The Aventine lifestyle complex is home to four of San Diego’s best restaurants that each offer outdoor dining. Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo, are welcoming summer by inviting diners to enjoy their libations and fare al fresco while taking in the Aventine’s Italian-inspired architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House

With two stunning patios, Truluck’s Seafood Steak an Crab House is ready for summertime outdoor dining. For the ultimate warm weather enjoyment, take it outside for happy hour with half-price cocktails and 25 percent off all bottles of wine from 4:30 to 7:00 pm daily and all night on Sundays. With a circular fire pit featured in the outdoor space, evening dining at Truluck’s is irresistible this spring. Both patios are also available for private parties and receptions.

Cafe Japengo

Cafe Japengo La Jolla Sushi Restaurant

Cafe Japengo’s open-air patio sets the stage for refreshing sushi and spring inspired beverages. Enjoy Pacific Rim-inspired food and drink specials while watching the sun go down during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 7:00pm and all night on Saturdays. Cafe Japengo’s patio offers intimate table seating and large bench tables for a social dining experience. Remember, Cafe Japengo has three happy hours.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The patio at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar will rise in popularity along with the temperature this spring! The space features elegant heat lamps and a cozy seating area for relaxing evenings with friends or a romantic date night. Happy hour is available on the patio from 5:00pm to 7:00pm daily and highlights five cocktails, wines and appetizers for $6.

Melting Pot

The patio at the Melting Pot is ideal to soak up the La Jolla rays and welcome the warm weather! Located directly in front of the restaurant, this patio provides visitors with plenty of people-watching and the perfect reason to get of the house. Enjoy seasonal spring dishes as well as fresh fruit and vegetables with your fondue favorites. Happy hour is available every day from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm and features discounted draft beer, wine, cocktails and small plates.

The Aventine’s Location

Here’s a local tip for those of you visiting San Diego. The Aventine is often referred to as in La Jolla, which some visitors mistake as downtown La Jolla. The Aventine is actually conveniently located in the Golden Triangle area of San Diego in between the 1-5 and 1-805 on La Jolla Village Drive near Westfield UTC and is anchored by the AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency La Jolla. If you need to meet someone for dinner or drinks that is coming from downtown San Diego or North County San Diego, the Aventine restaurants are an ideal spot.

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Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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