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The newest culinary project by the Busalacchi family in Little Italy, Barbusa offers authentic Modern Sicilian Cuisine with a flare. From artisan pizzas, handmade pasta and seafood-centric dishes to handcrafted Italian cocktails and Southern Italian wines, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come for the food, stay for the festa!
Tasting: Chef's Choice
Fresh, authentic Italian food made in house. Bencotto offers 75 different kinds of pasta recipes.
Tasting: Homemade Spinach & Potato Dumplings in Creamy Lamb Sauce
Born & Raised
Consortium Holdings Projects' swanky steakhouse, featuring classic tableside dishes & cocktails in stunning architecture.
Tasting: Dry-aged Street Tacos (Corn Tortillas, Dry-aged Beef, Avocado-lime Creme, Hot Sauce)
Buon Appetito is a little piece of Italy in the heart of Little Italy San Diego. For 16 years we have provided excellent service, authentic Italian food, and wines from all over the world.
Tasting: Choice of Pasta (Gnocchi, Penne or Farfalle) with Different Types of Sauce (Pesto, Marinara, Pink Sauces)
Café Gratitudeis a plant-based and organiz restaurant specializing in gourmet cuisine. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for our community and planet.
Tasting: Blessed: Tempeh Bolognese w/ Quinoa Pasta (GF), Cashew Mozzarella, Broccolini & Spinach Adoring: Tiramisu
Craft & Commerce
A stylish haven for genuine and authentic hospitality, serving chef-driven eclectic culinary delights and well thought-out, balanced cocktails.
Tasting: Cocktail: Power Nap (Pink Peppercorn Infused Tequila, Hibiscus, Campari, Grapefruit & Lime
Rustic Italian restaurant with an emphasis on great wines by the glass pairing well with an elaborate approachable menu.
Tasting: Pasta Bolognese, Pappardelle Pasta with a Slow-cooked Veal/pork Sauce & Mirepoix Vegetable Base
Enoteca Style combines California fusion with the ageless Italian tradition of good wine, and good conversation.
Tasting: Sample of Red & White Wine
Your local food-to-fork destination where we bring locally sourced, organic ingredients together in an inviting atmosphere. Honest Food Done Right!
Tasting: Lamb Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
The DePhilippis family would like to welcome you and your family to visit our restaurants to enjoy our traditional old Italian family recipes that our family has been serving for 68 years!
Tasting: Various Pizza Slices
Frost Me Bakery & Cafe
Frost Me Cafe and Bakery offers Ritual Coffee Roasters, house made pastries, beer and wine. Vegan and Gluten Free options available daily.
Tasting: Mini Desserts
The Glass Door
GlassDoor is the place to be for "gastropub" style food with panoramic views of Little Italy and the bay. We are known to take bar food to the next level with elevated flavorful snacks and out of the box dishes to pair up with infused handcrafted cocktails.
Tasting: Meatloaf Sliders with House-made Jalapeño Ketchup (Shishito Peppers Available upon Request)
Innovative, modern Latin with worldly décor and a warm ambiance, creating the perfect setting for sharing food and stories.
Tasting: Chili-lime Cured Salmon, Dill Moleto, Cucumber Salsa
Isola Pizza Bar
A sleek, contemporary pizzeria and wine bar slinging inspired Neapolitan-style pies and small plates.
Tasting: Pizza Slices: Margherita or Salamino Piccante
M Winehouse, a very quaint wine bar, sits nestled in the heart of Little Italy. Entrepreneur and owner Ruth Melero followed her dream and opened up a beautiful space with great atmosphere that offers international wine, specialty drinks, beers and bubbles for local and tourists alike.
Tasting: Happy Hour Sangria
Family owned and operated in the heart of Little Italy. Serving San Diego since 1973.
Tasting: Cavatappi Sausage (Corkscrew Pasta, Crumbled Homemade Sausage, Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce) or Burrata Ravioli (Burrata Stuffed Ravioli, Vodka Sauce & Green Peas
Nonna & Cafe Zucchero
For Nonna. Regardless of what you call her, you know how special she is. Nonna is an homage to every grandma and their unwavering passion for family and food. Here we share Busalacchi traditions that have been passed down. Come over!
Tasting: Chef's Choice
Not Not Tacos
Well, they are not not tacos! Grain & Grit Hospitality group and Sam "The Cooking Guy" serve up genre-bending fare that pushes the envelope of culinary creativity.
Tasting: Cheeseburger Taco (Secret Sauce, Lettuce, Sautéed Onions & Crispy Onions) or Mashed Potato Taco
Petrini's in the heart of Little Italy San Diego, serves homemade Italian dishes with a traditional aesthetic in its charming and inviting restaurant.
Tasting: Pasta Primavera (Angel Hair Pasta Mixed with Zucchini, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Red Bell Peppers, Olive Oil, Butter, Garlic, Fresh Basil) or Fish Livornese (Fragrant & Flavorful White Fish Marinated in White Wine & Lemon Juice) Served with Seasonal Vegetables
Queenstown Public House
New Zealand inspired restaurant located in an old Victorian home.
Tasting: Cat's Chili - White Bean Turkey Chili
Located above our popular Landini's Pizzeria, pizza by the slice, we serve traditional Italian food in a cozy, rustic setting.
Tasting: Crispy Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce
Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand known for its delicious burgers, chicken, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
Tasting: Chick'n Bites - Crispy Pieces of Hand-breaded Antibiotic-free Chicken Breast, Served with BBQ or Honey Mustard Sauce