As the oldest continuous neighborhood business district in Downtown San Diego, Little Italy prides itself on being one of the city’s most charming and desirable hotspots. Little Italy was formerly known as a fishing neighborhood, but after the decline of the tuna industry, the hardworking families and residents revived Little Italy into a thriving, unique urban neighborhood.
More than anything, Little Italy San Diego is known for its delicious, authentic Italian food and drink. If you’re new to the area, start your day at Pappalecco, a local favorite serving up legit espresso, gelato, and paninis. If you’re heading out on a weekend, the Little Italy Mercato is open every Saturday and features classic farmer’s market favorites like fresh produce, herbs, flowers, and cheese as well as food purveyors selling oysters, sauces, and pasta.
If samples at the mercato aren’t filling enough, stop by the Mona Lisa Italian Deli for a sandwich and a midday glass of wine or Assenti’s Pasta Company if you want to take home fresh pasta by the pound. For dessert, don’t miss out on the beautiful and decadent cakes, pastries, tortes, and ice creams at Extraordinary Desserts over on Union St.
Complete your day by swinging through some of Little Italy’s top specialty stores. Bottlecraft is a must-see brewery with hundreds of bottled beers for purchase, Vitreum is a unique and quirky gift shop with home goods and decorative items if you’re still furnishing your Downtown San Diego loft, and Vocabulary offers great one-of-a-kind finds for both men and women looking to spruce up their wardrobes or living space.
Enjoy rambling around Little Italy so much you’re thinking of making a move to the area? If you’re ready to begin the hunt, be sure to use an experienced real estate agent in Downtown San Diego who is familiar with the area and types of properties you’re interested in.
For more information, call (619) 649-0368 and schedule an appointment or showing with 92101 Urban Living. ')}