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The Alta House

From its beginnings as a settlement house for Italian Immigrants, the Alta House was a “home away from home” for those growing up in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood. More than a century later, this important landmark is still the heart of the community, where we honor the Italian heritage, but all are welcome.

Alta House, Northern Ohio’s Italian Cultural Center in Little Italy, is dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of Italian culture and heritage and serves as a social and local community center offering guidance, programs and related services to individuals and organizations. With a goal to strengthening the Italian American community, the Alta House supports the continual progressive development of the Little Italy area by working together with residents, businesses, government and like-minded organizations.

In keeping with the spirit of the original intent of The Alta House, we are a place for the neighborhood to come together for some of life’s most enriching experiences.

We serve as an Italian Cultural Center and host classes and events in support of our mission. Those programs include bocce tournaments, cooking, language and genealogy classes, wine tastings, art exhibitions and more.

We also rent space in our beautiful Alta House Lounge for events and meetings and partner with neighborhood businesses and associations to help Little Italy continue to thrive.


Universities & Libraries

1. Cleveland Montessori

< 1 minute walk
Cleveland Montessori is the next chapter in the long history of educatio...

Historical Landmarks

Shopping and Retail

1. Little Italy Wines

2 minute walk
Although Little Italy Wines specializes in Italian wines, they are far f...

2. Mayfield Smoke Shop

3 minute walk
The stop carries an extensive collection of imported, hand-rolled, premi...


1. Guarino's Restaurant

3 minute walk
The oldest restaurant in Cleveland, OH, Guarino's has been in operation ...

2. Corbo's Bakery

4 minute walk
Italian cannoli, cakes & cookies dispensed, mostly to go, in an unas...

3. Borgata Bar

2 minute walk
Positioned in the first floor of a one-hundred-year-old building in Litt...

4. Mia Bella Restaurant

4 minute walk
Mia Bella is a family owned and operated restaurant named after our firs...

5. Rosso Gelato

2 minute walk
Cheerful shop offering a variety of traditional gelato & sorbet flav...

6. Valerio's Ristorante

3 minute walk
Specializing in Italian cuisine, Valerio's has been a staple in Clevelan...

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