Little Italy

Little Italy, San Diego: Hours, Address, Little Italy Reviews: 4.5/5

Little Italy
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Little Italy
How to get there
  • Santa Fe Depot • 9 min walk
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Gayle L
Edmond, OK18 contributions
Culinary walking tour of North Beach
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Cynthia, was wonderful, very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. This walking culinary tour let us experience a variety of great Italian specialties. We’ve been to San Francisco many times, but never experienced North Beach from this perspective.
Written October 14, 2021
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ReemFadhel
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia44 contributions
Recommended 👍🏼👍🏼
Oct 2021 • Family
Nice place for variety choices of restaurants and Gelatos 👍🏼👍🏼
Good for kids, adults, family and friends but get ready to walk.
Written October 9, 2021
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Stelios S
10 contributions
Yuck
Sep 2021
No parking, way too noisy, way too crowded, tourist trap, mediocre food. Don't believe the ratings of the restaurants - you will notice they are all highly recommended. We chose "Barbusa"...wouldnt even give it a single star.... Little Italy is more like a club hub for endless hordes of young men trying to pick up an equally endless crowd of skin showing women, so save your money, come check out but dine elsewhere.... If on the other hand you wanna try your luck hooking up perhaps this is for you....
Written October 4, 2021
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Hairycalgrad
Buena Park, CA511 contributions
Wonderful Restaurants but Parking is a Nightmare!
Sep 2021
Little Italy is amazing and really should receive a 5 rating but unfortunately our experience with parking made our two recent visits a nightmare. Little Italy has very nice outdoor covered dining decks, which are built over many of the street parking spaces. So now not only do you have much less available parking it is also much more crowded because the restaurants are packed inside and now outside. We went on a Sunday and drove around so many times finally found parking but so far away my Fiance, who has bad knees, I advised him it was too far to walk to the restaurant after I did a practice walk from the car. We ended up going to Hillcrest but had the same problem, we eventually decided when we did find a parking space to just park and find the closest restaurant. Sunday Night we luckily found a parking space close to our restaurant.

On Monday we went back to Little Italy for lunch and luckily we found a parking space a few blocks from where we ate. Monday night was another major parking problem and my Fiance had to walk quite a way from the restaurant. Unfortunately the place was packed and we did not realize you could make a reservation, their sister property does not take reservations. The wait was very long.

Pleas do not get me wrong, we absolutely love Little Italy but the parking situation is worse that we have ever experienced before and we will not be visiting it any time soon again.
Written September 29, 2021
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Shenelle_dior
Dallas, TX38 contributions
Little Italy
Sep 2021 • Couples
I absolutely loved the vibe and set up of this small little Italy. It is a must see when you are in san diego. All the different restaurants and also wine shops. We really enjoyed this area
Written September 25, 2021
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Barbara A
15 contributions
Overwhelming & Oversold
Sep 2021
We took the Hop On Hop Off Trolley to Old Town, and hopped off to eat lunch. Unfortunately, all the restaurants I'd selected as options were difficult to find because of all the foot traffic and banners and umbrellas and shades on the sidewalks. Instead of a quaint area to have a lovely lunch, it was a loud and cranky area I wanted to escape.
Written September 23, 2021
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,235 contributions
Little Italy of San Diergo is a great place to visit and enjoy.
Jul 2021
what a great place to visit. The restaurants are truly Italian all the way. The staff at every place are so nice and polite and go out of their way to help you. The ones we ate at were outstanding and the food and pastry were high quality. As you walk around you find different stores that sell clothing and gifts and they have nice homes and buildings in the area to look at. Check out the really nice home that looks like it came from Italy with its Gold plated Bently parked in front. I tried to talk to the man who ownes the house but he thinks he is better and richer than anyone around him.
Sorry old guy buy I have more money than you do as "a lot more". It is funny he was the only one who would not talk to us and told me to go away after I told him how nice his house was; Oh,Well. It takes all kinds of nutty people to make up a neighborhood I guess.But the area itself is truly great. So glad we went there to visit and to eat at the different restaurants.
Written September 1, 2021
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Elaine B
Vancouver Island, Canada272 contributions
Great fun and great food
Aug 2021
I really enjoyed going to Little Italy, the vibe was fun, and there were a lot of people enjoying food. The choice of restaurants was great, too many great ones to chose from. We went to Fillipos, which was some of the best Italian food I have eaten. Great fun night out
Written August 25, 2021
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Licey7
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic790 contributions
A must visit in SD
Aug 2021 • Friends
Full of restaurants and shops, vibrant life your young people. Difficult parking to find. Great place for a promenade in the afternoon
Written August 5, 2021
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vepagram
Garland, TX30 contributions
Mini city
Aug 2021 • Solo
You feel like in Italy when walk in streets. You car rent scooters to explore mini city. There is lot of food courts and great tastes
Written August 2, 2021
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