This neighborhood is a thriving community full of art and culture, warm coffee houses, authentic Italian restaurants, and shops overflowing with artesians and antiques.
Bells can be heard from the neighborhood church, and people can be seen both at work and play at any time of the day.
|1631 State Street||1631 State||1997||Apartment|
|350 West Ash||350 West Ash||2005||Condominium|
|Acqua Vista||425 West Beech||2004||Condominium|
|Allegro Towers||1455 Kettner||2005||Apartment|
|Bayview Motel & Apartments||1835 Columbia||2008||Apartment|
|Bella Via||1608 India||2003||Condominium|
|Billboard Lofts||320 West Ash||2003||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Breeza||1431 Pacific Hwy||2008||Condominium|
|Camden Tuscany||1670 Kettner||2003||Apartment|
|Cedar Lofts||691 West Cedar||1997||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Columbia and Fir Lofts||602 West Fir||1992||Condominium|
|Columbia Elm Lofts||1805 Columbia||2001||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Date Street Townhomes||343 West Date||2002||Condominium|
|doma Lofts and Townhomes||1750 & 1780 Kettner||2003||Condominium|
|Dutra Brown Building||680 West Beech||1998||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Ecco Lofts||1918 Columbia||2006||Condominium|
|Essex Lofts||1910 State||2002||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Finestra Lofts||1949 India||2007||Condominium|
|Harbor Arms||1502 India||1998||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Hawthorn Place||801 West Hawthorn||2004||Condominium|
|Il Palazzo||2040 Columbia||2004||Apartment|
|Kettner Row||1505 - 1595 Kettner||2001||Rowhomes|
|LaVita||300 West Beech & 1580 Union||2005||Condominium|
|Little Italy Lofts||1526 India||2001||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Lusso Lofts||1601 Kettner||2001||Condominium|
|Merrimac Building||640 West Beech||1998||Live Work Loft Rental|
|Porta d'italia||1970 Columbia||2004||Condominium|
|Porto Siena||1601 India||2002||Condominium|
|The State||419 West Cedar||2000||Condominium|
|The Waterfront||941 West Hawthorn||2001||Condominium|
|Victorian House||1632 Union||2003||Condominium|
|Villa Caterina||1654 Columbia||1989||Apartment|
|Villa Maria||1528 India||1999||Apartment|
|Village Walk||1501 India||2002||Condominium|
|Col Solomon Child Development Ctr (Private ages 2 thru 4 years)||1789 State St|
|Monarch High (Private homeless and at-risk 9 thru 12)||808 West Cedar|
|Monarch School (Private homeless and at-risk 2 thru 8)||808 West Cedar|
|Washington Elementary (Public preschool thru 5)||1789 State|
|Casa De Oracion Iglesia Cristiana||201 Fir|
|Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church||1659 Columbia|
|ArtWalk||734 West Beech||Art festival throughout the streets of Little Italy in April|
|Amici Park||Date between Union & State|
|County Administration Gardens||East side of Admin Building on Pacific Hwy|
|2000 Chalk La Strada Mural||East side of India between Date & Fir|
|2001 Chalk La Strada Mural||West side of India between Hawthorn & Ivy|
|2002 Chalk La Strada Mural||West side of India between Date & Fir|
2003 Chalk La Strada Mural
|2004 Chalk La Strada Mural||North wall of Bella Via, west side of India between Cedar & Fir|
Banners Lining Little Italy
The Little Italy Association and Supervisor Ron Roberts are proud to honor Italian American Baseball Players and their contribution to the great all American sport of baseball.
This is just one of the many banner programs that not only bring attention and identity to Little Italy, but celebrate the rich culture of the Italian heritage.
The banner program will be installed by Opening Day (Monday, April 3rd) and will honor 50 different Italian American players.
Celebrazione Little Italy
At first glance, Celebrazione Little Italy San Diego created by artist Catherine Becker, draws one in by the vibrant colors and its animated and whimsical forms.
Take a closer look. Celebrazione is full of life and rich culture. It depicts the history of our entrepreneurial spirit; the story of Little Italy.
Young Italian families settling Downtown’s Little Italy neighborhood and creating an industry that provided employment opportunities vital for the very survival of our community.
Continuing the theme of celebrating Little Italy’s history, Catherine delved into “how it all began, what the people lived like, and how they created the community.”
The mural was recently mounted at the I-5 South freeway entrance on the corner of Grape and State. –Guest Writer Linda Mullen
Little Italy is about to be made, if possible, more beautiful.
Throughout the month of November, street pots containing an attractive variety of plants and flowers will be placed on various corners throughout the neighborhood.
There will be three pots per corner, starting on the north corners of Beech and extending to all four corners of Date and Cedar.
The general concept is to improve the public right-of-ways and make it feel more like a neighborhood, as full of life as the residents within it. When people walk or drive through Little Italy, they should be left with an impression of beauty. -Feature writer Molly Maslak
|Eredita Italiana - Art Mural 2004||Corner of Juniper & India|
Four Community Murals
|Guardian of the Waters||In front of County Administration Building on Harbor Dr|
|I Pescatori - Art Mural 2003||West side of India between Ivy & Juniper|
|Little Italy sign||India between Cedar & Date|
|Little Italy's past - Art Walk 2001||Northwest corner of India & Fir|
|Piazza Basilone||Fir & India|
Recipe for Friendship
|The Immigrants||Union & F St|
|Urban Trees||Along waterfront esplanade on Harbor Drive between Hawthorn & Laurel|
|Whaling Wall||San Diego National Bank Building|
|Firehouse Museum||1572 Columbia|
|Maritime Museum (Berkeley, Star of India et al)||1306 North Harbor|