Best Little Italy San Diego Restaurants

Among the multitudes of Italian eateries, fresh seafood restaurants, dessert spots, and even Japanese fusion fare, here are the best restaurants to eat at now.

Asian dishes take a back seat to the cute character buns at this compact eatery.


Photo: Harumama

The big draw is the cocktails featuring handcrafted concoctions by some of the area’s best bartenders.

Kettner Exchange

The eye-catching woodfired oven does double duty baking up shrimp, beets, cheese, and focaccia with delicious results.

Isola Pizza Bar

Photo: Isola Pizza Bar

Visitors and locals alike flock to this Little Italy hot spot for hip eats as well as seasonal dishes that resemble works of art.

Juniper & Ivy

Photo: Juniper & Ivy

Fried chicken along with chicken sandwiches, deviled eggs and crave-worthy sides like poutine and coleslaw command long lines come lunch and dinner.

Crack Shack

Photo: Crack Shack

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