12 Vintage Photos of Little Italy Through the Years

Cleveland's Little Italy has a rich history that extends far beyond the Corbo's cannoli or Guarino's clam sauce. Browse through these vintage pics we scooped up from the Cleveland Memory Project and Cleveland Press of this historic neighborhood.

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Mayfield Road in Little Italy, circa 1953.
Mayfield Road in Little Italy, circa 1953.
Corbo's Dolceria.
Corbo's Dolceria.
Musician performing in Little Italy, 1975.
Musician performing in Little Italy, 1975.
Sign for Mamma Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria.
Sign for Mamma Santa's Restaurant and Pizzeria.
Heart of Little Italy, circa 1968.
Heart of Little Italy, circa 1968.
Mayfield Importing Co.
Mayfield Importing Co.
Nut stand during the Feast of Assumption, circa 1935.
Nut stand during the Feast of Assumption, circa 1935.
Crowd outside Guarino's Restaurant, circa 1974.
Crowd outside Guarino's Restaurant, circa 1974.
Crowds during the Feast of Assumption, circa 1962.
Crowds during the Feast of Assumption, circa 1962.
Offerings to Virgin Mary during the Feast of Assumption, 1935.
Offerings to Virgin Mary during the Feast of Assumption, 1935.