We visited St. Anthony's again this summer for the Italian Festival. We always stop to visit the church 1st. It is a beautiful old church with a very pretty fountain out front. I find the doors and architecture to be amazing. As always, we had a nice time at the festival. This year the festival was smaller in size. We noticed that they cut out a whole section where there used to be a band, food vendors, seafood shack and casino style games. We did miss the seafood shack, but we still had a good time. La Casa Pasta & The Chesapeake Inn were both back this year with their specialities. We stopped and got an authentic Italian dinner from Chef Giuseppe Furio, who was making fresh pasta by hand on location. It was delicious! While we dined, we caught a live performance by Eric Richardson (Tribute to Dean Martin show). To finish the night off we got a lemonade and a funnel cake (from the school booth), which was also very good. On the way out, we stopped at Torrone Candy and got some soft torrone & at Bernie's Original for a lemon water ice.
Overall we enjoyed the festival. Prices can be high, but it is a nice night out where you can enjoy the culture and live entertainment. Rides are attractive, but I haven't been on them. Overall food is good, but some stands are better than others. Admission is fair price at only $5 per adult. Kids under 14 & seniors over 60 are FREE. Church is FREE to visit throughout the year except on evenings during the week of the festival.
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