Allegro, a new modern Italian restaurant from the San Diego Dining Group, plans to open its doors on Valentine’s Day in Little Italy. Allegro takes over the space at 1536 India St. formerly occupied by Indigo Grill, which closed last year after a 20-year run. Allegro joins San Diego Dining Group’s three Gaslamp Quarter restaurants: Greystone Steakh...

The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Marianna Brunetto, she discusses some cherished remembrances of her time growing up in Little Italy and the impetus that led her to take a leadership role with the Little Italy Association. Without question, Marianna Bru...

Happy Fonso bongos away to a recorded song coming out of his car. “Working for tips,” his cardboard signs says. “Your help is needed and appreciated. Thanks!” Except, since the lockdown, Old Town is pretty-much deserted. In the silence, you can hear his two-note bongos up and down San Diego Avenue. A couple of dollar bills sit in his tips bucket. “...

We are beginning a new year in these unusual times, hoping the ICC community is healthy and in good spirits. Let's start 2021 in Venice! Enjoy a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Cultural Italy. You will be guided by a Venetian art historian and guide in the discovery of 18th Century Venice: its masks, everyday life, art, stunning arc...

Sun, December 20, 2020. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM CET. A Virtual Seasonal Celebration for the Households of ICC Members & Friends. Sign up by Friday December 18 and you will receive a Zoom Link on Saturday December 19. The small contribution ($5 members; $10 non-members) will be used to support our harpist and to continue producing ICC events. Thank you...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT. Presented via Zoom Webinar. $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member. Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming.  Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post W...

Online Lecture Series. Sundays 9:30 am PST / 12:30 pm EST / 6:30 pm ITALY. Join expert Florence tour guide Laura Cirri as she gives an insider's introduction to the museum and churches of Florence. Tickets $20-25 for the whole series on Eventbrite. Click here. This is a collaboration between ICC and CulturalItaly. A portion of the proceeds are dona...

Saturday, December 5th at 5:30pm. GET YOUR FREE TICKET TO WHATCH HERE. With the announcement of restrictions due to COVID-19, the Little Italy Association remains determined to support our businesses and residents while attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy with public health and safety at the forefront. That being said, our time-honored tradi...

Art. Science. Music. Food. Fashion. The components that form Italian culture are multifaceted, foundational, and continue to inspire. The word “Italian” is certainly synonymous with “rich” and “vibrant.” Amici House in Little Italy—through its own revamping of the Italian American experience—has become a touchstone for celebrating the Italian-immig...

The freestanding building on Garnet Avenue that was the longtime home of Caffe Bella Italia is being revived as a new Italian restaurant from Leo Landini, the owner of Landini’s Pizzeria in Little Italy. The 11-year-old, New York-style pizzeria opened an offshoot at the Liberty Public Market last year, and since 2016, Landini and his wife Christine...