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9. Festa di Limoncello at Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh: June 17, 1-4 p.m.
Sip Italy’s second most popular liqueur, picture yourself lounging along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and kick off the season of al fresco drinking and dining at Festa di Limoncello. The first-of-its-kind festival is bringing the mouth-watering flavors of Southern Italy to Downtown where Vallozzi’s will showcase delectable house-made liqueurs and small plates. Traditionally created from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, the century-old old liqueur is served chilled, often an after-dinner digestivo. The result is an irresistible combo of lemon zest, water, alcohol and sugar that’s refreshing anytime. In addition to classic limoncello, the restaurant will also serve grapefruit, strawberry and orange varieties, including authentic recipes passed down to owner Julian Vallozzi. Celebrate all things citrus as you enjoy tastings and pairings, take beach chic photo opps and tap your sandaled toes to world music. Helping to create the breezy vibe will be lush garlands and an open-air lounge lined with Amalfi’s signature striped beach umbrellas. Buy tickets.