Little Italy

REAL ESTATE

Property in Little Italy sold

The approximately 6,752-square-feet of commercial property in Little Italy at 1658-1668 Front St., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $1.95 million.

REAL ESTATE

Harbor Island hotels, Solar buffer zone on coastal panel agenda

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday is scheduled to consider requests to build three hotels on East Harbor Island and to create a six-block buffer east and southeast of the Solar Turbines facility in Little Italy.

REAL ESTATE

Bottlecraft in Little Italy

The lessee and lessor in the Deal of the Week were represented by Michael Burton, Danny Fitzgerald and Pasquale Ioele, of Cassidy Turley.

REAL ESTATE

Bottlecraft in Little Italy

HOSPITALITY

SD councilman proclaims Ballast Point Week

Little Italy news archive

Visitor Information

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Itayl, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

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Business Information

Many of Little Italy's 500 businesses are on India Street, but nearby Kettner and Columbia streets are also popular for businesses. The area has weathered the recession well, never incurring any vacancies on India Street, and has a low crime rate compared with other neighborhoods nearby.

Until the 1970s, business in Little Italy was primarily tuna-related and residents were mainly of Italian heritage. At one point, more than 6,000 Italian families lived in Little Italy and the area became known for its authentic restaurants. Since then, the area has been gentrified and made the transition from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a young, hip downtown area.

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Little Italy Businesses

Walsh McKean Furcolo LLP

625 Broadway, Ste. 1402
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Construction Defects
  • Legal - Employer Liability
  • Legal - Insurance Coverage
  • Legal - Professional Liability Defense

Shelburne Sherr Conference Center

501 W. Broadway, Ste. 1330
San Diego, CA
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers
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Little Italy in Photos

Spotlight on Little Italy

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Italy, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Tue, Jul 22
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.

BOOMERS

Wed, Jul 23
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Wed, Jul 23
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.

Raising and Mentoring Our Youth -- The Challenges of Race and Justice

Wed, Jul 23
6:00pm 7:00pm
Cal Western School of Law
San Diego
Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. Free MCLE elimination of bias credit. Panel includes: Hon. Browder Willis; Vangie Akridge; Michelle Lustig; and Officer Linda Tousley. Register: https://lawyersclubsandiego.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=466421&itemid=b5a09dba-3b97-4f97-b885-eeba103aa981

Gam3rCon Gamers and Geeks Join Forces in San Diego

Thu, Jul 24
12:00pm 12:00am
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
San Diego
With geek season just around the corner, Gam3rCon and the Geekie awards have joined forces to promote and celebrate gaming culture and the geeky arts! Every July, thousands of geeks flock to San Diego. For the fifth year in a row, Gam3rCon will host an affordable, family friendly convention for gamers, geeks, and industry professionals.
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