Welcome to Little Italy, Arkansas.
Generations of Arkansans have called Little Italy home. Settled in 1915 by Italian immigrants, the community today still contains descendants of the first people to this area as well as newer families who enjoy the beauty of nature and wide open spaces of this well-loved historic land.
Little Italy Celebrates Its Centennial
100+ years strong!
89th Annual Italian Spaghetti Dinner - Oct 2nd
October 2nd marks the 89th annual Italian Spaghetti Dinner in Little Italy, Arkansas. On this day we are all Italian in Central Arkansas as we celebrate our proud Arkansas Italian-American history in Northwest Pulaski County. The weather is expected to be fantastic in Little Italy as we enjoy St. Francis Catholic Church's famous spaghetti and sausage dinner (all you can eat) as well as traditional Italian made treats by the descendants' families, family games, silent auction, arts and crafts from local vendors, and Little Italy wine from local business An Enchanted Evening.
To show our support for our Police Officers, all uniformed officers eat free. Thank you for service to our community.
We are just 20 minutes from Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Highway 300. Visitors from all over the country make it out to this event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Little Italy is Incorporating into a Town; celebrates its centennial as a historic community in Arkansas.
Little Italy celebrated its 100th year on December 23, 2015 as a historic community in Arkansas. We want to make the community official, preserve our heritage, and improve services by becoming a town recognized by the state. This is a grassroots movement 5 years in the making preceded by a 15 year promotional and historical preservation effort.
2/26/16: Incorporation was denied by Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde.
Read the Judge's 2/26/16 decision here.
3/23/16: CURRENT STATUS: LITTLE ITALY INCORPORATION PETITIONERS FILED AN APPEAL IN CIRCUIT COURT.
Read the Little Italy Incorporation 3/23/16 appeal filing here.
Document updates as of 12/17/2015: