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Little Italy

Neighborhood and Historic Site
San Diego
  • Freddy F.
    "Bencotto is excellent."(2 Tips)
    Caroline D.
    "Underbelly ramen and iDessert are great places to check out!"(2 Tips)
    christian v.
    "Kettner Nights is one of the coolest events once a month."(3 Tips)
    "Delicious Italian food and shopping, along with public art displays."(21 Tips)
92 Tips and reviews
  • Italian food
  • pizza
  • bencotto
  • underbelly
  • coffee
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  • Omar C.
    Omar Casserly1 week ago
    The abundance of restaurants and cafes, the neighborhood, and the abundance of shops and things to see. Parking is hard to find though if driving.
  • Omar C.
    Omar Casserly1 week ago
    The food, the neighborhood, and the abundance of shops and things to see. Parking is hard to find though if driving.
  • Saeed
    SaeedSeptember 25
    a totally Italian street, nice pizza and pasta restaurants🤤😍👍🏻
  • Ayman G.
    Ayman GhozaizAugust 31
    Geart place at evening for walking and all know nd of Italian food all around
  • S.
    S.August 21
    Lovely atmosphere all day long
  • Audrey W.
    It's not Little Italy like back home in Cleveland but it has great variety and lovely to walk in the evening.
  • Tanya V.
    Tanya VFebruary 11
    Charming neighborhood with plenty of great restaurants and wine bars
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 RodriguesNovember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful neighborhood. Lots os restaurants, bars and cool people.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 26, 2016
    Have a wander in this lovely 'hood.
  • Drew K.
    Drew KroftSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful pedestrian area loaded with parks, home design shops, cafes, and restaurants. Easy to spend an afternoon or evening
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerAugust 15, 2016
    Nice area, especially walking down India street. Lot's of amazing restaurants, grab pizza by the slice or sit down & enjoy a real authentic Italian dinner & wine. Good shops & places to have drinks.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatAugust 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Well, I can no longer live without coming here at least twice a week :)
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 3, 2016
    Nice area in downtown SD with restaurants
  • Bradford R.
    Bradford RileyAugust 1, 2016
    A great place to just take a stroll, find some good food, and check out the city.
  • Larry N.
    Larry NebelJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun stop with great Italian restaurants - closer than Italy
  • James N.
    James NunnApril 14, 2016
    There is a lot of street work going on right now, and Date St. is blocked off (b/w India and Columbia). You will need to walk down Cedar to India to see this. Very Italian feel to it.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelApril 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Lovely neighborhood, so many restaurants and cafes to choose from. Great for families!
  • Mohammed
    MohammedMarch 31, 2016
    Delicious Italian food and shopping, along with public art displays.
  • Robin B.
    Robin BertelsJanuary 28, 2016
    Like Italian food? This is the place to go!
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherNovember 25, 2015
    Great neighborhood! If the Trolley tours guide is right, it's the biggest Little Italy in America! Excellent selection of restaurants & bars with some unique shops as well.
  • Joe
    JoeNovember 5, 2015
    Good place to walk around. Lot of places to eat and drink.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithOctober 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite neighborhoods in the city... Has some of my favorite restaurants here as well as the one I work at.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 27, 2015
    Such a cute neighborhood! Lots of good dessert places
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengAugust 18, 2015
    Very cute neighborhood. Underbelly ramen and iDessert are great places to check out! Soak in the views of Pacific Beach after your meal.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CAugust 9, 2015
    Love this area! It's fun, pretty and quiet! Would love to live here.
  • Cynthia H.
    Cynthia HsingJuly 31, 2015
    Great Food!
  • Blake B.
    Blake BlanchardJuly 26, 2015
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline TopeteApril 21, 2015
    Such a pretty place!
  • Freddy F.
    Freddy FluApril 11, 2015
    Bencotto is excellent.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaApril 2, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Top must-have foods here: ramen @ Underbelly, seafood at Ironside & cocktails on the rooftop bar at KEX (and creme brûlée or tiramisu at Cafe Italia)!
  • JimmyGotUps
    JimmyGotUpsMarch 19, 2015
    Check out Ballast Point tasting room.
  • Alfa S.
    Alfa SantosFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good luck finding parking.
  • Sandy A.
    Sandy AudiFebruary 1, 2015
    Nice Neighborhood and full of restaurants .... A must visit if you are in San Diego
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraNovember 16, 2014
    If you wanna find delicious amazing Italian food well you came to the place with high quality food
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyNovember 7, 2014
    A nice place to hang out
  • Chris L.
    Chris LedermullerSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of America's finest neighborhoods in America's Finest City. Despite the name, it is not exclusively Italian food and gelato shops, though those are plentiful.
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanSeptember 13, 2014
    If your craving Italian food, just walk down the streets of Little Italy. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to find a bad place here.
  • eloá p.
    eloá p.September 12, 2014
    If you like Italian culture, it's had better go there!
  • Fran K.
    Fran KuhiaAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good and drink.
  • Willis Allen R.
    Enjoy delicious pizza on the patio at #Landinis Pizzaria!
  • Felix C.
    Felix ChongFebruary 28, 2014
    Great place for a food
  • Dory M.
    Dory MacielJanuary 25, 2014
    Mona Lisa had tasty minestrone!
  • Vincenzo B.
    Vincenzo BelpiedeJanuary 24, 2014
    Bencotto best pasta la villa best pizza Monello best breakfast & lunch. That's all u need to know
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiDecember 7, 2013
    Here for the annual Xmas tree lighting? Grab a real-coffee-tasting coffee at Caffe Italia, right at the center of the action! #latte
  • Florante Peter I.
    Florante Peter IbanezOctober 13, 2013
    Italian Fesyoval weekend
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica ASeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to walk around any time of day. Perfect for taking your guests that are visiting.
  • Dave S.
    Dave S.August 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    All around great spot!
  • Giovanni's Old World New York Pizzeria
    Cannot believe the destination point that it has become! Really cool!
  • Eulalia C.
    Eulalia CJune 16, 2013
    NAPIIZZA is awesome!! Great pizza & salads, great staff :)
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJune 3, 2013
    Made me feel like I was back home with my parents in Italy. I miss Positano
  • Avion J.
    Avion JonesApril 5, 2013
    Moved here from San Antonio, TX and I am so happy with my decision. Little Italy is beautiful! 
  • Stefano D.
    Stefano DonatoFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Feel like at home... :) great restaurants! Napizza must try... Italian advice
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BulgerJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Very pleased to live here... and for those who couldn't stand the train noise, the Quiet Zone is now in full affect. No more train whistles at intersections!
  • El Jefe
    El JefeJanuary 4, 2013
    The Canolis are outta this world..better than Jersey!!
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 12, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 in San Diego.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BurkhardtJune 6, 2012
    Stop by influx for a cup of joe
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieMay 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The blue bags for doggies make great bags for sandwiches.
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieMay 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't stand in the long line at Filippis'. Not worth the wait unless you are getting some baked goodies.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WrightMay 21, 2012
    Fillipi's Pizza is great!
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.March 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    India St. is THE street in San Diego to browse, sightsee, drink and eat your way from Ash St. to Laurel St. Long enough to visit again and again.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KarnoskyMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best area to live!! I love it
  • Mr Coffee
    Mr CoffeeFebruary 24, 2012
    HD was here
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Kettner Nights is held the second Friday of every other month. Come for gallery and shop open houses, wine at 99 Bottles or beer at Bottlecraft
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Hyde Edwards is an excellent full service salon and spa at the corner of Kettner and Juniper. For hair ,ask for Suzy or Mozy.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie ToprakjianNovember 13, 2011
    The North End has a great happy hour!! 3$ wines and wells from 1-7
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure you check out the Festa, Sicilian Festival, and Art Walk. Great events in our neighborhood.
  • Oli T.
    Oli TreadwellAugust 11, 2011
    Great restaurants. Don't forget to ask for Afogato for dessert!
  • David R.
    David RootJuly 22, 2011
    Getting up from my midday nap!!!!
  • Epic I.
    Epic ItJune 10, 2011
    A great place for taking pictures from amateur to professional they always come out amazing.
  • midwest l.
    midwest livinMay 26, 2011
    Go to Filippi's Pizza Grotto
  • @socalwithkids
    @socalwithkidsApril 7, 2011
    If you have kids, & attend ArtWalk, you should take them to KidsWalk. KidsWalk is located at Amici Park, on Date Street, & is an area designated for family friendly activities. More at the link below. Read more
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Kettner Nights is one of the coolest events once a month.
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  • Chris B.
    Chris BeachOctober 26, 2010
    Great food
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything you need to know about the neighborhood and what is happening here. Click on link below. Read more
  • Kristen O.
    Kristen OsorioSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I <3 Little Italy!
  • perr0x
    perr0xAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Little Italy is a cool spot. Will be even better when I become Mayor. Time for change!
  • Chad D.
    Chad DanneckerJuly 27, 2010
    101 Reasons why to Love Little Italy... Read more
  • Jody S.
    Jody SwaneyJuly 11, 2010
    Homeless people everywhere.
  • Min O.
    Min OhJuly 6, 2010
    I heard that there are few good pasta place here. Any recommendations?
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PumaMay 14, 2010
    I agree! I live on state street in Little Italy and it's the best place I've lived in San Diego yet!
  • christian v.
    christian vantvlieFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the best neighborhoods in the country. All around best spot for everyone!!
  • Carlos Vicente A.
    Italia, en chiquitita.😀
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro FrancoDecember 9, 2016
    Excelente lugar para caminar un rato y comer delicioso, recomiendo que sea a media tarde o noche para que se chinguen unas buenas chelitas ☺️✌🏻️
  • Moises Y.
    Moises YoldiDecember 26, 2015
    Imperdible al visitar San Diego
  • Minel O.
    Minel OrduñoSeptember 16, 2015
    No importa la hora siempre hay un lugar por aquí para comer :) deja el auto y recorre todo. Vale la pena
  • José F. S.
  • Kleber C.
    Kleber CisneirosDecember 16, 2014
    Rua com diversos restaurantes italianos, imperdível para quem vem a San Diego...
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DovekOctober 12, 2014
    Los cafés y restaurantes
  • Serkan
    SerkanOctober 2, 2014
    Asla italyadaki lezzeti tutmayan ama tasarım ve menü olarak kendinizi Roma'da hayal edebilirsiniz
  • dael r.
    dael reyesMay 4, 2014
    Tienes que visitarlo......... ;)
  • Cuneyt A.
    Cuneyt AksuFebruary 2, 2013
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