Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, most commonly referred to as Leonardo da Vinci, embodied a true Italian Renaissance Man with interests in the arts, architecture, literature & writing, astronomy & anatomy, mathematics, engineering/invention, and many more. Widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time, da Vinci also made substantial dis...

A food emporium in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy community has been named among the top 10 best new food halls in the United States, according to USA Today. The Little Italy Food Hall (LIFH) – located next to the Piazza della Famiglia, on West Date Street between India and Columbia streets – opened last summer. After only six months in busi...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Cesarini. Tom, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I decided to establish Convivio in 2003 after having spent a number of years volunteering for other local cultural groups–and having noted a lack of unity and leadership in our community organizations. The very word, Convi...

Saturday February 9, 2019. 7:30pm PST. St. James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. "Italian Cultural Center of San Diego Current Members can use the discount code "ICCSD" to purchase discount tickets on line or by phone http://www.sdems.org/concerts.html Limited number of tickets available, purchase them today! Accademia Bizantina: A...

The owners of Little Italy’s Civico 1845 are revealing more about their newest restaurant project that’s opening at the corner of 5th and Laurel in Bankers Hill. Brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo, who run the successful India Street eatery that features dishes from their native Calabria, Italy, will partner with a father and son chef duo who have a M...

When it comes to finding a slice of Europe in San Diego, locals commonly look to the city's Little Italy neighborhood. From the traditional cuisine of pizza and pasta to new favorites setting up shop in the area, the neighborhood has its share of old and new to please visitors. But a big part of the area's charm is its Italian ambiance, in both the...

AV8 is currently leading the proverbial race for Public Art in Little Italy with the addition of this vibrant mural entitled Além da costa (Beyond the coast) and Prima dell’orizzonte (Before the horizon). The recent artwork was the vision of CYRCLE, a two-man collective comprised of Los Angeles-born artists David Leavitt and David Torres. Their sig...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) presents a lineup of eclectic films from Italy in its monthly series at La PALOMA Theatre in Encinitas, through June 2019. Carefully selected by Artistic Director and film professor Antonio Iannotta, these films represent a selection of the wide variety of movies being made by and about Italians and the I...

After one year and $40,000 of renovations, the Oceanside chapter of Sons of Italy reopened the Rocky Marciano Lodge in the fall. On Jan. 15, the non-profit organization will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled reception hall. “I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Oceanside,” said Joe Samoles, vice president of Sons...

Buon Anno (Happy New Year) from Convivio! We at Convivio wish you and yours a prosperous year ahead! We are gearing up for many programs and events coming up in the new year and look forward to making new friends and celebrating the essence of Convivio with you! Convivio programs and events calendar: Films al fresco -  Join us for our outdoor scree...