Joshua DeVincenzi Melander, president of the Little Italy neighborhood association, is the man behind the revitalization of the tiny Italian neighborhood in downtown San Jose. Earlier this month, popular Los Gatos Italian restaurant Enoteca La Storiaexpanded with a second location, opening in the historic storefront at 320 W. St John St. in Little...

Little Italy San Jose and our many volunteers have been working hard since last year to plan the 2nd annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival. We were extremely pleased with our inaugural Festival last year and had nearly 10,000 people attend. We can do better.... And this year's festival includes some of the best Italian restaurants in the sou...

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Friday in connection with the vandalism of a controversial Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall, San Jose police confirmed on Sunday. The suspect, Gina Darlene Gonzales, was arrested, issued a citation for vandalism and released at the scene, according to police Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a spokesman for the departmen...

A controversial Christopher Columbus statue is set to be removed from City Hall — but how soon and where it ends up is anyone’s guess. A City Council committee Wednesday voted unanimously to gather public input, in partnership with San Jose State, about where the statue should go and what should replace it. The council committee will discuss the st...

We petition to have the statue of Christopher Columbus located in the lobby of San Jose City Hall to remain in its present location. The statue of Christopher Columbus was given to the City of San Jose in 1958 by the Civic Club. This beautiful marble statue depicts a brave explorer who found a new route to the Americas. Christopher Columbus used th...

Moving the Italian Family Festa to San Jose’s History Park last year was a bigger success than the Italian American Heritage Foundation ever expected. “We weren’t sure if our patrons would turn out as in past years,” Festa Director Joe Rizzi said. “What we experienced was not only a return of our loyal patrons but a crowd of new faces. The park was...

We cannot be more excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Enoteca La Storia's Little Italy San Jose Location is just a few weeks away! Enoteca La Storia is the 4thItalian Business to open in the Little Italy San Jose Business District, joining Paesano Ristorante, La Piccola Scuola nel Parco, and Bel Bacio Italian café before them.  Enoteca La...

A battle is brewing inside San Jose City Hall to remove a statue some say represents violence and genocide. The San Jose Brown Berets last week launched a petition to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby, its home since the East Santa Clara Street building opened in 2005. “That part of history was written in my people’s b...

San Jose residents hungry for a taste of Italy can get it without leaving town when the 37th annual Italian Family Festa returns next weekend to History Park San Jose. Sponsored by the Italian-American Heritage Cultural Foundation, the event has been a community staple for decades, drawing thousands of locals eager to take a shot at bocce ball, gra...

Little Italy is excited to have 8 iconic Italian Restaurants compete for bragging rights at our Boss of the Sauce event and to raise money for our Italian Cultural Center & Museum project.  Please make sure to support these Italian restaurants with your business throughout the year.   The Event is $20 per person (Tax Deductible) Follow this link to...