The 10th Annual Taste of Little Italy Returns

On Wednesday, June 13, restaurants of San Diego’s top eatery hub will open their doors for the 10th annual Taste of Little Italy, in San Diego’s Little Italy from 5 to 9 p.m. Food lovers can walk along Little Italy’s picturesque sidewalks enjoying live music on the street corners and tasting bites from some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants. Ticketholders will receive a Taste Passport, a guide mapping out all participating restaurants in the neighborhood and their menu offerings.

“San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood is excited to host the most flavorful event of the summer and celebrate its 10th annual event,” said Chris Gomez, district manager of the Little Italy Association. “Visitors and locals will be able to sample nearly 20 top eateries in the neighborhood all in one night, trying each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.”

Two different Taste Passport routes will be available on the event website—a south route and a north route, each featuring a different but equally delicious selection of restaurants. Nearly 40 restaurants will participate in Taste of Little Italy—with about 20 eateries per route. Attendees can take their Taste Passport from restaurant to restaurant, sampling the delicious food options at each spot in exchange for a stamp on their passport! Some participating restaurants include Barbusa, Nolita, Herb & Wood, The Crack Shack, Ironside, Born & Raised, Civico 1845, Filippi’s, Frost Me Café & Bakery and more.

Tickets are priced at $40 per route prior to the event and $45 at the door. Tickets will go on sale in late April. For more information on this year’s event, visit

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.