Infrastructural renderings that reference historical entities, almost always manage to cast a deeper impact than architecture designed to fulfil a hedonistic image. It is, after all, these references and details that humanise stoic edifices. Infusing architecture with such details becomes even more pertinent when designing structures within neighbo...

One of San Diego’s foundational restaurant families is expanding its footprint in Little Italy where they’ve operated a succession of establishments over the past two decades. Lala is opening on India Street next to Barbusa, the modern Sicilian spot backed by Busalacchi Restaurants, which also runs the nearby Nonna and Café Zucchero. Founded by Joe...

On November 28, 2023, the new Piazza Costanza was dedicated in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The public space, filled with inviting tables and umbrellas, honors Margaret “Midge” Costanza, a trailblazer who became the first woman to hold the title of Assistant to a United States President. Costanza was a daughter of Sicilian immigrants. Her...

There are many words to describe New York’s Little Italy; “Italian” is increasingly not one of them. Rising rents and rapid gentrification have pushed this once 30-block neighbourhood into a tiny square of the city. At last count, none of its residents was born in Italy. There is, however, at least one surprising survivor: Albanese Meats & Poultry,...

A little before 11 p.m. on a hot summer night on Hanover Street, everything in the North End was business as usual. Old-school locals talked in an animated huddle on the sidewalk, pausing in unison to watch a new-school neighbor passing by wearing a Connecticut-tight ponytail and dressed in head-to-toe Lululemon. The owner of Dolce Vita Ristorante ...

Little Italy Endicott is flying guests to the moon with the timeless music of Frank Sinatra. Little Italy is hosting its annual cocktail party fundraiser in celebration of Sinatra’s 108th birthday. The event will be held on December 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Joey’s Pizzeria, located at 200 Oak Hill Avenue in Endicott. Cocktail attire and fedoras are...

The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, and Little Italy San Diego has saved the best for last! Dressed in festive finery, the historic neighborhood of Little Italy has transformed into a winter wonderland, bringing the magic and joy of the holidays to locals and visitors alike. So, hitch a ride on Santa’s sleigh and make your way d...

A long-simmering project in Little Italy will soon take flight. Cent’ Anni (12401 Mayfield Rd.), a posh little cocktail bar that has been in the works for some time, is expected to open in late November. Located in the rear of the building immediately west of Valerio’s, the speakeasy-style lounge will be a celebration of all things Italian. “I live...

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson, alongside Consul General of Italy in New York, Fabrizio Di Michele, Executive Director of the Belmont Business Improvement District, Alyssa Tucker, and other notable figures, embarked on a guided tour of the Bronx’s Little Italy. The journey commenced at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an exquisitely preserved R...

In Cleveland, Ohio, prior to the formation of the city’s present day Little Italy, Italian immigrants settled in an area called Big Italy, located to the south and west of Public Square, in what was known as the Haymarket District. Prior to 1880, the neighborhood was primarily Jewish, but as the Jewish population moved on to better neighborhoods, t...