2021 Arts Partners

We encourage you to visit, shop, and dine with them in Little Italy.

Ballast PointBallast Point       2215 India St.       619.255.7213

Located in the heart of Little Italy, this location offers bayside breezes, award-winning and experimental brews, and a casual dining ambiance indoors and out. Sip pints on the patio or in a private cabana while watching overhead planes, or watch our brewers brew an R&D beer.

Bencotto            750 W. Fir St.             619.450.4786

Bencotto draws inspiration from Italian kitchens, more than restaurants, where Italians grow up, linger, cook, and eat simple yet exceptional food.

Caffe ItaliaCaffe Italia             1704 India St.             619.234.6767

Caffe Italia is a one of a kind Espresso bar serving the perfect blends of robust coffee, cappuccino and espresso made with Lavazza coffee beans imported from Italy.

Civico 1845             1845 India St.           619.431.5990

A new generation of Italian cuisine – fresh, light and authentic. By using proper cooking techniques, our flavors are natural and pure. Civico 1845 is an homage to our southern Italian roots and reflects what’s being served in Italy today.

Davanti Enoteca          1655 India St.           619.237.9606

Davanti Enoteca; an Italian wine bar offering share-able plates of rustic  Italian cuisine.


Filippi’s Pizza GrottoFilippis Pizza Grotto            1747 India St.           619.232.5094

The best and biggest pizza you will find in Southern California!  Family-owned and operated. Dishing out some of the finest and freshest Italian food.

Holy Paleta            2040 India St.            619.773.6568

What makes our paletas holy? They taste like HEAVEN ON A STICK without any sinful artificial ingredients. Our pops delight, surprise and make your taste buds sing out, “Holy Paleta!” after every bite.

Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar     Ironside  1684 India St.      619.269.3033

Seafood fare and cocktails offered in a renovated warehouse with quirky, nautical design accents.  Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity.

Juice Crafters          1740 India St.         619.231.4329

Juice Crafters is a family owned juice bar which uses raw gourmet, 100% natural ingredients to prepare some of the most amazing pressed juices in the world. Our approach at Juice Crafters is simple: Live well and be well.

Little Italy Food Hall        550 W. Date St.        619.269.7187

A social dining experience featuring six unique dining concepts and a full bar providing you with a glimpse into San Diego’s diverse dining scene! Enjoy a cocktail on the adjacent 10,000 square-foot Piazza della Famiglia!

Lofty Coffee          444 W.Cedar        760.230.6747

Lofty Coffee is a community driven, organic, local cafe & coffee roaster, where everything is made in house.

Mimmo’s Italian VillageMimmos         1743 India St.      619.239.3710

Casual dining in a charming Italian village. Serving San Diego since 1972.


Monello             750 W.Fir St.          619.501.0030

Monello’s “100 percent honest Italian” menu celebrates Northern Italian Street Food and Milan’s glamorous aperitivo culture.


Nolita Hall           2305 India St.          619.255.8000

Nolita Hall is the fun, hip new beer hall located in Northern Little Italy. They serve over 40 beers, craft cocktails, and an intriguing natural wine selection. Paired with these amazing libations are wood-fired pizzas, salads, and delicious share plates. Come watch all the big games and see what it looks like under a 747 through their 60-foot skylight.

Parakeet Cafe          1680 India St.          619.255.1442

Parakeet Cafe is serving up health-conscious food, coffee, tea, and freshly baked goods in San Diego’s La Jolla and Little Italy. Open daily.

Shake Shack            2008 India St.            619.331.3958

This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more.

Zinqué                 2101 Kettner Blvd.                 619.915.6172

Zinqué conveys the warmth, charm and atmosphere of an authentic Parisian bistro.

Retail Partners

Artist & Craftsman Supply      3804 4th Ave.     619.688.1911 

Artist & Craftsman Supply is an employee-owned company that originated in Portland, ME in 1985. Their 33 locations nation-wide are staffed by local artists from all mediums. The staff takes pride in having the best selection, competitive pricing, and friendly employees who are always happy to answer questions and give technical advice. The San Diego store has been located at 3804 4th Ave. in Hillcrest since moving there in 2010 but has been a part of San Diego’s community since 2000.

BLICK Art Materials       1844 India St.       619.687.0050

Blick Art Materials is a family-owned retail and catalog business that supplies professional and amateur artists, students, scholastic art programs, and anyone requiring art supplies for business or pleasure.

Venues & Service Partners

Amici Pet Hospital      2135 Columbia St.     619.795.2400

Your veterinarians in Downtown San Diego – Little Italy.


Art ServicesArt Services      4143 Cleveland Ave.      619.296.0282

With twenty years of experience, John Stoup can handle all your art installation needs. Whether it’s an individual piece, a small grouping, large security installation or a monumental piece of sculpture, each job is given special attention.

Music Box              1337 India St.              619.795.1337

Situated in Little Italy, Music Box is the premier concert venue and event space in downtown San Diego. With capacity of over 700 patrons, Music Box features a diverse array of talented performers, including nationally celebrated artists, local legends, and up-n-coming acts.

San Diego Firehouse Museum       1572 Columbia St.      619.232.3473

The San Diego Firehouse Museum houses over 200 years of firefighting history from throughout the world. The facility contains a children’s fire safety room, a gift shop, and event space available for your next social gathering. Come see displays dating back to the 1700s!

Hotel Partners

FOUND Hotel            505 W. Grape St.            619.230.1600

Beautifully restored 1910 historic building offering twenty-four private guest rooms and two shared bunk rooms.


LaLa-Pensione2 Pensione           606 W. Date St.           619.236.8000

La Pensione Hotel immerses guests in the European exuberance and charm of San Diego’s Little Italy.


Porto Vista         1835 Columbia St.          619.544.0164

Stay in Style: Enjoy local art, panoramic views and fresh cuisine, steps away from all the fun. Special rates for Art Walk attendees.