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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 #46 of 219 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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Almira, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a fun area and the market on Saturday is HUGE! Live music, food, crafts, goods and produce. The energy is great and there is much to take in and shop! One of our favorite parts of our trip in San Diego. There are neat eateries around Little Italy too! You must check it out. tip: if you want... More

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Columbus, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went to Little Italy on a Saturday as recommended by another Tripadvisor review.. There is a fantastic farmer's market from 8 a.m. until 2 p m. I recommend arriving there early to avoid the crowd. Lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and lots of food to sample!!! Plenty of cute little restaurants and cafes!

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a section of San Diego with many restaurants and shops. Many Itlaian restaurants from which to choose. Fun to walk around and look.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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239 reviews 239 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Loved the cleanliness the diversity of shops, restaurants, bistros, art, the streets, and the room for passers by. Only dislike not there to embrace the magnifica of it all. Did the farmer's market and by far one of the best and largest I've ever toured.

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phoenix, arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Walking down the street at Little Italy gives anyone so many options to have great Italian food. Filippi's never disappoints. There are also many unique shops to explore.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

As a native New Yorker I was surprised by how much Little Italy in San Diego has to offer. Unlike other Little Italy locations, this one has remained true to its heritage and has remained predominantly Italian. There are numerous restaurants and bistros to enjoy some excellent good and sites. The atmosphere is bustling but very enjoyable.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Was a nice walk from the harbour (red train takes you here as well). Tons of restaurants. Nice for strolling very clean. Not much shopping wise but we really enjoyed it. Had a nice lunch there! I just can't remember the name of the place.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I have been there other days of the week--but the best day to go is Saturday, for the market. Fresh citrus, art, plenty of local fare--but don't miss the man who sells the cheesecake in cups! Key lime was great. Live music--a band with a lead singer from Argentina (I believe) was so good, I bought their CD. It goes... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Love the market on Saturdays. So much fun tasting great, fresh foods and condiments. Brought some home for later. Artwork, flowers, unique condiments, all while listening to bands playing on street corners. Tried Monello's for lunch. Fabulous, different pizzas that were so yummy and filling. Nice outdoor patio, much like being in Europe. Great place to relax, people watch, enjoy... More

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Vancouver Island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We didn't find much of interest in this area with the exception of a good Italian grocery store in which we bought some polenta and other delicacies. We stopped for a gelato which was yummy and reasonably priced and purchased some cannoli which we ate later and was terrific. After reading the other reviews, I think we need to go... More

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