Little Italy
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Section of the North Beach neighborhood with plenty of Italian restaurants and businesses.
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Neighbourhood: North Beach
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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 19 August 2023
  • eee
    Cupertino, California93 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • mrbertnl
    Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands219 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,546 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 5 October 2023
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mrbertnl
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 22 September 2023
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eee
Cupertino, CA93 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 30 August 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 19 August 2023
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pecanpie2205
Essex, UK1,054 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 9 July 2023
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,314 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 27 April 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,036 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 17 December 2022
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,487 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 5 November 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Little Italy is a community that’s formed in the North Beach area of San Francisco. Lots of Italian restaurants and a great buzz about the place.
Written 18 April 2022
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Angelo rossie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
When I mean this place has the best food I’m not lying the people are so nice and I’m Italian and this is so authentic and delicious I recommend so much no this is not a bot comment I’m Italian and I know when I see good pizza
Written 21 October 2021
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