For all the Italian restaurants in town, it’s remarkable how few are dedicated to distinct regional cuisines. Now, with Maestoso (1040 University Ave.) in Hillcrest, we have one dedicated to “anti-cultural” (read: contemporary) Roman food with much of it served from roving dim sum-style carts. While cooking at various New York restaurants Chef Marc...

Fri, June 22, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. ICC - 1629 Columbia Street - San Diego, CA 92101 Join us for a very interesting presentation of the Italian political system by Roberto Ruocco, Italian attorney. Pizza will be served after the presentation. Seats are limited. ICC-members only event. Not a member? Purchase your membership at http://icc-sd.o...

The Buzz: A celebration of Italian heritage through sport, music, education, food, and friends is planned for May 31 through June 2. Hosted by Convivio, the three-event series will channel and celebrate the colorful history of Italian Republic Day (June 2), while treating participants to three distinctive Italian American cultural experiences invol...

You’re used to coffee on the go. Why not pizza? After years of dripping grease and folding triangular slices, the folks at Italy-based Kono Pizza developed an ingenious way of eating pizza. It’s in a cone. Seems like the kind of thing you’d see deep-fried at a state fair, but it actually started in Italy in 2004 and expanded to the United States ma...

The Sacramento State men's basketball program has signed San Diego City College forward Ethan Esposito, who is the Hornets' third signee for the 2018-19 season. He will enroll as a sophomore at the University this summer.  Esposito joins Clark High School guard/forward James Bridges, and Damien High School guard Elijah McCullough as the three Horne...

A new food-lovers paradise coming to the heart of Little Italy has announced its full lineup of locally-driven restaurants that will be featured when the concept opens this summer.  The Little Italy Food Hall (LIFH) is described as a social dining space set to open next to the 11,000-square-foot Piazza della Famiglia on West Date Street between Ind...

There’s that giant lemon. Must be 20 feet long, 10 feet high. Wish my navigation system said, “Turn left at the giant lemon.” But she’s sticking to street names—most of which, admittedly, I’m not familiar with. Even as a San Diego native, I haven’t spent much time in Lemon Grove. I ask around. Seems I’m not alone. When I have come here over the yea...

Frank Magnasco, a California native, recently returned back to the Golden State after working as a bartender in New York for 13 years. Once in San Diego, he picked up at Little Italy’s Juniper & Ivy, just seven months ago. Throughout his years working behind the bar, he was always fascinated by the creativity and inventive nature of cocktail compet...

The Museo Italo Americano and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club as well as the San Diego Little Italy’s Amici House and Convivio are proud to co-present exciting nights in San Francisco (April 26) and San Diego (April 28) celebrating “Baseball Italian Style”. Special guests include renowned author Lawrence Baldassaro (Beyond DiMaggio: Italian...

If your idea of a good time is drinking and eating in a wine vault for three hours, Solare Ristorante should be at the top of the list. Our group was willingly sucked into a red wine vortex with no reference of time and no care to know. And oh God, was it good. A trifecta of perfection, Solare was recently named Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego...