Best Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Restaurants and Dining – San Diego, California



Old world feeling dining on the sidewalk patio. Opened originally as a bakery, it has now developed into an authentic eatery. Delicious in-house desserts baked fresh daily.

835 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. Ph: (619) 234-6538, Fax: (619) 234-1657 Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Mon-Sat ’til 11pm.

Acqua Al 2 San Diego

Italian, Tuscan

On September 6, 2000, Martin Gonzalez opened the doors to the first international Acqua Al 2, the original Acqua Al 2 Ristorante was established in Florence in 1978. The culinary adventure continues as the original dishes from Florence are now being served in the heart of the Gaslamp District in San Diego.

322 5th Avenue, between J and K, it is open nightly beginning at five o’clock in the evening. There is a two for one Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from five to seven. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am – 2pm. Dinner Nightly at 5pm-close. Game Days Specials All Day Long!

Bella Luna Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Bella Luna has maintained its reputation as a San Diego favorite by staying fresh and innovative. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District with a dozen other Italian eateries, this one you don’t want to miss. A family-owned restaurant serving authentic regional Italian fare. You will always be greeted with hospitality and warmth. Its simple stylish décor and great food will make you want to return again and again. Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm. Major credit cards accepted.

Address: 748 5th Avenue San Diego CA 92101. Tel: (619) 239-3222; Fax:(619) 239-1202.

Bertrand at Mister A’s

Cuisine: American

Once thought of as a place for just special occasions where jackets were required, now enjoy casual elegance among friends at any time. Our staff will welcome you like a family. Valet parking is offered at the Fourth Avenue entrance. Address: Bertrand at Mister A’s,

2550 Fifth Avenue Twelfth Floor, San Diego, CA 92103 | Reservations: 619-239-1377 | Facsimile: 619-239-1379 | Email: Bertrands at Mister A’s

Blue Ginger

Fine Chinese Cuisine, Seafood, Vegetarian. Authentic Mandarin and regional Chinese dishes

Beautiful decor and ambient with cool relaxing music. Located on Fourth Avenue near it’s sister restaurant Monsoon.

715 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. Toll-Free Reservations: 1-877-662-0961. Daily 11am – 10pm. L, D.

Bruegger’s Bagels

Still serving the freshest bagels made in-store daily. Located at the U.S. Grant, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. Ph: (619) 239-2243. B, L, D.

Buca di Beppo San Diego

Immigrant Southern Italian

A casual, crowded fun party atmosphere, this is a family-style eatery with HUGE family size portions served. Expect a line to get in on weekends. Guests love the variety of dining rooms and wall decor. Great for parties of 4 or more, not ideal for a romantic dinner for two.

705 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Ph: (619) 233-7272. Open Daily: 11am-10pm (Fri-Sat ’till 11pm). L, D.

The Field

Homemade Irish Food, San Diego’s most authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

This turn of the century Irish Pub was shipped literally piece by piece from Ireland. Menus include Guinness Beef Stew, Corned Beef Cabbage, Shepherds Pie, and traditional Fish and Chips.

544 Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Breakfast: 9am – 1pm Sat & Sun; Lunch: 11am – 4pm Daily; Dinner: 4pm – 11pm Sun-Thu, 4pm – 12 Midnight, Fri & Sat. B, L, D.

G5 – Georges on Fifth

American – Steak, Seafood, Entertainment

Live! Grammy-Nominated Pianist Tom Barabas Wed-Sat.

Gaslamp Quarter, 825 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. RSVP: (619) 702-0444.

Hennessey’s Tavern

Gaslamp Quarter

“Your Neighborhood Meeting Place”. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, 7 Days a week. The only kitchen in the Gaslamp Quarter open ’til 1am! Address:

708 4th Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92101. Phone: (619) 239-9994; Fax: (619) 239-9996.

The Lime

Gaslamp Quarter – Latin cuisine

Stylish tequila bar with a good selection and martinis.

Address: 6 53 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Phone: (619) 238-5463.

Monsoon Fine Cuisine of India


Featuring outstanding, authentic North Indian cuisine served in an elegant surrounding. Sister to Monsoon restaurant in Hillcrest. It is the glorious food for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike that make Chef Jagu so popular. Outdoor dining on the patio for views of Gaslamp. Located between F and G Street in the Gaslamp Quarter.

729 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. Ph: (619) 234-5555. Toll Free: 1.800.MONSOON. Lunch Daily: 11am-3pm. Dinner Sun-Thu: 5pm-10:30pm, Dinner Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-12am.

Padre’s Ballpark Pizzeria

Pizzas, Pasta, Calzones Salads, Subs, Mediterranean Food, Burgers, Desserts Appetizers Beer and Wine, Catering. Three blocks from the Ballpark.

744 Market St. San Diego, CA  92101. Ph: (619) 531-1199. Mon-Fri: 11am – 9pm. Sat-Sun: 12 noon – 9pm.

Trattoria La Strada

Italian Restaurant – Tuscan

Award winning restaurant opened in the Gaslamp Quarter since 1990. Offering one of the most extensive wine lists and the finest Italian food, with a large selection of customized menus prepared by executive chef Roberto Bernardori. Window seating upon request, full bar, and live music entertainment. Private party rooms can accommodate up to 200 guests.

702 Fifth Avenue San Diego CA 92101 (corner of Fifth Avenue and G Street). Phone: (619) 239-3400, Fax: (619) 239-0110, Events: (619) 905-3799. Sun-Thu: 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-12:30am. Fri. Bar only ’till 2am. L, D.

Trattoria Mare & Monti

Italian Restaurant

Fine Italian dining in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, relaxed atmosphere, the comfortable decor of Mahogany Wood and Bronze. Cuisine is healthy and a light fare, all dishes made fresh from scratch. Extraordinary wine selection featuring California and Italian regional wines, also full range of liquors and after dinner drinks. Traditional Wood-Fired Pizza Oven and optional seating at Marble-topped bar. Private Room available.

644 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Reservations Toll Free: 1 (866) 627-7063. Lunch Daily: 11am-4pm, Dinner Daily: 4pm-12pm. L, D.

Rama Restaurant


Award-Winning and Critically acclaimed Thai Restaurant offering an extensive menu of authentic Thai cuisine. Beautiful decor. Executive Chef Pannuwat Soukjai is a graduate and instructor of the Royal Culinary Institute of Thailand.

327 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA  92101. Ph: (619) 501-THAI (8424). Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm – 10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm – 11pm. L, D.

Valentine’s Mexican Food

Family owned and operated since 1982. Fresh Mexican soups, Enchiladas, Tamales, Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Al Pastor, Pescado, Salads and more.

844 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101 (Two other locations) Ph: (619) 234-8256. Daily 8am – 1am. B, L, D.

Yard House


Enjoy an eclectic menu of American Fusion Cuisine while tapping into one of the world’s largest selection of draft beers (around 130). The Yard House in San Diego offers signature dishes ranging from the California Roll to the mouthwatering Cuban BBQ Pork Sandwich to the Crab Crusted Swordfish to the Turkey Pot Pie in addition to an impressive selection of steaks and specialty dishes. Long-time restaurateur Steele Platt founded the first Yard House in 1996 along the waterfront in Long Beach, California and has grown to 11 stores with 7 locations in Southern California, with more sites opening soon.

1023 4th Ave., San Diego CA  92101. Ph: (619) 233-YARD(9273), Fax: (619) 233-9310.

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