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Little Italy

New York City, NY (Chinatown)
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Ranked #275 of 859 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

One of the original areas of New York City. Unfortunately it is shrinking because Chinatown is expanding. Must walk down Mulberry street where there are some very good, old fashion Italian restaurants. You must go into Ferrara's an institution in Little Italy.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very small. Not a lot of shops we were interested in. Da Gennaro was a good Italian place to eat. Our tour guide told us about it. I'd recommend hiring a tour guide for this entire area

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Brooklyn, New York
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246 reviews 246 reviews
97 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Little Italy has that old NY feel. It's like going back in time. Too bad it's gotten so small. The street is filled with back to back mediocre Italian restaurants. It's become a tourist area. Being a local I no longer enjoy going to Little Italy.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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173 reviews 173 reviews
122 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Little Italy was much smaller than Chinatown which it borders in downtown New York. They have lots of nice restaurants and the atmosphere was clean and nice. Not much more than restaurants though.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent hours walking around and shopping in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, and LIttle Italy provided a very nice change of pace - very laid back, Old World charm, the food smelled great, friendly people. Stopped at a restaurant, was seated at an outside table, and enjoyed a nice appetizer of fresh mozza wrapped in proscuitto and a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My girlfriends and I ate dinner, shopped, sampled Italian desserts, and drank some red wine in the neighborhood. Highly recommended! Fun atmosphere.

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Columbia, SC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were surprised by how small Little Italy was. It is pretty much dominated by Chinatown all around it, but we found it to have plenty of charm. We stopped at one of the restaurants for coffee. Worth visiting and trying out some of the food, but you have to look for it around Mulberry Street. A hidden gem that's... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was hoping for something as big as Chinatown, but it's actually pretty much 2 or 3 streets. Even though it's very very little Italy, the options for lunch or dinner are simply great and the ice cream is divine!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had a friend from the Lower East Side showing us round his old neighbourhood for the afternoon so took in Little Italy. And it is only little as Chinatown seems to be engulfing it, but little Italy is still there. We were so surprised at how close Chinatown and Little Italy are to each other, on one street you are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked along the long line of restaurants and read the menus for most of those that appealed to us. It was a fun experience to have the employees of each restaurant try to persuade you to go to their restaurant. Some of these tactics were interesting, but fun nonetheless. Great food and can't wait to go again!

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