Bella Vita Fest, produced by the ArtWalk San Diego team, has been at the drawing table since 2018. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend October 21st and 22nd, in San Diego's Little Italy. October is Italian Heritage month, and Bella Vita Fest celebrates the tradition of street painting which originated in 16th century Italy with wayfaring arti...

For 100 years Our Lady of the Rosary has served as a beacon of hope to her members of Faith.  She has served as the center of a neighborhood to celebrate faith, family, community and traditions.  This August we celebrate the community and the Church that saved and re-built Little Italy.   Join us for a community Triduum that culminates with an even...

Life’s lemons are best when serving as inspiration for a 2,000-square-foot Amalfi Coast, art deco-themed restaurant plopped in the middle of La Mesa. You know the owner Alberto Morreale for his fleet of San Diego properties (The Seventh House, Smokey & The Brisket, Farmers Bottega, Farmer’s Table), now he’s gearing up to open his first Italian join...

Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, Little Italy has emerged as one of the city's most vibrant and sought-after neighborhoods. Steeped in rich history and offering a unique lifestyle, this thriving community has become a top choice for buyers in today's Downtown San Diego condo market. With its roots tracing back to the late 19th century, L...

San Diego is known for its farmer markets, but one stood out in the eyes of one travel website. Little Italy Mercato was nominated as one of the ten best farmers markets in the country. “USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards are renowned for recognizing exceptional establishments and attractions across the United States, and the nomination of L...

New Italian restaurant La Pastaia is now open in Bay Park, with handmade pasta and other Italian dishes. La Pastaia opened Monday, June 5 at 3055 Clairemont Drive. La Pastaia serves a variety of Italian dishes like pizzas and antipasti, but the focus is on the pastas, which are all made in-house. There are two dishes served from cheese wheels (fett...

In the late 19th Century, Silviano Venchi spent his life savings on two bronze cauldrons to experiment with new uses for chocolate. Today, more than 175 Venchi ChocoGelaterias span the globe, though just half a dozen can be found in the US, mostly in the New York Metro. That’s about to change. The chocolatier famed for its 90 gelato flavors and 350...

The hand of God animating Adam just by a touch is not how Adam’s creation is described in the Torah. Genesis 2:6 reads: “And Hashem God formed the man of dust from the ground, and He blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living being.” However, the divine touch is the way the great medieval Italian artist Michelangelo imagined t...

La Pastaia, a Venetian-style Italian restaurant, has opened its doors in Bay Park. The restaurant is owned and operated by two women who moved to the United States from Sicily, Italy in their early 20s to chase their dream of opening their own Italian restaurant. The restaurant’s name, La Pastaia, means “The Pasta Lady.” La Pastaia is the brainchil...

The chef/owner behind San Diego's popular Cocina de Barrio Mexican restaurants has opened a new modern Italian concept in Hillcrest named Esca Blu. In November 2019, Chef Jose J. Flores teamed up with Swami's Cafe founder Jaime Osuna to open the first Cocina de Barrio restaurant in San Diego's Hillcrest community. In its nearly two year tenure, the...