casa Italiana Le Chase Lounge. 

For more information please contact or Daniel Speciale