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Little Italy

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Address: 1668 Columbia St, From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
Phone Number: 619 233 3898
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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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A Taste of Italy!

Little Italy takes only a couple blocks of the San Diego metropolis, but it is small and mighty. Little Italy has a lot of authentic Italian restaurants on just one long block... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Little Italy takes only a couple blocks of the San Diego metropolis, but it is small and mighty. Little Italy has a lot of authentic Italian restaurants on just one long block and it is hard to choose which is the best as they all have their speciall culinary offerings, One restaurant/cafe in Little Italy is not Italian at all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Little Italy is packed with restaurants. Be sure to go there at lunch time or dinner time. You want to be there when you can check out the great food.

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing to see here really. Was staying in Little Italy for 6 nights. there is a big red wooden chair that people like to sit on and take pictures. I don't know why. The farmers market actually looked nice. Apart from that I wouldn't go or stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do go to Little Italy for an evening meal, if you can find a car space! We were there on a Saturday night, probably not the best idea!.The place (once parked) was buzzing with night-time diners. Everywhere seemed busy and we had a great meal of home-cooked italian. A nice romantic dining area.

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Winchester, KY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I were to live in San Diego, this would be the place. Many famous people hale from this neighborhood and their pictures are bannered throughout on the light posts. Some of the best restaurants and little hotels are here. There is a distinctly neighborhood flavor. Many dog walkers, joggers, tourists, shoppers. Lively day and night. Very lively bars throughout.... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little Italy is primarily a few streets lined with restaurants and bars, most of which are Italian. However, the restaurants are good and pricing is more competitive than in the Gaslamp Quarter

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite small but go food ans many small shops where you can buy Italian products.Ideal for Sunday lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had dinner for our anniversary at Mimmo's. Before dinner however we walked Little Italy and took in the culture. A group of men sitting at an outdoor table sipping drinks, smoking cigars and talking salad dressings. We noticed many people speaking Italian as we walked by. Be sure to wait your turn for your own photo op on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Little Italy for dinner one night. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the neighborhood and the little grocery store we entered to get into the restaurant for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great environment with many restaurants and fun options. Nearby the Harbor and many hotels you can explore the zone walking. The trolley station is also nearby so many options to spend a great time with best food with friends or with your couple. Worldwide culinary for all tastes.

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