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

PROGRAM & EVENT CALENDAR

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness,
selfishness, and fears.

aerial view of waterfront
A Storied Past

OUR HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

Beginning in Little Italy and extending to the broader community, Convivio is preserving San Diego’s Italian American historical narrative and creating a lasting historical tableau through education, research, archival work, heritage projects, exhibitions, and events. At Amici House Social Center—Little Italy’s community hub—guests can learn about local Italian history and participate in diverse programs and events. We’re privileged to honor our immigrant stories.

LITTLE ITALY HERITAGE COMMISSION

Commission Members

The Little Italy Heritage Commission, our heritage-oversight committee, serves as an advisory group overseeing aspects of heritage programs, projects, and events for the Little Italy neighborhood to ensure the enclave’s history is preserved for generations to come.

Visit our auxiliary site to view local Italian community historical photographs.
To participate in our digital history initiative and have your archival materials included, please contact us.

ITALIAN DIGITAL HISTORY INITIATIVE

The current cornerstone of Convivio’s preservation focus is the Italian Digital History Initiative, established in 2006, which preserves the local Italian community’s heritage through photographs, documents, oral histories, and other new-media resources. In addition, a new docuseries, The Italians of San Diego, will focus on the evolution of the community from the beginning of the Italian colony through today’s revitalization of the Little Italy enclave.

A Five-Part Docuseries

ITALIANS OF SAN DIEGO

Produced by Convivio.
Directed by John B. Mangiapane, Jr.

View the trailer for our docuseries on and definitive history of the Italian community in San Diego. You can help to fund our project. With your contribution, your name will appear on our credits.

Short-Film Series

THE TALK ON THE STREET

Explore the history of our community with the people who know it best.

Tony and Dominick DiBona

Andy Asaro

Lou Palestini and Danny Moceri

Oral History Series

NOW AND AGAIN

Our Now and Again series explores the life stories of individuals in our community.

Learn About Our History

OUR PUBLICATIONS

A STUDY OF LITTLE ITALY AND IDENTITY
Available online, at book stores, and through Convivio
Available online, at book stores, and through Convivio
Celebrating a Local Icon

MONA LISA 50TH ANNIVERSARY

View our documentary on the Little Italy restaurant and deli celebrating 50 years of dedication and service to the neighborhood.

Shoebox Memories

HOST YOUR SHOEBOX NIGHT

Are you part of a community group looking to preserve your individual and collective materials? Our preservation team can come speak to your group about how to properly preserve your historical artifacts, and they will lead a digitizing session for you as well! Enjoy a lively atmosphere while we digitize your artifacts for inclusion in the Italian Digital History Initiative.