There are more than 125,000 Italian Americans in Northeast Ohio. Many are members of local Italian and Italian American organizations. Connect with them.

On Monday, October 4, 2021, we gathered in the beautiful Cleveland City Hall Rotunda to celebrate Italian American Heritage Month. Here is a video of that celebration and ceremony.  

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Honorees for Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month! Michael Filippelli, Youth
Vincent T. Lombardo, Public Servant, State of Ohio
Maxim's Pizza, Business
Holly DePompei-Neubert, Individual
Hon. John J. Russo, Public Service, Cuyahoga County
Gina Vernaci, Arts & Culture


Showing pride in our Italian American heritage!


Nominations are now being accepted for 2021 honorees. Make your nominations here. Deadline for nominations is July 1, 2022.

Our 2021 Honorees


The Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee is comprised of volunteers devoted to preserving the culture and heritage of Italian Americans in Northeast Ohio


On October 4, 2021, the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee celebrated 6 new honorees. 

Presenting the 2021 Cleveland Italian-American Heritage Honorees 

Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee