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Little Italy

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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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1668 Columbia St, From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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Reviewed yesterday

Not that much of Little Italy is very Italian, but it is definitely a fun and lively area to visit at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So many Good Italian Restaurants and just fun walking in the area. Alot of people on the street just hanging out... Not sure about hotels but there is parking available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ragusecastro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Except for the Saturday Farmers market this is just like many "Little Italys" in the U.S. Restaurants and shops; more restaurants and shops. It is historical but does not shine compared to the best Little Italy I've seen - Arthur Avenue in The Bronx.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As far as Little Italys go, this one was sub par. Really absolutely nothing to see except the restaurants. There were lots to choose from and they all looked good. I ended up in a small health food restaurant in the same ares.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Full of great places to eat & enjoy this a must for any San Diego visit. There is a nice Court yard about mid way, its new so not all the shops are full yet but it will add even more reasons to spend a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Little Italy is one of the stops, especially on Saturday mornings/ afternoons, due to the Farmers Market in which they close the whole street, extending from the train tracks to almost the I-5 freeways. Many local restaunrants, coffee houses, small businesses/shops and bars. Great people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to eat Italian food (and who doesn't) be sure to visit San Diego version of Little Italy and all its eateries and bar stops. Plaques depicting Italian San Diegoans are placed throughout and the atmosphere is lively.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank faxdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area offers a lot of restaurants and some shops. We enjoyed walking around but thought it was "just okay"

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming and colorful. Great food and shopping. When the planes fly overhead, it’s as if you could touch them!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank armmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is worth making a trip here to just walk thru and check it all out. lots of eating places and bars to visit as well

Date of experience: December 2018
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Romantic dinner in Little Italy (1 Replies)
Looking to have a romantic dinner in Little Italy, San Diego this August. It's our honeymoon! Any recommendations would be great!
March 28, 2017|
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No problems with Enterprise Little Italy San Diego ! (3 Replies)
Rented on line with Enterprise because they picks you up of course - cheaper than renting at airport - no problem at all - Delia was great - no pressure to get extras - will definitely rent there again.
July 05, 2014|
Response fromMelina56|
Regarding complaints of Enterprise- We booked the car on line because it is cheaper of course. Had booked a hotel near Little Italy and after lunch we phoned Enterprise to pick us up and take us to the car rental -no pressure to get extras- DELIA was GREAT - no complaints - will definitely rent there again - had a good experience - paid what was quoted and that's all there is folks!
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Trip Report Part One (9 Replies)
Thursday December 20 Halfway up the old pedestrian bridge, we realize there’s a new route across the border at San Ysidro: You now walk on the east side of the trolley, rather than crossing traffic to reach the old pedestrian bridge on the west side; it’s easier going than the old route. Taxi fare to TIJ is now $15 USD or 200 pesos (up 11.1% from 180 pesos in June), we choose 15 USD and save nearly a dollar. Our visas expired midway through our June trip, so we decide to buy new ones. BAD...More
December 24, 2012|
Response fromLynn and George|
Hi sounds fun so far. One question. Where is athino's from pueblo bonito mazatlan to get a massage? We are staying at pueblo bonito emerald bay & massages are very expensive here but we can take the shuttle bus to Pbm and then either bus it or walk to get a massage depending on how far it is. Thanks for info & merry Christmas