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

Gaston & Gaston

1010 Second Ave., Fl. 24
San Diego, CA
  • Legal Services

James & Waddle

450 B St., Ste. 780
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Civil Litigation
  • Legal - Commercial 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

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.

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6:00pm
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San Diego
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Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
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