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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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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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Wickenburg, Arizona
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299 attraction reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Don’t miss this microcosm of shops and boutiques, bars and restaurants within San Diego just a few blocks from the shore line. There’s a pleasant and relaxed, and yet very vibrant atmosphere to it. Some of the shops are very trendy, others a bit more dated. You can find very nice, upscale restaurant as well as simpler places – something... More

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I call Little Italy San Diego home. Living in this pocket of Downtown San Diego is absolutely amazing. I'm an urbanite for sure with all the cafes, retail shops, festivals within walking distance, there's never a dull moment. A fun filled family oriented environment, it often feels like a small town feel in the city. Visit any number of restaurants... More

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Tokyo, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Little Italy farmer’s market is wonderful place to visit in Saturday morning. In the typical good weather of California, I visited Little Italy at about 10:00am. Already parking spaces were almost full, but I could luckily find empty slot. You will find a lot of attractive goods there. Artichoke, broccoli, blueberries, raspberries, vinegar, variety of crafts are sold in good... More

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Los Angeles, California
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246 reviews 246 reviews
71 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Hotel Vyvant in Little Italy. Although she did find parking on the street near the hotel, she didn't want to move the car that night, fearing we might not find parking when we returned. This turned out to be a good thing, since it gave us reason to walk down to Little... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had a great few hours sampling the food and drinks at various stalls, buying all sorts of tasty bits on our way round the market. Great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning.

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