Little Italy Comes Together with Dine, Shop & Support

With the new local mandates affecting the businesses of Little Italy during one of the busiest times of the year, the Little Italy Association continues to promote a community of support and wellbeing. The Little Italy Association is adhering to the new local mandates announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and has released the below statement.

“We, as a resilient community, are in constant communication with our business owners about changes in local mandates and will continue to push forward and stand with them. Shopping local and ordering take-out from our local restaurants is more important now than ever before. As we see our community being challenged again, it’s important to remember the long history of resilience that our neighborhood was built on and we will once again continue to move forward. In an effort to help our community in a new, unique way we have created a local Facebook group Dine, Shop & Support #LittleItalySD where all of our Little Italy businesses can share about their latest specials, items in-stock and all-around happenings including virtual FaceTime shopping sessions, curbside pick-up, and online orders. We all need each other these days. Make sure to always wear a mask and physically distance when you leave your house. Support initiatives to finance the return of small businesses and shop local. We invite you to join the group and continue to Dine, Shop and Support #LittleItalySD.”

The restaurants and shops of Little Italy are continuing to pivot and get creative. Many restaurants have created take-out specials, which you can order and enjoy at one of the tables in Piazza della Famiglia. Local shops are accommodating shoppers in any way they can and limiting the number of customers in their shops at a time. Dine, Shop & Support #LittleItalySD is fostering a community of love and support to lend a helping hand.

About Little Italy Association (LIA

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation for the public’s benefit, the Little Italy Association (LIA) advocates on behalf of its members’ best interests in the areas of public safety, beautification, promotion and economic development, while preserving the unique cultural resources that exist in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. LIA stands as the only district management corporation of its kind for any Little Italy neighborhood in the United States and is run by a Board of Directors encompassing 28 people who represent property owners, residents, businesses and community at large. More information can be found by visiting or by calling (619) 233-3898.