Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

Stile di Famiglia (Family Style) Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska

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When you come to a giant fork in the road in Omaha, Nebraska, you might not know which way to turn. But I know what to do: stop for a moment and dig in! You’re at Stile di Famiglia (Family Style) – a giant fork with spaghetti at the Towns of Little Italy!

Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

This stainless steel sculpture was commissioned by The Homeowners Association of the Towns of Little Italy in Ohama. After a design competition was held to find the perfect piece to represent one of the oldest communities in the city, artist Jake Balcom was selected with the task. When creating the sculpture, Balcom was inspired by the tight-knit community of the area…and by a meal at a local Italian restaurant.

Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

The piece’s name, “Stile di Famiglia” or “Family Style,” was selected to reference a type of restaurant service where instead of plated meals, all the food comes out on big platters or bowls, meant to be shared much like a family dinner at home. In both name and form, this Omaha roadside attraction respects the city’s Italian heritage, local restaurants (it’s just down the block from Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria), and community.

Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

At 13 feet tall, the giant fork with pasta strands winding around the tines might not be the world’s largest fork, but it’s probably the world’s largest fork twirling spaghetti! So next time you find yourself in Omaha be ready to stick a fork in it and visit Stile di Famiglia.

Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

While you’re in Omaha be sure to also check out the Justin Queal Home Run mural, the Fertile Ground Mural, and the Union Pacific Big Boy and Centennial Trains at Kenefick Park.


Stile di Famiglia (Family Style): Giant Fork with Spaghetti

Address: 1115 S. 7th St., Omaha, Nebraska
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible, but located in residential neighborhood so be respectful


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Stile di Famiglia - Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska - Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy - Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska
Stile di Famiglia – Family Style Giant Fork with Spaghetti in Omaha, Nebraska – Public Art in Omaha at the Towns of Little Italy – Omaha Roadside Attractions in Nebraska
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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