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- 98%Local Culture
- 77%Nightlife Lovers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%Family Travelers
- 59%Business Travelers
- 57%History Buffs
User Reviews (79 Reviews)
- Little Italy DistrictMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 03, 2014
Wow! Totally different feel from the rest of the city! Lots of, of course, Italian restaurants all tucked in close to eachother. I even heard people speaing Italian! I couldn't believe what a big Italian population San Diego has! Lots of great food but most of it was rather pricey!
- Little Italy DistrictJan 29, 2014
My condo is located here so I am a little biased, but I have to say this is one of the best neighborhoods in the city. Some of the best restaurants and cafe's in town are right here. You are also right next to the famous San Diego Bay and centrally located so it is easy to explore any of the rest of San Diego when staying here.
- Little Italy DistrictMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 09, 2013
Little Italy is an unique district in the San Diego, is the only ethic group has its own district in the city. Is an upper middle class district similar to old-town Pasadena. It has the Italian retail shops, home design store, art galleries and residential units. You will not find Gucci here. It occasional held events here.
+ Mostly all are mom and pop store here (Rich History)
+ Not as crowded as Gaslamp Quarter.
+ You would find some of the very best Italian food in San Diego here.
+ Retail store carries many Italian import goods that often hard to find.
+ Many art galleries store
+ Crime is very low in the area and the street are pretty clean.
+ Close to the airport, zoo, and the pier (5-10 minutes driving)
- Parking is difficult, no public parking lot.
- Most of the restaurants and coffee are a bit pricey more into upscale.
* Hotel near Little Italy are actually one of the cheapest in the area.
* Very few sport bars in the area, head to Gaslamp there are pretty of them.
My two cents:
Little Italy is easily one of must visit location when you head to San Diego, great food and artwork, this is no doubt the nicest ethnic district in California. Only wish if there's more affordable restaurant and stores in the district.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Little Italy DistrictMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Nov 26, 2013
Very cute neighborhood full of restaurants and art. They have a giant farmers market every week and some really big festivals that shuts down multiple streets too. I only give it a four star because parking is a pain.
- Little Italy DistrictMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Nov 25, 2013
Nice little niche in downtown San Diego. A renovated and cleaned up area with lots of restaurants and bars. Some pretty authentic Italian places in the mix. Right near the airport and several hotels, so if you're traveling through SD for a conference or business this is a good place to wet your whistle.
- Little Italy DistrictOct 31, 2013
This is a great little area just outside the business district of downtown. A few short streets packed with Italian culture and food. There are some art boutique shops that are worth stopping in for after dinner or after trying some of the delectable desserts and coffees in this area.
- Little Italy DistrictAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 22, 2013
I have found my new Saturday morning routine. Seriously. This farmer's market in Little Italy is the most impressive market I have seen in a long time: with four whole blocks of stalls and stands dedicated to promoting local, homegrown, homemade, and handcrafted goods, it is always downright packed with people. From fruits and vegetables to trinkets and toys, meats and cheeses to pastas and baked goods, there is something for everyone. I strolled around getting sunburned and drooling on myself, trying to decide which basket of ripe, plump, burst-in-your-mouth strawberries I wanted, which divine cheese I would buy, and which homemade, gluten-free goody I would savor (I chose a chocolate almond toffee bar). You can sample the wares at most stalls, but bring plenty of cash - most vendors don't take plastic. Get here early (the market is every Saturday from 9am to 1:30), park nearby, and blow your pocket cash before the sun gets too hot and the people swarm too thick.