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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 #49 of 261 Activities in San Diego
Type: Neighborhoods, Food & Drink
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Monterey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We walked down here from Balboa Park and enjoyed the area immensely. Lots of local Italian history and fun food available for street sitting and people watching.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fortunately, Little Italy was within walking distance from our hotel. The restaurants each have unique character along with their menus ranging from New York style pizza slices to gourmet meals. We dined at Mimmo's alfresco and the kids couldn't stop raving about it. The waiters were very attentive and friendly. The portions served were gigantic ! I loved the deli... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

It is just a single street of restored houses and Italian restaurants. But it is well decorated, clean and peaceful. Don't expect much, just come in the evening and enjoy Italian food, beer and wine!

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We are from Canada visiting California and driving from SD to Longbeach and LA, the best dinner we had all over California is in your restaurant. The main entree was great, we had a great wine and the tiramisu was perfect....I am not Italian but I lived in Rome for 19 years. It really made me feel like I was... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were blessed that we decided to visit this are on a Saturday morning . Four blocks of farmers markets , with local restaurants farmers, florist & crafts . Great food & just plain old fun to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There are some really nice restaurants in the area. can't remember the name of the place but it is on the corner,really popular. The food is amazing.

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