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Good Food in Little Italy

jnwall Mar 26, 2013 12:58 PM

I will be n San Diego in early April for a meeting. It seems I am staying in the Little Italy section. What are some good restaurants -- especially Italian restaurants -- in that section of San Diego? Where else should I eat in San Diego?

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    bluefin2na RE: jnwall Mar 26, 2013 02:32 PM

    La Villa is good

    1. foodiechick RE: jnwall Mar 26, 2013 02:40 PM

      Bencotto, or its little sister restaurant Monello for more casual/small bites and happy hour.

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        hopemichaelshelby RE: jnwall Mar 26, 2013 02:46 PM

        Bencotto or Prep Kitchen are great in Little Italy. Want ramen? Try Underbelly.

        1. ipsedixit RE: jnwall Mar 26, 2013 03:17 PM

          Bencotto - stick to the pastas and avoid anything meat related

          Monello - go for breakfast and the pizza and avoid any meat entrees

          Filippi's - the meatball subs are good, get it to go.

          Pappalecco's - gelato

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            cstr RE: ipsedixit Mar 26, 2013 03:58 PM

            You're very kind and generous.

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              ipsedixit RE: cstr Mar 26, 2013 04:01 PM

              Not sure I am getting this.

              Maybe I'm too obtuse to pick up on the sarcasm ...

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                Josh RE: ipsedixit Mar 26, 2013 04:14 PM


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            beth1 RE: jnwall Mar 26, 2013 09:37 PM

            We like the meatball sub and pizza at Mona Lisa's express lunch.
            Grab N Go's subs are amazing, with the bead made daily at Mimmo's across the street. Way more than one person should eat.
            The Saturday Mercato has a great variety of food vendors, as well as produce and prepared foods.

            1. El Chevere RE: jnwall Mar 27, 2013 07:26 AM

              Bencotto is decent ( good by San Diego standards)... I was underwhelmed at Monello.

              Prep Kitchen, not Italian, is good.

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