San Diego Little Italy Restaurants

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If you’re in San Diego, check out Little Italy Restaurants. Here is a restaurant finder below. Little Italy Restaurant reviews are also here. Enjoy!

Business nameAddressWebsite
Aaharn1202 Kettner Blvd Ste 104Website
Bar Bodega1980 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Bar One1532 India StWebsite
Barbusa1917 India StWebsite
Bencotto Italian Kitchen750 W Fir StWebsite
Born & Raised1909 India StWebsite
Buon Appetito1609 India StWebsite
Cafe Gratitude - San Diego1980 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Civico 18451845 India StWebsite
Craft & Commerce675 W Beech StWebsite
Davanti Enoteca1655 India StWebsite
El Camino2400 India StWebsite
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto1747 India StWebsite
Herb & Wood2210 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Indigo Grill1536 India StWebsite
Ironside Fish & Oyster1654 India StWebsite
Isola Pizza Bar1526 India StWebsite
Juniper & Ivy2228 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Karl Strauss Brewing Company1157 Columbia StWebsite
Kettner Exchange2001 Kettner BlvdWebsite
King and Queen Cantina1490 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Landini’s Pizzeria1827 India StWebsite
Mexican Fiesta1460 India StWebsite
Mimmo’s Italian Village1743 India StWebsite
Mona Lisa Italian Foods2061 India StWebsite
Monello750 W Fir St Ste 102 BWebsite
Napizza1702 India StWebsite
Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen2137 Pacific HwyWebsite
Pappalecco1602 State StWebsite
Prepkitchen Little Italy1660 India St Fl 2Website
Puerto La Boca2060 India StWebsite
Queenstown Public House1557 Columbia StWebsite
RakiRaki Ramen & Tsukemen2254 India StWebsite
Ristorante Illando1825 India StreetWebsite
RoVino2034 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Ruth’s Chris Steak House1355 N Harbor DrWebsite
Shino Sushi + Kappo838 W Ash StWebsite
Solunto Restaurant & Bakery1643 India StWebsite
Sorrento1646 India StWebsite
The Crack Shack2266 Kettner BlvdWebsite
The Kebab Shop303 W Beech St Ste C-2Website
The Kettle Room2215 India StWebsite
The Waterfront Bar & Grill2044 Kettner BlvdWebsite
Underbelly750 W Fir St Ste 101Website
Waters Fine Foods555 W C StWebsite
Word of Mouth Kitchen941 W Hawthorn St unit 4Website

Signature staples at Richard Blais’ casual chicken and egg concept include the fried organic chicken sandwich, Coop Deville, kimchi-seasoned deviled eggs, and chicken drumsticks fashioned into poultry lollipops. Enjoy with a craft beer, wine on tap or craft cocktail over a leisurely game of bocce on the outdoor court.

Il Postino
Il Postino 4.0 star rating 662 reviews
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Filippi's Pizza Grotto 4.0 star rating 2043 reviews
Luciana's Ristorante
Luciana's Ristorante 4.0 star rating 588 reviews

Executive chef Jason McLeod’s seafood-serving stunner features everything from a fried oyster po’ boy to lobster rolls and seafood platters, all served daily for lunch and dinner. Ironside’s raw bar stays humming until midnight and on Fridays and Saturdays, both the raw bar and the cocktail bar are open until 2 a.m. Snag $1 oysters during happy hour, which runs Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Opened on India Street in 2012, at Massimo Tenino’s pizza shop you’ll find Neapolitan-style pies and small plates all served up in sleek, contemporary surroundings. In-the-know locals are clued into its daily happy hour, when you can enjoy select $5 wines and $4 beers alongside $5 margherita pizzas. From the regular lunch and dinner menus there are antipasti classics, salads, homemade panini and wood-fired entrees too, plus an extensive Italian wine list.

With roots stretching back to 1956, this charming old school Italian deli is a must-visit if only to peruse its fine selection of fresh breads, olives and hard-to-find imported edibles before ordering one of their deluxe deli sandwiches. Meanwhile, the adjacent restaurant offers a wide selection of pizzas, pastas and salads during lunch and dinner alongside a nice variety of Italian and Californian wines.

Showcasing hundreds of hard to find beers, Bottlecraft boasts a bar fed by 25 draft lines, a retail section and upstairs space that is used for private events, classes and additional seating. It’s open from noon to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday. Pups are welcome and you can bring your own food or order delivery from nearby area eateries, including Napizza’s and RakiRaki Ramen.

Crowds flock to owner/executive pastry chef Karen Krasne’s 7,000-square-foot palatial dessert destination to savor pastries and coffee before noon, savory snacks from panini to salads during lunch, plus a popular weekend brunch, in addition to Krasne’s signature decadent cakes, pies, cookies and petite desserts.

The Southern Italian restaurant’s head chef Alfonso Pisacane employs housemade and seasonal ingredients in his repertoire of traditional and modern Italian cuisine, while co-owner Pietro Gallo adds a vegan and gluten-free touch to the menu with dishes like seitan ragout lasagna and even a vegan version of tiramisu, at this charming India Street eatery.

Founder and head roaster David Kennedy’s perennially popular loft-like outpost on India Street specializes in single origin coffees and handcrafted roasted blends in pour over, batch brew, and espresso form alongside yummy breads and pastries from Le Parfait Paris.

Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s subtle yet refined 8,500-square-foot stunner comprises multiple spaces to relax and dine including an elegant bar, informal lounge areas and several separate dining spaces. Dishes on the menu are a simple rundown of each plate’s seasonal ingredients, while cocktails have a botanical focus with fresh ingredients, fruit and herb-infused bitters.

Established in 1934, Little Italy icon The Waterfront is one of one of San Diego’s oldest taverns and one of the first to obtain a liquor license here after Prohibition. Famed for its solid pub grub, action packed nights and a good-time crowd, the drinks — like owner Nancy’s signature vodka, Chambord and soda concoction, the Purple Hooter are stiff but simple.

Tuscan-style cafe Pappalecco now boasts five outposts around San Diego but its Little Italy flagship, where the cafe and gelateria was founded in 2007, and is fondly considered a neighborhood icon. Open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. most evenings, you can load up on breakfast plates and Italian staples like panini, pizzas, delicious housemade gelato, excellent coffees, and of course fine Italian wines.

Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with breakfast served every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until noon, RoVino’s kitchen is led by classically Italian trained chef David Mendiola, who oversees a menu that includes rotisserie chicken, crisp porchetta sandwiches, and seasonal specials; plus homemade pasta and a whole roasted branzino.

A bustling residential and business district since the 1920s, and once home to San Diego’s prolific tuna fishing industry, today Little Italy is the hub of one of San Diego’s most dynamic and fastest-growing food scenes. The lively neighborhood is packed with distinctive eateries, craft brew pubs, urban wine bars, cocktail hotspots and casual cafés, helmed by old school Italian families and Top Chef alums alike. For visitors and locals, a stroll through Amici Park and Mercato Farmers’ Market (Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is not to be missed, preferably with gelato in hand.

First launched in 2010, storied cocktail bar Craft & Commerce boasts two bar areas, a progressive drinks program, and menu offerings from small share plates to housemade pasta and larger entrees, not to mention a real deal tiki bar, False Idol, tucked within the space. Open for dinner daily at 5 p.m., there’s a weekend brunch on Sunday too.

Acclaimed chef Richard Blais has been serving up creative New American fare with a “West Coast edge” since 2014 at his lavish 7,500-square-foot warehouse-restaurant-come-design-showcase. Well worth a splurge, the inventive menu plays with molecular cuisine, which is perfectly offset by a sophisticated wine list, superb cocktail program and impeccable service.

An eye-catching restaurant-come-cocktail bar, Kettner Exchange boasts a progressive American menu with French and Asian influences thanks to executive chef Brian Redzikowski, and a stellar cocktail program courtesy of beverage director Steven Tuttle. Whether you come to dine with friends downstairs, people watch on the rooftop terrace or savor weekend brunch on Sundays; KEX has it all in stylish spades.