Zia's is a Mediterranean style bistro with a fun, yet
sophisticated atmosphere. They have a cute little wine bar that is very popular with area residents. This popular restaurant
is located in the heart of Little Italy within walking distance of San Diego harbor and adjacent to the beautiful
Piazza Basilone and landmark fountain. Zia's is a favorite of locals who say it is a place where the food inspires life,
happiness and friendship.
Po (a little) Pazzo (crazy)
our name, Po Pazzo, is Italian, but the food pays homage to the best urban bar and grille. Po Pazzo is Little Italy's
most elegant eatery. It is located in an historic building that used to be the Avalon Theatre--Little Italy's movie house
in the old days. Our menu is filled with great appetizers, ample steaks, superb salads, homemade pastas in rich sauces and
unique side dishes. Our wonderfully extensive bar serves the best wines and liquors. Eating out should be an experience: part
entertainment, part theater, and of course, all fun.
Cafe Zucchero is a grand Italian café that gets attention around the clock. Diners enjoy lingering over
coffee and sumptuous desserts created by pastry maker Frank Busalacchi who was trained by a Sicilian master. Whether you are
in the mood for pasta, seafood, chicken, or veal, this is the place. Also, make sure you treat your sweet tooth to one of
the sinful desserts. Here you'll find some of the most incredible Italian delicacies not found anywhere else in San Diego.
You would have to go to Sicily to find items such as the Cassata Siciliana, "the royal cake of Sicily,"
a beautiful creation of marzipan, sponge cake, ricotta, and fruits with a pretty floral design. It, like the pastries, desserts,
Italian breads and gelato, are all made fresh on the premises.
Trattoria Fantastica features a rustic décor and a relaxed country-style feel
throughout the restaurant, including a delightful courtyard patio with stunning Bougainvillea with purplish/pink leaves. The
wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including wood-fired pizzas and all
that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu in Little Italy. The entrées show the Sicilian influence and fill
the restaurant with great aromas.