Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italian American.Immigrants from Naples and Sicily ventured to Little Italy, NYC in the 1880s, and the area once stretched from Canal to Houston Streets, between Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Nowadays the strong Italian presence shrunk down to the blocks surrounding Mulberry Street—Mama Mia! Regardless, the Italian pride still remains during the annual Feast of San Gennaro. You can’t beat the authentic pasta dishes served by the best Italian restaurants. However, the food is not the only draw—some of the trendiest clothing stores in the city are located on Mulberry Street, not to mention some of the best bars in NYC.