Rain or shine, Little Italy’s Mercato farmers’ market kicks off every Saturday by hosting more than 200 local vendors on the streets of downtown San Diego.  The Mercato, or “market” in Italian, extends five blocks and features everything from fresh produce to house plants, olive oil, grape soda, jewelry and tablecloths. There is truly something for...

September 26th; 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy, San Diego (CA). Our annual State of the Neighborhood event will take place in Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia; the 10,000-square-foot public space playing host to the community as we hear Chief Executive Administrator of the Association, Marco Li Mandri, present on the past,...

The Piazza della Famiglia was intentionally designed to celebrate the rich history of San Diego's Little Italy and the families that have and still do contribute to its thriving and vibrant ambiance.  With several opportunities available to memorialize your family, a loved one or your company, the latest in those opportunities has just been release...

Ask natives and visitors to name popular, thriving enclaves in San Diego, and Little Italy will come in near the top on most folks’ lists. In recent decades, the historic fishing community has been reborn, and now serves as a beacon to those in search of great Italian restaurants, as well as shops, art galleries and an eclectic housing stock. The m...

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, most commonly referred to as Leonardo da Vinci, embodied a true Italian Renaissance Man with interests in the arts, architecture, literature & writing, astronomy & anatomy, mathematics, engineering/invention, and many more. Widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time, da Vinci also made substantial dis...

AV8 is currently leading the proverbial race for Public Art in Little Italy with the addition of this vibrant mural entitled Além da costa (Beyond the coast) and Prima dell’orizzonte (Before the horizon). The recent artwork was the vision of CYRCLE, a two-man collective comprised of Los Angeles-born artists David Leavitt and David Torres. Their sig...

LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING Saturday, December 1st; 6:30pm, Piazza della Famiglia. This will be the 20th Anniversary of Little Italy's Tree Lighting! To create the best possible experience within our consistently limited budget, we need the community's help in making this year's event that much more spectacular. The best part: you still have time to...

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00 PM TO 11:00 PM. LOCATION: W. Fir St Between India Street and Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92101. Get ready to rev up your engines as the Little Italy Association, Lamborghini La Jolla, O'Gara La Jolla, Symbolic International and Lamborghini Club America proudly presents the annual Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Li...

Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday October 6. Piazza della Famiglia, 523 Date St., San Diego. $200, plus facility fee. Tickets: soloitalianosd.com. Dress in your best red apparel and join the Little Italy community for an authentic Italian dining experience during Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso (Dinner in Red), a fundraising even...

Retail-store associate, banker, musician — Louis Palestini has embraced many roles in his life. In the early 1990s, Louis, known to everyone as “Lou” or “Louie,” took a leadership role in the redevelopment of the Italian neighborhood, starting with the introduction of the business improvement district model in the neighborhood and the development o...