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1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
+1 619-238-4590
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (142 reviews)
“panini” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I walked in the doors and suddenly it felt like I was back in Italy. I was greeted by a handsome italian man who said "Ciao bella!" Don't worry, it didn't sway my review. I have been back a few times since and have always...More

Thank caitpre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off India street you will come to this authentic Italian pastries & coffee house. I enjoyed a cup of coffee & a couple of biscottini cookies on a Sunday morning. Molto Bene !

Thank WoHop132
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place is awesome! I visited there a couple of times while staying in Little Italy on a business trip. The staff was very friendly, and the menu items I tried (coffee, latte, and lemon tart) were really, really good.

1  Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Best breakfast in San Diego or maybe the world. Home made gelato, homemade pastries, Panninis. Small place with about six tables inside and six outside. Always people there. The staff is super friendly and helpfull.

Thank todd l
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Most of the staff is italian students. The sandwhiches are grilled rolls with prosciutto (ham), tomato and Mozzarella. Many other variations, with non-pernouncable italian names. Nice patio area to eat as well. Expect a line out the door on weekends and at noon.

Thank CharlieG69
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely nice ice cream. We drove quite a bit to find it but it was all worth it. Not an extreme number of choices buy that's how I like it. Way too much chocolate choices. I guess applied to local supply and demand logic. Took...More

Thank Exotic A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Wonderful Italian hole-in-the-wall with the best coffee I've had in years, and delicious choice of breakfast and lunch dishes. Friendly and welcoming staff with lots of outdoor seating in an intimate neighbourhood.

Thank DrSchoen2014
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped by here to grab a quick breakfast and coffee and carry on with our day. The food is amazing, the atmosphere divine, and the service top knotch. Will stop by again the next time we are in town!

1  Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken panini, which was great. Inside and outside seating, with a full selection of gelato for dessert. Staff was friendly and quick with our food.

Thank Austin H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While visiting San Diego on business, I stopped by for lunch on the recommendation of a client. The panini was excellent. The atmosphere was casual. The staff was helpful. My only regret was that I didn't get a chance to eat there again before I...More

Thank Grady T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-4590
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