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Little Italy

Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Niagara Falls, NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some businesses/civic leaders named a stretch of Pine Ave from Hyde Park Blvd to 19th St Little Italy because of a handful of Italian restaurants and businesses. It doesn't remind anyone of Italy in any form or fashion. Not many Italians live in the area anymore...but if ylu venture there look for Lahacienda (Italian) and the Como restaurants. Both are... More

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Honestly I spotted the name first and thought it was a Mexican restaurant but decided to look them up on Trip Advisor to see what the reviews were then found out it was Italian food. Anyway, the food was great I thought and so did my whole table of 6! Cheese Ravioli, Mushroom Ravioli, Linguini with Clam Sauce, Meatballs, Sausage...... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

As other reviewers have stated this is a disappointment. Not like I was expecting Marlon Brando to be sitting at a corner table or Al Pacino in the men's room. No, I never got that far, there was nothing worth getting out of the safe automobile to see. Perhaps, if I had a local as a guide I might feel... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, Little Italy has been over ran with crime, poverty, and you see a lot of poverty and what we'd call in other cities, obvious prostitutes and dealers on corners. I wouldn't recommend a family trip through this part of town!

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The best meal we had at Niagara Falls was at Michael's restaurant, they have excellent pasta and desserts, really worth the trip to Little Italy. The best Italian restaurant, staff was friendly and helpful, food excellent. We look forward to returning in the future.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Try Michael's Restaurant on Pine Avenue in The Little Italy section of Niagara Falls, NY. It's an awesome restaurant. The decor is a small diner, but the food is fabulous! Would eat there again and again - actually we ate there many times in one trip!

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Whittier, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

little Italy seemed like any other part of Niagara. The only difference was there was information on the gangsters that ran the area. A bunch of little museums that looked like peoples homes. interesting

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Newfane, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Hardly anything that says little Italy- few restaraunts (Michaels and The Como are excellent) and lots of transients. This street is not particularly all that safe. The entertainment district is more little India than this is Itlay

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LaPorte, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

It may have been "little Italy" at one time but now it is just a run down version of itself, nothing here to see but poverty and slum.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Do not go here! Avoid at all costs. There is nothing to do or see here. This is not 'little Italy.' The whole thing is a sham. There were once Italians in this area, but they all moved away or died. Their 3rd generation descendants, faced with a faded, declining, and rotten tourist city, came up with the idea of... More

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