Established in the late 19th century, Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood retains a historic and cultural charm that allows visitors to experience the authentic lifestyle of the community.

Located just east of downtown Cleveland and minutes from University Circle, Little Italy’s quaint, walkable neighborhood is home to cafes, restaurants, shops, and art galleries that allow visitors to experience its historical charm.

In the late 19th century, Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood was established by the many Italian immigrants who settled in the area that is now Mayfield and Murray Hill Roads.

Today, visitors can experience the cultural essence that has been kept alive through historic art and architecture, joined by cafes, bakeries, trattorias, boutique shops, and annual events attracting people from around the area and across the country.

Upcoming Events

Little Italy Food Tours

March 3 - December 29

The ethnic enclave has been the home of Italian culture and cuisine for over a century, and today brings together the historic and contemporary as one of hottest neighborhoods in Cleveland. Programming brought to you by Taste Cleveland Food Tours. […]

Explore Italy’s regional cuisine, culture, and language with Dr. Paola Basile, Professor of Italian Studies, Lake Erie College. […]

If you want to learn to read Italian AND get a lot of practice holding basic converations, this six-class program is perfect for you! Programming brought to you by the Italian American Museum of Cleveland. […]

Cleveland Montessori Rummage Sale

May 3 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 4:00 pm

Stop by to browse all the great items and find hidden treasures – housewares, toys, art, furniture and more! […]

Join Us for the third annual Rocky Yuko Memorial 5K Run & Walk (RUN ROCK RUN!) set for Saturday, May 11, 2024. […]

Little Italy’s Annual Summer Art Walk

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

NEW FOR 2024! Featuring Guest Artists of Cleveland Bazaar in the Murray Hill Schoolhouse. Join us for the 2024 Little Italy Summer Art Walk, a celebration of art, culture, and community in one of Cleveland’s most historic neighborhoods. […]

Discover the history of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood brought to you by the Italian American Museum of Cleveland. […]

Little Italy Artisan & Farmers Market at Tony Brush Park! Join us for a fun day of shopping in Little Italy, view the work from local artists, vendors and farmers. Be sure to support local business. […]




Places To Go

If you’re looking for great cuisine, a unique gift, or a neighborhood resource, here’s just a taste of what Little Italy has to offer.

Have a question? Contact us today!