We petition to have the statue of Christopher Columbus located in the lobby of San Jose City Hall to remain in its present location. The statue of Christopher Columbus was given to the City of San Jose in 1958 by the Civic Club. This beautiful marble statue depicts a brave explorer who found a new route to the Americas. Christopher Columbus used th...

Moving the Italian Family Festa to San Jose’s History Park last year was a bigger success than the Italian American Heritage Foundation ever expected. “We weren’t sure if our patrons would turn out as in past years,” Festa Director Joe Rizzi said. “What we experienced was not only a return of our loyal patrons but a crowd of new faces. The park was...

We cannot be more excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Enoteca La Storia's Little Italy San Jose Location is just a few weeks away! Enoteca La Storia is the 4thItalian Business to open in the Little Italy San Jose Business District, joining Paesano Ristorante, La Piccola Scuola nel Parco, and Bel Bacio Italian café before them.  Enoteca La...

A battle is brewing inside San Jose City Hall to remove a statue some say represents violence and genocide. The San Jose Brown Berets last week launched a petition to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby, its home since the East Santa Clara Street building opened in 2005. “That part of history was written in my people’s b...

San Jose residents hungry for a taste of Italy can get it without leaving town when the 37th annual Italian Family Festa returns next weekend to History Park San Jose. Sponsored by the Italian-American Heritage Cultural Foundation, the event has been a community staple for decades, drawing thousands of locals eager to take a shot at bocce ball, gra...

Little Italy is excited to have 8 iconic Italian Restaurants compete for bragging rights at our Boss of the Sauce event and to raise money for our Italian Cultural Center & Museum project.  Please make sure to support these Italian restaurants with your business throughout the year.   The Event is $20 per person (Tax Deductible) Follow this link to...

Join us in Little Italy San Jose for the 3rd edition of our Italian food competitions between Bay Area Italian Restaurants. In 2015 We hosted the Cannoli Tournament, 2016 was our Ravioli Tournament and this year we are pleased to present the Boss of the Sauce. $20 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants, live ente...

Cozy leather booths. Waiters in tuxedos. Massive portions of Italian-American food. A wide smile on every diner’s face. Welcome to Original Joe’s. Though initially established in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco in 1937, Original Joe’s opened a second and third location in 1956—in Daly City and San Jose. Wanting to bring the big city,...

Friday, Feb 17, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. IAHF Cultural Center - 425 N. Fourth Street - San Jose, CA 95112. $55 members, $60 non-members. RSVP TODAY Singles, Family, Friends and Members! You don’t want to miss this incredible performance by Matt Helm, Friday, February 17. We will be enjoying an evening of dining, entertainment and raffles. Each year we pro...

The bay area is an eclectic mix of houses and people reflecting a unique blending of styles and cultures. Perhaps that's why this area was the chosen home for my Italian grandparents, uncles and aunts who came to America during the great Migration.   The different styles and backgrounds they brought with them grace our family heritage with p...