Little Italy
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Neighborhood west of SoHo famous for Italian restaurants.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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  • Canal St • 4 min walk
  • Canal St • 4 min walk
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  • Ravenhawk39
    St. Catharines, Canada455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to walk around and eat
    My husband is Italian and wanted to visit little Italy on our trip to New York City. It was just before a festival so there was a lot of decorations around. We ate a delicious pizza and calzone lunch at Lombard’s Pizzeria and walked around a bit. It was very enjoyable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • odoyle584
    Belvidere, Illinois89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to experience an historic part of NYC
    Our Little Italy Food Tasting Tour was a great way to experience an historic part of NYC. Our guide Vincent kept our group of 11 entertained and well fed as we walked many of the streets along Mulberry Street. We enjoyed sponge cake, two kinds of cannoli, gnocchi, cheeses, proscuitto, and, of course, NY-style pizza. Along the way, Vincent used authentic local accent to tell us stories of gangsters and historic places where cheeses and pasta have been made for years, along with historic churches and stores and restaurants that we recognized from well-known films and TV shows. He dropped many famous names and left us so full that we cancelled our dinner reservations. We highly recommend it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth walking around and a great place to get pizza
    We visited Little Italy on a walking tour. We were told Little Italy had consisted of 17 blocks but is now down to 4 blocks. The area mostly has restaurants, bakeries and shops – some almost 100 years old. It is worth a visit for dinner and/or dessert.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
When we visited Little Italy, they were preparing for a festival, the streets were cordoned off and the crowd was building. Little Italy has been in relative decline, as Chinatown encroaches but many people return from their places of exile in New Jersey for the festivals. This enclave still has some great restaurants and things to see; it's well worth a trip.
Written 30 December 2020
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Renee D
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I haven't been to this festival since the early 2000's and decided to go this year 2021 with my teenage daughters. NEVER AGAIN. The charm is gone!!!! There is no Italian music playing in the streets, every vendor plays their own music over the others, it was so crowded, my poor daughters were getting felt up in the crowd!!!! HOW DISGUSTING!!!!!!
It is now a carnival type experience. A small cannoli was $10-12.00, they were sitting out in the heat in a few of the stands with flies buzzing around and not refrigerated. Garbage was piled all over all the corners of the streets and not being picked up. There were also very few Italian vendors. A RIP OFF
Written 27 September 2021
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odoyle584
Belvidere, IL89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our Little Italy Food Tasting Tour was a great way to experience an historic part of NYC. Our guide Vincent kept our group of 11 entertained and well fed as we walked many of the streets along Mulberry Street. We enjoyed sponge cake, two kinds of cannoli, gnocchi, cheeses, proscuitto, and, of course, NY-style pizza. Along the way, Vincent used authentic local accent to tell us stories of gangsters and historic places where cheeses and pasta have been made for years, along with historic churches and stores and restaurants that we recognized from well-known films and TV shows. He dropped many famous names and left us so full that we cancelled our dinner reservations. We highly recommend it.
Written 21 October 2023
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Daisy
Nottingham, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went here as friends had told us was worth a visit for good food. We walked through China Town which personally I wouldn't recommend I didn't get that 'vibe' also it was the only place in New York I felt unsafe. I didn't take note of where we ate in little Italy but I had the most amazing Lasganure ever. We went to a place on the corner but worth a visit for dinner. Not massively expensive depending on where you go. They are not to pushy to get you in there restaurant either but will try to persuade you because they want your custom.
Written 14 January 2020
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BigDK
Scotland13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Little Italy was on my to do list to get a taste of authentic New York. We walked from the financial district and passed impressive architecture on the way. Little Italy was quaint and okay to walk around. We decided to stop by one of the restaurants and ate inside. I had pasta and my wife had ceaser salad and asked for chicken with it. It wasn't until we ordered I saw that a 20 per cent gratuity would be added. Although the food was okay I felt at 92 dollars for a salad pasta and two drinks was a bit much. Compared to other parts of the city it was twice as expensive. We walked on and my wife spotted a rat running into the bags of rubbish left beside an eating area. Between that and the meal kind of spoiled the experience. I realse things are more expensive but feel I was ripped off. Long story short visit walk around eat elsewhere.
Written 24 April 2023
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hunbun81
West Sussex, UK121 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
I read good things about this area and saw nice photos ahead of taking a walk through, with the aim to stop and have a meal. I felt disappointed. As we walked up the main strip of Little Italy we stopped to glance at a menu or decide if we fancied the restaurant, and we had waiters come out trying to verbally force us to go in, or reading out the menus (we can read!) And one waiter was literally thumping continously on the window from the inside waving us in. So we just the left. Very off putting.
We did find a lovely Italian restaurant further down and it was a gem. I'll review that once I've found the name of it.
Written 17 April 2022
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Ildiko T
Budajeno, Hungary611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Little Italy has no Italian inhabitants anymore those who work there are mostly coming from Mexico or Central America. It consists of many small restaurants just right beside each other no difference at all what the menu or preparation mode matter. We heard the same music ( Movie soundtrack from the godfather) from every place, some manager tried to push us into his/her restaurant… it is a pity cause the neighbourhood has a certain vibe due to its history but the fame and shine are long gone. They still have good and expensive ice cream - maybe the only place in Manhattan so therefore it was worth a ride.
Written 15 June 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I suggest visiting this neighborhood only if you're nostalgic, so you want to see this historic neighborhood to capture pics seen in many movies filmed here.
That's exactly what business owners here count on.
Loads of restaurants, pizzerias, gellaterias,...one by another with almost same music (again from old era movies) and pretty annoying waiters in front trying to get you in.
Low quality and small portions for set menus and astronomic prices for a la carte.
Written 23 June 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This small, packed neighborhood is colorful and busy, and a wonderful place to wander to take in the colors, and to stop in for a great bite to eat at one of the many delicious restaurants. This neighborhood, which borders Chinatown, has been getting smaller in recent years, but it still retains the same nostalgic yet vibrant atmosphere of a community which has lived in the US for centuries. They celebrate holidays and festivals in style, with people coming in from surrounding areas to visit family and enjoy the festivities. Because it's such a small neighborhood, it's easy to see in a day, but no less interesting for it.
Written 19 April 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,930 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It's a very small neighborhood, just a few blocks, pushed up against Chinatown. It is jammed full of restaurants that all seem the same, same menus, and the same barkers out front trying to pull you in. I'm sure some are good, but how can you tell? All set in old tenement apartment buildings. Crowded and bustiling.
Written 2 January 2022
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