Little Italy

CONSTRUCTION

McMillin to build Little Italy apartment

The three-parcel, 15,000-square-foot property in Little Italy at 1810 State and 1819 Columbia streets has been sold for $5.3 million.

REAL ESTATE

Little Italy office condo sold

CBRE's Phillip Linton, Paul Lafrenz and Melissa Foster represented the seller of the approximately 2,114-square-foot top floor office in the Breeza condominium at 1431 Pacific Highway H4, San Diego 92101, for $592,000.

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

REAL ESTATE

Bottlecraft in Little Italy

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

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

101 W Broadway, Fl. Ninth
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Discrimination
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Labor Relations

Law Offices of Eric O. Freeberg APLC

402 W Broadway, Unit. 1860
San Diego, CA
  • Business law
  • Legal Services - Real Estate
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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

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

Scott Joplin's New Rag

Thu, Sep 18
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
San Diego
Scott Joplin was the King of Ragtime, an African American composer and pianist who lived in teh Post-Reconstruction South and died in New York City just a couple short months before America entereed WWI. This multi-character, one-man, musical event explores life, times, music and mind of this remarkable artist.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Thu, Sep 18
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series/Gilbert Castellanos Hammond B3 Trio

Thu, Sep 18
6:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Gilbert Castellanos Hammond B3 Trio makes Afro-Cuban jazz music that sounds effortless. Skilled with impressive dexterity and control, the clarity of expression moves listeners on a deeply emotional level. Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, guests will also enjoy the atmosphere of the Westgate Hotel’s recently reimagined rooftop including an expansive living wall, sparkling pool, modern lounge furniture, 360-degree views and service that evokes the European spirit for which the Westgate is known.

BOOMERS, the Revue of a Generation

Thu, Sep 18
Horton Grand Hotel
San Diego
Seven multi-talented performers & San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits & the most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music from the '60 & '70s. This year the last Boomers turn 50! We're helping them celebrate. If you were born in 1964 we'll give you a Free ticket to BOOMERS.

Scott Joplin's New Rag

Fri, Sep 19
Tenth Avenue Arts Center
San Diego
Scott Joplin was the King of Ragtime, an African American composer and pianist who lived in teh Post-Reconstruction South and died in New York City just a couple short months before America entereed WWI. This multi-character, one-man, musical event explores life, times, music and mind of this remarkable artist.
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