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Welcome to Little Italy

Once a humble fishing community to San Diego's hottest neighborhood

Little Italy's roots go way back over a century to San Diego’s flourishing tuna fishing industry and the Italian families who made their living on the seas. While the fishing boats are long gone, the neighborhood’s Italian roots remain strong. Little Italy is now a lively community with cozy patio cafes, international restaurants, and art galleries. The festive Piazza della Famiglia is a 10,000-square-foot plaza located between India St and Columbia, which is the heart of the neighborhood. Little Italy covers 48-square blocks and spans from the Sante Fe Train Station on Kettner Blvd to West Laurel Street by the airport. While you can still find single-family residences on the outskirts, most of the housing in Little Italy could be classified as mid and highrise luxury towers. 

What We Love
  • Enjoying the Little Italy Mercato

  • Making furry friends at the Little Italy Dog Park

  • Explore Waterfront Park

  • Getting a history lesson at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Restaurants in Little Italy
  • Ironside

  • Juniper & Ivy

  • Kettner Exchange

  • Born & Raised

  • Cloak & Petal

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