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 large 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
- Little Italy, Edmonton in Alberta
- Little Italy, Montreal, in Quebec
- Little Italy, Ottawa, in Ontario
- Little Italy, Toronto, in Ontario
- Little Italy, Vancouver, in British Columbia
- Little Italy, Windsor, in Ontario
- Little Italy, Winnipeg, in Manitoba
- 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
- Several Little Italys exist in New York City, including:
- Philadelphia, home to the second-largest Italian-American population in the United States, also has several Little Italys:
- South Philadelphia – largely Italian
- Overbrook/West Philadelphia
- Areas of Kensington
- Sections of Northeast Philadelphia
- Sections of Southwest Philadelphia
- Areas of West Kensington
- Chambersburg, Trenton, New Jersey
- Little Italy, Chicago, in Illinois
- Little Italy, Arkansas
- Little Italy, Baltimore, in Maryland
- North End, Boston, in Massachusetts
- Little Italy, Bridgeport, in Connecticut
- Little Italy, Cleveland, in Ohio
- Little Italy, Connellsville, in Pennsylvania
- Little Italy in Erie, Pennsylvania
- Wooster Square, in New Haven, Connecticut
- Little Italy, Omaha, in Nebraska
- The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri
- Little Italy, San Diego, California
- North Beach, San Francisco, in California
- Little Italy, Schenectady, in New York
- Little Italy, Rochester, New York
- Little Italy, Syracuse, in New York
- Little Italy, Poughkeepsie, New York
- Little Italy, Waterbury, in Connecticut
- Little Italy, Clay County, West Virginia
- Little Italy, Randolph County, West Virginia
- Little Italy, Wilmington, in Delaware
Republic of Ireland
- Italian Quarter, Dublin
- Little Italy, Gothenburg
Other Italian neighborhoods
Some Italian neighborhoods may have other names, but are colloquially referred to as "Little Italy," including:
- 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
- Mooca, São Paulo
- Jundiaí, São Paulo state
- Santa Felicidade, Curitiba, Paraná
- Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
- Antonio Prado, Rio Grande do Sul
- 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, a neighbourhood in Toronto
- Vaughan, Ontario, A city in north of Toronto with a high population of Italians
- Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario
- North Burnaby, British Columbia
- Malindi District, Kilifi County
- Chipilo, Puebla
- Colonia Manuel Gonzalez, Veracruz
- La Merced barrio, Mexico City
- 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
- 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
- Italia in northern Florida
- Pompano Beach, a section is partially an Italian neighborhood
- 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
- Old Forge, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (Also known as "The Pizza Capital of the World" for their pizza)
- 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.
- Turen (Colonia Turen)
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