Ask natives and visitors to name popular, thriving enclaves in San Diego, and Little Italy will come in near the top on most folks’ lists. In recent decades, the historic fishing community has been reborn, and now serves as a beacon to those in search of great Italian restaurants, as well as shops, art galleries and an eclectic housing stock. The m...

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...

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...

LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING Saturday, December 1st; 6:30pm, Piazza della Famiglia. This will be the 20th Anniversary of Little Italy's Tree Lighting! To create the best possible experience within our consistently limited budget, we need the community's help in making this year's event that much more spectacular. The best part: you still have time to...

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM. LOCATION: W. Fir St Between India Street and Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92101. Get ready to rev up your engines as the Little Italy Association, Lamborghini La Jolla, O'Gara La Jolla, Symbolic International and Lamborghini Club America proudly presents the annual Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Li...

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...

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...

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...

San Diego’s highly anticipated Little Italy Food Hall makes its debut inside the Piazza della Famiglia on Thursday, July 12, at 3 p.m. San Diego-based hospitality group Grain & Grit Collective — an extension of Sweet 100 that helped develop and expand local brands including Carnitas’ Snack Shack and Broken Yolk Café — gathered a collection of six r...

Our region continues to exemplify the best in arts and culture programs, and this spring, a multitude of social and cultural opportunities with an added Italian flair abound for our community and visitors to embrace and to help in promoting San Diego’s arts and culture scene. Amici House in Little Italy was privileged this past weekend to be a part...