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

Schwartz Hyde & Sullivan, LLP

401 B St., Ste. 2400
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Landlord/Tenant

San Diego Economic Consultants

1516 W Redwood St., Ste. 212
San Diego, CA
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning & Services
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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

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Tue, Oct 21
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.

Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop

Tue, Oct 21
4:00pm 6:00pm
San Diego Law Library (Main Branch)
San Diego
Are you a party in a civil case on appeal? If you need help working your way through the appeal process and have not retained an attorney, we can provide you with important information about procedures and resources that will help you handle your case. The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop will be held at the San Diego Law Library on the Third Tuesday of each month. The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop is a joint project of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One; the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.; the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Court Committee; and the San Diego Law Library.

Gauquin to Warhol 20th Century Icons

Tue, Oct 21
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego
The exhibition is a who’s who of the art world, with monumental works from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, among others. This is the only West Coast stop for this exhibition, which features 70+ works from the renowned collection from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., and covers modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop.

AACAPs 61st Annual Mental Health Meeting

Tue, Oct 21
Manchester Hyatt San Diego
San Diego
The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the world offering a comprehensive schedule of events which combines cutting edge science with children’s mental health issues. The program provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinicians and researchers with the latest updates in the mental health industry and features presentations by award-winning speakers and the profession’s leading minds. Keynote speakers will lead hot button topics including The Future of Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, Marijuana and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in 2014, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act.

ASPE San Diego Site Tour/Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tue, Oct 21
4:30pm
San Diego International Airport Commuter Terminal
San Diego
PROGRAM TITLE: “San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center (RCC)” Topics to be covered will include: - Summary of Project and Current Construction Activities - Overview of Award Process to Austin/Sundt - Outline of Determining Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Core and Shell - Building Information Modeling (BIM) Usage - Specific Job Challenges
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