Little Italy
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
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Check out Little Italy in San Diego for a taste of Italian cuisine and culture. The district boasts some of the most authentic Italian restaurants in town—take a food tour of the area to find the best spots and learn more about Little Italy's history. Be sure to check out the weekly Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market, the largest in the city. The nearby Waterfront Park and San Diego Maritime Museum are worth a visit, too. Visit in the evening to enjoy an al fresco dinner and see Little Italy come alive with twinkling lights. – Tripadvisor
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  • L_K1509
    London, United Kingdom1,331 contributions
    Happy hour
    Little Italy is mainly centred around India street and is a few blocks of restaurants and bars. We picked a couple to go into randomly and they were ok, we thought service and beers were good in Bolt brewery and the pizza ok is a nearly restaurant. I would recommend going at happy hour for the best prices. Plus less crowded.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2023
  • BobiTychynskiShimoda
    Oakville, Canada339 contributions
    Enjoyed a stroll through little Italy
    Loved little Italy! Stopped there and had lunch at the mercato which is only there Wednesdays and Saturdays. Enjoyed a beef tamale from one of the stands. It was hard not to buy everything they had at the market. We enjoyed walking India street and seeing all the cool restaurants and gelato places. The food court (little Italy food hall) was worth checking out. We sat and ate our tamale in the piazza. Headed back for dinner later at nonna and zucherro.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Travelogarithms
    Westchester County, New York84 contributions
    Must-visit! Phenomenal food!
    If you love Italian food, this is a must-visit place. The food is just phenomenal and the atmosphere is fun. It has a bit of a NYC vibe but obviously much smaller. It’s basically a few blocks of great restaurants, bars, and cafes. There is also a cute town-center square with live music and a food hall. It’s great for families, couples, and singles of all ages.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • twysted2015
    Kelowna, Canada2,367 contributions
    So many food options
    This is the part of town you will gain some weight. We tried to balance lots of walking to offset the huge caloric consumption in this part of town to no avail. Needless to say, there are some fantastic places to eat, and the farmers market sets up shop here as well. Close to the harbour and worth checking out.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
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VanillaAce
Saint Simons Island, GA902 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Stroll the Little Italy area and enjoy the large variety of cute shops and restaurants. Most shops and restaurants are located on India street. Surf shops, plant stores and chocolate shops dot the area. A must visit in San Diego.
Written December 22, 2023
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twysted2015
Kelowna, Canada2,367 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the part of town you will gain some weight. We tried to balance lots of walking to offset the huge caloric consumption in this part of town to no avail. Needless to say, there are some fantastic places to eat, and the farmers market sets up shop here as well. Close to the harbour and worth checking out.
Written October 18, 2023
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Chris C
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great date night. Italian live crooners, fancy restaurants, spumoni and fountains to make wishes. That’s amore’.
Written October 9, 2023
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Billie F
Tangerang, Indonesia351 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
The Liitle Italy is nice place to visit for having brunch or Dinner as well. I have tried a few restaurants and really nice meals and I have tried the ice cream outlet as well
Written October 1, 2023
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Travelogarithms
Westchester County, NY84 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you love Italian food, this is a must-visit place. The food is just phenomenal and the atmosphere is fun. It has a bit of a NYC vibe but obviously much smaller. It’s basically a few blocks of great restaurants, bars, and cafes. There is also a cute town-center square with live music and a food hall. It’s great for families, couples, and singles of all ages.
Written August 6, 2023
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Mike M
Jacksonville, FL73 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Lots and lots of American Italian food! Kinda of bummed that it has been Americanized! Wish it was more authentic. I know that most owners are legit Italian, but they are still arranging their menus to meet the American taste buds.
Written July 30, 2023
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Sergei Z
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Bad service, I have been waiting for my order for more than 1 hrs and the manager always says it is almost here one more minute...
Written June 12, 2023
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BobiTychynskiShimoda
Oakville, Canada339 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Loved little Italy! Stopped there and had lunch at the mercato which is only there Wednesdays and Saturdays. Enjoyed a beef tamale from one of the stands. It was hard not to buy everything they had at the market. We enjoyed walking India street and seeing all the cool restaurants and gelato places. The food court (little Italy food hall) was worth checking out. We sat and ate our tamale in the piazza. Headed back for dinner later at nonna and zucherro.
Written May 31, 2023
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Michael D
1 contribution
Apr 2023
I agree overrated and over priced. Everything closes at 9pm. NOT ITALY. All I wanted at 8:30 pm on a nice San Diego evening was an espresso for me and my wife and some gelato for my son while walking the streets of America's finest city NO NO NO not one place or if they did have espresso and gelato they were closing. Save your money and just visit Italy. I like Rome (late night espresso) but Fiorenza is .Bellissima
Written April 20, 2023
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C. Landa V.
Los Cabos, Mexico1,233 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We have been in this restaurant several times and this time we were so disappointed with the service.
Every time we had so good experiences and this time it was not that nice.
The food was just good.
Drinks were wonderful.
But our waiter didn’t even know how to open the wine.
This was very frustrating because we loved the place.
Hope they do something….
Written March 26, 2023
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