Showing pride in our Italian American heritage!


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


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


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

Presenting the 2020 Cleveland Italian-American Heritage Honorees 


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

Our 2020 Honorees

Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee

If circumstances were different, we would gather the first Monday of October in the beautiful Cleveland City Hall Rotunda to celebrate Italian American Heritage Month. Instead, we present our celebration in this virtual way that still allows us to shine a positive light on the wonderful NEO Italian American community and honor our heritage. The CIAHC, Mayor Jackson and Councilman Zone hope you enjoy this presentation and encourage you to share with others.  

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Honorees for Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month!
Business - Cavotta's Garden Center and Urban Farm
​Business - Mirabile's Restaurant / Messina Bakery
Individual - Charles Anthony Giomuso
Public Servant - Ann M. D'Amico
Youth - Giovanni Castiglione