Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 - We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American


Meet and Greet New Members

Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM
Backyard Bistro
1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC

As a result of Festa Italiana Raleigh, we have 37 new members. Our own member, Chef Joe Lumbrazo of Backyard Bistro in Raleigh, has opened the meeting room at his restaurant for us to dine and meet our newest members. You can order your food and beverages from the menu. This should be an exciting event where all of us can get to know our newest members, share our Italian heritage, dine and have fun.
If you plan to attend, email Bernard Castellano at so we can get an estimate for the Bistro.

Wine Tasting and Music

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM
Cloer Family Vineyards
8624 Castleberry Rd
Apex, NC


$5.00 includes five wines and wine glass, and it may be paid on site. Wines are available for purchase with prices ranging from $14-$18 per 750 ml bottle. You may take a self-guided tour through the vineyards and the winery, which features antique wine presses. Toast and tunes to follow from 2-4 with the band NO Worries.

Bring lawn chairs. Also bring a hand held appetizer or snack to share. Event may be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

The owners would like the approximate size of our group. If you intend to go, email Jan DiSantostefano at so that she may give an estimate of our count.


Christmas Dinner Party

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM
Casa Carbone
6019-A Glenwood Avenue
Oak Park Shopping Center
Raleigh, NC

Members – $35.00 Guests – $40.00 (all inclusive)

Social Hour – 4:00
Dinner served – 5:00


Menu to include one of the following entrees (order at the restaurant):
– chicken parmigiana with side of pasta
– shrimp picatta with side of pasta
– linguini with clams with choice of red or white sauce
– vegetarian lasagna

All meals include a garden salad and dessert.
Non-alcoholic drinks and coffee are included – wine and beer available for purchase.

You may pay online below or send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to

Margaret Confalone
103 Cypress Creek Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Reservations close December 3, 2019. NO REFUNDS

Christmas Dinner


A Mildly Italian Christmas Musical

Sunday, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC

For your evening’s pleasure, The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (ROOTS) will perform both the music of great Italian composers as well as wonderful Christmas music. Please join us for an evening of unexpected humor and special music.

The Lodge has purchased 25 advance sale tickets available on a first come first serve basis. Notify Fran at to reserve and send a check made out to TSOI 2817 to:

Fran Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519


Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.

RSVP by December 5 (NO REFUNDS)


USO Family Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

NCDOT Hangar
RDU – 1050 Meridian (directly across from observation tower)
Morrisville, NC

The Lodge will run the cake walk and will need 25-30 cakes/pies/cupcakes as prizes for this event. They may be store bought. Volunteers (already at limit) need to arrive by 10:00 AM so that we can set up by 10:30. The baked goods are to be dropped off at the hangar by 10:00 AM or to Fran Giannuzzi or Nick Verna by Friday, December 13 for this wonderful USO Event.

Contact Fran Giannuzzi at for further information.

Donation of baked goods
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