Established in 2009, Craft & Commerce has been delighting Little Italy's locals with its take on American specialties served in a relaxed atmosphere. Start of with the snack selection, offering specialties like crispy chickpeas, fried dill pickles and mini corn dogs. Mains include the popular Ode To The Burger as well as familiar favorites like escarole salad, pastrami sandwich and mac & cheese. Craft cocktails are a specialty on the drinks menu that also offers beers and other spirits. An industrialized yet cheerfully decor marks the interiors of this restaurant with bright red chairs, textured wooden tables and comfy bright-green booths. There's a little outdoor section as well. Check website for more.
Founded on the philosophy of making your dining experience as lively as possible, Searsucker is a spacious restaurant and bar that's ideal for a night out with friends or family. Serving classical American cuisine with their unique flair, you must try the short ribs, grilled octopus or their house specialty- biscuits served with whipped butter and guajillo honey. Their signature cocktails like Peter Rabbit and Up All Night perfectly complements the delicious food. The vibe is boisterous and fun, with the decor being a mix of classy and quirky. Brick-exposed walls and hardwood flooring creates a nice contrast with the rope-themed lighting, plush carpets and intriguing wall decor. Overall, you can say that the restaurant lives up to its promise of making your meal memorable.
The Shout House offers rockin' entertainment. It has a stage with dueling pianos where two talented musicians perform 1950's rock 'n roll hits. They keep the night alive by taking audience requests! Sing along or just enjoy the excitement with some drinks and food. The restaurant is also available for private parties, events and receptions.
At Northside Shack, you are sure to come out healthier. It is a great juice bar serving natural treats such as fruit juices, smoothies, fruit bowls and salads. The acai bowl is very popular here .The bowl is full of fresh cut fruits with dry toppings making it flavorful and attractive, This is a casual place where you can suffice your sweet tooth cravings in a healthy way.
If you are looking for an evening that includes drinking amazing whiskey in an unpretentious environment, then Werewolf is exactly the place. Most would hardly realize it upon first entering, but the bar has an impressive list of whiskeys from around the world. Moreover, the kitchen prepares tasty small plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the Pork Belly Eggs Benedict for weekend brunch or the Bourbon Bacon Burger for lunch, both are perfect especially after all the whiskey imbibed upon the night before.
Lucky's Lunch Counter is a no-nonsense, counter breakfast and lunch spot in the East Village area near the ballpark. It is a perfect spot before day games to fill up on classic breakfasts and/or lunch specials like burritos and corned beef sandwiches. Since San Diego is one of the craft brewing capitals of the world, of course Lucky's has several local beers on tap.
Tender Greens is the place to enjoy health food in a relatively quiet atmosphere. This eco-friendly restaurant procures ingredients only from local farms and artisanal producers who use sustainable techniques. The beverages are sourced from coffee roasters and craft breweries within the region. The restaurant's patio offers a serene ambiance for relishing healthy eats, while the interiors make use of recycled materials and feature works by local artist, which showcase the unique sensibilities of the city and neighborhood. On weekdays, diners can relish breakfast sandwiches, egg dishes, bacon quiche and avocado toast as a healthy start to a long day. Stop by for lunch and order salads in varieties like Chipotle Barbecue Chicken, Salami and Kale, and Southern Fried Chicken. There is also a Happy Vegan Salad and plenty of vegetarian options, complete with allergen and nutrition information.
Satiate your sweet-tooth craving at iDessert. As the name suggests, this spot specializes in decadent desert offerings, carefully prepared by their expert chefs using fresh and fine quality ingredients. iDessert doesn't offer simple ice creams. The dessert here Features different layers of crunchy crust, flavorsome gelato, delicious cake and finally the indulgent cream that will leave you wanting for more. Besides, there are milkshakes and sundaes offered on their menu. Their friendly staff is known for their efficient service and ensures you having a good time with your loved ones as you indulge in some sinful delights offered here.
Located in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, Sorrento brings the traditions and tastes of the Amalfi Coast to this restaurant on India Street. On the menu, all of the favorites are represented, dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara, lasagna, pizza and the popular Pollo Sorrentino which is chicken breast, eggplant, tomato, spinach and ham in a white wine sauce. The wine list also features many Italian varietals in addition to bottles from California and elsewhere. Overall, one of the best, farm-to-table restaurants in Little Italy.
Ironside Fish & Oyster helmed by Michelin star chef Jason McLeod is the place to visit in Little Italy for a fresh, modern approach to seafood as opposed to some of the more traditional Spaghetti and Clam joints around the neighborhood. The menu changes often since it relies heavily on whatever the catch brings in, but one thing you can always find on the menu is the Lobster Roll. It is served in a brown-butter mayo and a soft bun then topped with chives; definitely one of the highlights. Seafood Paella, Steamed Mussels, Fried Oysters, Rock Fish Ceviche and excellent Peel 'n' Eat Shrimp are just a few of the items on the menu at any given time.
Cafe21 at Gaslamp is a restaurant serving contemporary international food made from scratch, with fresh and organic ingredients. The restaurant has a farm-to-table approach and you will find delectable home made bread sandwiches, fresh organic salads, decadent breakfasts and a huge assortment of organic coffees, teas, unique organic vodka infused drinks and so much more. They are also known for their baked items like baklava and many savory items. Cafe21 is passionate about bringing the most delicious food to you on the table. Inspired by Mother Nature, this restaurant will draw you with its earthy essence.