Category: Little Italy

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Birthday Dinner at Monello in Little Italy

I’m just about ready to post my yearly edition of free birthday food but first – a recap of my birthday dinner at Monello. I picked Monello because I love pasta and they make their pasta daily. Fresh pasta makes...

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Bencotto Italian Kitchen – San Diego Restaurant Week Preview

San Diego Restaurant Week is here once again! It starts on Sunday, September 25th and runs until October 2nd. This gives you a complete week to sample and try out a whole slew of restaurants, woohoo! Once again I was...

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the crack shack | little italy

The Crack Shack has been on my “to visit” list since it opened. I wasn’t sure if it would be just another hipster place with expensive food or really worth it. Let’s take a look!  The Crack Shack is right...

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sdrw preview at prepkitchen little italy

It’s that time of year – San Diego Restaurant Week is here again! The day after we got back from Boston I was invited to check out Prepkitchen in Little Italy. It was a nice way to get back into...

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bencotto + a failed dessert outing

I’ve been to Monello a couple of times but hadn’t yet tried the other restaurant, Bencotto, which is right next door. Bencotto is like the older brother restaurant. It’s a little more “fine dining” than Monello. Last Saturday Jake and I decided...

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juniper & ivy

My friend Alyssa (who used to write for this blog!) recently came back to San Diego to visit with her husband, J, and her two adorable little ones. She made plans to go to Juniper & Ivy and invited me...

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saturday morning at the little italy farmers market

Last weekend while Jake was coaching his little league game, I decided to go and finally check out the Little Italy Farmers Market. I got there about 9AM, before the crowds (and the heat!) arrived. I was able to mill about,...

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restaurant week preview at monello in little italy

I was invited to check out a preview of San Diego Restaurant Week this year and my choice of restaurant was Monello in Little Italy. Jake and I first visited Monello back in December 2013 and I remember loving their...

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monello / little italy – san diego, ca

Last month my old friend, Sarah, was in town for a short visit. Sarah is one of my oldest friends, who I’ve known since the ripe old age of 10. She was staying overnight in Little Italy and so I...

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san diego cellars / little italy – san diego, ca

Last month I was invited to go and check out San Diego Cellars, a new winery/wine bar that’s located on the north side of Little Italy, just a little ways from the main drag. San Diego Cellars will be in...