Welcome to Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo

Our Colab with Oxford Pennant

After the popular reception at this years’ Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival, we are now taking pre-orders for our Gabagool Pennant.

A fundraiser to benefit Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo.

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The Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote Italian culture in the Western New York area. The Center which opened in October of 2021, now serves as a place where Italians, Italian-Americans, and individuals with an interest in Italian culture may meet and interact.

The primary goal of the Center is to provide Italian lessons so as to preserve the Italian language in Western New York. Focusing on families and children, additional goals are to promote Italian culture and traditions such as La Befana, Carnevale, and the St. Joseph’s Table.

The Center offers a full-service Espresso Caffe, genealogy services, a lending library of Italian books, magazines, newspapers, and films, as well as other resources for the community.  We are pleased to offer a robust calendar of planned activities such as cooking classes, televised sporting events, guest speakers, and presentations. Our beautiful courtyard features a regulation bocce court, a community garden, and a patio to enjoy throughout the warmer months. 

The Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo also serves as a resource for exchange students to and from Italy and for individuals who travel to Italy for business or pleasure.


The KEY that holds a commitment to teach the future generations cooking, language, art, music, hard work and dedication to family is what is most meaningful in life. Next to God.

 Hours of Operation

Monday:  Language Lessons Only

Tuesday: Language Lessons Only

Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday: Closed