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Prepkitchen - Little Italy

4.6
1054 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday Through Friday 1130am-3pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
Social Hour: 3pm-5pm
Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 5pm-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday : 5pm-12am
Social Hour Daily 3pm-6pm & Late Night Friday & Saturday10pm-12am (Bar and Lounge Only)

Days we are CLOSED: Super Bowl, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas
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(619) 398-8383
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Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Date & India
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We have a private dining room that fits up to 28 people. If interested in more information please email info@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

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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy Mother's Day in relaxed swankiness.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1054 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Prep Kitchen is always an awesome spot! On this occasion the bolo was a little salty, but definitely still the best bolo in town!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great meal with a unique ambience. The service was great starting with the host and including the great wait staff. The chilaquiles were spot on and the crab avocado toast was refreshing.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Prepkitchen changing hands recently was a surprise. Our meal was very good. Our server and trainee, Nick were very accommodating. My mom loved her Caesar salad, and the extra touch of the anchovy on top was much appreciated. My protein style PK burger was cooked to perfection. We are looking forward to returning when the wine list has been expanded. Thanks and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service could be improved, we had to pour our wine the entire dinner. The server was very personable though.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The Prep Kitchen has changed -- not sure when this happened. We hadn't been to Little Italy in awhile. In the past it had been a good place to get good not too fancy food.... and felt somewhat healthy etc. This time, the menu was different and limited. I then heard that it is not owned by the same folks... not sure if that is why or not. Honestly, I think that there are many choices in Little Italy and I will probably not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was amazing. Great service, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch with the family, great spot with allot of ambient light and the view was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always an amazing experience here. Great food, location and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

They are under new ownership and I have noticed a few changes. The food was always creative and delicious and still is. No complaints there. The new blue chairs at the tables are too low. The windows were opened without being asked even though it was cold out and we had to ask them to be closed (twice). Drinks were very slow to arrive and we were finally told they were out of 1942 tequila so we substituted for a lesser brand. waited again. ordered desert and coffee and Baileys. coffee got cold waiting for the Baileys and then were told they were out of Baileys but we had already finished desert by then. Oh, and they now do not take American Express. Anyway! great food, waiter was new so a bit scattered but still very good and apologetic (not his fault) just fell a bit short and there is lots of competition in Little Italy.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Nice restaurant in Little Italy. Great friendly, attentive staff and awesome decor. We didn’t order much but the fries and cheese appetizer were good but their dessert was great! We’ll be back sometime for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Pork chop was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The fried chicken burger and the burger was outstanding. That's on the brunch menu only until 3pm. I would order it all over again. It's that good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was amazing. We tried several dishes and they were all fantastic.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was average, nothing outstanding

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Disappointed that the happy hour was only 2 hours long. They should have mentioned it on their website. Ended up spending more than expected.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was outstanding. good place to meet friends and catch up. good value. Parking downtown is tough. Excellent and friendly waiters and very knowledgeable on the food and ingredients being served.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great place. Great food. Great service

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing meal. 2nd day in a row going there

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing food and cutest little place

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

One of the best places in all of San Diego! The prices are a little high, but the food and drink is incredible!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic spot. Came for Brunch on Sunday and was amazed! I had the chilaquiles and a Bloody Mary. Service was great! The cocktail was quite lovely with great flavor, and the food was fantastic. There wasn't anything left on my plate!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Muy agradable el lugar, buena la comida. El servicio aceptable aunque siento que un poco lento pero en general recomiendo el lugar.👍🏻

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was a beautiful dinner an amazing w at to spend my birthday. Great table in the corner with a great view. Every dish and drink was perfect!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

High energy spot with a nightlife pulse...
Food was inventive and generous portions

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great place. Food was amazing. The restaurant was a little dark and loud but it was a busy Friday night. Nice spot for a date night with the misses

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was fabulous, best pork chop ever! Wonderful service, love this place - will definitely come back .

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food & service

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

fantastic salad and burger. great decor and ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great happy hour spot!!!

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and drinks! The staff is absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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