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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%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (144 reviews)
“panini” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have a good friend who lives in the neighborhood and goes nearly every day for latte. The staff is terrific, the lattes are phenomenal. It is small and can get quite busy, but it does move pretty quickly. Pet friendly. What a neighborhood cafe/gelateria...More

Thank Phillip D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost don't want to write this review because I want to be selfish. The staff here are genuinely friendly and welcoming. I have been several times and quite honestly it is one of the best of San Diego in my opinion. Everything here is...More

Thank nm_born_bred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is limited to gelato and coffee. We went twice during our trip and tried a few flavors. They were very good, though the selection at Solunto was a bit better. Also later at night they began running out of several flavors so the...More

Thank 14jkc
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 5 June 2017

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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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