Cleveland Neighborhoods

Little Italy • Aerial Photography

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In the mid 1800s, Italian sculptor…

... Joseph Carrabelli  began his famous granite and marble works at the top of the ‘hill’ on Mayfield Rd. The area between the railroad and the top of the ‘hill’ became home to Carrabelli, and the many Italian families that came to Cleveland to work, and that was how Cleveland's Little Italy was born.

Today the traditions hold strong with the rich cultural heritage and the spirit of artistry that Joseph Garabelli began over 130 years ago. Over 20 galleries, 15 restaurants, many professional-service businesses, two schools, and the Holy Rosary Church thrive in this village.

Historic Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio is located adjacent to the city’s cultural district, University Circle. Case Western Reserve University, museums, a world-famous symphony, and the botanical gardens are within walking distance to Little Italy. Thousands of visitors and loyal patrons come to dine, shop and be entertained, each year. 

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