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Little Italy

Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY
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Ranked #25 of 33 Attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Sep 2, 2014
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New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perspective is important when visiting Niagara Falls, USA. After all, it is flawed yet interesting city that has seen decades of hard times after the mafia and defunct manufacturing left it by the wayside. That said, there are a few holdout neighborhoods and landmarks. Because they struggle to survive, they have more character than anything that can be located on... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As I said above, the picture you see above - that's about it. There is nothing much here. Lots of empty storefronts. Some restaurants that serve blah food that are still around because some people will eat anything. On a rare occasion you see a new small place you may like to try, but it's gone the next drive through.... More

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Pine Hill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not sure why this is considered an "attraction". This town is deserted with nothing but closed business. It is essentially the"hood". We came through several times because we were visiting family but I honestly didn't see anything worth stopping for. In fact, if you find your way on this street, do yourself a favor, lock your doors, do a u-turn... More

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Roskilde
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Only a few restaurants tells you that this is a area called Little Italy. It compete with chinese shops etc. Don't expect a romantic area like a lot of Piazzas in Rome. Its long time since Vito Corleone or look alike could be found in this area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Pine ave. is called "Little Italy" because it used to be surrounded by an Italian community. It has since turned into slum. There are some places on pine that are worth a trip: Micheal's restaurant, the Como restaurant, Dicamillo's bakery and Latina's. It is not somewhere you want to bring your family and walk around. Visit these gems and that's... More

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Lewiston, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

if you go down here you should see that you made a bad decision it is the fact that it is just what people apparently call "The Hood" it is very depressing to see what it has come to.

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Niagara Falls, NY
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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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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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Titusville
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774 attraction reviews
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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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