Little Italy Food Hall Opens To The Public On July 12th!
We LOVE all of the fun developments in Little Italy, and we’ve been eagerly anticipating this one: the Little Italy Food Hall will open to the public on Thursday, July 12 at 3 p.m.!
Intended as a place of community gathering and familiar faces, the food hall sits adjacent to the neighborhood’s new 11,000 square foot Piazza della Famiglia.
The Little Italy Food Hall has selected its food vendors with authenticity in mind, and carefully curated a lineup including:
A gourmet pizzeria that has imported a traditional pizza oven from Italy, along with a crew to install it, to replicate the Milan-style pizzas made popular at its flagship location in Pacific Beach.
Mein St. Asian Kitchen
A new concept offering Asian comfort foods such as dumplings, wings and boba teas.
Not Not Tacos by Sam the Cooking Guy
Offering an eclectic mix of “tacos” filled with unexpected ingredients like Sam’s Meatloaf, Izzy’s Pastrami and the Smokey Pork + Mac.
Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop
Who will introduce build-your-own Superfood Salads alongside their artisanal sandwiches, whole roast chickens and beloved meatballs.
Single Fin Kitchen
By Chef Antonio Quindere, who has worked with celebrity chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, and will share his take on traditional Japanese Donburi.
Wicked Maine Lobster
conveying its New England heritage through Maine Lobster Rolls, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Clam Bake and Shrimp Baskets, chowder and more.
There will also be a bar program complete with an Italian-inspired craft cocktail menu and a mobile outdoor chefs’ area featuring pop-up cooking demonstrations from names such as Sam the Cooking Guy, who will host the inaugural demonstration in early August.
At its center, guests will discover The Little Italy Food Hall Bar, a welcome addition to Little Italy’s nightlife and cocktail scene that will include local draughts, lagers and ales alongside an assortment of wines, including an exclusive selection of organic Italian varietals. The bar menu will also include local spirits, bitters and liqueurs used to create craft cocktails designed around the food hall’s cuisines.
Aesthetically, the Little Italy Food Hall will pay homage to Little Italy’s maritime past and the families who founded the neighborhood through an interior design featuring clean lines, a modern coastal color palette and an assortment of historical photos.
Authentic nautical materials, textures, patterns and architectural details will provide a further nod to the area’s storied history.
Outside, a breezy patio will feature a mobile outdoor chefs’ area with pop-up cooking demonstrations and opportunities for guests to come, be entertained and learn.
The first demo is slated to take place in early August as Sam the Cooking Guy and The Little Italy Food Hall Bar team up to inspire guests and passers-by to make the most of the season by demonstrating how to cook up summer appetizers and craft refreshing cocktails.
Looking forward to this!
See you there!