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Little Italy

Address: 1668 Columbia Street (association address), From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 619 233 3898
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Ranked #29 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district has...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district has continued to be a vibrant ethnic business and residential community since the 1920s.
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Murrieta, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The first time we visit Little Italy was like almost a decade ago so my husband and I decided to visit again since it was the motiff in our silver wedding anniversary celebration a couple of weeks ago. Well, nothing fancy but there were so many italian restaurants and not really pricey. It was a holiday so we got a... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Open Saturday mornings in Little Italy...mostly fruits, vegetables, flowers and locally produced items. Some craft and gift items, and lots of food/lunch options.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I can't imagine how cool this must be in summer or spring. Tons of local foods, plants, artists. Everything was fresh and affordable. Wonderful! Food trucks were fresh and priced just right. Parking was a little tight and no public restrooms, but it was such a huge event, I didn't even care.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Love this place ! Great bars and restaurants - good Vibe ! Interesting quirky boutiques. Recommend this for drinks and people watching we walked in from the harbour which proved to be a really nice day!

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Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
3 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Park the car on India St. near the entrance and walk and graze your way through.... so many options in this quarter. Will spend more time here on next trip. Also stores with fresh goods etc. Worth the visit.

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San Diego, California
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74 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

All kinds of restaraunts to choose from and so much to do. Just spend the the day walking around and checking out the shops or just stop in for some pizza. You will not be disappointed. Try and go early to find some free parking. Seems that a lot of people go there that are going to the airport due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lovely quarter with a lot of coffee houses,restaurants and markets with fresh fruits, herbs and other good stuff. If you're looking for authentic italian kitchen with charming service and great food, you're absolutely right there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Walking up and down the streets of little Italy and checking out all the restaurants was fun in itself, the wonderful smells of all the food and people watching was worth it just for that, but of course we had to check out one of the restaurants, every thing was good! Had a nice time. You might have to go... More 

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Oosterhout
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Little Italy has lots of good Italian restaurants and bars. The atmosphere in the streets is very good.

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PA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wow. This neighborhood was just so vibrant and interesting when we visited. It started as an early fishing area, as the Italians were great fishermen. It has no evolved into a trendy, restaurant lined neighborhood with great sea views. I only wish I had more time to try more food!

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