Its easy to forget that you are in SoCal when you visit Little Italy in downtown San Diego. As you stroll around this charming neighborhood filled with stylish Europeans and colourful Vespas, you are greeted with “bonjorno” and “ciao bella” pretty much every restaurant or coffee shop that you enter. Built along the waterfront, this neighborhood is dotted with modern industrial style buildings co-existing beautifully with the old Italian style. One quickly sees why this is such a popular destination with tourists and locals alike.
If you ever have a chance to visit Little Italy or Litaly as its affectionately called by locals, make sure to take a culinary tour of all the Italian delicacies it has to offer. And if you are pressed for time then we have the best places to wine and dine picked out for you.
Perfect for a grab and go slice or a post party late night craving, these guys know how to make the perfect Italian pizza.
Serving some real gourmet stuff, they are passionate about the art of making the perfect cup of coffee from scratch. Yes, they roast their own coffee. And they are extremely dog friendly! what more can you ask for?
Ever had a bite of dessert and thought you’d died and gone to heaven? This is that kind of place and they certainly live up to their name. If you have time to visit only one place from this entire list, make sure its Extraordinary Desserts. And make sure its cheat day!
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These two places are the go to spots in San Diego for some classy cocktails and fun people watching. Bring your appetite and fashionable attire when you decide to drop in.
Pasta equals Italy, Italy equals pasta. We’ll just leave it at that.
Make sure to get here early on in the day as their donuts sell out pretty fast. These puppies are so sinful, there is almost always a line of people dying to get their hands on these delicious little fried goodies. Devils Dozen indeed!
Bonus: No trip to Italy is complete without Gelato so we just had to add our favourite Gelatto spot to the list.