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Father’s Day in Little Italy!

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Father’s Day is near and for all the dads that we hold dear, it’s time to celebrate! Little Italy has the perfect options to choose from when it comes to doting on Dad. Coordinate the family, book a reservation and make it a “festa del papa” to remember!

From brunch to desserts, the neighborhood eateries are endless in Little Italy. Take Dad out for drinks at Ballast Point Brewing Company, Mikkeller Brewing Company, or Bolt Brewery before you meet up with rest of the family at Bencotto Italian Kitchen, Buon Appetito or Ristorante Illando. Italians celebrate anything and everything with food, so the foodie dads will appreciate the bites and sips at some of our neighborhood favorites.

Is Dad more of wine-o? Set up a tasting at Pali Wine Co., M Winehouse or Carruth Cellars Wine Garden, where the possibilities and selections of wines are endless. You can also snag a bottle of vino from any of these locations, perfect to commemorate Father’s Day with.

What’s a day for dad without some sweet treats? We recommend Bobboi Natural Gelato for an authentic Italian flare. For something more contemporary, visit Salt & Straw for some ice cream options or iDessert by Jean Philippe for customizable crêpes, sundaes, milkshakes and more. Dads with a mighty sweet tooth – we see you, we got you!

You’re probably thinking, but what about the gift? Little Italy has you covered there too with an array of gifts from self-care to home décor, you’re bound to find something for every type of dad. Is your dad an art collector? Stop by 1805 Gallery, Adelman Fine Art, Meyer Fine Art, Stefanie Bales Fine Art, or JDC Fine Art for some one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for his art collection. If he’s more into creating his own art, you’ll find some great supplies at BLICK. Is your dad more of a self-care king? Get him a fresh cut and his beard in perfect shape at Bay View Barber Shop, The Little Italy Barbery, Vince’s Barber Shop or The Urban Shave. Even surfer dads can get in on the fun with something special from Atacama Surf Shop. Additional shops bound to have something for dad include Bottlecraft, Little Italy Tobacco, San Diego Cellars, Architectural Salvage, Love & Aesthetics and D3 Home.

Truly, the best thing to do for dads on Father’s Day is show them love and make them feel special. The whimsy of Little Italy will set the perfect tone for a day all about the one guy who will always love you the most.

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