Monday, March 11, 2013

Little Italy San Jose is Getting an Italian Coffee Shop!

The good news train for Downtown San Jose continues to get longer and longer. Last week Little Italy San Jose announced a new tenant to join Paesano Ristorante Italiano in Downtown's newest district. Bel Bacio Imported Italian Coffee is going to be serving up premium coffee roasted all the way in Messina Sicily. I'm expecting this coffee to be phenomenal and set a new bar for coffee Downtown.

Soon we should also have news on the Little Italy San Jose sign that will be put up on Julian and an exciting project involving more than just retail in the neighborhood (hint: it will be a mixed-use development). There's a lot to look forward to, can't wait to see what Little Italy will look like within a year or two and I'm already itching to try out Bel Bacio!


Huge News for Little Italy San Jose!!

We are thrilled to announce the signing of Bel Bacio Imported Italian Coffee to
Little Italy San Jose. Little Italy's own Debbie Caminiti and her brother Dan
Buttitta will be serving authentic Premium Italian coffee roasted in Messina

Bel Bacio will be a welcome addition to Paesano Ristorante and The Sabatino
Memorial family resource center. We are very happy for Debbie and Dan and know
that their business will be a social gathering place for the Italian community.

Buona Fortuna!!!

Joshua DeVincenzi Melander
Executive Director Little Italy San Jose


  1. Any ideas of a timeline for opening? Or an address?

    1. Gotta say I LOVE your name : )
      We are shooting for Early May. Our address is in the Little Italy San Jose neighborhood between Henry's HiLife and Paesano Ristorante on Pleasant/Almaden. Bldg #4.
      We look forward to meeting you!

  2. The Bel Bacio news is interesting. This sounds like a nice change of pace from Peet's and Starbucks.

  3. I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but Chromatic Coffee recently bought the Realty Building (19 N. 2nd St) and will move their roasting facilities there and possibly open a new cafe.

  4. We are excited to have Bel Bacio join us in Little Italy and stay tuned for future Little Italy San Jose development news at or at

  5. Thank you Joshua for the shout out. My brother Dan and I are very excited to open Bel Bacio and welcome everyone to our family. We are going through the permitting process as we speak and are hoping for an early May opening. Stay tuned.
    Debbie Caminiti - Owner

    1. Can't wait Debbie! Best of luck and I'm sure our readers will be some of the first San Joseans to head over and support you. Whenever you have an exact date for the official (or soft) opening, just let us know!

  6. Any update on this or the mixed-use project?