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Grazie a Italia

For pizza, pasta, lasagna, wine -- we could go on for days



    K9, SWAT or Undercover?
    So many carbs, so little time.

    Buongiorno! The Festa Italiana Foundation hosts its 11th annual Festa Italiana this Sunday, June 28, from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in DC's old Little Italy at 3rd and F streets NW. (DC even has a Little Italy? We know, we were shocked, too.)

    The one-day festival will feature traditional Italian cuisine from Buca di Beppo, Dolci Gelati, LavAzza Coffee and d'Acqua, as well as musicians, dancers and a circus act. (We're hoping for an organ grinder with a monkey.) Enter raffles for a chance to win private pizza-making lessons, a seven-day cruise or Italian language lessons.

    This year's fest focuses its theme on the region of Puglia, a peninsula in the southwest of Italy. You know how Italy is "the boot"? The heel in that boot is Puglia. Pronounce it right, though -- it's "pool-ia." Don't say we didn't warn you.

    With the weekend (almost) behind you, throw your bikini worries to the wind and dig into diet-destroying pizza, pasta, lasagna, fried calamari and cannoli. Remember that figure-disguising, lump-hiding, work-appropriate mini-tent you bought "just in case"? Wear it with pride on Monday.

    Ciao for now!