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Little Italy (San Diego) Restaurants

Born & Raised
Born & Raised
(1500)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Little Italy, San Diego

Everything about this place is amazing! Food, service, ambiance!! My hubby and I shared the sampler for two, OMG best steak ever ! More

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Queenstown Public House
Queenstown Public House
(49)
$$$$
Organic | Little Italy, San Diego

A cute restaurant in Little Italy. The wine is served in a regular glass. The appetizer was the best part of the meal. The triple was fresh and tasty We could have stopped there. The ciopino was spicy but most of the mussels had cracked shells and it would have been better in a soupy dish to have the shrimp tail off. The meatloaf was crunchy and shouldn’t be. And the fried onions were not crunchy but rather limp. More

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Cafe Gratitude - San Diego
Cafe Gratitude - San Diego
(564)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Little Italy, San Diego

Good selection of food drinks and awesome deserts. More

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Rovino
Rovino
(366)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Absolutely the best Italian food I had in US. Their tortellini is a dream. Arancini is soft and light and crispy on the outside - I just can't stop dreaming about it. I rush to RoVino every time I visit San Diego. According to ALL of the people that I introduced to this restaurant - food has no equal. If you want to impress someone special, take them there. More

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Craft & Commerce
Craft & Commerce
(377)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego

Great craft cocktails and culinary uniqueness. The bone marrow appetizer was an interesting find. Taxidermy decor is wild and fun. More

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Juniper & Ivy
Juniper & Ivy
(4341)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

Amazing! Duck and coconut cake! More

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Kettner Exchange
Kettner Exchange
(953)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

What a find! Traveling on business and found this place through an internet search. Really great service, drinks and food. And not overpriced. Thank you! More

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Ironside Fish & Oyster
Ironside Fish & Oyster
(2215)
$$$$
Seafood | Little Italy, San Diego

Celebrating a promotion with my girlfriend and had a wonderful experience. Katie who was our server made the occasion really special! Food and drinks were incredible. Went with a seafood platter and a whole Rock code. More

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Herb & Wood
Herb & Wood
(1883)
$$$$
Californian | Little Italy, San Diego

The food was imaginative and beautifully prepared and presented. Ingredients were obviously locally sourced. The fish was the perfect temperature The passion fruit soufflé was out of this world...light and full of fruit flavor. The staff was very attentive and welcoming. A great place. More

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Buon Appetito
Buon Appetito
(959)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

This was the best meal I had in SD! Thanks so much to amazing staff! More

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The Kettle Room
The Kettle Room
(83)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

It was a great place to have our anniversary, the server brought us complimentary prosecco, explained each course l, questioned us on the pairings. Overall was a exceptional night out! More

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Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Bencotto Italian Kitchen
(1526)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Food and service was outstanding. Food was out quickly and was delicious. Very conscientious when told of any allergies and they have gluten free options. One of the best in Little Italy. More

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Ristorante Illando
Ristorante Illando
(182)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Once we got there it was empty and I felt silly for having a reservation. Within an hour or so the place was full and full of conversation. There are fairly steep stairs for upstairs seating so be weary if this poses a challenge to you or your party. Great food - we had the octopus over arugula as an appetizer which had a clean plate within 10 minutes. We ordered a bottle of red wine for a reasonable price that did not disappoint. Entrees were lobster ravioli and fettuccini gamberri e pancetta - both were awesome! I wish that we had time for dessert to try one of the cannolis. Service was wonderful and everything was perfect for a nice birthday dinner. More

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King & Queen Cantina - San Diego
King & Queen Cantina - San Diego
(384)
$$$$
Mexican | Little Italy, San Diego

This is my new favorite spot. I’ve been here now a total of 4 times and every time I’ve had the best experience ever. More

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Isola Little Italy
Isola Little Italy
(285)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Really enjoyed our time there. Pizza was fantastic More

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Barbusa
Barbusa
(1343)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Awesome atmosphere, food and service. Lots of fun!! More

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Monello
Monello
(1050)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Great experience! Loved the cheese wheel pasta! More

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Mimmo's Italian Village
Mimmo's Italian Village
(42)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Wonderful birthday at Mimmo’s!!! More

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Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy
Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy
(633)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Definitely try the forcacia w/honey, grilled bussel sprouts, and ragu. The patio out back is very intimate. More

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Bar Bodega
Bar Bodega
(81)
$$$$
Spanish | Little Italy, San Diego

Everything we had was delicious! I particularly enjoyed the brussel sprouts. Missed the calamari they used to have on the menu. More

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Civico 1845
Civico 1845
(983)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Great vegan menu. More

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Cloak + Petal
Cloak + Petal
(531)
$$$$
Japanese Speciality | Little Italy, San Diego

Perfect Place for Girls Night Out! We loved it! Would Def Go Back! More

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Nonna
Nonna
(208)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

I can be quite picky when it comes to Italian food and this place does not disappoint. The food was so good and the service was great! I can’t wait to go back!! More

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El Camino
El Camino
(135)
$$$$
Mexican | Little Italy, San Diego

Had so much fun celebrating my birthday here! Karaoke night and happy hour on Tuesdays made it even better!! The service was great but there was not much value in the full price food options. Small portions and kind of bland. Highly recommend though!! More

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Prepkitchen - Little Italy
Prepkitchen - Little Italy
(1214)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego

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. More

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Indigo Grill
Indigo Grill
(2860)
$$$$
Latin American | Little Italy, San Diego

Wow! This place was amazing, it was so good I'm contemplating sending the chef a thank you note and flowers. The shaved pear and Apple salad was a revelation, the flavors were so good and the texture was delightful. I will crave the Penicillin Margarita for a long time. My husband wants to return again and again and eat his way through the menu. More

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Farmer's Table - Little Italy
Farmer's Table - Little Italy
(135)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Little Italy, San Diego

Love the new sidewalk area! More

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Petrini's
Petrini's
(67)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Had a delicious meal!! Server was awesome. More

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Claim Jumper - San Diego - Bayside
Claim Jumper - San Diego - Bayside
(13)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego

Went with a big group (family) and enjoyed it. Accommodated the kids well. More

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Nolita Hall
Nolita Hall
(1)
$$$$
Pizza Bar | Little Italy, San Diego

Great service, food excellent. Good menu if your are with children. More

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The Pass
The Pass
(1)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego

A Pop Up located inside 57 Degrees winery which delivers a unique tableside experience where 7 courses are paired with wine and prepared in front of you. We will have a continuously changing menu that will be sent to all reservations prior.
All inclusive pairing of 5 wines with 7 courses for $100 More

Little Italy (San Diego) Diners' Choice Winners

Little Italy (San Diego)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Born & Raised
Born & Raised
(1500)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Little Italy, San Diego

Everything about this place is amazing! Food, service, ambiance!! My hubby and I shared the sampler for two, OMG best steak ever ! More

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Cafe Gratitude - San Diego
Cafe Gratitude - San Diego
(564)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Little Italy, San Diego

Good selection of food drinks and awesome deserts. More

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Craft & Commerce
Craft & Commerce
(377)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego

Great craft cocktails and culinary uniqueness. The bone marrow appetizer was an interesting find. Taxidermy decor is wild and fun. More

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Queenstown Public House
Queenstown Public House
(49)
$$$$
Organic | Little Italy, San Diego

A cute restaurant in Little Italy. The wine is served in a regular glass. The appetizer was the best part of the meal. The triple was fresh and tasty We could have stopped there. The ciopino was spicy but most of the mussels had cracked shells and it would have been better in a soupy dish to have the shrimp tail off. The meatloaf was crunchy and shouldn’t be. And the fried onions were not crunchy but rather limp. More

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Rovino
Rovino
(366)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Absolutely the best Italian food I had in US. Their tortellini is a dream. Arancini is soft and light and crispy on the outside - I just can't stop dreaming about it. I rush to RoVino every time I visit San Diego. According to ALL of the people that I introduced to this restaurant - food has no equal. If you want to impress someone special, take them there. More

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The Kettle Room
The Kettle Room
(83)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

It was a great place to have our anniversary, the server brought us complimentary prosecco, explained each course l, questioned us on the pairings. Overall was a exceptional night out! More

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Ironside Fish & Oyster
Ironside Fish & Oyster
(2215)
$$$$
Seafood | Little Italy, San Diego

Celebrating a promotion with my girlfriend and had a wonderful experience. Katie who was our server made the occasion really special! Food and drinks were incredible. Went with a seafood platter and a whole Rock code. More

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Juniper & Ivy
Juniper & Ivy
(4341)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

Amazing! Duck and coconut cake! More

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Kettner Exchange
Kettner Exchange
(953)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

What a find! Traveling on business and found this place through an internet search. Really great service, drinks and food. And not overpriced. Thank you! More

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Buon Appetito
Buon Appetito
(959)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

This was the best meal I had in SD! Thanks so much to amazing staff! More

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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.

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.