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About Prepkitchen - Little Italy

The newest location to the Prepkitchen family, Prepkitchen Little Italy sits on the corner of India & Date Street in San Diego’s historic Little Italy. The second-story dining room boasts views of the city’s busy streets and local farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Named one of San Diego’s “Best Restaurants” in 2012 by San Diego Magazine’s food critic, Troy Johnson, Prepkitchen Little Italy serves artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine in a fun & sociable environment and is the only Prepkitchen restaurant to offer a full-service bar.
Happy hour is offered daily, where guests can enjoy a selection of award-winning $5.55 tapas, $5.55 glasses of sangria or $25 pitchers, $5.55 signature and handcrafted cocktails, glasses of wine and draft beer
Prepkitchen Little Italy is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends, which includes happy hour priced mimosas
You can also visit Prepkitchen in La Jolla & Del Mar.

1660 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch -- Monday Through Friday 1130am-3pm
Brunch -- Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
Sunset Menu Daily --- 3pm-5pm
Dinner Sunday - Thursday -- 5pm-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday -- 5pm-10pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm & Late Night Friday & Saturday10pm-11pm (Bar and Lounge Only)
Days we are CLOSED: Super Bowl, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Cross Street:
Date & India

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 398-8383

Website:
http://www.prepkitchen.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private dining room that fits up to 28 people. If interested in more information please email info@prepkitchen.com

Private Dining

We have a quaint private dining room outfitted with a beautiful African Walnut Dining Table, Leather Chairs & State of the Art Audio Visual perfect for your next presentation. Our private dining room room at PK Little Italy fits up to 28 people.

Prepkitchen - Little Italy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Tapas (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

fantastic salad and burger. great decor and ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Started with the bacon wrapped dates, very much enjoyed the green curry scallops, and loved the Horse & Buggy cocktail! Actually, even the water was pretty amazing. Yum! Check it out ASAP - and be sure to visit the bathroom to get a little extra chuckle & glimpse into the establishment’s personality.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We often go to Prep Kitchen in Little Italy and have had some very enjoyable times there. A few evenings have been spoiled by other guests - especially the noise when a large table of people insist on shouting at each other to be heard. The bar service and cocktails are excellent, the food is always good, and the service is friendly and attentive. Highly recommended...but please refrain from being one of the loud guests who spoil it for everyone else!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food did not meet my expectations based on the previous reviews. It was tasty BUT NOT amazing. Service was really good and very friendly. Overall it is a nice place but I will explore more places before coming back again in the future.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and drinks! The staff is absolutely amazing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

That Burger....Dear lord was it good!
Chicken wings had a great flavor as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We ate here a year ago when visiting San Diego and loved it. Food was fab and great vibe. But somehow, when we went back for a 2nd visit, it just wasn't the same. Food was OK, but nothing to rave about (although my dinner companion did rave about the burger which indeed looked great but I didn't order). Might have been an off night and I may consider trying again, but with all the new places popping up in Little Italy and all of San Diego, there are too many other places to try out first. Sorry - I wanted to love you as much the 2nd time as I did the first!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Friendly and attentive service. Food is creative and good quality but menu and wine by the glass selections are too limited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my third visit to PrepKitchen and again it didn't disappoint. There's always a fun, light hearted ambiance when we go here and food is so tasty.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a super helpful and friendly waitress; sensational food; and fun enjoying the lively ambiance. A top pick for a great Saturday night!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I've been coming to PrepKitchen for years - it's one of my favorite places to bring out of town visitors in the neighborhood. Our experience this past week, with my cousin and his daughter who were on their way to Hamilton that evening, was exceptional. Delicious food, but the service really went above and beyond. Our server gave us a complimentary salad and was incredible friendly and helpful. I would already be coming back, but even more so now!

Tags: Organic, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best brunch we can remember for both kids & adults. Service was impeccable. Super cool vibe with none of the obnoxiousness. Great view of little Italy.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was average. We had the cutting board which was the best thing we had. A warm white bean salad. It was okay. Textures were off a bit. Beef tartare which was good but the bread is too thick and buttery. It takes away from the tartare ‘s flavor. And the Fusilli bolognese which was just okay. Under seasoned and a bit plain tasting. The service was very good though.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Perfect spot for 10 of us to have brunch after the Women's March. 2nd time in a row and we love it!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my nephew and his son to brunch. We had so much fun, and we loved our food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Prep kitchen never disappoints. I haven’t eaten a single thing here that wasn’t amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had great service from Jake - as usual. However when we arrived the main dining area was turned over to some kids thing...maybe soccer or football. I realize that I may have to suffer someone else’s loin-fruit for brunch but I don’t expect to put up with the same in the evening. Perhaps the new management embrace the change - and that’s fine - but we won’t be back if this is some new kid-friendly BS.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and experience!! Have been before and will come back!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely incredible spot in little Italy. The food is all incredible and great wine selections. The service is always attentive, friendly, and helpful!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome ~ will return someday!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our first time to Prepkitchen but won't be our last. The food and drinks were excellent! We had a great server and she offered wonderful recommendations! We tried a number of their appetizers along with different entries. Usually at a restaurant you haven't been to, you find something you may not like but not at Prepkitchen! Everything was topnotch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

In the heart of Little Italy among many excellent restaurant options, a nice location on the second floor giving a calmer sense than the bustling main floor options. Parking is awful, so best to walk. Service was great. Small, but good menu. The burger was very good, pork chop was “okay” and made better by excellent sweet potato gratin. Crude nicely presented and very tasty. Overall, a good experience, but no strong recos from our group of 5.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Really good food and awesome atmosphere. Great service. Our waitress's name was Dolly and she was fantastic!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've been to Prep Kitchen for both dinner and brunch. While I do prefer their brunch menu more their cocktails are very tasty anytime of the day!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good. I would come back and try the other items on the menu. I enjoyed their seared tuna entree and the carrot 🍰 was surprisingly very good. The icing on the cake was supposed the and not overwhelming. The seared ahi was cooked to perfection and the blood oranges added to the flavor.

Service was good, but could have been better. The restaurant was not crowded when I went and we were seated at a corner table next to the kitchen. Our server didn't check on us to see if we wanted dessert. Another server cleared our plates. However, our original server's recommendations for food and dessert were in point.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Service was prompt and all of our food was delicious... still talking about the Patatas!
Well done!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It’s just good. Not special

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good choices on menu. Very friendly wait staff. Upscale ambiance but noisy. Overall enjoyable dining experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The bar staff and server were great!
Food delicious and cool atmosphere.
A wonderful place to go.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing service. Incredible food. I had green curry scallops. Delish!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have enjoyed this place for lunch but I absolutely loved it for dinner. We missed the Happy Hour specials which would've been great because the drinks were a bit pricey and small.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing pasta and drinks. Ahi was superb as well. The service was really great. I was a little cold but it's the way the restaurant is set up.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a burger and a caesar salad. Both were good.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Soup and half sandwich combo is always a great call... So is the fried chicken...

Tags: Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Spicy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Disappointed, wanted to have a fun evening for my teen daughters birthday. We were crammed into a corner table. Menu is very sparse. Service was good but kitchen was slow.
I would only recommend if on a lazy date with someone that has low expectations

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place! Has become a family favorite for brunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I enjoyed this restaurant's mini bites and ambiance. Service was very good too!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious cocktails, great atmosphere. Good for happy hour or more full dinner service! Would recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My friend and I met up for dinner. We shared the chicken piri piri and the sweet potato and kale lasagna. The chicken was moist, full of flavor, and came with these crispy potatoes. The lasagna was comfort food without being too heavy. The service was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and i both ended up with an upset stomach after eating here. The food tasted good and we didn't order anything crazy so don't really know what the deal was....

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