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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Quant street to find a dining venue and then go for a short walk. You can also grab a sandwich at Mona Lisa's and walk around during lunch.”
  • 271 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Seafood Restaurant
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“Definitely worth checking out if you're into oysters and great cocktails. Order the clam chowder fries...they're a must. Decor's a spin on Grand Central with tall ceilings and a wall of piranhas. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great farmer's market. Open every Saturday (even when raining). Over 200 tents on the street various vendors to check out. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Bar
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“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Super swank rooftop restaurant that overlooks San Diego bay. If you're dining in the restaurant, men have to wear a sports coat. Recommend happy hour or sunset cocktails on the deck. It's a beautiful view. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Young professionals, lively scene, restaurant and rooftop bar in Little Italy. Ideal date spot or night out to meet gorgeous locals! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Reliably good and easy walk across Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park to Banker's Hill. Popular spot and reservation recommended. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you're going to Little Italy but no keen on Italian food, try the Underbelly for the best ramen! My favorite is the Belly of the Beast.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Happy Hour, and Late Happy Hour. Solid small bites, and good mixed drinks. This is our staple inexpensive Happy Hour treat! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“In the heart of Little Italy lies the best Italian Restaurant in San Diego. Enjoy every morsel, including the classics like lasagna, veal, and loads of homemade pastas (some with truffles). This place tends to fill up, and reservations are a must. Must Have: Gorgonzola Gnocchi”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Food's amazing. Great happy hour too. Cool space. This one is also one of my local go-to's. Never disappoints. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Iconic and delicious italian food that is well known in San diego. Their pizza is outstanding and all other italian cuisine is authentic. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Plant based fare in hip, Zen-like digs. If you are vegan you will love this place!!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Mona Lisa's has a large variety of Italian food that we recommend, from their Chicken Parmesan Sub to their authentic three cheeses pizza. Overall they have a great selection and are walking distance from our Hotel”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bridge
“It’s just a quirky fun place to go see. A suspension bridge in the middle of a canyon and completely off of the beaten path. Interesting neighborhood and close to Little Italy.”
  • 28 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Definitely worth checking out if you're into oysters and great cocktails. Order the clam chowder fries...they're a must. Decor's a spin on Grand Central with tall ceilings and a wall of piranhas. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super swank rooftop restaurant that overlooks San Diego bay. If you're dining in the restaurant, men have to wear a sports coat. Recommend happy hour or sunset cocktails on the deck. It's a beautiful view. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Young professionals, lively scene, restaurant and rooftop bar in Little Italy. Ideal date spot or night out to meet gorgeous locals! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Reliably good and easy walk across Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park to Banker's Hill. Popular spot and reservation recommended. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
“If you're going to Little Italy but no keen on Italian food, try the Underbelly for the best ramen! My favorite is the Belly of the Beast.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great Happy Hour, and Late Happy Hour. Solid small bites, and good mixed drinks. This is our staple inexpensive Happy Hour treat! ”
  • 38 locals recommend

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