Originally settled in the 1900s, Little Italy in San Diego, California was for the most part an Italian fishing neighborhood. Today, having been gentrified, Little Italy is a charming pedestrian-friendly neighborhood which is full of predominately authentic Italian restaurants, incredible retail shops, beautiful residential units, art galleries, and fresh home design stores. Located in the hilly terrain, of the northwest end of Downtown, San Diego, it is known for it’s weekly farmers market (the Mercato - Italian for “the Market”) plus, fun-filled and numerous music, art, and cultural festivals, gatherings, and events.
Little Italy has its own neighborhood association (the Little Italy Neighborhood Association) that takes care of most of the special celebrations, decorations, and trash pick-up. Putting on the story, via art and displays, of Little Italy, for visitors and residents alike is one way the Little Italy Association breathes its inspiring culture into the area. Amici Park, Our Lady of the Rosary, Firehouse Museum, and the Convivio Center and Little Italy Heritage Museum are definitely all points of interest in Little Italy.
In addition to specialty boutiques, amazing galleries, quaint cafes, and fine restaurants in this vibrant urban village, you will find many single-family homes, condos, and apartments. These homes, townhomes, high rises, condos, lofts, work/living spaces come in many varieties of architectural and design styles making for an interesting and unique place to live.
While strolling down the lovely India Street, you can take in the appealing aromas of tasty Italian food being prepared and the bold smell of coffee that seems to be always brewing. It is also here, where you can delight your ears as well while listening to the romance language of Italian being spoken at every turn, and along the way, you’ll be sure to notice all the splendid flowers and creative art too. All of this sensory-enhancing excitement makes Little Italy a wonderful place to call home.
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