Loosen the belt, or better yet put on some sweats, because Buono’s Pizzeria will serve an all-you-can-eat Italian feast Sunday, Jan. 26, in San Pedro’s Little Italy as part of a grand opening for the new location. Originally located on Gaffey Street for more than 50 years, the restaurant moved to a much bigger 3,000-square-foot facility at 222 W. S...

Nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dall’Ufficio Passaporti, il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles sta organizzando un incontro nella località di San Pedro. La missione è finalizzata alla raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei passaporti elettronici, da parte di...

A homeless woman made famous after a video of her singing an Italian aria in a Los Angeles subway station has agreed to open Saturday’s festivities for the new Little Italy district in San Pedro. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino and his director of communications, Branimir Kvartuc, have spent the past week also assisting the woman, Emily Za...

When the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion a year ago recognizing a “Little Italy” historic designation for San Pedro, the zigzagging boundaries and the point of it all left some folks scratching their heads. While Italians have been among the largest European ethnic group to settle in the port community, an obvious physical landmark that...

Hundreds joined Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino at his annual block party and pasta dinner on Saturday evening, Oct. 20,  at Peppertree Plaza in Downtown San Pedro. “Festa Italiana” featured music, a bocce ball court sponsored by the Grandsons of Italy in America and, of course, lots of Italian food. P izza was provided by Buono’s Pizza, p...

If Italian immigration to Los Angeles is a little-known chapter in the history of Italian immigration to the U.S., then Italian immigration to San Pedro, 20 miles south of downtown L.A., may be an even more obscure component. And yet, this coastal community located on the southern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, encompassing in part the Port of...

In the 1800s,Los Angeles used to have a vibrant Little Italy located in the historic center of the city, a place today known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. In this very area two streets were named after two Italian pioneers, Nicola Quierolo and Giuseppe Garibaldi, leaders of the Italian unification and, starting from the 1900s, the Italian community...

Una parte del quartiere di San Pedro, a Los Angeles, è stata rinominata “Historic Little Italy”. La decisione è stata ratificata dal Los Angeles City Council il 27 giugno scorso. Ne dà notizia il Comites di Los Angeles, spiegando che la mozione è stata presentata da Joe Buscaino, italo-americano e rappresentante di San Pedro nel consiglio.  La mozi...

A section of San Pedro was dubbed Historic Little Italy on Wednesday, June 27, by the Los Angeles City Council. Councilman Joe Buscaino, who is of Italian descent and represents the San Pedro area, introduced the motion calling for the designation, which will include the installation of street signs at key intersections. The motion says that the hi...

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...