Welcome to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

Welcome to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), San Francisco's premier Italian fraternal organization located in the heart of San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach. The SFIAC traces its roots back to 1917 and since 1936, has been located at its present location at 1630 Stockton St.

The SFIAC is the heartbeat of the Italian community in San Francisco and has catered weddings, parties, and cultural- and community-based events to Italians (and non Italians) for generations. Each year, the SFIAC hosts one of America’s oldest foot races (the Statuto Race), a Columbus Day celebration, an Italian Festival, a bocce tournament and picnic, regional dinners and spectacular member-only events.

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Honoring Dante

Honoring Dante Benedetti in North Beach

Friday October 30 6:30PM - 11PM
San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco

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Please note that the opening hours of the members bar have changed.

The new ones are:
Monday: 2pm – 10pm
Tuesday: 3pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 10pm
Thursday: 3pm – 11pm
Friday: 3pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm


Results of the 95th Annual Statuto Race are official. Click here to view the results...


The SFIAC is looking for members to write us stories about the Club. Gianrico Pierucci is working to update his book for a 2nd edition and would like the members to get involved. If you would like to write a story please do so. You can send all stories to Tyler Thompson. Stories can be emailed to administration@sfiac.org or mail them in to 1630 Stockton St. San Francisco, Ca 94133.


If you are an Italian citizen or a dual American/Italian citizen, you may be entitled to benefits that were unknown to you or your family. The Consul General of Italy in San Francisco has asked one of the members of our Board of Directors, Nickolas Marinelli, to serve as a liaison to Italian citizens who are members of the SFIAC. If you would like to be notified of benefits for Italian citizens as they become available, please contact Nickolas Marinelli at Nickolas@SFIAC.club and let him know that you are an Italian citizen.




This Week at the SFIAC

Monday, October 5 – No Event Scheduled

Tuesday, October 6  – Stag Dinner

Wednesday, October 7 – No Event Scheduled

Thursday, October 8 – No Event Scheduled

Friday, October 9  – No Event Scheduled

Saturday, October 10 – No Event Scheduled

Sunday, October 11 – No Event Scheduled

Coming Events

Columbus Day Lunch. Oct 11 is sold out! 

Tickets for lunch are on sale to member’s only for purchasing up to 6 seats. Due to the demand we have faced in recent years, the Columbus Day Committee has decided to handle it more or less as we do for stag dinners allowing more members to participate on this day. You may buy one, two but not more than 6 from July 1 to July 31. On August 1, sale of complete tables will be on a first come/first serve basis. We realize that not everyone will be happy but we believe that this method allows a fair opportunity to more members as opposed to the few we have been able to accommodate in the past. Lunch will be $55 per person and it begins promptly at 12:30p. Each table will have 3 bottles of wine to share. The increase in per person cost from last year is to allow the rental of a full canopy to cover the lunch guests. For those having dined in previous years, you know how hot and uncomfortable it gets on Columbus Day. This solution should make it much more comfortable for everyone. (Watch it rain this year!)

Columbus Day Dinner
Tickets for dinner cost $60 and are already on sale. The main course will be Roast Beef. Come join the Queen and her Court along with many special guests to cap off the day. Cocktails are served at 5:00p and dinner at 6:00p. The dinner has sold out the last two years so don’t wait to purchase your tickets. If you have not made the dinner before, do yourself a favor and get your seat today.

Man of the Year Dinner
Saturday, November 7 join us in the celebration in honor of our Man of the Year, Ed Baumgarten, and Old Timer of the Year, John Zuffo. The menu will include salad with antipasto, calamari fritti, wild mushroom risotto and pasta with pesto, your choice of entree between Prime Ribs or Chicken Breast Stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and fontina, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, dessert, wine, coffee and tea. No host cocktails 6-7pm. Dinner will start at 7pm. Dancing to the Rene Sevieri band 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Price is $55 for members and $65 for guests. Buy your tickets online, calling the office or at the members bar.

General Meeting $$ Pool. We are going to draw a members name and if he is present he will receive the total in the pool. If not present $25 will be added to the next meeting and so on until someone is present to win. The requirement is that you must be present to win. Don’t forget to join us at 6:30pm for a small buffet dinner before each General Meeting.

Every Friday Night is “Buffet Night”. Food is served at 6:30p to members and guests. The only distractions are the cheers and groans over the game of the week being shown on the many screens.

Note: Printed tickets are not mailed. Your printed tickets are available in the lobby on the day of the event or members bar before the event day.

These and other events are listed on the club's events' calendar at www.sfiac.org.

To book your event at the SFIAC, contact Paul Alioto at 415 781 0165 ext 3.


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