Little Italy is likely one of the trendiest neighborhoods in San Diego. It’s crammed with posh eating places and bars. Residents pay high greenback to reside there. But it wasn’t at all times this manner. Back within the Seventies, Little Italy went by means of a interval of decline. News 8 profiled Little Italy in 1986, throughout a time when many...

Cori Trattoria Pastificio, a multiple award-winning Italian restaurant led by Chef Accursio Lota and located in San Diego’s thriving North Park community, has received the Tre Gamberi from Gambero Rosso. According to Gambero Rosso, Italy’s premier food and wine rating group – similar to France’s Michelin Star Awards and the James Beard Award in the...

Join professor and poet Federica Santini in a conversation about her Italian American experience and poetry. Federica will read excerpts from her collection Unearthed and explore her connection to language(s) as a lifetime scholar of Italian literature in both Italy and the States, and as a poet writing in her non-native English. Federica’s poetry,...

UC San Diego (UCSD) opened the brand new Uncle Italian bar and restaurant on campus early October located at the Old Student Center, replacing Soda and Swine. The decision to establish Uncle Italian was made by Consortium Holdings, a hospitality group founded by a UC San Diego alumni, Arsalun Tafazoli. Consortium Holdings has 18 different businesse...

As we welcome the new year, it’s time to invoke Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings and look forward to 2022 with renewed hope and optimism. All of us at Convivio are already hard at work in planning our events calendar to bring you more quality arts and culture programs and to continue to foster a welcoming and inspiring space at Amici...

Have you been to Little Italy lately? Did you hang out in Piazza del Famiglia (the square) while eating an ice cream? Or maybe you grabbed a fancy cocktail at Kettner Exchange while listening to house music? Or maybe you stopped by Our Lady of the Rosary on the way to brunch? If you’re like me, I often leave Little Italy breathless and dazed. How d...

The San Diego hospitality company behind concepts like Greystone Steakhouse and Farmer's Table is nearly ready to unveil Inpasta, a build-your-own pasta bowl concept set to open later this month. Inpasta is the product of Sicilian-born chefs and co-owners Vincenzo Loverso and longtime partners Alessandro Minutella and Alberto Mestre, whose San Dieg...

Delayed by the pandemic, Marisi Italiano is now planning for a Spring 2022 arrival in La Jolla. Developed the Adler and Lombrozo families and named for their grandparents, the Italian restaurant is opening directly adjacent to the Wall Street location of the Adler’s Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar; it replaces Whisknlade, the neighborhood inst...

Until I got my DNA results a few years ago, I was convinced — due entirely to family pride, the family tree and my nonna’s pronunciation of particular words — that I was at the very least a quarter Italian. After all, we made pizzelles every Christmas alongside sugar cookies and my grandmother pronounced prosciutto “pro-SHOOT” and called the cheese...

The Little Italy Association has partnered with the San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM) to provide person-centered outreach services to those experiencing homelessness. Each person’s journey into homelessness is unique and often complex. SDRM’s approach is to lead with compassion while offering help. Carla Vanegas, SDRM’s Outreach Coordinator, says, “I...