We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Little Italy

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1668 Columbia St, From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
Phone Number: 619 233 3898
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$47*
and up
Downtown and Little Italy Food Tour
More Info
$15*
and up
San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure
More Info
$75*
and up
Private Scenic San Diego Segway Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,003 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 406
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
foodie

We walked to Little Italy and ate at Civico. the food was excellent, the service was very good and the prices were reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
craigwfelten
,
Usa, Japan
Add Photo Write a Review

1,003 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 789: English reviews
Usa, Japan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to Little Italy and ate at Civico. the food was excellent, the service was very good and the prices were reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank craigwfelten
Level Contributor
54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pretty disappointed. It's worth the trip to Little Italy for dinner but that's about it. Don't expect any Italian specialty shops, etc. Had dinner at Buon Appetite. Excellent!!!

Helpful?
Thank AuntRosie
Lacombe, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit while in San Diego. Great restaurant choices and farmers market is a must see on Saturdays.

Helpful?
Thank lacombe1
Bayside, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Little Italy was what we expected. A few blocks of restaurants, lots of people. Recommend making a reservation for dinner here as there were lines.

Helpful?
Thank Mary P
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommend Little Italy for a wonderful dining experience. Have eaten at few restaurants here and all have been great, So many choices. Last time went to Crack Shack and loved it. Highly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank dkjjweb33
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in this part of town one night, and even though it was a Tuesday night, there were still lots of people out. Seems like such a fun place to grab dinner, and of course, the food was delicious! (Plus... isn't it fun to say "Little Italy?"

Helpful?
Thank Tiffany B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly didn't spend too much time here, I was in San Diego just to see my nephew graduate from the Marines. We stopped into a small restaurant with sidewalk seating, just to get a beer and a salad. This rating is not for that restaurant, so I won't focus on that. First thing we noticed about Little Italy is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Travelbuddy2go
Athens, Attiki, Greece
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at a hotel in little italy and the truth is that it was an excellent choice. It is very close to downtown and it has many choices for entertainment and for good italian food!

Helpful?
Thank Elisavet P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place with many places to eat and plenty of accommodation. It is all set up very nicely and it really does feel like Italy. The place where we stayed was near to it, so it was a flat and quick walk to get there.

Helpful?
Thank Elliot R
Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buildings were tall, and the area seemed like a normal city with restaurants. The place did not look anything like the usual "Little Italy" towns in other states/countries.

Helpful?
Thank fatimaRidha

Travelers who viewed Little Italy also viewed

 

Been to Little Italy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Little Italy and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
New York
1 day ago
San Clemente, CA

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Little Italy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?