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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?

  1. El Chevere 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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      beth1 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. ipsedixit 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

        3 Replies
        1. re: ipsedixit
          cstr Mar 26, 2013 03:58 PM

          You're very kind and generous.

          1. re: cstr
            ipsedixit Mar 26, 2013 04:01 PM

            Not sure I am getting this.

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

            1. re: ipsedixit
              Josh Mar 26, 2013 04:14 PM


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          hopemichaelshelby Mar 26, 2013 02:46 PM

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

          1. foodiechick 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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              bluefin2na Mar 26, 2013 02:32 PM

              La Villa is good

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