Celebrating 13 Years, Taste Of Little Italy Is Back With A Fresh New Feel

Foodies start making your plans – Little Italy’s 13th Annual Taste of Little Italy is on!

Attendees will once again be able to take in the summer air while walking through the neighborhood’s 48 square blocks, sampling mouthwatering bites from over 20+ of Little Italy’s culinary gems, although this time in a slightly different format than previous years.

To prepare for new guidance regarding the reopening of California, Taste will now be held over two days, Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, from 4PM to 8PM each day, each evening showcasing different restaurants.

A Taste Passport is provided to ticketholders as a guide, listing all participating restaurants, menu offerings and COVID-19 procedures.

Be sure to bring your appetite!

“We are so excited to be able to bring back Taste of Little Italy for our 13th year, especially after such a difficult year,” said Chris Gomez, District Manager of the Little Italy Association. “It’s an opportunity to enjoy the sights and delicious bites of Little Italy’s many eclectic and diverse restaurants, so be sure to bring your appetite! We encourage purchasing your tickets early, since the Taste of Little Italy sells out quickly.”

Upon arrival, attendees will check-in at their scheduled time in the Piazza della Famiglia where they will be given their Taste Passport. Guests will then make their way to each restaurant stop, taking away their “tastes” to enjoy at their leisure.

Current participating restaurants and their menus:

Day 1

Ballast Point | Grapefruit Sculpin Ceviche
Bencotto|Homemade Gnocchi in a Creamy Bell Pepper Sauce
Bobboi Natural Gelato (Kettner) | Gelato Sample of Six Flavors
Caffe Italia | Cappuccino, House Coffee or Nitro Cold Brew
Civico 1845 | Check Website for More Details
The Crack Shack | Judori Fire Nugs
Davanti Enoteca | Check Website for More Details
Ironside Fish & Oyster | Check Website for More Details
Mikkeller Brewing | Choice of (1) 5oz. Mikkeller Tasting
Mr. Moto Pizza | Slice of Pizza & Garlic Knots
Nolita Hall | Check Website for More Details
Pali Wine Co. | Braised Spanish Meatball
Puerto La Boca | Skirt Steak & Wine Sample
Queenstown Public House | Cat’s Chili
Ristorante Illando | Check Website for More Details
Samsburgers | Chili Cheese Fries

Day 2

Allegro | Creamy Parmigiano & Truffle Infused Gnocchi
Bobboi Natural Gelato (Little Italy Food Hall) | Gelato Sample of Six Flavors
Born & Raised | Check Website for More Details
Buon Appetito |Melanzane All’Amalftiana
Craft & Commerce | Check Website for More Details
Farmer’s Table |Beef Ragu Rigatoni
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto |Various Pizza Slices
Frost Me Café & Bakery |Mini Key Lime Pie
Graze by Sam |Shrimp Udon Noodle Salad
M Winehouse | Sangria Samples
Isola Pizza Bar | Check Website for More Details
Monello |Homemade Shell-Shaped Pasta
Not Not Tacos |Mini Mashed Potato Tacos
Parakeet Café |Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Petrini’s |Homemade Italian Sausage & Bell Pepper

Safety first!

To ensure the safest experience for everyone, attendees are asked to maintain proper physical distancing and are required to wear face masks when they aren’t sampling their “taste.” Attendees will also be split into two different time slots each day to disperse guests more evenly during event hours.

After visiting every stop on their Taste Passport, guests can eat while they stroll or will be able to enjoy their bites and sips at one of the many open-air piazzas Little Italy has to offer.

Purchase tickets now!

Tickets are priced at $50 for advance purchase, plus a small service fee, and increase to $55 one week before the event. A portion of every ticket sold goes directly back to the restaurants to provide some financial relief from the hardships they have suffered due to COVID-19.

For a full list of participating restaurants and to purchase your tickets to the 13th Annual Taste of Little Italy, visit HERE!

See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!

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