About Us

Pat Tinto, Founder

A first-generation Italian American, Pat Tinto founded  Vini, Vitti, Dici (VVD) as a cultural salon for Italophiles, oenophiles and foodies alike.  

Under Pat's leadership, VVD helps its members find the "Vera Italia" or authentic Italy through cultural excursions, themed dinners, weekly conversation groups in Italian  and a  book club -- Libro e Aperitivo.

Caffe' e Conversazione

Want to hone your Italian conversation skills? Come to this lively engaged group of intermediate to advanced speakers.

Current topics in the news and Italian affairs are explored as well as readings from contemporary Italian authors or the classics like Collodi's Pinocchio

Speaker beware! Italian is the lingua franca!


Pat Tinto Named President NOIAW  CT Region

Pat Tinto Named CT Region President for NOIAW


Community Leader Dedicated to Promoting Italian American Culture is Named National Organization of Italian American Women’s CT Region President

Maria Tamburri, National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) Chair announced that Patricia “Pat” Tinto, a long-term Connecticut Region member, has been named President of the Connecticut Region