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Little Italy (San Diego) Restaurants

A photo of Herb & Wood restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2357)
  • $$$$
  • Californian
  • Little Italy
Booked 52 times today

A timeless, sought-after dining escape, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey opened Herb & Wood to instant acclaim over four years ago. In that time, the restaurant has become an icon, a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego's culinary reputation to new heights. By focusing on rustic,...

A photo of Nolita Hall restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(3)
  • $$$$
  • Pizza Bar
  • Little Italy

**WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TILL TUESDAY 6/30**Inspired by both the modern and traditional drinking emporiums in Europe’s legendary beer cities, Nolita Hall San Diego is opening our doors with the promise of a unique and unexpected full-service restaurant experience. Please note we do not offer...

A photo of Queenstown Public House restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(143)
  • $$$$
  • Organic
  • Little Italy
Booked 12 times today

We are a New Zealand inspired whimsical restaurant set in a craftsman house that dates back to 1905. We are one block off the main drag in Little Italy. Sink your teeth into one of our organic beef or lamb burgers. We also have many salads and dinner entrees to try. Portions are generous, and...

A photo of Rovino restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(495)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 17 times today

Rovino, located in San Diego, California, offers Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Rovino features an extensive wine selection and a knowledgeable staff who can help pair wine with each entrée.Try the fried calamari or the saffron rice balls filled with ground beef, peas and mozzarella cheese...

A photo of Kettner Exchange restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1198)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Little Italy
Booked 2 times today

Kettner Exchange boasts Little Italy’s only rooftop patio, with spanning harbor views. We feature Progressive American cuisine from critically acclaimed Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski. In 2019, Kettner Exchange was named to Michelin Guide's prestigious Bib Gourmand list. Originally introduced in...

A photo of Pali Wine Co. - San Diego restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(4)
  • $$$$
  • Wine Bar
  • Little Italy
Booked 7 times today

Our San Diego Wine tasting room is located near the heart of Little Italy and is the latest spot to enjoy wine tasting while dining in San Diego! Stop in to taste our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Central Coast and stick around for food pairings and weekly live music. This location also...

A photo of Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2634)
  • $$$$
  • Seafood
  • Little Italy

Little Italy was built by the fishing industry. Ironside attempts to continue that narrative. It's our contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar. Located in a historic auction house on India St we did a full comprehensive restoration of the building, with three open-air...

A photo of Barbusa restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1811)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 107 times today

Barbusa Local Modern Sicilian Restaurant.Lively atmosphere with our craft cocktails, handmade pastas, freshest seafood, delicate pizza, and our famous Sicilian Ribeye.Pizza Served from our stone fired oven.Gluten free and Vegan Items AvailableDue to high Demand We will give a 15 min Grace period...

A photo of Ristorante Illando restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(250)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 2 times today

From the owner Leonardo Landini "When I decided to open Ristorante Illando, I had a vision in my head...my cozy house back in Firenze, Italy; my family dining table filled with the food I grew up with. Now I can surround you with the warmth of my Italian home and an authentic Italian meal here at...

A photo of Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(850)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 39 times today

A member of the Francesca"s Restaurant Group; Davanti Enoteca is a wine bar that offers share-able plates of rustic Italian cuisine. After opening the first location in 2010 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca has expanded with restaurants in Del Mar, San Diego; Little Italy,...

A photo of Born & Raised restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2103)
  • $$$$
  • Steakhouse
  • Little Italy
Booked 50 times today

Modern Steakhouse specializing in table side cart service in Historic Little Italy with 2 distinct dining rooms featuring an open air rooftop bar on the second floor overlooking Little Italy.

A photo of Craft & Commerce restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(471)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Little Italy
Booked 31 times today

Our shameless tribute to fast food features a curated selection of items representing the golden age of guilty pleasure. Before mass production got evil, fast food envisioned a world of quick, cheap, accessible meals. It may now embody some of the worst aspects of our industry, and sure, it’s...

A photo of Isola Little Italy restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(377)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 2 times today

MY NONNA’S NAME WAS ISOLA, A WONDERFUL COOK WHO GAVE ME A PASSION FOR FOOD AND FRESH, SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. I have vivid memories of my grandmother turning plain bread into amazing desserts, simple apples into incredible fritters sprinkled with a little sugar and honey, and even treating my sunburns...

A photo of Civico 1845 restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1228)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Little Italy
Booked 27 times today

Fresh flavors with a modern spin on traditional Italian classics. Menu features several gluten-free and vegan friendly options.

A photo of Juniper & Ivy restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5047)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Little Italy
Booked 17 times today

Due to recent orders from the State of California, we are no longer able to offer indoor dining. In an effort to continue accommodating guests comfortably and safely, we are working on exciting plans to expand our outdoor footprint -- Please follow our social channels or subscribe to our...

Discover Little Italy

As the name implies, San Diego's Little Italy is best known for its Italian cuisine. From meatball sandwiches to wood-fired pizzas to handmade pasta, Italian food fans will all find a favorite dish to enjoy in this area of the city. Despite that fact, a visit to Little Italy doesn't have to be restricted to Italian food. Break away from the pizza-and-pasta approach to dinner by taking in the neighborhood's hot seafood scene. Oyster bars are a particularly interesting way to enjoy seafood in this part of the city. Whatever cuisine you choose, finish off your meal in Little Italy with a scoop of locally handcrafted gelato. In fact, if you skip dinner and go straight for dessert, no one will blame you one bit.

As the name implies, San Diego's Little Italy is best known for its Italian cuisine. From meatball sandwiches to wood-fired pizzas to handmade pasta, Italian food fans will all find a favorite dish to enjoy in this area of the city. Despite that fact, a visit to Little Italy doesn't have to be restricted to Italian food. Break away from the pizza-and-pasta approach to dinner by taking in the neighborhood's hot seafood scene. Oyster bars are a particularly interesting way to enjoy seafood in this part of the city. Whatever cuisine you choose, finish off your meal in Little Italy with a scoop of locally handcrafted gelato. In fact, if you skip dinner and go straight for dessert, no one will blame you one bit.

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