Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry, usually in an urban neighborhood. The concept of "Little Italy" holds many different aspects of the Italian culture. There are shops selling Italian goods as well as Italian restaurants lining the streets. A "Little Italy" strives essentially to have a version of the country of Italy placed in the middle of a big non-Italian city. This sort of enclave is often the result of periods of immigration in the past, during which people of the same culture settled together in certain areas. As cities modernized and grew, these areas became known for their ethnic associations, and towns like "Little Italy" blossomed, becoming the icons they are today.
List of Little Italys [ edit ]
Little Italy, Edmonton in Alberta. This ethnic enclave shares its community with a Chinatown.
Little Italy, Montreal, in Quebec – this city also has a Chinatown and a Little India.
Little Italy, Ottawa, in Ontario.
Little Italy, Toronto, in Ontario – this city also has a Chinatown and a Koreatown.
Little Italy, Vancouver, in British Columbia – this city also has a Chinatown and a Japantown.
Little Italy, Windsor, in Ontario.
Little Italy, Winnipeg, in Manitoba.
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Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
Several Little Italies exist in
New York City, including:
Little Italy, Manhattan
Little Italy, The Bronx
Morris Park, Bronx
Country Club, Bronx
Pelham Bay, Bronx
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Howard Beach, Queens
Ozone Park, Queens
Middle Village, Queens
Rosebank, Staten Island Many
Staten Island neighborhoods (44% of Borough Residents claim Italian ancestry)
Little Italy, Chicago, in Illinois
Little Italy, Altoona, in Pennsylvania
Little Italy, Baltimore, in Maryland
North End, Boston, in Massachusetts
Little Italy, Bridgeport, in Connecticut Franklin Avenue in
Little Italy, Buffalo, in New York
Little Italy, Rochester - Gates Ny - Lyell Ave & Spencerport Rd
Little Italy, Cleveland, in Ohio
Little Italy, Connellsville, in Pennsylvania Little Italy,
Kansas City, Missouri – Now defunct and mainly inhabited by South East Asian migrants. Little Italy, Los Angeles – a defunct neighborhood now part of
Wooster Square, in New Haven, Connecticut
Little Italy, Omaha, in Nebraska
Little Italy, Paterson, in New Jersey
South Trenton, New Jersey
South Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island
North Providence, Rhode Island (small town with high number of Italians; about the size of most Little Italies in big cities).
The Hill Little Italy in St. Louis, Missouri
Little Italy, San Diego, California
North Beach, San Francisco, in California Little Italy,
Schenectady, in New York South End,
Springfield, in Massachusetts
Little Italy, Syracuse, in New York
Little Italy, Waterbury, in Connecticut
Little Italy, Clay County, West Virginia
Little Italy, Randolph County, West Virginia
Little Italy, Wilmington, in Delaware
Brier Hill in Youngstown, Ohio
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Other Italian neighborhoods [ edit ]
Some Italian neighborhoods may have other names, but are colloquially referred to as "Little Italy," including:
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Colonia Manuel Gonzalez, Veracruz
Colonia Roma, Mexico City
Gutierrez Zamora, Veracruz
Colonia Diez Gutierrez, San Luis Potosi
San Pedro ( Monterrey), Nuevo Leon
Nueva Italia, Michoacán
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Little Italy, Montreal
St. Leonard, a borough of Montreal with a large Italian population
LaSalle, a borough in Montreal with a large Italian population
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, another borough of Montreal with a prominent Italian population
Corso Italia (Toronto) and Little Italy, Toronto, prominent Italian neighbourhoods in Toronto
Vaughan, Ontario, A city in just north of Toronto with a high population of Italians
Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario [1 ]
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North Beach, San Francisco, California
Little Italy, San Diego, California Spaghetti Hill,
Thompsonville (Enfield), Connecticut
Town Plot in Waterbury, Connecticut
Wooster Square in New Haven, Connecticut Taylor Street Archives, Chicago, Illinois (The port-of-call for Chicago's Italian Americans)
Heat of Little Italy, Chicago, Illinois
Little Sicily, Chicago, Illinois
Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois
Indy Little Italy, Indianapolis, Indiana
Des Moines, Iowa, South Des Moines is an Italian neighborhood
Little Italy, Baltimore, Maryland
North End, Boston, Massachusetts Columbus Park,
Kansas City, Missouri
The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri North East,
Kansas City, Missouri (formerly Columbus Square)
Little Italy, Omaha, Nebraska
Seventh Avenue, Newark, New Jersey Varick Street,
Utica, New York Dominick Street,
Rome, New York North Side,
Buffalo, New York, though "Little Italy" used to be considered the West Side of the city
Schenectady, New York, proposed "Little Italy" from Hillary Clinton, to run through sections of downtown.
Utica, New York, East Side considered to be city's "Little Italy"
Brier Hill, Youngstown, Ohio
Italian Village (Columbus), Ohio
Italian Market (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania
Bloomfield (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania
Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island
Johnston, Rhode Island has the highest percentage of Italian Americans of any municipality in the country.
Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C.
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