Little Italy, Edmonton AB

A historic and cultural neighbourhood located in the heart of the city.

Little Italy is a lively and culturally rich neighbourhood in Edmonton. It’s right in the heart of the city and is so vibrant and diverse.

Little Italy is actually one of the more affordable and desirable neighbourhoods in Edmonton. According to bode.ca1a website that allows homeowners to sell their properties without a REALTOR®, the average home price is slightly less than the city average. The average size of homes is a bit smaller, but you’ll still find a variety of options like single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. Living in Little Italy means you’ll have easy access to downtown and other amenities, public transit, and bike lanes. Plus, the community is diverse, inclusive, and steeped in history and culture. 

Little Italy is famous for its mouthwatering Italian cuisine. But don’t worry, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. One place you can’t miss is the Italian Centre Shop2. It’s a family-owned grocery store and deli that offers all sorts of imported and local goodies. From fresh bread and pastries to sandwiches, salads, and even gelato, they’ve got it all. Another spot worth checking out is Sorrentino’s Cucina + Bar3. It’s a fancy restaurant that serves both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, and their cooking classes and wine tastings are a hit. For a cozy and casual experience, Cafe Amore Bistro4 is your go-to. It’s a family-run bistro with delicious homemade Italian food, daily specials, and live music events.

Little Italy is a thriving commercial hub as well. One cool organization in the area is Viva Italia Edmonton5. They promote and celebrate the culture and heritage of Little Italy through fun events like movies in the park and street festivals. Plus, they have a membership program and volunteer opportunities if you want to get involved. 

There are two public schools in Little Italy: Norwood School6 and Spruce Avenue School7. Norwood offers programs for kindergarten to grade 6, and they even have a special program for children with special needs. Spruce Avenue School covers grades 7 to 9 and has an alternative program for gifted students. Both schools are all about academic excellence, character development, and community involvement.

So, if you’re looking for a vibrant and welcoming community to live, work, or visit in Edmonton, Little Italy should be at the top of your list. There’s so much to explore and enjoy in this amazing neighbourhood. 

(1) Bōde Canada | Buy or Sell your home with a realtor.

(2) Italian Centre Shop Ltd. | Little Italy.

(3) Sorrentino’s Cucina + Bar.

(4) Cafe Amore Bistro.
(5) Viva Italia Edmonton.

(6) Norwood School | Edmonton Public Schools.

(7) Spruce Avenue School | Edmonton Public Schools.