Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday October 6. Piazza della Famiglia, 523 Date St., San Diego. $200, plus facility fee. Tickets: soloitalianosd.com. Dress in your best red apparel and join the Little Italy community for an authentic Italian dining experience during Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso (Dinner in Red), a fundraising even...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 12th festivale with a Mafia musical called "Ammore e malavita" ("Love and Bullets") at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF artistic director, is quick to point out that the more accurate description for this crime film would be a Camorra musical since the f...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival will begin its 12th annual FeStivale Wednesday. The title of the 12-day festival is a play on words, said artistic director Antonio Iannotta. “Stivale” means boot in his native tongue, he explained, and refers to the well-known shape of Italy. From an unusual documentary about the legendary painter Caravaggio to...

Chris Isaacson Presents announced today that acclaimed recording artists, actors, and songwriters Will & Anthony Nunziata will bring their show From Broadway to Italy to Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City on Sunday, September 30, at 7:30 and to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Wednesday, October 3, at 8pm. Michael Orland is music director. T...

On Thursday September 20th at 10am PDT we officially welcome Little Italy's newest public space, Piazza Giannini. The 500-foot public space will be built in Amadeo Giannini's honor, featuring a bust and pedestal, a plaque regaling Giannini’s story, concrete planters and barriers, and tables and chairs with umbrellas on the soon to be redeveloped co...

Retail-store associate, banker, musician — Louis Palestini has embraced many roles in his life. In the early 1990s, Louis, known to everyone as “Lou” or “Louie,” took a leadership role in the redevelopment of the Italian neighborhood, starting with the introduction of the business improvement district model in the neighborhood and the development o...

When: SEP 15, 2018 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM - Where: Gianni Buonomo Vintners Winery and Tasting Room4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, California 92107 Gianni Buonomo Vintners was just crowned Best of San Diego and you're invited to the celebration! In true Italian tradition the food and wine will be amazing. Chef Max and his team from Zafferano Catering guara...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many “Little Italys” outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality. Who doesn’t love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonderful compa...

August 2nd, 2018 marked the Piazza della Famiglia's official dedication, establishing this  public space as the "heart" of Little Italy. Back in 2015, Date St. was primarily a thoroughfare for freeway access; underutilized as a city street and unattractive in comparison with the rest of the district. A collective vision between the Little Italy Ass...

Summer is the perfect season to gather your friends and family together for an outdoor summer outing. With San Diego’s great weather, cool neighborhoods and many amazing eateries, discovering new summer events and things to do each weekend is easy to do. San Diego’s Little Italy is one neighborhood that hosts a variety of events throughout summerti...