Little Italy
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Section of the North Beach neighborhood with plenty of Italian restaurants and businesses.
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  • Frank T
    San Francisco, California2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is no neighborhood in SF called Little Italy
    There is no neighborhood in SF called Little Italy. It's called North Beach and it's more than just Italian flare, beatnicks, and more chinese than italians these days.. I have heard tourists call it the "little Italy" of SF much like saying SF is the Paris of the West or something like that. But Little Italy is not the actual name.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • eee
    Cupertino, California84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stay in area closest to Washington square.
    North beach (it's not called little italy, no idea why they call it little italy) is a very nice "district" in San Francisco. I come here every weekend. I recommend coming here. Also note that too far up Columbus ave is useless. Stay in the area to the south of North beach, the far end of Columbus is kinda sketchy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • mrbertnl
    Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands224 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit disappointed
    We wslked trough this area and we think is was not really something special. There was quite some dirth on the streets an the neigbourhood did not impress me. The restarants we saw did not look inviting for a lunch. May just bad luck
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt515 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As the name denotes, it is beautiful like Italy
    Briefly, it must be on the list. This neighborhood is vibrant and lovely both day and night. It looks like Europe and specifically like Italy as the name denotes. It is full of Italian restaurants and cafes. At night, it is full of people who are staying up until late hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2024
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Morocco272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Visiting Little Italy in San Francisco was an amazing experience The walk through the neighborhood was Amazing with perfect weather and incredible views all around The area is filled with wonderful Italian restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine I loved seeing the Italian flag colors on the floor and the street which added to the charming atmosphere Everything about Little Italy was great the sights the food and the vibrant culture It's a mustvisit place in San Francisco perfect for a leisurely stroll and a delicious meal The neighborhood also has a rich history and the friendly locals make the experience even more enjoyable Don't miss out on this charming and lively part of the city!!!
Written June 9, 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Briefly, it must be on the list. This neighborhood is vibrant and lovely both day and night. It looks like Europe and specifically like Italy as the name denotes. It is full of Italian restaurants and cafes. At night, it is full of people who are staying up until late hours.
Written May 23, 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,017 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Little Italy in San Francisco has all of the best italian restaurants you would ever want. There is a great ambiance and buzz to the area. Recommended.
Written October 5, 2023
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mrbertnl
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands224 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We wslked trough this area and we think is was not really something special. There was quite some dirth on the streets an the neigbourhood did not impress me. The restarants we saw did not look inviting for a lunch. May just bad luck
Written September 22, 2023
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eee
Cupertino, CA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
North beach (it's not called little italy, no idea why they call it little italy) is a very nice "district" in San Francisco. I come here every weekend. I recommend coming here. Also note that too far up Columbus ave is useless. Stay in the area to the south of North beach, the far end of Columbus is kinda sketchy.
Written August 30, 2023
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Frank T
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
There is no neighborhood in SF called Little Italy. It's called North Beach and it's more than just Italian flare, beatnicks, and more chinese than italians these days.. I have heard tourists call it the "little Italy" of SF much like saying SF is the Paris of the West or something like that. But Little Italy is not the actual name.
Written August 19, 2023
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pecanpie2205
Essex, UK1,215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We had expected Little Italy to be a bustling and vibrant neighbourhood full of everything Italian.

However it was a like a normal neighbourhood and the only telling sign was Italian flags and restaurant's.
Written July 9, 2023
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I visit Little Italy every time I'm in the city. It continues to enchant, and I find new discoveries on each visit. This is a part of San Francisco that endures, and thankfully, it survived the pandemic.

Best explored on foot during the day, the better to appreciate the local color, then come back for dinner!
Written April 27, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Plenty of fun cafes and restaurants here. Do some research to find a good one. This is a charming neighborhood best explored on food.
Written December 17, 2022
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A whole load of Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries. We trialled a few of them - all wonderful. Dreaming of the cannellonis now!
Written November 5, 2022
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