Food, faith, and the famous Feast of the Assumption Festival go hand-in-hand to define this beloved Cleveland neighborhood, located at the base of Murray Hill near the campus of Case Western Reserve University. First settled in the 19th century by Italian stonemasons and artisans, Little Italy today feels like a quaint European village, with its narrow streets, majestic churches, cozy Italian eateries (including Cleveland’s oldest restaurant, Guarino’s, and the delectable La Dolce Vita) and bakeries full of heavenly smells.
3 Must-Do Things
- Sip and stroll through Murray Hill at one of its popular art walks, which take place the first weekends of June, October and December.
- Browse (and sample!) the array of wines, cheese and unique gifts at Little Italy Wines.
- Snack on Italian sweets from cannoli to tiramisu at Presti’s and Corbo’s bakeries.
To learn more about Little Italy, take a look here.