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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 #50 of 249 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We did not really understand what all of the fuss was about...its literally 1 small street. We drove past it and through it twice before we realized that we were actually there. There are a lot of different restaurants there, so if you're into Italian you can probably find something nice to eat. If you're looking for a super lively... More

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new jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We first went during the day,but I didn't really enjoy the atmosphere as I did for dinner,it's really nice at night with their restaurants on the side walk,good restaurants but not less than $80 per couple plus tip! A more of a mid 30s and up crowd

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Los Angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had never been to Little Italy S.D. before..really hip little area with restaurant after restaurant, out door cafes, really cute, lively. Hard to choose a spot to eat, they all look great..parking not great however..we had to pay $7.00 in pay lot..drove everywhere and could not find street parking.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went when they shut down a portion of the area for street ball and a market. This was a great experience watching the street ball being played with so much passion! The food was great and the vendors willing to let you sample their goods, how can you go wrong?

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