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Little Italy

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 1668 Columbia St, From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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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.

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Downtown and Little Italy Food Tour
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We got a tour of Little Italy and learned about the history. It was really neat to learn about the area and how it has changed. Looks like it is growing fast. Loved the food!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got a tour of Little Italy and learned about the history. It was really neat to learn about the area and how it has changed. Looks like it is growing fast. Loved the food!

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice ambiance, lots of restaurants, nothing in the way of souvenirs, great banners on the lamp posts. DELICIOUS cannoli at Zuccero's

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many dynamic shops and restaurants in this area of town. It is not just Italian food as one may think.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in the evening for dinner. There are loads of restaurants to choose from. It is a lovely buzzing atmosphere

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The San Diego "Little Italy" is not your Boston, Philly or NYC Little Italy. Modern architecture; just a couple of blocks long, but has some great Italian restaurants and cafes to enjoy pasta, espresso and Italian pastry. There is a great Columbus day festival too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've live and worked in Little for over 20 years now and the change and improvement has been dramatic. Very walkable and close to all though intimate and special. We now have enough restaurants...please! Parking can be a challenge so alternatives could be recommended. San Diego's best and largest farmers market on Saturday mornings.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This area in San Diego is centralized and near everything. It has at least 10 Italian Restaurants and Bistros. We loved it. There are small boutiques and niches to shop. We had a drink at a British Pub too. Very quaint and fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get out of the Gaslamp and go here. There are numerous shops and resturants that are less expensive and serve better, more authentic food. Great neighborhood vibe!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our walk through Little Italy and returned for crepes on our second day. Good restaurant business and interesting shopping, including a Dick Blick art supply store!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very authentic and great food! I had the best Italian food in my life at Sorento. The chef was from Sorento and you felt like you were in Italy.

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