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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
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
$35.00 per adult
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Jared fabulous!! Best...
Jared fabulous!! Best tour guide ever so knowledgeable Would recommend to anyone so clear and organized a joy to work with him
mary_m, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Informative cool tour
Catherine_W, Nov 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Enjoyed the tour and learning more about the depth and stories from the neighborhoods we visited. Definitely recommend.
star-5
absolutely worth it!
Susan_F, Nov 2021
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
Jared was a terrific guide! Lots of history, tips on where to eat and full of stories. I had a great time. The only way it could be better is if it could have been longer.
star-5
Great tour and guide!
Lee_S, Nov 2021
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
Great tour and guide. She was informed and well-prepared. We saw what's left of Little Italy--Mulberry St and a few blocks--"Al Pacino as Lefty Rugiero, "I'm Known on Mulberry St. My mother and son can walk down the street and hold their heads up. I'm known! I'm known!" from DONNIE BRASCO. The cream puff there was good. Soho is no longer sleazy and home to druggies.
star-5
Cultural experience
Tricia_C, Nov 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Great tour of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. We were able to get some delicious desserts and appetizers in Little Italy. We enjoyed learning the history of each neighborhood.
star-5
Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown
Melony_B, Nov 2021
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
Great tour! Knowledgeable. Fun areas. Would've liked to have heard a little more about the mob history in little Italy.
star-5
History came ALIVE!
Elly_P, Nov 2021
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
Historical immigration stories were terrific! Glass bubble sidewalk squares above sweatshops were chilling. Former Police station now apartment bldg history was fascinating.
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.
star-4
Tri area tour
Carol_M, Nov 2021
SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
Learning about the history was interesting but the gentleman needed a microphone. It was difficult to hear him. Maya was knowledgeable and projected well.
star-5
Informative and fun
Ann_J, Oct 2021
3 New York Neighborhoods Semi-Private Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
Christine was a great guide. She made the tour informative and fun. She made each neighborhood we visited interesting by the history she talked about
star-5
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!
star-5
Highly recommended tour with Sergio
Kayleigh_L, Jun 2021
New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip. It ended up just being the two of us but Sergio made us feel like the two most important people he’s ever given a tour to. Ask for Sergio! He’s amazing and knows an insane amount of history about NYC and more it’s incredible! He knows all the best spots too for seeing things and pictures! I was so thrilled with the tour I cannot wait to go back and do another one with him!
star-5
Awesome New York tour
Shareese_T, May 2021
New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option
The driver and tour guide was GREAT!! We have absolutely no complaints. We had a great experience, learned a lot and saw a lot. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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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