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Little Italy

New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #276 of 861 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: Neighborhood west of SoHo famous for Italian restaurants.
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Little Italy has shrunk to one block, literally! Mulberry between Canal & Grand St is about all that’s left of the once large Italian settlement in downtown. Italians first settled in the area in the 1850s. Several Catholic churches were established not longer thereafter. By the 1920s large groups of Genoan, Calabrian, Scicilians, Neapolitan, Piedmontese and Tuscan immigrant had settled... More

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Brisbane
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a great disappointment. The food was crap and I felt like I was truly ripped off. A number of locals told me that the small restaurants moved to the Bronx. I did manage to have a great italian meal in Chelsea....

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

To really see this neighborhood come alive, come during the San Gennero Festival in September and see the giant statues carried around the neighborhood. This is as close to Southern Italy as you can get in New York City.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

oh no i am not expecting this .. because nothing to see only Italian American museum is nearby not rated in any sites.. only the hotels of Italian faced are here.. not good one for sightseeing but on the way or near spot to china town ..

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love this pizza place named Prince St Pizza, which of course is on Prince St and Mott St. Recommended

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Right next to Chinatown. The store and restaurant owners are very friendly and proud to share their heritage. Can't wait to go back and spend more time.

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Malta, Europe
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A nice place to be in especially since we visited during the San Gennaro feast so the place was more lively. Good Italian food and the Christmas Shop in little Italy has everything you ask for, for your Christmas tree.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Little Italy is very close to Chinatown but is totally different. Cafes, restaurants are very fantastico and clean...

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If want many Italian restaurant choices, go to Little Italy. The smell of garlic and the many Italian aromas is wonderful. Also fantastic Italian desserts. It was hard to pick where to eat and which dessert to settle on. Also, good souvenir shops.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have been going here for the past 55 years, since I was a kid and still love it although it has shrunk a lot since the Chinese expansions beginning about 20 years ago. They still put on a good San Genaro Festival , complete with zeppole and sausage and pepper guys in booths around the streets. There are still... More

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