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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Little Italy

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
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:
+1 619-233-3898
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
$47.00*
and up
Downtown and Little Italy Food Tour
More Info
$15.00*
and up
San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure
More Info
$75.00*
and up
Private Scenic San Diego Segway Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,145 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 456
    Excellent
  • 317
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great Spot

Had 2 meals here at Sorrento and Ironside. Charming area with parking being a challenge. If you eat at Sorrento SHARE the plates. The pizza was excellent as was everything else we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
MichiganTrevor
,
michigan
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 888: English reviews
michigan
Level Contributor
165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had 2 meals here at Sorrento and Ironside. Charming area with parking being a challenge. If you eat at Sorrento SHARE the plates. The pizza was excellent as was everything else we ordered.

Helpful?
Thank MichiganTrevor
Encinitas, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

but my favorite is the pasta house next to Starbucks, if you want fresh any type of pasta to take home, I especially love the linguine or Angel Hairr the Italian call Capalini

Helpful?
Thank 09RayRay37
Huntersville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

will definitly come back i will tell my friend about this amasing experience upon return best rate awesome place

Helpful?
Thank lvenant
Rockport, Texas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Use Old Town Trolley tours, hop on hop off, great value. we did not get off in Little Italy but they took us through and we got to see so much

Helpful?
Thank Ladonnaw
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking a stroll on India Street either before or after eating at one of the many, delicious restaurants. The sidewalks are always lively.

Helpful?
Thank ZaidaMac
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several blocks of San Diego which of course features Italian restaurants. A few breweries mixed in where you can purchase samplers.

Helpful?
Thank TAbtahi
Hiram, Georgia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Little Italy on our last night in San Diego, after a cruise. We had a romantic dinner and enjoyed the ambiance of this neighborhood. Our visit was before Christmas and all the lights were aglow. It was lovely and energized with a happy vibe! I stopped in a shop and found/purchased the perfect purse and matching wallet, which... More 

Helpful?
Thank littlemac777
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant where you can either sit inside or outside - the inside is beautiful (like sitting in an Italian restaurant in Italy) - good food and drinks with good service. Will definitely go back.

Helpful?
Thank jojo60713
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Italy and the blocks surrounding the area are becoming more and more gentrified, hip, and the area is attracting fun restaurants, microbreweries, cute shops, coffee roasters, and lots of fun places to hang out from Saturday mornings (great farmers' market) to Saturday afternoon shopping to Saturday nights (get your little black dress on!). Have fun!

Helpful?
Thank 2beans2000
Turlock, California
Level Contributor
297 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas decor was still up. The area had so many little restaurants. We loved walking down the street looking at the decor. Try Filippi's Pizza Grotto it was really good and inexpensive.

Helpful?
Thank Tcard2013

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
7 questions
Ask a question
Folkestone, United Kingdom
San Clemente, CA
New York
4 months ago

See all questions (7)

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?