Is it downtown? I am not sure if I have been to Little Italy. I am going up Sept 8-11 next.
I have gone to a place, forgot the name of the area but can look it up. It has a wildlife rehabilitation. Found an almost dead bird and dropped it off there and discovered a nice area and the place has a bald eagle and neat vultures, fish, etc. Tons of fun things for adults and kids.
I like the beer garden next to the West Side Market and a yummy place to eat called the Flying Fig.
If you happen to go up around then let me know! My husband usually goes but man he is not adventurous at all so dragging my mom, she is fun and likes to do more things in new places.