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Little Italy

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Address: 1668 Columbia Street (association address), From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 233 3898
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district has continued...
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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Wonderful dinner

We had a wonderful dinner in Little Italy then walked down the street window shopping. Found a wonderful bakery and got several pastries to take back to our hotel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner in Little Italy then walked down the street window shopping. Found a wonderful bakery and got several pastries to take back to our hotel.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I really liked seeing the gentlemen out sweeping the streets every morning after the bustling activity the night before. This little community is highly energetic and has a great nightlife. It is also kept in top shape, clean and safe. Tons of great restaurants and coffee shops around!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Little Italy is a small street downtown San Diego near the water front. There are a bunch of cute restaurants and ample parking. Definitely check it out after visiting the USS Midway.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Something about a farmer's market that makes me feel more connected to a city or neighborhood and allows me to become a local for awhile. This farmer's market is also the loveliest and most photogenic in San Diego and open every Saturday from about 7:00 to 3:30 or so. I usually go early to enjoy the vendors setting up for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have read others' reviews and many people seemed to love this place, but I think the place might be a bit overrated. I didn't find anything special and didn't feel like I was in Italy at all (and, yes, I have visited Italy before). For me, it was just a place for eating Italian food and that's about it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I took the trolley to a little Italy from the gaslamp quarter. Nothing too historic to see. Mainly some cafes and pizza shops. I wouldn't say there was anything Italian to it other than the big Little Italy sign. We stayed about an hour and that was enough time for us.

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White Bluff, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love San Diego Little Italy, you feel like you have just stepped into a small area of Rome. There are nice restaurants and shops. It is a safe area even after dark. Everyone is very friendly!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Little Italy – San Diego, CA (Jan 2015) I have missed the boat on this supposed San Diego treasure. I have been to Italy and I have travelled from the very big to very small towns top to bottom of Italy as my point of reference. Outside of a couple of authentic corner stores, meat markets and a couple of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you like Italian food give this place a visit, you wont be disappointed. There is something for everyone here. Give it a try.

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Olathe, KS
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I walked here from my hotel and enjoyed the quaint atmosphere. It was a weekday evening and fairly quiet, which was great for what I wanted. I enjoyed dinner at a nice italian place and then took a stroll through the area before returning back. The hotel concierge said it was better than Gaslamp and I'd have to agree depending... More 

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