So it looks like there is some movement in San Jose's new Little Italy neighborhood. First off, Paesano's is about to get some company. Bel Bacio Cafe should be opening any week now and they are also trying to get a Pizzeria/Wine Bar.   The giant arch at the entrance of Little Italy is a go (design below). Last but not least, they are raisin...

by Little Italy San Jose   As 2015 comes to an end, Little Italy San Jose is proud of the accomplishments we have made over the past 5 years since we became a 501c3 organization. It is because of the tremendous support we have had from all of you that we were able to Build our 31 foot Landmark Arch, Install the 30+ banners of Italian America...

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE "SILICON VALLEY GIVES" OPTION TO HAVE YOUR $25 DONATION MATCHED!   Let the competition begin!!! Little Italy San Jose will be hosting a Little Italy Cannoli tournament at Bel Bacio (Bel Bacio - 350 W. Julian St #4 San Jose, CA). We will be bringing together contestants from Pastry chefs, to Italian Bakeries, to...

By Leeta-Rose Ballesterl Residents have an opportunity to enjoy the "sweet Italian life" and to help preserve a piece of history at the Italian Family Festa, sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation. The Festa, which takes place on Aug. 23 and 24 at Guadalupe River Park, is free and begins at 11 a.m. both days, and closes at 8 p.m. Sa...

by Mary Gottschalk   The Italian American Heritage Foundation is honoring the surviving two founders of the group at the upcoming Un Ballo d'Amore. The first is Joe Guerra Jr., a longtime Willow Glen resident who with his brother Louie worked in his family's grocery story on S. First Street, eventually turning it into a sporting goods store...

Along the bank of the Guadalupe River in San Jose, more than 25,000 Italians, Italian-Americans, and italo- philes gathered this past weekend for the 32nd Annual Italian Family Festa. It seemed historically fitting that the event was held in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens; it was there that Italian immigrants first settled in the later part of th...

by Mary Gottschalk   It will be all things Italian on Aug. 24 and 25 at the Italian Family Festa in Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. The two-day event, now in its third decade, is a celebration of the food, wine, music and culture of the country that was home to many of the men and women who settled in San Jose and the Santa Clara Va...

In addition to our monthly Italian regional lunch there will be a Puglia region exhibit and a very special WWII War Bride Exhibit. There are many records, stories and news articles about WWII war brides. Come and learn more about these strong and wonderful war brides from their stories and artifacts.   This is the largest immigration of wom...

by Nathan Donato-Weinstein   After decades of plans that went precisely nowhere, San Jose's Little Italy is finally on its way toward becoming a bellisimo villaggio. The nonprofit Little Italy Foundation and Los Gatos-based SV Home in recent weeks have acquired five historic – if dilapidated – homes, along with a 10,000-square-foot lot, in...

The Italiano Villaggio Culturale at the Italian Family Festa was proud to be hosting the world premiere of the documentary film, "Pomodoro", by local filmmaker Michael LoVaglia. The film is a tribute to three generations of his family, and is a glimpse into a vanishing culinary art in the Italian American community, the making and canning of homema...