Over the past five years, San Diego’s Milano Five Group has made a name for itself with hyper-authentic Milanese food at its popular Ambrogio15 pizzerias in Pacific Beach, Little Italy and, now, Del Mar. But Semola, the latest restaurant from two Milano Five co-founders, Andrea Burrone and Giacomo Pizzigoni, is Milanese, by way of South America, th...

With things finally opening up in our communities, we are happy to see people out and about (taking prop-er precautions, of course). At Amici House, we are excited to reopen and bring back our diverse programs. This month provides a variety of events and initiatives for you to engage with your community and give back to our causes that benefit the...

Ciao paesani… and Greetings From Italian CALIFORNIA! This past July, we made our way out West to explore the Italian side of the Golden State, as we set out to film four brand-new episodes of our popular YouTube web series, “Greetings From Italian America.”  Joined by our amici from the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), we took a whirlw...

Coming late this summer, the Little Italy Social Club, a membership program that will provide guests with a wide range of activities and events, will launch in the intimate setting of Amici House in the Little Italy dog park. Proceeds from our program help to support arts, culture, and heritage in our commu-nity. Following are some highlights of ou...

The Little Italy Association, Convivio and the Italian Cultural Center are proud to partner with the San Diego Padres for the 2021 Italian Heritage Nights on Friday, August 6th , Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th games vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets can be purchased from the Little Italy website and ticket holders will receive a lim...

Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer.  The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets). These amazing Italian films, complete wi...

I’ve rarely given much thought to where cookies come from, and neither had the kid. But he could tell I hadn’t picked these up at the supermarket. “Where’d you get these?” he asked, a glazed lemon ricotta cookie in his hand. “Rancho Santa Fe.” “They’re great!” he said through a lemony mouthful. “Wherever that is.” It feels like a trek, almost where...

Little Italy is back in full swing and ready to bring on the bright sunny San Diego summers we all know and love. From dancing the evening away at a popular summer concert to outdoor movies, Little Italy has endless summer fun possibilities for all ages! ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series has already kicked-off in...

Fri, June 18, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST. ONline event. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego. SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will be in conversation with "Luca" director Enrico Casarosa (of Pixar's 2011 Oscar-nominated short "La Luna), producer Andrea Warren ("Lava," "Cars 3"), actor Marco Barricelli (voice of Massimo i...

Chula Vista, the second-largest city in San Diego County, is a remarkably vibrant minority-dominant city as far as American cities go. Its population of 270,000 is 59.8% Hispanic, 85% of whom are Mexican Americans. The median family income in 2019 was $81,727 and the poverty rate just 9.6% — half of California’s 18.2%. By contrast, McCallen, Texas,...