Little Italy’s Happy Hour Al Fresco Hotspots

It’s five o’clock somewhere! While we may be entering fall, temperatures in San Diego are definitely not calling for boots and sweaters quite yet. Look on the bright side, we get to continue enjoying the sunny days and warm nights while taking advantage of the city’s best al fresco dining destinations in Little Italy.

To help you plan your future sunset cocktail sesh, here are some of the best hotspots to grab some bites and sips during happy hour!


Daily from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Raise a glass during “Aperitivo” at Bencotto and enjoy a selection of classic Italian small bites served complimentary with every beer, glass of wine, or signature cocktail including classics such as a Pomegranate Cosmo or the Freschino made with bourbon, blood orange, peach puree, and Prosecco.

Cloak and Petal 

Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Take a trip to Japan at Cloak and Petal for MICHELIN Guide recognized bento boxes, gyoza, edamame, and specialty rolls and cocktails. Enjoy favorites including the Hillcrest Roll and the Saucy Boi made with tempura, cream cheese, avocado, seared ahi tuna, and spicy mayo. Wash it all down with a Sapporo, sake, or a signature cocktail including their monthly rotating cocktail.

Davanti Enoteca

Daily from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sink your teeth into Italian classics at Davanti Enoteca including Bruschetta and Artichokes served with Calabrian chili aioli. Plus, treat yourself to a nice cold martini, glass of wine, or a Davanti Spritz.


Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday – Sunday from 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

You will be speaking fluent Italian after enjoying Soluto’s menu of classic dishes including Calamari Fritti, Pizza Margarita, and a Calzoncino filled with mozzarella and tomato sauce. Saluti with a limoncello margarita or enjoy their selection of Italian wines and beers to be transported to the streets of Italy.

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

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