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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 Bow, 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.wnlhosp.com/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Johnston

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 events@wnlhosp.com

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Prepkitchen - Little Italy Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Scenic View (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

PrepKitchen was great. They put us in the corner of the restaurant at a square table, which was surrounded by windows letting in lots of light. It was for mothers day and wasn't packed for an early brunch which was great. Drinks were on point, and the food was also great. All 8 in our party enjoyed their experience here and I would definitely check it out if you are hungry and in neighborhood. Will be coming back in the future at some point ! Thanks guys

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The chefs manage to bring vibrant tastes from all selections. The range of choices will meet every serious gourmets desires. The good is consistently ofvthe highest quality. PrepKitchen is a food lover's delight.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food is consistently good, every time. Great decor and the staff is always friendly

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Fun, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Amazing! I was in food heaven with the mix of flavors. Coconut curry mussels and blue cheese, bacon wrapped dates are a must on the appetizer menu. Peri peri chicken and mushroom lasagne was divine. I'm still yearning for more lasagne. Wish I lived closer!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

A visit to San Diego would be incomplete without a stop at Prep Kitchen. The food is extraordinary!
Very unique. The most difficult part about dining there is deciding what to eat. The appetizer of mussels is more than enough to be ordered as an entree!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great breakfast. Great location. We always have a great time here.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Never disappoints. Solid, delicious food and cocktails. Service is always great.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The food and service was great! Always a good choice, a little pricey for a causal lunch but still good quality food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Perfect cookery on their meats, great Caesar salad, just the right amount of dressing that wasn't over powering. No need for added salt or pepper either

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The menu is limited and has typical sandwiches and breakfast items. The dishes had a little spin on them and were good. I thought it was a little over priced for what we got. I wanted tp try the bloody Mary but the waiter said they were out.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Loved that the restaurant was upstairs, although we sat away from the windows I enjoyed that the view was from a higher level. Came on a Friday night and it wasn't so busy. Food was fantastic! I got the bolognese, and my wife got the burger...we ended up switching meals because we wanted the other person's food instead! Burger was delicious and my wife loved her pasta. Staff was friendly and attentive, ambience was pretty mellow--overall a wonderful dinner. Would definitely recommend and will be back for another occasion.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Prep Kitchen is a great option in Little Italy. The food is amazing (especially the bacon -wrapped dates). The hand-crafted cocktails are unique and refreshing. The decoration is fun and original and I absolutely loved their music repertoire.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Excellent experience. We have 2 allergies in the family and we called ahead to understand our options. He had gone through the menu and noted dinners for each of us, as well as talked to the chef. Couldn't have been a better experience. Dinner was fantastic and the ambiance was hip and fun. Highly recommend !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Katy was our server and she was outstanding. My cousin and I shared the Bolognese and the mushroom lasagna, both were fabulous. My husband had the piri piri Chicken and he loved it. A little spicy but he loved it. We shared the beet salad and the braised lamb and hummus appetizer and both were outstanding. To finish the evening ,we had the chocolate cake and the carrot cake and again, both were delicious. Our server was very attentive and caring and did a wonderful job. We had a great dinner out. The chef even came out to say hello! Thank you for showing our out-of-town guest a wonderful evening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Absolutely outstanding experience across the board - took care of 11 people with grace and fun. Did and drink was outstanding as always. You made me look good to a lot of first-timers here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The food was really good. We had reservations and were sat right next to the kitchen and bathroom entrance. We asked our waiter to offer 3 suggestions we could just share. The food was great but what was offered included zero veggies and were all very heavy. Not that it was bad at all; just it wasn't thoughtful at all. We were just a table and a tip, or that's how it felt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I was not impressed with the menu or the food we were served. We ordered the cheese & meat plate for a small group and only about half of it was eaten. The platter Looked pretty but Just not that good. And The server did not take the time to explain what each item was. The jalepeno fish appetizer was great. Fresh, spicy & flavorful. I had the halibut for an entree and it was sort of bland. I could not hear Our first server at all and I did not think she was very helpful. We ended up moving tables when the second half of our party arrived with more people than planned. They moved us to the bar seating which was fine but the first server made no attempt at customer service. She was curt and delivered the check in an overly bright iPad with a survey request which was not only annoying but much too early in the evening. She placed the check on the new table abruptly. I didn't think the next server was very good either. She took our order and then delivered the wrong drinks to us. All in all we had a nice time but it was mostly due to the company we were keeping. Not sure if I will go back here for a second chance. Disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great service, & experience! Food tasty & ambiance nice (low lit, a bit noisy but cozy, beautiful decor).

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I had been wanting to go to this place for a long time and was really looking forward to this place. Unfortunately, the service was mediocre at best. Our waiter was never around, someone else had to take our order. He asked if we wanted bread after we had finished our appetizer. The food was ok, but I think I was so upset with our waiter that my assessment is not accurate, maybe worth checking out again. The service is something you really need to work on.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Overall excellent experience for a large party of 10. They were friendly and accommodating, particularly trying to split the bill among several people. The environment was enjoyable and the food was excellent. The service lagged at times, especially since they seemed short-handed as they grew busier. Overall, a good experience though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 8, 2017

A good menu. Butternut soup was very very good. Arugula salad not so much, soggy. Great service. We might have been there on an off day.

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

As always, the best fried chicken in the city alongside the best Caesar in the city.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Sat at the bar. Never really greeted by the bartender. We were the only ones at the bar and he didn't appear to be busy. We felt the chicken sandwich needed a better side than chips. The chips were good but coleslaw would have been better. You can get chips at a sandwich shop. Turkey sandwich was good. The turkey was moist and not dry. No thank you from the bartender when we were leaving but that went along with his warm welcome. No goodbye from the two standing at the hostess stand. Just a blank stare. Makes you wonder if you'll come back. There are a lot of other dining options in this area that probably have friendlier service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great Experience! The creativity of the menu is fabulous. Sitting above Littly Italy is quite nice

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Always delicious. This place never disappoints. We will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Went to Prep Kitchen based on a recommendation from a colleague. Food and service were really quite good as were the cocktails. Will most definitely return. Recommend taking an Uber as this is a very busy part of town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Excellent service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We had the reservation, but didn't get seated until around 20 minutes after our 11a slot. Once we were seated it took a descent amount of time for the server to stop by and take the drink orders. The food was ok, not worth the wait or price.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Quick access - reservation was acknowleged.
Great server - Eric.
Wonderful food and plenty of it. Had to take some home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Everything was so pleasant and delicious!!! I had the Chilaquiles w side of Bacon and I couldn't stop eating! We started with the Butterscotch muffin and I would HIGHLY recommend it! Their Pineapple Hard Ale is worth it as well IF you like Pineapple. Really great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is my 2nd time at Prep Kitchen and it was a special occasion being Valentines day. Our OpenTable reservation was for 6:45. Being that it was V-day I thought it would be better to check in early just to let them know we were there. If there was a wait to be seated, there is a British Public across the street. We were sat immediately which was nice. We were greeted by a very sweet young lady who was super polite and wished us a Happy V-day. We began with some delicious cocktails. I ordered the horse and buggy and my girlfriend ordered a delicious version of a Tom collins. Then we ordered apps, the smoked burrata and mussels with fries - both really good! Then came our main courses, the mushroom lasagna for my GF, that our lovely waitress recommended and I had the Port Braised Beef which was great! Afterwards we received the dessert menu and at the bottom there is an option to purchase the kitchen staff a round of beers. Me & my GF decided to go with that, I'm sure their kitchen staff was going to be busy that night and it was nice to be able to show appreciation to some of the other people involved. To my amazement the chef came out and thanked us for the gesture. Really a great meal and they exceeded my expectations with their great food & service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Menu full or words that you have know idea what it is unless you ask! They add 3.5 percent to bill as service fee. Will not eat here again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Good Food, good service of tasty food in retro ambience! The double pork chop and flat iron steaks are excellently prepared with fresh ingredients. The mussels are nicely flavored but they are a bit small probably because it is out of season. There is an elevator, fit for 2 if you cannot climb the stairs.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Absolutely fabulous dining experience. Cory, our server , was terrific. Food par excellence.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2017

I've been to Prep Kitchen several times. I love it because of its fantastic location in Little Italy as well as the modern decor. They offer a great selection of food and drinks. My favorite menu item is the bacon wrapped dates but the burrata appetizer was great as well! I definitely recommend this place whether it's stopping by for a cocktail and appetizer or for a nice dinner!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Overall disappointed and would not recommend the restaurant. Party of 4
Pasta was not good and very heavy, wife ordered the chicken and the veggies were hard to find. Wine was not good and not worth $60.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great food and great service! I brought my cousins who were visiting from Korea for dinner here. They really enjoyed all of the food- we ordered the steak, burger as well as the pasta and salad. Everything was fresh and delicious and the scene was great as well as the service. It's a great place for foodies as well as for drinks and a hip place to boost. See you soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great food & drinks. A little too loud and we generally like energetic bars/restaurants, but heard to hear our own conversation. Will go back, but with a group, rather than a date. Still fun!! Cheers!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The best part of our brunch were the lemon ricotta donut holes. The rest of our brunch was average but the service was below par.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We have eaten here before and loved it but wasn't as excited this last time. Food, although it sounded creative, didn't really have the right flavor combinations or seasoning. Feels like it has become very corporate with exact wine pours, etc.. We were really disappointed as we really have enjoyed this restaurant before. Hoping it was just an off day!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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