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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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Go in the evening!

Really beautiful in the evening for a walk. All the lights are up and you can here music in all the restaurants and everything smells like bread. Definitely lots of eating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Ansley E
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Savannah, Georgia

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Only good for dinner and that's it. Took my family here and there were no cool shops or places for kids. Only good for pizza and pasta dinner. Parking was tough too so pack patience. Only worth 2hrs of ur time as there is more to do in SD!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful in the evening for a walk. All the lights are up and you can here music in all the restaurants and everything smells like bread. Definitely lots of eating options. Reminds me of Espanola Way in Miami but a little less made-for-tourists!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If ever you visit and you have a taste for Italian food, this is definitely the place to go. There are other shops and restaurants there to visit, but definitely more Italian restaurants. Very nice little area to visit.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Walking around Little Italy was so much fun and very authentic. The restaurants were wonderful also, defiantly some place you should check out while in San Diego.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

nice area to walk around - good Italian restaurants - cool shops - near the water and hotels - parking may be an issue

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Unless you know exactly where you're going and you don't mind trying for a while to find a place to park, skip this place; it's not very big and there's plenty of places to better spend your time in San Diego

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the finest farmers markets anywhere, ever. And of course, Fillipis pizza Grotto's been there about 60 years now too. Veni Vidi Vici in little Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Amazing neighborhood, safe, quiet, great food, sunday market, everything you need handy. Tram stations very close.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Little Italy's farmers market is one of the best in SoCal. Lots of great vendors, friendly atmosphere, and variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very well presented area representing the Italianiety in San Diego! Good food above avarage when not in Italy! More shops apart food that has plenty of options would be a total success! Very good customer service all around the area! Be back again! Ciao

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Additional Information about Little Italy

Address: 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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