Filippi's Pizza Grotto is one of the most beloved Italian restaurants in San Diego. Its pizza has been highly acclaimed since first being served more than 50 years ago. The front of the restaurant is an Italian shop selling dried pasta, wines, candy, canned goods and olives, and a deli selling Italian sausages and cheese. After passing through this aromatic area, one is led to the restaurant itself. The chefs here dish up all the classics including lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli and more. Imported and domestic wine and beer is available.
Take a leisurely walk from the Gaslamp Quarter or Horton Plaza and escape the madness of the city for awhile. Stroll down miles of cobblestone paths taking in the greenery, ponds and fountains as you make your way around 54 one-of-a-kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries and four fine-dining restaurants. Unsurpassed views of the bay, its ships and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge surround the park. Complete with a carousel dating from the 1890s, this is a great place to visit for the day. A monthly calender features live blues, jazz, country and swing bands.
Bazaar del Mundo is one of the happiest and most colorful of all marketplaces in San Diego to shop. Part of historic Old Town, where the city's first inhabitants set up the original city, this shopping area is a true delight. Colorful parrots screech, color blooms everywhere, mariachis stroll the grounds, sparkling fountains babble and delicious Mexican dishes permeate the air and tempt the palate. Five restaurants, 15 international specialty shops and plenty of historic sites in adjacent Old Town provide much to explore.
Completely renovated in 1997, this elegant outdoor mall is your best stop for serious shopping in San Diego. Less tourist-like than the flamboyant and exciting Horton Plaza, Fashion Valley Shopping Center is much easier to navigate. It is the main hub for upscale and designer shopping. Exclusive names like Hermès, Neiman Marcus and Rolex are among the luxury brand stores. With 200 stores, seven restaurants, a food court and a movie theatre, even the most discriminating shoppers will find what they are looking for, including foreign currency exchange.
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown is the major shopping center referred to as UTC. Here you will find shopping majors such as Sears, Macy's, and Nordstrom's. More than 160 specialty shops, banks, seven eateries, 16 fast-food sites and an ice skating rink that will entertain and delight you. Events and entertainment are scheduled on weekends. Plenty of free parking is available.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets offers an upscale shopping experience with an impressive collection of designer and branded outlet stores. These include Calvin Klein, Coach, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Shop for the latest, trendy apparel, shoes, or accessories, and after a long day of shopping, unwind at any of the wonderful restaurants and cafes which are a part of this establishment.
This establishment offers a huge selections of the highest quality Oriental and Persian rugs. It is a family-owned business operating for over two generations, specializing in rare and collectible rugs. With agents all over the world searching for the finest selection, this store sells antique, semi-antique and modern rugs from their La Jolla showrooms. In the event you should want a change after a few years, you can trade-in or exchange your rug for a new one. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and patient.
This shop stands out in La Jolla Village with its innovative style. The shop is divided into two sections. The right side of the store showcases fashions in black, while the left side features fashions in white. Some of the black-colored styles include jackets, sweaters, cocktail dresses and formal gowns. Meanwhile, the white styles offer knit sweaters, dressy skirts, and subtle accessories. Even if you don't prefer solid color clothing, you'll find that the fashion designers featured here have a remarkable talent for creating innovative patterns in basic black and white.
Only the finest of women's fashions are offered in this upscale boutique. At the entrance, guests may sit on antique furniture, while perusing top fashion magazines. A display of bath and shower oils is posted there as well. Further into Sigi's outlet, browse through the selection of elegant evening wear as well as fashionable casual wear, with jeans and cotton tops. The 100 percent leather coats imported from Italy, are sure to catch your eye. In addition, gloves and jewelry are available in a dazzling display of accessories.
Downtown La Jolla hosts numerous fine jewelry establishments, yet this shop is particularly noteworthy. Browse through the glass cases of necklaces, with ornate pearl designs. Other cases offer bracelets and rings, from very simple to quite extravagant varieties. A vast display of pocket watches and wristwatches is also featured, as well as cigarette cases and lighters. Beyond jewelry, this store is clearly unique because it offers home accessories as well. Waterford crystal is available, including glasses and vases. In addition, the shop offers a fine selection of sterling silver platters, candlesticks, and flatware.
With a brand name like Ralph Lauren, one can be sure to get the best when it comes to clothing and accessory. Though, at times, a tad on the expensive side, this place usually displays reasonable price tags. And speaking of brand name, Polo—also a creation of Ralph Lauren, can be safely called as a brand known globally. With timeless collections, Ralph Lauren has certainly reached the epitome of fashion and is definitely a class apart.
Talbots classic apparel has become well-known throughout the world. At this La Jolla Village shop, guests have the luxury of browsing through an entire collection of this brand's classics. From business suits to leisure wear, including wool skirts and blue jeans, the store has a variety of apparel to please all customers. Accessories are numerous, with an extensive display of scarves, jewelry, handbags, belts, and shoes. If you're looking for petite sizes, be sure to visit the upstairs section of this store. The entire second floor is devoted to Talbots Petites.