In the borough of Manhattan in New York City is a little town called Little Italy. It is the home to all sorts of places dedicated to authentic Italian culture. Whether it be the fun souvenir shops for creating memories or the delicious authentic eateries and bakeries to get a taste of Italian culture. When we say Little Italy, we do mean little. The “town” only consists of about 3 blocks located on Mulberry Street but it is a truly great time and fun place to visit. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few tips and tricks to truly enjoy your experience visiting Little Italy.
If you’re looking for some authentic and delicious tasting pizza in Little Italy I would really recommend Rubirosa. They offer simple and delicious thin crust New York Style pizza with an Italian spin on it. However if it is baked goods that you are looking for, Ferrara Bakery & Cafe is the place to go. Whether it be cannolis, cakes, or delicious cheesecake it is all absolutely delicious at Ferrara. Last but not least if you are craving delicious, authentic Italian pasta Pelligrino’s is the place to be.
Shopping in Italy is a must and that also includes Little Italy! Whether it’s shopping at Di Palo’s Fine Foods for authentic Italian made cheeses and wines or finding a nice souvenir at Rossi E and Company, you must check out the shopping scene at LittleItaly. If you are feeling in a pricey mood, Creatures of Comfort offers a wide range of high end fashion brands to give yourself a nice treat. Also, my favorite for gifts…Mulberry and Grand.
Although it is small, Little Italy still has a few activities for you to explore on your visit in Little Italy. A great spot to visit is the Italian American Museum. It is a museum of photos of the history of Italian America. It is a quick run through because it is only a one level gallery and the best part about it? It’s free of charge to visit. Grafitti is a beautiful art form and there is a ton of hidden gems of graffiti throughout Little Italy, one of the most iconic pieces is a mural of Audrey Hepburn which is located at 176 Mulberry St.
Little Italy is a fun place to visit and a great place to spend a day if you are visiting New York City. I personally have always been fascinated by Italian culture and pizza is probably my all time favorite foods. These were some of my personal favorite things to do in Little Italy and are some of the most recommended among the locals and tourists as well. It is an amazing place to visit and you’re bound to have a great time.