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New York City Little Italy
New York City Little Italy

New York City Little Italy

Mulberry Street, New York City, 10013

The Basics

Little Italy is a stop on many hop-on hop-off bus tours, and its restaurants, bakeries, and side streets can be easily explored in a single afternoon. Some walking tours combine this neighborhood with nearby Chinatown, SoHo, and the Lower East Side, while others offer a more in-depth look at the area’s history, including its 19th-century tenement buildings and historic mafia hangouts.

Little Italy is one of Manhattan’s top foodie destinations, and food tours that include tastings from pizza to pastries are a popular way to explore the area. Joint tours of Little Italy and Chinatown are sometimes offered due to the neighborhoods’ proximity, offering an even broader selection of the area’s hidden gems and eateries.

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SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
$35.00 per adult
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Informative and Interesting
Great tour, very informative and interesting! Kevin was our guide, and we enjoyed his knowledge and his humor.
Andrea_R, Jan 2022

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Enjoyable Adventure!
Christy_K, Dec 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Loved exploring and learning about these neighborhoods. Christine was a fabulous, amusing, and informative guide. Highly recommend.
star-5
Highly recommend
Phaedre_C, Dec 2021
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
Our guide, James, was fantastic! Kept it entertaining and brought his tablet to show pics of the characters he mentioned on the tour!
star-4
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Nicole_T, Dec 2021
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
Our tour guide was Andrew. He was knowledgeable but he said ummmm about every 10 seconds and seemed to lose his train of thought. It’s really hard to follow someone who says ummmm that much and looks off into the distance. I think he just needs some presentation training. Otherwise it was a nice tour.
star-5
Brilliant. So interesting
mjbgfc, Dec 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Nicole was brilliant, so knowledgeable and helpful This was the best tour we did in New York, thanks to Nicole and her attentive attitude and knowledge Recommend 5 Stars
star-5
Best Part of Our NYC Trip
Doug_S, Dec 2021
New York City Private Custom Walking Tour
We could not have hand-picked a better tour guide than Patrick. If I did not know differently, I would have guessed he had a PhD in New York City history. Very knowledgeable, helpful and a great personality. Thanks, Patrick.
star-4
Best 4 days ever and so much to see and do.
Loretta_M, Dec 2021
New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission
The empire state building had breath taking views, 911 memorial, the information on the bus was great xx
star-5
Great tour in NY
Kelsi_D, Dec 2021
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
Andrea was extremely informative and a great tour guide to lead us. She was also very helpful after tour. Definitely her tour was a great selection to sight see
star-5
Great tour
Yelena_P, Dec 2021
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
Jonathan was great! He had an easy manner and good sense of humor. We loved historical references sprinkled with stories.
star-5
Fascinating Tour
Jessica_M, Dec 2021
SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York
Andrea was a great tour guide. At dinner afterwards we were asked what we found the most interesting part and we couldn’t stop talking about all the fascinating things we saw and heard.
star-5
Good tour - great guide!
Christine_H, Dec 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Alexis did an excellent job of timing stops and providing historic input. That we had stops to enjoy a ‘Little Italy’ and some Chinatown dumplings on the cheap was a bonus! Great job!!
star-5
Great experience
J_D, Jul 2021
New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission
Tour guide J was awesome, had a great time. He had built in bathroom breaks, if you were falling behind he would wait for you to catch up. Had plenty of ice cold water to drink. Had lots of information about the city. Would definitely recommend.
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Best way to see downtown!
Anne_B, Jun 2021
Private New York City Tour by Classic Convertible
Isaac was the perfect guide, telling us about the most interesting details of the city's history with knowledge and humor. We enjoyed the tour immensely, thank you!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Little Italy is a must for foodies and history buffs.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as Little Italy and its surrounding neighborhoods are best explored on foot.

  • Bring cash: Some of the area’s smaller eateries do not take credit.

  • Visit the MTA’s website for updates on subway detours and weekend transit schedules.

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How to Get There

Sandwiched between SoHo and the Lower East Side, Little Italy is easily accessible using New York City’s comprehensive public transit system. The nearest subway stops are Canal Street on trains N, Q, R, W, J, Z, and 6 and Grand Street on trains B and D. Bus M1 also stops at Centre and Broome streets, a 2-minute walk from the heart of Little Italy. Alternatively, a Citi Bike bike-share dock is located on the corner of Lafayette and Howard streets.

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When to Get There

As one of Manhattan’s most frequented neighborhoods, Little Italy is almost always buzzing with locals and visitors. To avoid the crowds, go for a morning coffee and pastry and explore before the 1pm lunch rush. Little Italy is best known for its annual Italian-American Feast of San Gennaro festival, held in late September. Crowds flock to Mulberry Street for food, drinks, and the Grand Procession parade.

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Where to Find the Best Cannoli in Little Italy

Cannoli are quintessential Italian-American cuisine, and Manhattan’s Little Italy offers myriad opportunities to sample and compare. Locals and visitors often agree that Caffe Roma, on the corner of Broome and Mulberry streets, has the best cannoli in town, but La Bella Ferrara, just north of Canal Street, is close competition. Decide for yourself during Little Italy’s annual Feast of San Gennaro, when vendors line Mulberry Street selling a selection of the neighborhood’s best pastries.

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