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Little Italy San Diego

Little Italy San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego, CA

The Basics

At 48 square blocks, Little Italy San Diego is the largest in the United States and is best seen on foot. The eclectic neighborhood’s charming sidewalk cafés and one-of-a-kind specialty stores are reasons enough to head to this district, with locals and visitors alike strolling the streets to get a feel for the mom-and-pop restaurants, art galleries, and retail shops that make the northwest end of downtown San Diego so famous. On Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market draws crowds to its stalls offering fresh, California-grown produce, trendy foods, and crafts. Many visitors choose to eat and drink their way through this Old World slice of San Diego—a Little Italy food tour is a great way to explore the area.

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San Diego Scenic Tour
San Diego Scenic Tour
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best of San Diego in four hours!
Balboa Park was wonderful! It was interesting to see Little Italy and Gas Lamp area. Our guide, Roxanne was great Frienly and full of information!
Judith_J, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Enjoyable tour
Cheryl_J, Nov 2021
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
The guide was marvelous. Love the tour and the sights. San Diego is beautiful. The trolley is clean and safe.
star-5
See the highlights in 4 hours!
MaryCarol_B, Nov 2021
San Diego Scenic Tour
This is a great way to glimpse the top city highlights in a short period of time. The sights are amazing and walking is minimal so a choice it thats a concern. The guide was very nice. Informative and funny. The goody bag with water and trail mix was a perfect thoughtful touch. My only suggestion is during covid to inform folks before purchase that the van does not have windows that open. I'm so glad we did this tour!
star-4
October 4 tour
Debbie_P, Oct 2021
San Diego Scenic Tour
Great going to all the different locations. There was a good amount of time at each stop. I really thought it was too many people in one van, during the covid times. And the back row… we were way to stuffed in. Pretty much sitting on top of strangers.
star-4
A day full of memorable moments
CouvE_L, Nov 2021
San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Me and my wife loved working together to figure out this scavenger hunt! It brought us close and we were able to get to know the area so well. When locals showed us around we showed THEM new areas!
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Satisfied
Rubi_R, Nov 2021
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Learned interesting facts about the city. Good way to know where to explore when you're not from the area. Staff really friendly.
star-5
Great tour!
Jennifer_F, Nov 2021
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
The tour guide was fabulous. I enjoyed the various sites on the tour, and I plan to bring a friend with me on my next tour.
star-5
An incredible experience-Little Italy food and walking tour hosted by Anthony Davi
Linda_F, Oct 2021
Taste of Little Italy in San Diego
We live in San Diego and signed up for the tour with family visiting from Colorado. Anthony Davi gave us an experience we will recommend with friends and family who live elsewhere and in San Diego. Anthony is engaging, funny, informative and we can tell how much he loves Little Italy. Our family couldn't believe how amazing this tour is and the food stops were 5 Star.
star-5
Delightful great customer service
jon_v, Nov 2021
San Diego Scenic Tour
Delightful entertaining, very frindly. Informative, great scenery.great customer service.no more commets
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Nights & Lights San Diego
Janice_C, Oct 2021
San Diego City Lights Night Tour
Seeing city lights perfect views love riding trolley perfect weather Friendly atmosphere great great great San Diego
star-5
The best food ever!!...
Cindy_C, Oct 2021
Taste of Little Italy in San Diego
The best food ever!! Tried food I normally wouldn’t order but it ended up better than I ever expected.
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Seeing the sites
Donna_T, Nov 2021
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Just seeing San Diego from a different perspective. Enjoying the sites. Being able to get off and tour the area.
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Fun time ?
Janice_C, Oct 2021
San Diego City Lights Night Tour
Loved the trolley ride and very informative , Loved Looney “ Jokes” He was very entertaining and very courteous

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Travelers into food and fun will enjoy Little Italy’s culinary and entertainment options.

  • The heart of Little Italy is the one-way India Street, with cars able to travel only south-to-north. Most people enter Little Italy from the corner of Ash and India streets.

  • Look for the landmark Little Italy sign arched over India Street at the corner of India and Cedar streets in the heart of Little Italy.

  • Little Italy is a pedestrian-friendly area prime for walking tours.

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How to Get There

Little Italy is located on a hill in the northwest end of downtown San Diego, a few blocks away from the Embarcadero. The district’s geographic boundaries are Union Street on the east, Harbor Drive on the west, Ash Street on the south, and Laurel Street on the north. The San Diego Trolley stops two blocks from the heart of Little Italy.

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When to Get There

Little Italy is a city neighborhood, with varied opening times for the different businesses contained within it.

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Festivals in San Diego’s Little Italy

Little Italy San Diego is known for several fun festivals, including Little Italy Festa! in the fall and the Mission Federal ArtWalk every spring. Halloween time brings out the trick-or-treaters, and during the holiday season there’s a tree lighting and a Christmas village.

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