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Little Italy

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.

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Australia

  • Little Italy, Melbourne
  • Canada

  • 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.
  • United Kingdom

  • Little Italy in Bedford
  • Little Italy, Hoddesdon, in Hertfordshire
  • Scotland Road in Liverpool was known as Little Italy
  • Clerkenwell in London was known as Little Italy
  • Ancoats in Manchester was known as Little Italy
  • United States

  • Several Little Italies exist in New York City, including:
  • Little Italy, Manhattan
  • Italian Harlem
  • Pleasant Avenue, East Harlem, Manhattan
  • Little Italy, The Bronx
  • Morris Park, Bronx
  • Country Club, Bronx
  • Pelham Bay, Bronx
  • Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • South Brooklyn
  • Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
  • Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
  • Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
  • Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
  • Williamsburg, Brooklyn;
  • Howard Beach, Queens
  • Ozone Park, Queens
  • Astoria, Queens
  • Middle Village, Queens
  • Rosebank, Staten Island
  • Many Staten Island neighborhoods (44% of Borough Residents claim Italian ancestry)
  • Little Italy, Chicago, in Illinois
  • Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Norridge, Illinois
  • Berwyn, Illinois
  • Grand Ave, Chicago
  • Little Italy, Altoona, in Pennsylvania
  • Little Italy, Baltimore, in Maryland
  • North End, Boston, in Massachusetts
  • Little Italy, Bridgeport, in Connecticut
  • Franklin Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 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 in Erie, Pennsylvania, an area centered on West 18th Street between Sassafras and Liberty Streets.
  • 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 New Chinatown
  • Wooster Square, in New Haven, Connecticut
  • East Haven, Connecticut (40% of residents claim Italian ancestry)
  • 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
  • Republic of Ireland

  • Italian Quarter, Dublin
  • Sweden

  • Little Italy, Gothenburg
  • Other Italian neighborhoods

    Some Italian neighborhoods may have other names, but are colloquially referred to as "Little Italy," including:

    Australia

  • Little Italy, Melbourne
  • Norton Street: in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt
  • Ramsay Street: in the Sydney suburb of Haberfield
  • Campbelltown/Athelstone in Adelaide
  • New Farm in Brisbane
  • New Italy, New South Wales
  • Griffith, New South Wales
  • China

  • Hebei District, Tianjin
  • South Africa

  • Orange Grove, Johannesburg
  • Brazil

  • Mooca, São Paulo
  • Bexiga
  • Jundiaí, São Paulo state
  • Santa Felicidade, Curitiba, Paraná
  • Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
  • Antonio Prado, Rio Grande do Sul
  • Mexico

  • Chipilo, Puebla
  • 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
  • Lombardia, Michoacán
  • Arandas, Jalisco
  • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
  • Canada

  • 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
  • North Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Chile

  • Capitán Pastene, northwest Temuco
  • Kenya

  • Malindi District, Kilifi County
  • United Kingdom

  • Clerkenwell, London
  • Ancoats, Manchester
  • United States

  • North Beach, San Francisco, California
  • Little Italy, San Diego, California
  • Spaghetti Hill, Monterey, California
  • 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
  • Dunning, Chicago
  • Indy Little Italy, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Des Moines, Iowa, South Des Moines is an Italian neighborhood
  • Independence, Louisiana
  • 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" was 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
  • Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Roseto, Pennsylvania
  • Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Johnston, Rhode Island has the highest percentage of Italian Americans of any municipality in the country.
  • Galveston, Texas, south of Houston, highest Italian-American population in the Greater Houston as well as Texas.
  • Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C.
  • Other uses

  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • In Little Italy, a 1909 film directed by D. W. Griffith
  • References

    Little Italy Wikipedia


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