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What We Serve

Salads, Appetizers, Wood fired pizza, Antipasti, Desserts and more!

Our Menu

Main Dishes

See our main dishes, pasta & pizza offerings

Desserts, Coffee & more!

We have a full dessert menu, espresso bar and much more!

True Italian Pizza

We create pizza just like the ones we grew up eating in Italy. Pesto bases, farm fresh veggies and Italian sausage are just part of what we offer. See the full pizza menu here.

Reservations, Orders & Delivery

You can either make reservations in advance or just order online for pickup or delivery! We will deliver to the Ventura County area for a flat delivery fee of only $5! Call 989-097-0099 with any questions or to place your order. You can also use our online form.

Our Location

We are located right on the water in downtown Ventura, CA. Come visit! 7675 Oceanside Blvd, Ventura, CA 90211

We have live music on our outside patio every Friday & Saturday night from 8-11pm (weather permitting)

Our Story

Little Italy was founded in 1927 by Jo and Bruce Taglioni. They grew up in a small town on the Mediterranean Sea. Eating delicious Italian food made by their family members, and listening to guitar were some of their favorite activities as young boys. When their family moved to California in 1920, they quickly began learning how they could bring Italy with them and share their love of food and music with their new community in Ventura. With the help of their grandpa Tito, they opened their door in the Spring of 1927.

A Family Tradition

The Taglioni brothers learned how to make pasta by hand when they were just 5. They have kept that family tradition alive here at Little Italy! Come taste the most authentic Italian pasta right in the heart of Ventura. Little Italy has been passed down from generation to generation. The restaurant first opened in 1927, and has been in the family ever since.

Owner Maria Tenerelli

Little Italy is owned by Maria Tenerelli. Maria spent summers working in the kitchen with her Great Uncle Jo. She learned all the family recipes and grew to love her second home, Little Italy. She took over the business when her mom retired in 2016 and is dedicated to continuing the family tradition of excellent Italian cuisine with a romantic atmosphere. Share a jug of wine and listen to acoustic Italian guitar music each weekend on the patio.

About Our Company

Little Italy was founded in 1927 by Jo and Bruce Taglioni. They grew up in a small town on the Mediterranean Sea. Eating delicious Italian food made by their family members, and listening to guitar were some of their favorite activities as young boys. When their family moved to California in 1920, they quickly began learning how they could bring Italy with them and share their love of food and music with their new community in Ventura. With the help of their grandpa Tito, they opened their door in the Spring of 1927 and have been proudly serving up their family dishes ever since! Little Italy has stayed in the family and is now run by Maria Tenerelli, Jo’s great niece.

Come taste a little slice of Italy in the heart of California!

Contact

We look forward to hearing from you! Use the form to send us a message.

You can visit us at:

7675 Oceanside Blvd

Ventura, CA 90211

Out store hours are:

Monday – Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 11pm