Channel your inner-James Bond and dress to impress for the Little Italy Association’s inaugural Casino di Piazza, an Italian garden casino experience on Friday, September 16th, in partnership with Vici Luxury Rentals! Located in the Piazza della Famiglia in the heart of Little Italy, the evening will feature craft cocktails provided by the Little I...

After two years of pandemic delays, an ambitious Italian restaurant and bar created by two area families and named for their grandparents is set to open in La Jolla on Wednesday, August 31. Replacing Whisknladle on Wall Street, Marisi draws parallels between San Diego’s tony seaside village and the cliffside towns along Italy’s sweeping Amalfi Coas...

Expanding on the popularity of Cesarina, its well-received Italian restaurant in Point Loma that opened in 2019 and earned Michelin Bib Gourmand status in 2021, the Cesarina Restaurant Group isn’t venturing far for its second project, which will be landing across the street on Voltaire later this year. While Cesarina revolves around housemade pasta...

In development for over two years, Marisi is on track to open in August 2022, unlocking the doors to Italy by way of La Jolla. With a focus on Italian hearth cooking, featuring handmade pasta, classic cocktails, and fine wine, Marisi honors Italian customs with past and present practices of thoughtful service worthy of remembering. Meet the Marisi...

Coffee has been woven into the Italian culture dating back to the 17th century when the first “coffee bar” was established in Venice. Italian coffee culture is special, a culmination of traditions, customs, and history. Though different regions in Italy, coffee bars have their own slight variations on coffee making and bar culture, the fundamentals...

The Padres welcomed the 16th and 17th members of the team’s Hall of Fame on Thursday evening as longtime broadcaster Ted Leitner and former CEO Larry Lucchino were inducted during a pregame ceremony at Petco Park. “This is the single greatest honor of my professional life,” Leitner told the fans before the Padres’ series opener against the Gi...

The team behind San Diego's Ambrogio15 restaurants has closed its Ciao Ciao Piadina concept in La Jolla and will rebrand the space to become Ambrogio15 Enoteca, a wine room and grocery scheduled to debut this fall.Milan-turned-San Diego residents Giacomo Pizzigoni, Andrea Burrone and Luca Salvi opened the flagship Ambrogio15 on Turquoise Street in...

Adelmo Fornaciari, better known to the world as Zucchero, a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers, is back on a world wide tour that will take him to three cities in the US South West: Los Angeles (September 30 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills) and San Diego (October 1 at Balboa Theatre) in California and Tucson in Arizona (Octob...

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 2022 is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater. These amazing Italian films, complete with English subtitles,...

In the greater San Diego area, you could visit three different Italian restaurants every week for a year and still not try them all. More like five a week if you include pizza counters. And that wouldn’t include all the contemporary restaurants and steakhouses that feature pasta menus. It’s enough to make you wonder how we ever have time for Taco T...