Any must try places for a good meal or happy hour fun near Little Italy??
We will be staying near Little Italy area around the Pacific Highway. Little Italy is suppose to be within walking distance so I thought I would see if any suggestions here first.
I had a very, very good lunch at Trattoria Fantastica last week. My friends had their smoked chicken gnocchi and homemade ravioli -- both excellent. Their fried calamari was light and crisp and delicious. I had the imbottita -- slices of eggplant stuffed with bucatini pasta in pesto sauce, then all topped with a light marinara. Terrific! They have gelato in the case and pretty decent sfogliatelle and some other tasty-looking pastries that I did not get around to trying, at the attached Cafe Zucchero.
1735 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Pete's Quality Meat for sandwiches and Pappalecco for Gelato. The Little Italy Mercado on Sat AM is also very fun.
Pete's Quality Meat
1742 1 2 India St, San Diego, CA
1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101
Best moves in Little Italy:
Puerto La Boca - Argentinian/Italian, which really makes it Argentinian. Really good happy hour prices now
Mona Lisa Deli - Sandwiches
Petes Meats - Sandwiches
Buon Appetito - Italian
Assenti Pasta - Fresh Pasta
Landini's - Pizza By the slice
Burger Lounge - Burgers
Little Italy Farmers Market - Everything
Tango Wine - Wine tasting
El Camino - Nightlife
Pappalecco - Gelato and coffee
Sogno Di Vino - Glass of Red
Santanas - food at 3 am to 6 am
Po Pazzo - smooth cocktail
We really like Enoteca Style, at the south end of Little Italy on India St. Wednesday nights they have a 1/2 price bottle deal, which makes the already reasonable wine prices a steal. Food is pretty good, too. Cheese plates are tasty, and the salads are very good. We like the pear and spinach salad, it has a really mustardy vinaigrette. Atmosphere can be a little yuppified, but I do like their wine choices, lots of good, food-friendly options.
Josh, I don't know how you feel about their beer selection but I believe that Thursday night is their beer night and those go half off I believe all night. In response to how busy it is, I go quite often and it is usually at least half full. They also do a pretty decent take out business at both lunch and dinner due to the condos upstairs.
we are a early 40ish couple so would like to go out on the town after a bite to eat.. Is there a link here for nightlife??? not top discos but more people watching listen to music fun atmosphere. good food niblies and drink specials. could be around little italy or short cabbie away.. Hubby likes good beer~
re: Beach Chick
Casbah classic?? maybe we can do this... I just hate the faux people attitude places.. Down to earth fun crowd is what we like.
We can go for nibblies first and then hit one of these..
thanks for the suggestions!!
Do they ever have chowhound get togethers??? Meaning regulars that go to a restaurant and meet up and give it a good vote and meet the others they chat with on the board?