I have been working in Little Italy for over 25 years now and have seen it grow from an area formerly branded as “Harborview” to the Little Italy it is today. Since the inception of the Business Improvement District in 1996, the Association (a charitable, non-profit corporation) has grown from a group of 17 business and community Board members, wit...

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,...

On Thursday September 20th at 10am PDT we officially welcome Little Italy's newest public space, Piazza Giannini. The 500-foot public space will be built in Amadeo Giannini's honor, featuring a bust and pedestal, a plaque regaling Giannini’s story, concrete planters and barriers, and tables and chairs with umbrellas on the soon to be redeveloped co...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...