Join LILAA for the 2nd Annual Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana is back for the second year and we’ve added a day

 Festa Italiana is set to take place again this year in San Pedro, Ca on October 15th and 16th. This two-day festival will bring authentic Italian vendors and entertainers to the downtown streets of San Pedro to celebrate Italian Heritage Month in a big way. 

Join Little Italy of Los Angeles Association in collaboration with Councilmember Joe Buscaino of the CD 15 to honor community members for their commitment to service and the Italian culture. Award recipients include Rick Caruso, Anna Manunza, Christian Guardino, The Mattera Family of Sorrento’s Pizza, The Tuberosi Family of Joseph’s Bakery and Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi. All of these honorees are Italian Americans who have made such life-long contributions to the Italian Community and our great city.

Food vendors include Buono’s, JTrani’s, The Italian American Club, Daiana’s Cookies, Ciao Bella Pizza, La Bocca Felice, Rita’s of California, Gelato Go, Rudi’s Gourmet Imports, Pirozzi’s Deli, among others. See complete list below.

At the main stage, attendees will be able to enjoy performances by Christian Guardino, Steve Oliver, John Racca, Emanuela Bellezza, Britany Bertier, Mark Giovi , Val Martinez, Madison Steele, Nick D’Egidio, Rudy Rios and Domenic Bologna.

A percent of all proceeds from vendors go directly to benefit the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA). LILAA Is a 501c3 organization focused on promoting community and the Italian culture through events, programs and the development of Little Italy, San Pedro on 6th Street. The Little Italy District runs along 6thstreet beginning at Centre St down to the soon to be Miramare Piazza.  

Click HERE for FAQ including parking, pricing and more.

Festa Honorees

Anna Manunza
Christian Guardino
Rick Caruso
The Tuberoisi Family Joseph’s Bakery
Comm. Anthony Pirozzi
The Mattera Family Sorrento’s Pizza

Festa Entertainment


Dana Middle School Dance Team  – The Tarantella Dancers 5:15pm

Welcome and Honoree Recognitions 6:00pm

Amy Lawrence 6:45pm

Mark Giovi 7:15pm

Val Martinez 7:45pm

Christian Guardino 8:15pm

Nick D’Egedio & The Dry Martini Orchestra (Frank Sinatra Tribute) 9:00pm


Rudy Rios 2:30pm

Madison Youch 3:00pm

Mark Giovi 3:30pm

Stevie Oliver 4:00pm

Domenic Bologna (The Italian Elvis) 4:30pm

John Racca  5:00pm

Emanuella Bellezza 5:30pm

Irene Lock 6:00pm

Christian Guardino 6:30pm

Festa Vendors