Prepkitchen - Little Italy

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Serving seasonal American dishes and hand crafted cocktails in a relaxed swanky atmosphere.
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D
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the contemporary look of this restaurant. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The lemon chicken with capers was amazing. My husband had the scallops and said they were cooked perfectly, and there was nothing left of the bolognese pasta on my son’s plate. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines and cocktails were reasonable. Another great restaurant in Little Italy.

RC
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Restaurant exceptionally quiet as very few diners this night.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my best friend’s birthday. They took care of us so well. I love love love this restaurant. This is my 3rd time going to PrepKitchen of many many more. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing.

WS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A must go to restaurant every time I am in San Diego

ML
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was only, ok.

AC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant did not have a very good smell... Possibly just poor ventilation?

SJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very cool decor, on the romantic side ☺️ Service was good, food was pretty good

SE
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ate here with a work colleague about 10 days ago. We've eaten here before on previous trips to San Diego over the past 4 years. This last time we shared a Ceasar salad and then had Bolognese pasta and salmon with orzo. We enjoyed all our dishes and the cocktails. We passed on dessert as nothing jumped out at us as particularly interesting. Nevertheless, I was surprised it wasn't busier based on the meal and cocktails were were served.

d
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Many staff members assisted in taking care of us. Friendly staff too.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management was wonderful and offered us drinks in exchange for moving tables to accommodate a larger party. Food is always amazing - Brussels sprouts and beef pappardelle were our favorites!

PO
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed PK. We were there for Happy Hour whick goes from 3 to7 pm. Gives you a great deal on drinks and food so even ordering the regular dinner items it was still very inexpensive. The food was delicious and we got to try lots of different cocktails.

JL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe and food here! We did brunch and it was delicious!

b
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good but the service felt rushed. I don't know why servers feel like they have to remove everything from the table the second you take your last bite.

J
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prepkitchen is an upstairs restaurant in Little Italy that, when you get to the top of the stairs is a pleasant surprise! It's got kind of cool vibe going on-not hipster but a coolness that lets you know you don't have to be trendy to have a good meal.
We started off with their crispy fries with dipping sauces-ranch, ketchup, and a spicy aioli that you just can't stop dipping. BTW they are skinny fries so they won't fill you up...kinda. Next was the Caesar salad where they finally shred the Parmesan and the croutons are not so crispy that the scrape your palate. It was cool and crisp and very appropriate for typical San Diego weather. Our first entrée was the Papardelle Pasta with braised short rib which was plentiful and the pasta was seasoned well. We couldn't stop eating the pasta it was so good! Finally we had the fish tacos and they were only okay. Maybe it was because they had to live up to everything else but while it was tasty it lacked the seasoning and flavors everything else had.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and not overbearing. In fact the whole waitstaff was attentive, friendly, despite the growing chaos that was a typical restaurant night. Kudos to Prapkitchen for making a great eating experience while enjoying the ambience of Little Italy!

SR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO GOOD!! We came in for brunch and had the avo toast, French toast and fish tacos. We all licked our plates clean, especially the French toast. Such good, fresh food in an amazing location. Service was top notch as well. ❤️

OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! My kids loved the burgers, my husband the salmon & my chicken with lemon & capers was delicious!

AP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us and we all liked our meals. The servers were very attentive. I realized after sitting down that there was an air duct that was blowing cold air right on me and I knew I would not be able to enjoy my meal so I asked a waiter to see if he could do something about it. He promptly got on a chair, reached up and repositioned the vents which made my dining experience super pleasurable. I will definitely go back to this restaurant and I recommend it.

HA
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great location, great space. Service was spectacular!! Food was good quality, steak was nothing special. Hamburger was great. Pasta was so-so.

JN
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. Great for any occasion.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Sadly this restuarant has changed for the worse. The venue is still beautiful and in a great location, but the quality of food is unfortunate. We had a work dinner and there were 10 of us. Not one person enjoyed their meal. Both people who ordered the fish tacos said they could tell they weren't eating fresh fish and the fish was cold, scallops overcooked and chewy, roasted salmon was just okay, and the orzo was cold (maybe it's meant to be?). The drinks orders were slow moving mainly because there was only one bartender working to serve the entire restuarant. Not sure what's going on here, but there are far too many better options next door, across the street, and around the corner. I'm guessing that will be the last time any of us eat there again.

RT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Wonderful service. I will definitely be back.

K
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is awesome! I recommend the lemon chicken and the fish & chips. I could not get enough of their tiny fries!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Megan’s service was outstanding!!! Great food and vibe.

F
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was solid, drinks were good and our server was great. Very attentive!

H
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the food was very good and the service was too. The charcuterie board had more bread than it did meat and cheeses but what was there was tasty. All of our entrees were very good but the menu could be more exciting.

RS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was perfect. We will surely return next time we visit Little Italy.

U
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Blueberry upside down cake was different and delicious. Would definitely order again. Mac and Cheese was good, but not great. Didn't care for the Beverly Hills salad...the quinoa tasted like refrigerator, but the rest of the salad was nice. Brussels sprouts were great. Service was good. Also, cool views of Little Italy. Seating not real comfy.

L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very happy with everything from the libations to our meal. I recommend the corpse revived highly.

VB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I will be back next time, I am in San Diego.

WD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food at a decent price. Very loud, was hard to hear the servers. Overall great evening.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Did not enjoy our food at all. Vibe was good, food was not.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was amazing. My husband had the scallops which he said were the best he’s ever had. I had the short rib. It was so tender and flavorful.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Rude server and nasty food

LL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a last minute reservation for 7 on a Friday and we got a great time for the birthday party! Our waiter Avrez (?) was so awesome and had the best sense of humor to complement our rowdy group. We all orders something different to we ate like it was family style. All the food was so yummy! The only thing I would change is some of the lighting. It was to dark and moody in the bathroom area and our table had spot lights that glare right in your eyes.

m
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Meet a friend from out of town and we both really enjoyed it. We met early due to schedules so the restaurant was not very busy when we got there. Our server was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The bacon wrapped dates had nice crispy bacon and tasted amazing. The smoked beet & goat cheese salad was brought to the table with the dome holding in the smoke and released at the table. Both the beets and the cheese had a subtle smokey taste and candied nuts added a nice contrast. The braised short ribs and mashed potatoes were also very good. The ribs were so tender they just fell apart and the potatoes were creamy smooth. I will definitely be back to try more items on their menu.

r
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noah’s birthday

D
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went there for Sunday breakfast. Had reservations and was seated quickly. The service was good, but had to ask to coffee and water refills, that should just happen.

MG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating to us when we requested our preference on seating. The food came out which and was delicious - especially the small plates!

VK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Why does the kitchen close at 9:30pm on a Saturday??!!!

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