Little Italy San Jose has accomplished so much and tried so hard for many years to beautify and redevelop this part of Downtown into an Italian Cultural District. We are excited that we have our permit to start construction on our Cultural Center & Museum, but it would be devastating to the future of Little Italy if we lose one or several of our bu...

Like her forebears who arrived in the Santa Clara Valley generations earlier, Theresa Sabatino came looking for a fresh start. The clinical psychologist and San Jose native ran an Italian language school in Las Vegas until the 2009 recession slashed attendance by 90 percent. After hearing about plans to turn a decaying pocket of downtown between Hi...

When the dream of creating a Little Italy district around Henry’s Hi-Life in San Jose was born more than a decade ago, the western end of downtown was hardly a hotbed of activity. So the cultural district grew slowly, with restaurants and eateries like Paesano’s, Bel Bacio and Enoteca La Storia adding to the atmosphere over the years. But now, with...

Sunday, February 23, 2020. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST. Hotel De Anza, 233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Little Italy San Jose cordially invites you to celebrate the groundbreaking of our Cultural Center & Museum to honor the many individuals, families and businesses that are making this project a reality. This 3rd annual Gala will be an...

Noted Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli announced he will be undertaking a brief run of North American dates in late Spring 2020. The shows, which all take place in California, include a performance at SAP Center in San Jose on June 13 and two shows at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16 & 17. The June 2020 tour will be...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 6:00 PM The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA. Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 7:00 PM The Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint F...

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco and Assisi joining together as Sister Cities, and the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis’s visit to the Holy Land, Maestro Cosimo Prontera will offer two organ concerts, in San Francisco and in San Jose. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Fr...

Culture and cuisine always reign in San Jose’s Little Italy, but this Sunday the food and fun will spill out onto the streets and into the plazas. The party on Almaden Boulevard — the Little Italy Street Festival — is the fourth annual for this historic district. Admission is free, with hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the highlights: Local phila...

Sunday, October 6, 2019. 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT. Little Italy San Jose, 350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110. Celebrate all things Italian in San Jose's Little Italy District. Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County. Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale...

On Friday August 30th, Little Italy San Jose will be honored as the Non-Profit recipient at the San Francisco Giants game as part of Italian Heritage night.  Italian clubs from all over Northern California will join together and celebrate in a pregame Italian feast that will include food, wine, cocktails, gelato and music.  Little Italy will also h...