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Enjoy Rich Cultural Heritage in Little Italy


Are you interested in living in a neighborhood that is rich in Italian culture? The Italian roots of Little Italy date back to over a hundred years ago when numerous Italian-Americans settled in the area in order to profit from the thriving tuna fishing industry. Since that time, the deep-rooted Italian heritage has stayed strong within Little Italy. Whether you are of Italian descent or not, you can't help but fall in love with the rich culture and fine amenities the neighborhood has to offer.


Local Attractions and Restaurants
Located in the northernmost portion of the downtown San Diego area, Little Italy residents are proud of the area's history and culture. As such, there are numerous coffee houses, restaurants, bistros, cafes, pubs and boutiques in the area that are rich in Italian heritage. Furthermore, the area is host to a variety of festivals and parades throughout the year, including the popular Art Walk and Festa. Some of the more popular attractions Little Italy has to offer include:
  • Scott White Contemporary Art - contemporary art gallery devoted to emerging and mid-career artists
  • Perry L. Meyer Fine Art - art gallery specializing in 18th century art
  • Art Walk - festival that occurs in April that offers live entertainment and outdoor displays of art
  • Annual Festa - October festival featuring specialty crafts, music and fine foods
  • Little Italy Mercato - farmer's market with over 150 booths, every Saturday
  • Amici Park - community playground and park featuring a bocce ball court 
Some of the restaurants and lounges found in the area include:


Many of the restaurants in Little Italy can be found along India Street, as can many of the nightlife opportunities. Some popular nightlife spots include The Waterfront Bar & Grill, El Camino and Kava Lounge.







Deciding if Little Italy is Right for You
If you are interested in living in a neighborhood that is rich in Italian heritage, Little Italy is certainly the right choice for you. With its moderately priced homes, its numerous cultural attractions and its warm neighborhood ambience, it is a great neighborhood for families, singles and retirees. 
Little Italy is also a great neighborhood for artists and those who admire great art. With its numerous art galleries, ad agencies, and art studios, it is considered the creative epicenter of downtown San Diego. Of course, the beautiful landscape and numerous restaurants and specialty shops also make it a great neighborhood for anyone who enjoys partaking in life's little indulgences.



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