Little Italy, New York City

An urban village that attracts thousands of visitors every year, Little Italy is known for its restaurants. The authentic food served at these eateries is a centerpiece of many cultural events in the neighborhood. If you talk to the locals, you'll find that many of the restaurants are built on places that involved the New York mafia from the early 20th century. Wander down the narrow streets and find a small storefront joint to enjoy a meal. See Little Italy and all New York City has to offer by arranging your trip with our New York City trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    I enjoy little Italy so much and I am so disappointed to see the negative reviews here. I do understand that L.I. seems to be getting encroached upon by China Town and is no where near what it used to...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We have only seen a fraction of what you can see in NYC, but we were lucky enough to be taken to Little Italy during the festival of San Genaro, when Mulberry Street explodes with life, street food an...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Little streets with a ton of authentic Italian restaurants on Mulberry Street. Seemed smaller than Chinatown and not as crowded but still many people. At dinner time, the restaurants had "recruiters" ...  more »

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