HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >

LITTLE ITALY?

f
flowergirl Apr 3, 2010 12:57 PM

Having one dinner in Little Italy and looking for a semi-casual New York type Italian. Would love your recs.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. m
    mcgrath RE: flowergirl Apr 3, 2010 02:26 PM

    Po Pazzo is probably what you're looking for, but keep in mind, this is India St. in San Diego, not Mulberry St. in NYC.

    1 Reply
    1. re: mcgrath
      s
      stevewag23 RE: mcgrath Apr 5, 2010 01:48 PM

      Po Pazzo has a great bar for cocktails. Music some nights as well.

      The food is not great, and overpriced (the place seems a little like a relic of the 2005 striped shirts, spiky hair, mortgage broker era), but if you stick to the apps and a cocktail you can do pretty good.

    2. m
      mjsp1 RE: flowergirl Apr 4, 2010 12:06 PM

      I would stear clear of any bussalacci restaurant - and po pazzo is one of them.
      Bencotto is getting good reviews or you can never go wrong with Bon Appetitto.

      2 Replies
      1. re: mjsp1
        m
        mmjgam RE: mjsp1 Apr 4, 2010 06:25 PM

        I second that!

        1. re: mmjgam
          p
          palmtree38 RE: mmjgam Apr 5, 2010 05:32 AM

          Why stay clear of Bussalacci restaurants? not good quality? over priced?

      2. s
        sdnativa RE: flowergirl Apr 5, 2010 12:00 PM

        I am not sure what New York style italian is but we had an excellent dinner at Bencotto a couple of weeks ago.

        http://www.lovebencotto.com

        1. l
          LarryP RE: flowergirl Apr 6, 2010 06:03 PM

          Dont go to Po Pazzo for the Sunday buffet, worse than Hometown buffet, cold food, stale bread,very expensive

          Show Hidden Posts