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Little Italy

1668 Columbia Street (association address), From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619 233 3898
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Ranked #46 of 236 activities in San Diego
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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Madera, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I come from a New York Italian family, so every time I visit San Diego I MUST go to Little Italy to buy some delicious food! The markets are so quaint and smell amazing! Parking can be a little chancy, but totally worth the effort!

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Little Italy area along India Street boasts many great Italian restaurants, delis, and shops that you will not find in any other area of San Diego. This is definately worth a visit to get some great food and shopping.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on Saturday morning for the farmer's market and were very impressed. They had great food options and a wide array of fresh food and local jewelry. Musicians played on the corners and the weather in San Diego is always great for walking around. I only wished that I lived here so that I could cook with those amazing... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We actually went to a couple of different little restaurants and shops great area and crazy before they moved in dirt and trash it use to be SO close to the bay. Friendly people and great food.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Little Italy Farmer's Market is a must see event held every Saturday in San Diego. It spans 4 blocks and is filled with the tons of farm/ocean fresh foods. The local bands add to flavor of this event as you stroll from booth to booth munching on freshly baked bread, crepes, and cookies. Many of the booths sell a variety... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A few years ago, I visited Little Italy close to Downtown San Diego. I was not too impressed by the few blocks I could see. This time, I found out there was a walking tour of Little Italy every Saturday morning organized by Anthony of "littleitalytours". On July 19, 2014, I joined Anthony for his tour. Although he walked the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After Old Town, we decided to stop in Little Italy for lunch. It was not planned, and don't those adventures turn out to be the best? Little Italy is quaint. The street is lined with restaurants and shops. We had the best meal of the trip here-I just have to find the name of it and I will review. Most... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you're not here for the farmers market then you most likely will be disappointed like my wife and I were. We found it to be just pizza places and other Italian places to eat with not much shopping or Italian architecture. We actually liked the gas lamp district better and ate there instead.

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Chicago, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this farmers market as a great way to start a Saturday morning. It covers 4-5 blocks on the uphill/downhill slope, with a nice variety of fresh produce, breakfast tents and vendors of arts and crafts. We started at the bottom of the hill near Joe's Coffee Truck (had a frozen coconut coffee drink that was a meal in... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The area has dozens (hundreds?) of cafés and shops, several decent hotels, and an awesome Farmer's Market on Saturdays during the summer. Just head for the main intersection of Date and India streets, and allow at least a couple of hours to stroll more than ten blocks of booths offering fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, beverages, and yummy eats of all... More

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