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.
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.
While in the neighborhood, Shelby and I opted to grab lunch at Capri Ristorante.
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.
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.
Their dessert cases were filled with various types of delicious looking pastries they have perfected over their 125 years in business.
These cannoli’s were good, but we both agreed we liked the ones from Mike’s Pastry in Boston better.
After you’ve stuffed yourself silly with delicious food, stroll through the Italian American Museum.
Then pop into the Christmas in New York store where you can pick up some souvenirs.
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.
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.
You can see the rest of our neighborhood guides here. Which neighborhood do you want to see us go explore next?