Best Little Italy San Diego Restaurants


San Diego is a cultural hub bustling with activity. One of the top ethnic communities in San Diego is the Little Italy district which lies in the heart of the downtown district. For visitors and vacationers, there are many hotels close to Little Italy San Diego where one can stay while exploring all the wonder this neighborhood has to offer.

One of the most notable aspects of Little Italy is the authentic restaurants that line the streets. From Tuscany to the shores of the pacific, guests are able to enjoy Italian fare from various areas and well known Italian districts. Known for their decedent appeal, savory plate and generous servings, you cannot go wrong with a meal at one of the many Little Italy San Diego restaurants. Some popular restaurants in Little Italy include:

  1. Monello:

    Traditional Italian street food at its finest. Monello serves up delicious and authentic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit on Saturdays and Sundays and enjoy a savory Farmer’s Market Brunch, locally sourced from the Little Italy San Diego Mercado.

  2. Petrini’s:

    At Petrini’s, food is more than a necessity, it is a way of life. This family restaurant is irresistible and always begs for seconds. With its outdoor dining and pet-friendly atmosphere, Petrini’s is a knockout.

  3. Pappalecco:

    Dare to adventure into the heart of Italy? At Pappalecco, one is given the chance to travel the streets of Italy after just one bite.  The mission of this restaurants is to use the highest quality products to create food that allows you to experience all areas of Italy. Fall in love with more than just the food and step through the doors of Pappalecco.

If you are looking to explore more than American culture during your Southern California vacation, there is no better place to visit than San Diego’s Little Italy district. Come experience Little Italy San Diego restaurants, music, atmosphere and excitement today.

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