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Little Italy Bar & Grill - Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA

Little Italy Bar & Grill - Scripps Ranch

4.4
4.4
64 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The best sports bar and happy hour in Scripps Ranch!
We still serve weekend breakfast with happy hour!
Expanded menu with many of your Italian favorites still available. Only outdoor dining available currently but we made extra space!! Come check us out!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 860-5445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sammy

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Scooby

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our neighborhood spot, we enjoy this place a couple times per month. The food, drinks and service are amazing. All employees are helpful and friendly, consistent service every time. Great job
  2. CF

    CherylF

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and friendly service!!
  3. h

    heidib

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    If you want to watch sports with your meal, this is the place. Local gathering for local folks!
  4. D

    Dorothy

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is no longer called Little Italy. It is called Junction.
  5. S

    Scooby

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food choices and drink specials. The grilled fish tacos and chicken tacos are perfect and delicious every time.
  6. TW

    TanyaW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is awesome and the service is unmatched!!!! My husband I use to live in the Scripps Ranch area and we now drive from La Mesa for an occasional Saturday lunch date!!!
  7. G

    Gyros

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice place. Could use more sound dampening. We had the a fish mini taco, a shrimp mini taco, and the gyro plate. Food was good. Didn't quite get the gyro plate though - essentially a deconstructed gyro with medium sized pita bread - too small to really combine with the meat and greek salad for a mini-gyro, and too large to eat with a fork and knife. It needed instructions.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Italian restaurant was closed and replaced with a sports bar called Junction bar and grill. This was not mentioned by Opentable and we were misled. So it was not the Italian restaurant that we expected for Valentines day. Very disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food! Friendly place, totally affordable
  10. HE

    HappyEater

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not an Italian restaurant! Open Table needs to update the information about this restaurant. It is named The Junction. It's a sports bar with nice decor, lots of energy, and pretty good food. The menu is eclectic from sandwiches, steaks, burgers, pasta, and more. I had the Phillly cheesesteak, which was really good. Fries and zucchini are excellent.
  11. JC

    JudiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience1
    Horrible, very, very loud music. We asked to turn it down a bit..that lasted 5 minutes. It was as if they were trying to force us to leave. Too bad, as we like the food and the sports bar atmosphere.
  12. JA

    JACKIEBEE

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta shrimp best ever. Flavor cannot be beat elsewhere
  13. S

    Scooby

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and spirits at a good price. Friendly and helpful staff.
  14. LF

    LarryF

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Newly rebranded restaurant. Service was outstanding. Ask for Brandi as your server. She was very professional and courteous especially providing input to menu options. If you are a sports fan they have 20+ large screen TV's installed. Can accommodate both inside and patio dining. Happy hour on drinks all day, everyday! This was our first visit, will definetly go back. Encourage you to also try!
  15. L

    Lovefoodandwine

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointed it wasn’t the Italian place we expected.
  16. LD

    LeslieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit..awesome everything and will return when in the area..great group of employees :) Thank you!
  17. KW

    KWNavydoc

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They change the menu and the name but it’s a great little joint tucked away in Scripps Ranch.
  18. S

    Sermsee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up for a bite. Nice menu variety. Friendly staff.
  19. b

    bsolds

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This restaurant is no longer Italian, which is what we were expecting. It is now a noisy Junction Bar & Grill. The food is so-so bar food, the music is too loud, and so were the patrons, who were apparently enjoying a Happy Hour lunch. Disappointed to say the least.
  20. L

    Linnie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were a little disconcerted with the no wearing of masks by all the personnel inside the restaurant. As we are approaching the June 15th date of a fully opened California I would think that all establishments would still be abiding by the current health mandate here in California and particularly San Diego.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Took my wife and daughter here for dinner because we were craving Italian food. Turns out, they changed their name so it no longer Little Italy. Their menu has also changed. It’s more American bar food like burgers and stuff. The food was ok, service was great. The only problem is that 95% of the workers were not wearing masks.
  22. GS

    GretchenS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wild night with the Padres first no hitter in history so it was amazing atmosphere inside!!!
  23. D

    Donl

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was really awful. When asked what menu item was most popular, our waitress avoided the question...we realized why when our food was delivered. My Reuben sandwich was terrible...meat tasted old and fried. My companion's pizza was mushy and inedible. I didn't ask my other two friends about their food, but noticed no one finished their meal. Additionally, the signage doesn't reflect the "new name," Little Bar and Grill...probably for good reason. The poor waitress was good...the only positive thing about our meal.
  24. DU

    DrUnpretentious

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This restaurant is no longer called "Little Italy." It is now "The Junction," with a sports bar theme. This was the first time we'd been to the restaurant since the switch, and for us it was not a move for the better. The furnishings are cold and sterile and the walls are plastered with TVs right on top of each other. I get that TVs with sports are a staple, and I have enjoyed watching games at these types of bars in the past, but it seemed like overkill, especially considering they were showing just three different games at the time. Other than the TVs there is no other indication this is a place where sports fans hang out. When we entered the restaurant the music was really loud and annoying. When we asked if the volume could be lowered a bit, the server told us no because they are a sports bar now and this is their vibe. Fortunately the music eventually got better and quieter. The menu is a mish mash of sports bar fare bolted on to a pared down version of the former Little Italy menu. The food was fine but we won't be rushing back. This is neither a truly classic sports bar nor a good place for a pleasant dinning experience any longer.
  25. k

    kragen

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service is good and it's a nice menu. Planning to return soon.
  26. C

    Connie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. All the apperizers and main courses were really good. We will be back.
  27. C

    Connie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service always... and the food is really good everytime I go there.
  28. J

    Jake

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is no longer an Italian restaurant, it is now a sports bar call the Junction. Misrepresented and wouldn’t have gone had we known.
  29. JW

    JohnW

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food but very loud inside
  30. r

    reneer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for great food, drinks and watching sports!
  31. S

    Sunshine

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Delicious food and inexpensive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Her server Britney was absolutely phenomenal. Food was excellent wonderful price points for happy hour. Highly recommend. Five stars
  33. KM

    KimMac

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to come and sit on their patio with heaters and dine out! Service was wonderful and the servers and hostess' were polite and engaging. Food was great--def bar food but flavorful. A gem in the middle of suburbia!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    This is not even called Little Italy bar and Grill anymore, it’s called the Junction and the menu has changed and the service has definitely changed. It was pretty noisy and casual I didn’t have the same great items on the menu that my husband and I have come to love. Along with the waitress pretty much messed up 65% of our order
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great family restaurant and neighborhood bar / meet up.
  36. LU

    LUCIENNEH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best little hidden gem. I'm so glad we found it. The food is always good, haven't had anything there yet we haven't liked. Their service is great no matter which server you have. Their appetizers are perfect for sharing. We have been there about 6 times since we found them about 1 1/2months ago. They have outside seating. The tables inside are adjusted for social distancing. I can't wait to go back!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service!
  38. LT

    LovesToEat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was great, customers seem to enjoy their time there. TVs all around with three different Sports programs going. Prices were reasonable service was great, we would definitely go back again.
  39. RO

    ROSEMARYK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Little Italy in Scripps Ranch is now Junction Bar and Grill. It does not service Italian food anymore but we ordered a variety of tacos for $3.50. They were delicious and very reasonable.
  40. KW

    KWNavydoc

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    As well as could be expected

FAQs

Little Italy Bar & Grill - Scripps Ranch does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Little Italy Bar & Grill - Scripps Ranch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 860-5445.

Little Italy Bar & Grill - Scripps Ranch is rated 4.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Scripps Ranch

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sammy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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