Little Italy is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Located on Mulberry Street, it used to stretch from Worth Street to the south, Houston Street to the east, Lafayette Street to the west, and Bowery to the east. Nowadays, it's just three blocks from Mulberry Street, north of Canal Street. The combination of Little Italy and its new partner, NoLita, perfectly illustrates how New York City's neighborhoods are constantly changing.
The area is a vibrant mix of places to visit, shop, and dine. After indulging in some cannoli or pizza, you can cross Mulberry and Canal Streets heading south to Chinatown for some authentic dim sum. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Little Italy was densely populated by Italian immigrants who established homes, businesses, and churches, creating a unique Italian culture within the city. Today, Little Italy is an extremely small neighborhood; however, it still offers a sample of Italian New York specialties that are difficult to find anywhere else. Walk along the cobblestone streets and explore great restaurants, bars, and things to do in this central neighborhood.
Its romantic and old New York atmosphere is world-famous and its authentic pasta dishes served in the best Italian restaurants are unbeatable. If you're looking for a unique experience in New York City, Little Italy is a must-see. Sit down at one of the oldest restaurants in the neighborhood (Lombardi's or Angelo's of Mulberry Street) to enjoy Little Italy in the best way with your food.