With more than 100 colorful and unique neighborhoods, the most challenging part of your San Diego getaway is deciding where to explore first. We have put together a helpful San Diego Neighborhood Guide for First-Time Visitors to get you started, and today we will be focusing on one of the most lively neighborhoods on the list, Little Italy. This Italian neighborhood is best known for its food and drink scene, but there are endless things to do in Little Italy, San Diego. Whether you want to eat, drink, shop, or explore museums, Rental With A View offers vacation rentals just minutes from everything Little Italy has to offer!
Restaurants in Little Italy San Diego
Little Italy is a culinary hot spot in San Diego, offering award-winning chefs and eateries around every corner.
The Piazza della Famiglia serves as the central gathering point in Little Italy. Visit the Little Italy Food Hall for an introduction to the diverse dining scene. Try a dish from one of the six food stations, serving anything from pizza to gelato!
Award-Winning Restaurants in Little Italy
There are endless Little Italy restaurants to try during your getaway. If you are looking for a classic rustic Italian dining setting, we recommend Davanti Enoteca, Filippi’sFilippi’s Pizza Grotto, or Buon Appetito. We recommend Mona Lisa Italian Foods for delicious deli sandwiches if you are after something to take back to enjoy in your vacation rental.
Little Italy Shops & Markets
The Little Italy Mercato Farmers’Farmers’ Market is a celebrated tradition occurring every Wednesday and Saturday year-round. This is the largest market in San Diego County, featuring six blocks of vendors. The marketplace vendors sell produce, flowers, eggs, meat, fish, baked goods, groceries, and handcrafted gifts.
Little Italy Museums & Parks
If you are interested in more things to do in Little Italy, we recommend visiting the local parks and museums:
- Amici Park: This multi-use space features a lovely dog park, an amphitheater for live entertainment, and bocce ball courts.
- Waterfront Park: This park offers a beautiful waterfront public space in Downtown San Diego. Take the kids to play in the interactive fountains or relax in an intimate garden room.
- Maritime Museum: Within Waterfront Park, you can visit one of the top maritime museums in the country!
- Firehouse Museum: This historic fire station is used as the Firehouse Museum with memorabilia highlighting the tradition and heritage of the firehouse.
San Diego Vacation Rentals in Mission Hills
Stay with us at Rental With A View and easily access the best things to do in Little Italy, San Diego. Our San Diego vacation rentals in Mission Hills put you just a few miles from the Little Italy neighborhood. Enjoy the privacy of a quiet neighborhood while still being close to major attractions and our beautiful beaches. We look forward to hosting you for your San Diego getaway!