Old Trieste Restaurant announces its 50th anniversary this month. "On this special anniversary for Old Trieste Restaurant, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to our customers for their long-time support and wonderful friendships for the past 50 years," says Owner and Operator Larry Tomicich.   In honor of its 50t...

Coming off stellar performances for Team Italy in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, the love for Padres' outfielder Chris Denorfia overflows well beyond San Diego's Little Italy to the motherland where his paternal grandmother Michelina lived.

WHEN: Multiple dates from Jan 14 - Apr 1, 2017 [days & times]WHERE: The Abbey (on Fifth), 2825 Fifth Ave., San DiegoCOST: $59. Buy Tickets San Diego, you are all cordially invited to the best wedding of 2017; so good it happens a lucky seven times! Witness a not-so-ordinary interactive dinner theater with what some peo...

The Washington Elementary School Foundation will be hosting its 3rd annual fundraiser on May 18, 2013, from 6:00-9:00 PM. The event will be held at the Convivio Center at 2157 India Street in Little Italy. Italian cuisine will be provided by Mona Lisa Restaurant. Old pictures of the school will be on display.   Our Foundation is a 501(c)(3)...

"There are only two types of people in the world: Italians and those who want to be Italian." I was born one of the lucky ones. My grandparents were from the towns of Mozzano and Aquasanta (paternal) in the Marches region of Italy. They were poor, hardworking farmers who migrated to this country early in the 20th century seeking a better life. The...

by Robert Gallo   Artists from across the United States and Mexico came together to display their creativity, art and special talents in San Diego's 31st Annual Art Walk, bringing throngs of visitors, tourists and native Californians to the festively decorated streets of Little Italy. The production covered an area from Fir Street to Beech S...

In 1995, the city's downtown redevelopment agency began working on something different from its typical projects. Normally, Centre City Development Corp.—the nonprofit in charge of property tax-funded urban renewal efforts, now Civic San Diego— redeveloped whole blocks at one time.   Take an entire block, consolidate it into one property an...

By Michele Parente Tracy Borkum was in a panic. "No, it's too soon!" the owner of Cucina Sorella cried out when she saw me come in to the restaurant. Borkum's long-awaited high-profile Kensington eatery had opened only a few days before, so yes, it was too soon to review it.   I assured her that I was there more as an excited civi...

In celebration of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, the City of San Diego Public Library will offer a VERDIthon—a marathon screening of rarely seen Verdi operas on film on Thursday, October 10.   Two of Verdi's beloved operas: "Rigoletto" and "La Traviata" will be produced as feature length films and showcase some of the worl...

Italians were some of the first European explorers and settlers in California. Religious work and the search for new fishing grounds were initial reasons for Italians to explore what later became the thirty-first state, but their reasons for staying, expanded after arriving in California.   Though we often associate Italians in California wi...