CONTACT INFORMATION

AMICI HOUSE & CAFFÈ CARITÀZZA

THU
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
FRI
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SAT
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SUN
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

250 W. Date St., Little Italy
next to the dog park

PROGRAM & EVENTS CALENDAR

If you don't drink coffee, I am suspicious of your character
and will not invite you to my Italian lake home.​

amici house and caffe
Convivio Places

WELCOMING NEW FRIENDS

This characteristic and historic cottage combines indoor and outdoor space to create an inspiring culture hub where you can make new friends and engage in our varied programs. Amici House also boasts an outdoor espresso bar serving up the finest coffee in the neighborhood.

A history: In 2014, the historical cottage was relocated to its current location adjacent to the Little Italy Dog Park. In its original location (W. Date Street between Columbia and India Streets), the home belonged to the Giacalone family, a prominent fishing family in San Diego. The current site was once home to Bayside Social Center, serving the community through various programs–especially for the children of the neighborhood–offering English lessons, dances, crafts, and the like. Bayside Community Center is now located in Linda Vista, providing vital resources for the community. Today Amici House serves as the Italian community center for Little Italy.

Hours of Operation

HOUSE + CAFFÈ

THU
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
FRI
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SAT
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SUN
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Check our calendar for all our events and programs!

Caffè Caritàzza by Convivio is Little Italy’s only nonprofit caffè—cultivating coffee, culture, and community. Come to a place where folks can join together and engage in some community building while enjoying delicious espresso and tea drinks in our idyllic park setting.

Tutto è possibile dopo il caffè. Everything is possible after coffee. 

We look forward to seeing you!