On the northern edge of San Diego Bay, the sloping landscape was once the home to a very successful tuna fishing industry. Many Italian families flourished in this business for several generations and lived and work in this neighborhood. Today Little Italy is a unique area with popular restaurants, boutique shops, craft breweries, galleries, specialty markets, cafes and popular street events. The success continues as demand is driving new construction and new business.
Some of downtown’s most luxurious residences and coveted addresses are in the Columbia District.