Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to one of the nation’s largest and most diverse Italian-American populations. From the city’s early Italian settlers to the wine-producing vintners of the 19th century to the entrepreneurs, educators, civil rights leaders, and restaurateurs of today, Italians and Italian-Americans have played an instrumental role in the development of Los Angeles. From the Historic Italian Hall, a focal point for the early Italian community and still standing today, to the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, which serves to preserve the history and culture of the Italian diaspora, Italians have truly left their mark on the city. With many of the city’s Italian restaurants, bakeries, and cafes still going strong, visitors can still get a taste of the city’s rich Italian heritage.

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