Where To Eat & Drink In San Diego’s Little Italy

San Diego and amazing food go hand in hand! Little Italy steps it up a couple of notches and gives the authentic feel of modern Italy mixed with the stunning surroundings of Southern California.

Buon Appetito – Italian

If you’re HUNGRY and looking for quality Italian food, Buon Appetito must is for its award-winning dishes and top-notch service. They’ll serve you some fresh bread with marinara sauce when you sit down – perfect for hungry stomachs! By the time you leave, you’ll be stuffed.

Nolita Hall – Food + The Game

If you’re looking for a bite to eat with your beer while watching some games on big screens, Nolita Hall is your place. The beer hall-type of space has a big airy open feel, with lots of windows and natural light. If you are in the market for the best breakfast in the area, try out Nolita Hall.

Monello – Pasta

Monello…. delicious Italian food. They have traditional pasta dishes, but also many options for shareables. Try their famous pasta in a cheese wheel, available for lunch or dinner.

Wolfie’s is a unique experience. The bar is in the middle of a carousel that slowly rotates. Their food and their cocktails are really good.

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto – Pizza

Flippi’s is family-owned with that old-school charm that most crave when looking for a night of pizza with family or friends. So charming and homey and you will feel like family.

Born and Raised

Born and Raised is known for known for its high-quality steaks, great service, and a modern elegant ambiance. Dining here feels like a special occasion.

The restaurant prides itself on serving top-tier steaks, including ribeye, filet mignon, and dry-aged cuts.

The bar offers a range of expertly crafted cocktails, providing a perfect complement to the hearty meals.

Popular dishes are the tomahawk steak: A showstopper dish, perfect for sharing.

Bone Marrow: A rich and flavorful starter that’s a favorite among regulars.

Tableside Caesar Salad: A classic salad prepared fresh at your table for an interactive dining experience.

People rave about their dirty hashbrowns, but I was, unfortunately, unable to taste them, because they never came to the table.

When you go to the bathroom, that’s when things get … interesting.

Ironside Fish & Oyster

Perfect for seafood lovers, offering fresh oysters, crab, and a fantastic raw bar. It has a relaxed vibe, and can get pretty loud.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory does breakfast and brunch only. The wait is oftentimes insane. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to stand in line for up to 30 minutes just to put your name in. The wait can be up to a few hours, so plan accordingly. Try going really early and/or during the week for a shorter wait. Everyone raves about the soufflé pancakes.

Holy Paleta – Dessert

If you’re looking for a treat after your dinner, stop on by to Holy Paleta, where they serve Mexican-style frozen pops (called paletas), with various topping options. As you can see, they have a huge variety of flavors:

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