Little Italy’s Incoming Piazza Della Famiglia Creates Exclusive Opportunity In San Diego’s Premier Dining Destination

September 13, 2017

San Diego’s gastronomic destination of Little Italy will soon welcome the arrival of Piazza della Famiglia, a European-inspired community gathering place that will certainly become a 24-hour hub for pedestrian activity when it debuts next year. Part of the new development is an unprecedented opportunity for a restaurateur to secure the prime 4,593 square-foot marquee Little Italy restaurant space serving as the cornerstone for the mixed-use project. The signature restaurant space is highlighted by an expansive wraparound patio and is the focal point of the 11,000 square-foot Piazza, located directly on Little Italy’s main thoroughfare with a clear vantage of the San Diego Bay.

"Piazza della Famiglia will be an important addition to the community, and will be a place for both locals and travelers to truly experience the iconic charm of Little Italy," said locally based developer H.G. Fenton’s Senior Development Director John LaRaia. "The last available restaurant space in the Piazza is an exciting opportunity for a culinary visionary ready to make a big splash in the San Diego food scene in an area that generates some of the highest restaurant sales volume in the city."

Ranked a Top 10 Neighborhood for Millennials by Forbes, Little Italy is already touted as San Diego's culinary hotbed - where celebrity chefs like Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, The Crack Shack) and Brian Malarkey (Herb & Wood) have chosen to set roots. The Piazza’s opening presents a rare chance for restaurateurs to build their brand on one of the most notable blocks of the vibrant neighborhood.

The Little Italy Association will use the Piazza year-round for programming to make the most out of the community space and celebrate the rich history of the area. Now the largest Little Italy neighborhood in the country, it was first established as a thriving immigrant fishing community and market in the early 1900s. The Piazza will stay true to the authenticity that the neighborhood is known for, while continuing to solidify its position as the premier San Diego destination for dining, shopping and nightlife.

The latest project from San Diego-based H.G. Fenton Company, Piazza della Famiglia will be a central gathering place to host farmers’ markets, concerts, cultural events like FESTA!, and more. The two mixed-use buildings, Vici and Amo, will feature 125 apartments in total and over 17,720 square feet of retail and restaurants, as well as a food hall and underground parking for both restaurant customers and the general public.

Piazza della Famiglia hopes to unveil in early-to-mid 2018. For more information, visit