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How to Reach Us

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(828) 691-8131

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Event Posting...
in March!

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Attend a dinner meeting or event.

Check our
Calendar of Events
for dates, times
and places.



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If you're looking for Italian heritage, food, fun and friendship, then you've come to the right place!

We're always looking to grow our membership and bring new members into the "family."


Our Mission Statement

"The mission of the Carolina Italian American Organization (C.I.A.O.) is to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Italian history, culture and values while sharing great Italian food and fellowship."


About Us

C.I.A.O. consists of Italian-Americans and non Italian-Americans and their families in and around the Asheville area of Western North Carolina.  We usually have a monthly dinner meeting in addition to other events and activities.  If you are of Italian ancestry or interested in Italian culture and heritage and live near the Asheville area we invite you to come to one of our get togethers to take a first-hand look.  Bring the family or friends to share food, conversation, friendship, games and presentations. We'd love to have you join us!

Be sure to check our Calendar of Events to see when our next gathering or event will take place!