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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in Old Town

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A photo of El Sueño restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town
Booked 18 times today
Coming Soon to Open Table!Vibrant Mexican Food and Craft Cocktails.
A photo of Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town
Booked 33 times today
Rockin' Baja is a full service and fun Mexican-Seafood restaurant that offers uniquely prepared Baja style seafood presented in rustic steel buckets. We created a diverse menu filled with exceptionally great, finger lickin’ good fun food delivered fresh to your table daily. Kick back, drink an ice cold beer or margarita, enjoy a shot of tequila and experience all the good times that are Rockin’ Baja.
A photo of Trattoria Don Pietro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Town
Booked 8 times today
Trattoria Don Pietro is a neighborhood gem in Old Town, San Diego. It's a fresh take on traditional Italian cuisine with a trendy twist. Reviewers rave about its 'awesome drinks', 'great food', and 'swift service'. The ambiance is described as 'adorable' and 'sexy', and the location is praised for being easy to find. The restaurant is also acclaimed for its 'over-the-top cocktails', 'delicate balance of tradition and trend', and 'the most instagrammable restaurant in San Diego'. It's a local favorite and a go-to spot for family and friends.
A photo of Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Town
Booked 7 times today
Jack and Giulio's Italian restaurant has remained a favorite of San Diegans for many years. This popular restaurant, formerly known as Giulio's of Pacific Beach, has proudly served the "Best Scampi" since 1961. In addition to this popular dish, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers many homemade pastas, veal, poultry, beef, and seafood specialties.
A photo of Cosmopolitan Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Town
Don't miss this an opportunity to join us at The Cosmopolitan Restaurant & Hotel. Currently, we are open for Special Events & Holidays, only. The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant is a Victorian style boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town, San Diego. The Hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor garden restaurant setting and is equipped with 1800's Victorian style indoor Sala's. We look forward to hosting you on your next event and hope you will join us for one of our beautiful Holiday dining experiences.
A photo of Born & Raised restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Little Italy
Booked 72 times today
Born & Raised in Little Italy is a neighborhood gem. The American steakhouse is a celebration of tradition, with a special focus on dry-aged beef. Reviewers rave about the beautiful and comfortable ambiance, excellent service, and delectable food. One even referred to it as a 'gem of a spot' and 'a beautiful restaurant in a very nice location'. The restaurant is highly recommended for special occasions, date nights, and even for just enjoying a good meal in a lovely setting.
A photo of insideOUT restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Hillcrest
Booked 54 times today
insideOUT is Hillcrest's elevated restaurant and lounge and San Diego's only urban oasis! We are an 18+ venue.The menu is curated by Executive Chef Johnny Duran and is updated seasonally to reflect his creative approach to California-Mediterranean inspired fare, using the freshest ingredients provided by our local purveyors.insideOUT is known for its elevated seasonal experiences. We also provide customized private event planning with venue buy-out options. More information listed on our website.
A photo of Seneca restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 90 times today
Roman trattorias are a timeless expression of simplicity. Immune to the lure of gastronomic experimentation and ego. In Rome, no chef can cook better than the mothers and grandmothers before them. Our goal is to merge the dogmatic approach of Roman cooking with the amazing abundance of ingredients available to us in San Diego. A True Roman Holiday In SD. A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.
A photo of Cesarina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Ocean Beach
Booked 170 times today
Cesarina is a grandmother, a mother, a daughter—our personification of a nurturer who feeds and cares for her community. From meticulous attention to detail and fresh ingredients to the warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is a celebration of the power of food and family.
A photo of Herb & Wood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Little Italy
Booked 71 times today
A timeless, sought-after dining escape, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey opened Herb & Wood to instant acclaim over four years ago. In that time, the restaurant has become an icon, a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego's culinary reputation to new heights. By focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes, Chef Malarkey's menu elevates humble ingredients such as carrots, beets, and chicken, incorporating Mediterranean flavors and a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability.
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