Pizzas at a restaurant in Little Italy
Pizzas at a restaurant in Little Italy. Courtesy Little Italy Association

Restaurants in downtown San Diego’s popular Little Italy neighborhood will host the 11th annual Taste of Little Italy from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18.

Over 40 establishments will open their doors and invite the community to sample some of the best dishes each has to offer as guests stroll the streets and piazzas and listen to live music.

“We are so excited to celebrate the 11th annual Taste of Little Italy and give the community a chance to explore the restaurants that call San Diego’s top culinary hub home,” said Chris Gomez, district manager of the sponsoring Little Italy Association. “We encourage visitors and locals to purchase their tickets early as they event tends to sell out each year.”

This year’s Taste of Little Italy features two routes—a south route and a north route—each with more than 20 restaurants and a different selection of cuisines, including seafood, pasta, pizza, desserts and beverages.

Tickets for both routes can be purchased online and are priced at $45 prior to the event and $50 at the door.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.