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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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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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During daytime it didn't look that nice of a neighborhood but then it turned dark and the whole quarter woke up! Great restaurants and very romantic. I'll be back for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good place to visit if you have time. Not priority though, it is small street with few restaurants. It is not easy to find a car parking nearby, therefore some restaurants offer valet parking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This "Italian" area is not very Italian aside from pizza spots which are grubbin. There is an art store and bocce ball, but that is about it. VERY HIGH CONDENSATION OF TRAFFIC, I would avoid just for that. The best Italian restaurant in San Diego (with best swordfish in world) is Baci Restorante, and is located elsewhere

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Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

During daytime it didn't look that nice of a neighborhood but then it turned dark and the whole quarter woke up! Great restaurants and very romantic. I'll be back for the atmosphere and the restaurants.

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Walnut Creek, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Apart from some good restaurants, there is anything else you would enjoy at this place. It's just a small space with Italian restaurants.

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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love the area. Lots of character and delicious restaurants. authentic. The restaurants we went to the servers spoke to each other in italian

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

2 hours and 15 minutes was how long it took us to wander the 4 blocks of the Little Italy Street Fair. This was an organic produce, flowers and stuff bonanza. Prices were good and there were some great oddities, sea urchins to eat! We loved the vibe and the variety. This is now an item on our must do... More 

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Lynden, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed in little Italy, it is a great location with tons of food options. They have a farmers market with tons of local treats. This is a must check out while in San Diego. Try Fillipes, the food is awesome!!!

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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On Saturday morning if you're in San Diego I recommend visiting the Farmers Market in Little Italy. It's several blocks long and has many vendors. There were booths with not only fresh produce and food but things from paintings to t-shirts. The selection is awesome. You can enjoy fresh sea urchins as well as artisan breads and sausages.

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California Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great section of San Diego just to stroll through. You can stop in any of the many shops for a quick gelato, some espresso or a pastry. Not nearly as crazy as downtown San Diego which tends to cater to a drinking crowd.

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phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decided to go here mostly because it was the only place that had hotel rooms. Everything around the beach was booked solid. Googled the area and it looked really cute. Got there and OMG! The cutest little place. It's like a little Italian town. The weekend got a little busier. The restaurants were all crazy busy and all smelled so... More 

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Additional Information about Little Italy

Address: 1668 Columbia Street (association address), From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 233 3898
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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