Little Italy San Jose is located in the oldest neighborhood of San Jose, also known as the River Street Historic District. Little Italy San Jose is made up of several authentic Italian businesses that bring vibrancy and Italian authenticity to Little Italy San Jose and this historic Italian-American settlement.
Italian Restaurants | Cultural Center | Espresso | Italian School | Wine
| BBQ | Pizza | Gelato | Festival | Museum
Free Museum open to the public honoring the many contributions of Italian Americans to Santa Clara County, and celebrating the rich Italian Heritage and culture through events, cooking classes and cultural presentations. The Museum & Cultural center also features a member only "Italian Cellar" speakeasy bar lounge area.
The Italian Cellar speakeasy baris below the Cultural Center & Museum. Enjoy Specialty cocktails and our 1920's themed speakeasy with exhibits and artifacts of Italian American history in Santa Clara County. 100% of proceeds of this bar benefit the Italian Cultural center & Museum. To be a member or to donate to this member's lounge visit
Their Namesake is derived from the classic New Orleans sandwich called the Po Boy (Poor), served inside a Victorian family home (House), turned into a restaurant (Bistro). The homes origins and current business owner are the Meduri family and they plan on honoring their Italian American roots when this building and business are moved to Little Italy in the beginning of 2022. The actual opening date is TBD. Look forward to the best of New Orleans with an Italian twist.
Established in 2011, in the heart of Little Italy San Jose, Paesano's Ristorante Italiano serves authentic Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Owner Giuseppe Spatola is a bigger than life personality and is known as the mayor of Little Italy San Jose. Paesano's interior is vibrant, filled with Italian Wine, Beer and ofcourse, Soccer!
Henry's World Famous Hi-Life has been in business for over fifty years. Henry's is a San Jose institution serving some of the best BBQ in the Bay Area. Originally built as a boarding house for Italian immigrants and was known as the Torino Hotel for many years.
"Birre by Pour Decisions Taproom specializes in cultivating a family-friendly for those just looking to quench their thirst to the ultimate beer geek, and everyone in between. Selecting beer from a diverse tap list can be overwhelming, but our goal is to serve the savvy beerhound and also bring new people to the craft community."
Enoteca La Storia, in the tradition of a classic Italian wine shop, is a gathering spot for sharing and savoring fine wines, artisan Salumi and the company of friends and family.
We also pride ourselves on being a hands-on resource for elevating one's understanding and appreciation of fine wine making traditions from around the world. As Joe and Michael like to say, “Ancora Vino is a casual place to be serious about wine.”
Enjoy the best pizza in San Jose like the locals do. Local residents have made Bibo's NY Pizza one of the most popular in the area. Sample what they have to offer and see if you agree. Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of San Jose with some of the area's top dishes. These classics are popular for a reason, so go ahead and see what all the fuss is about. Enjoy the perennially popular Build Your Own Pizza at this establishment. One taste, and you'll see why it's a local favorite.
A nod to the Torino Hotel (Present Day Henry's Hi-life). This Classic Italian American specialty sandwich shop and deli serves specialty sandwich sandwiches such as the "Wrigley" Chicago Italian Beef sandwich, the Parma Johnny and the Godfather.
The Little Wine House has opened in the old Bel Bacio location. Owners Ty and Nici have a great selection of wines by the glass and their food menu has Venetian style Cicchetti (appetizers), and unique items such as Persimmon Burrata and a Lasagna made with Polenta.
The Painted Lady is an upscale hair salon located in Downtown San Jose, in the heart of Little Italy. The Painted Lady Salon is full of talented stylists. Read a little about our talented team and get to know what inspires us ...
Little Italy is always looking to add authentic Italian businesses to our district.
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