Block Walk Little Italy: Cannoli, Mozzarella & the Mafia

New York, NY

  • The Alleva Dairy at the corner of Grand and Mulberry.
  • Side view of the lobster tail at Ferrara.
  • The artful shot of espresso at Ferrara.
  • Hundred-year old tilework on the walls at Alleva.
  • An organ grinder with monkey.
  • John Gotti's mug shot when he was arrested in 1990.
  • Original tile floors from the Knights of Alto Social Club.
  • The coal-fired over at Lombardi's.
  • Lombardi's pizzeria at the corner of Spring and Mott.

30 minutes
0.4 mi
Guided by Alexis

Few neighborhoods have had as much of an imprint on the fabric of New York as Little Italy. As the preferred district for newly arrived Italian immigrants in the 19th century, Little Italy became a center of cultural, culinary and eventually, criminal organizations. Join us on a quick exploration of the essential Little Italy. Along the way, we’ll tell stories of bakers, cheesemongers, pizza pioneers and ruthless mafiosos.

About Your Guide
If you need a trivia-night ringer for pop culture, British rock bands or NHL hockey, I am your girl. Ad agency designer by day, barre instructor by night, urban forager on weekends. New York is my city - I have a good handle on what's worth seeing.

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Guide Points
  1. Ferrara Bakery
  2. Alleva Dairy
  3. The Ravenite Social Club
  4. Lombardi Pizza

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.