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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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Fun at the Little Italy Festival

We were there for their October Little Italy Fiesta It was lots of fun with entertainment, food, and wine (including wine from one of my favorite wineries Coppola). Its a yearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were there for their October Little Italy Fiesta It was lots of fun with entertainment, food, and wine (including wine from one of my favorite wineries Coppola). Its a yearly event in October.

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St. Louis, MO USA
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The restaurants looked nice and posh and the area was clean. It was very small. I've been to the "Little Italys" in New York, Boston, and St. Louis where it feels like an Italian neighborhood. I don't understand the hype and wished we would have checked out another neighborhood like Old Town instead.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went during the week, when it's a quiet neighbourhood with lots of restaurants and some nice little boutique shops. Went again on Saturday and had a great time in the market which takes over Cedar Street from Kettner Boulevard to Front Street. A multitude of little stalls selling fresh local produce, an amazing variety of foodstuffs (local and further afield)... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Town was clean, food at the little cafe was good, but slow service. Great warm day. Areas cleanliness was above average compared to other days.

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Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We walked the markets on a Saturday and the surrounding areas. It was a really fun and nice place. One coffee shop had musicians and latin dancing out the front which added to the atmosphere. The menus looked really nice of all the restaurants.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Interesting old area with lots of Italian restaurants and some stores. If the market it not on the day you go then your time spent there will be shorter unless you stop for a gelato or lunch/dinner.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Totally worthy We atein a nce talians restaurant Super delicious calle buon appettito Had a great lingine del mre tat they accomodated to my tastemy husbandhad fillet with gorgonzola I recommend

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Farmers Market is the best in San Diego, the Italian restaurants and all so fun ALIVE, coffee, pizza by the slice and fine dinning...Just walk the street for antiques and unique shopping, San Diego rocks....

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We just happens to luck-out and arrived in San Diego on a Saturday. Little Italy can be seen when you take the Old Town Trolley or, it's a 15 minute walk from the Marina. The market is similar to an authentic Italian market in Rome. Fresh Fruit, vegetables, and some local products and crafts. It's a fun way to spend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Honestly, I would say that while Little Italy is cool to stop by, it definitely shouldn't be a priority. The majority of Little Italy was made up of art stores - and not Italian art either. The entrance to Little Italy was cool, but it was confined mainly to one road. My friends and I went hoping to sample Italian... More 

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