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Experience a "Little"

Bit of Italy in San Jose

Italian Restaurants, Festival,

& Cultural Center in San Jose

Pasquale - Italian Festival San Jose - Little Italy



Little Italy San Jose is located in the original settlement for Italian immigrants in Downtown  San Jose dating back to the 1880's. Little Italy San Jose 501c3 organization has led the resurgence of this historic Italian settlement which is also known as the River Street Historic District. Little Italy has spearheaded the installation of a Gateway Arch, and Piazza Piccola Italia with engraved bricks, the recruitment of authentic Italian businesses and has celebrated our Italian culture & heritage by hosting authentic Italian events such as the Little Italy Street Festival in October.  Little Italy San Jose acquired property through donations that will be transformed into the Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum that recently broke ground on November 6th, 2020.  Please support our continued fundraising efforts for our Cultural Center & Museum and visit our authentic Italian businesses.

Little Italy San Jose | Italian Business District | Cultural Center | Museum
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Henry's Hi-Life - Little Italy San Jose
Paesano San Jose - Little Italy - Italian Restaurant



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Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum will serve the entire Community!

This Cultural Center & Museum will be the heart of Little Italy San Jose.

We have started construction on this exciting project and continue to raise funds for the construction as well as programing and exhibits. 

For Italian-Americans

  • Italian American historical exhibits

  • Genealogy research

  • Italian language lessons

  • Music / art lessons

  • Urban Garden and Valley of Heart’s Delight exhibit

  • Outdoor Piazza event rentals

  • Museum gift shop

  • Entertainment District before & after events

  • Bocce Courts

For Children

  • Children’s Pinocchio Village Play Area

  • Children’s cooking classes

  • Music / art lessons

  • Bocce courts

For SAP Center Events & Sharks Fans

  • Local Italian-American made specialty items

  • Pre-Game Happy Hour

  • Bocce courts