Located less than a mile from downtown San Diego, Little Italy
lives up to its name with its collection of Italian-inspired eateries and shops. Most of the action takes place on Kettner Boulevard and India Street. Unique restaurants line Kettner Boulevard, with the Crack Shack standing out for its chicken-themed menu. Show up early, because it draws quite the line.
Whether you prefer the cuisine of Southern or Northern Italy, you can find it on India Street. Try Trattoria Fantastica for a modern take on all the flavors of Sicily. Shopaholics should check out the Kettner Art and Design District. Stop by one of the art galleries, or pick up some classic Italian decor for your apartment. On Saturdays, the whole community gathers for the Little Italy Mercato, which occupies several blocks of homes
in the neighborhood. It's a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get the full Little Italy experience.