If you click on the links in this post, we may earn money from the companies mentioned in this post, at no extra cost to you. You can read the full disclaimer here.
Combine sightseeing with history and wine and food tasting on a guided walking tour around San Diego’s Little Italy. If that sounds like a lot of fun, that’s because it is! Take the tour to get to know one of San Diego’s most unique neighborhoods.
In the 1920s, Italian immigrants settled just north of downtown San Diego. They came to work in the tuna industry. Then it was a humble fishing village. That’s not what you’ll find today.
You’ll meet your professional guide outside of Vino Carta on India Street. India Street is lined with restaurants featuring the cuisines of both Northern and Southern Italy. San Diego’s most dynamic food and drink scene is centered in Little Italy.
Little Italy is a lively neighborhood with art galleries, patio cafes, international restaurants, design stores, craft brew stops, urban wineries, sophisticated shops, boutique hotels and more. Your guide will point out landmarks as you pass them and tell you about the local history and fun facts.
There will be three stops along the way to sample unique wines from California and Italy. You can also enjoy Italian food at two of the three locations. Food samples can include pizza, calamari, meatballs, pasta or Italian meats and cheeses. See for yourself why Little Italy is considered by many to be the best dining location in San Diego and possibly in Southern California.
The central gathering place of the neighborhood is a European style piazza called Piazza delle Famiglia. This 10,000 sq. ft. plaza connects Columbia and India Streets. It has a dramatic tiered fountain, lots of outdoor seating and live music in the evening. Your tour will end there and you are welcome to stay in the plaza as long as you want after the tour ends.
Are you looking for a way to save money on this tour? Of course, you are. Book your ticket here and you can save $6.25 (5 % discount) on each ticket.
If you’d like to read more about Little Italy, try this book. And you can use our link to save money on it.
- “San Diego Little Italy” by Kimber M. Quinney and Thomas J. Cesarini