NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

 
Our newest neighborhood guide features one of the smallest, but perhaps the yummiest neighborhood in Manhattan- Little Italy! This little neighborhood is only comprised of a few blocks, but every inch is filled with some of the best food and culture you can find outside of a museum. Little Italy sits between Tribeca and Soho on the west, on the south by Chinatown to the south, Bowery and Lower East Side to the east, and Nolita on the north. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

The primary reason to visit Little Italy is the food. Apart from dozens of authentic Italian restaurants and bakeries, there is not much else to do in this neighborhood. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

Take a stroll down Mulberry for your choice of restaurants where the maitre d’s stands on the sidewalk beckoning you to stop in and enjoy a meal. You can’t go wrong, whichever you choose, but Angelo’s, Pellegrino’s, and Original Vincent’s are all highly recommended. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

While in the neighborhood, Shelby and I opted to grab lunch at Capri Ristorante

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

Shelby got a pizza and I got the gnocchi. Both were FANTASTIC. With honorable mention going to the giant bowl of parmesan cheese our waiter brought and left at our table. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

As we were leaving lunch we passed by this cart where a man was selling homemade biscotti. We initially walked right by it, but a block later I was immediately regretting not stopping, so we doubled back and purchased a few pieces of the chocolate dipped almond biscotti. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

There are several great Italian bakeries in Little Italy, Caffe Palermo and Ferrara Bakery among them. We decided to pop into Ferrara Bakery for a cannoli. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

Their dessert cases were filled with various types of delicious looking pastries they have perfected over their 125 years in business. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

These cannoli’s were good, but we both agreed we liked the ones from Mike’s Pastry in Boston better. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

After you’ve stuffed yourself silly with delicious food, stroll through the Italian American Museum. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

Then pop into the Christmas in New York store where you can pick up some souvenirs. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

If you’re in the mood to recreate one of your delicious meals, head to Di Palo’s where you can pick up everything you would need. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

We’ve already told you about Cha Cha Matcha, and while it’s not remotely Italian, it does technically sit on the border of Little Italy and Nolita. It’s definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area. 

NYC Neighborhood Guide | Little Italy

You can see the rest of our neighborhood guides here. Which neighborhood do you want to see us go explore next? 

-Ash xx

Pick up our NYC Travel Guide Here!

TRAVEL FREEBIE!


Insider tips on how to make your next vacation stress free!

Powered by ConvertKit

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterestshare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInGoogle+Email to someone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.