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Prepkitchen Little Italy

#134 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1660 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Date & India)
+1 619-398-8383
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great ambiance complemented by good food and excellent service. Every first dish looked very appetizing and it was definitely hard to choose. Overall fairly priced.

Thank Fady_Rayes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got up way too early for brunch before CRSSD Festival this past weekend, and found this place was up and able to seat 10 of us at 10:30am. Decor: Lots of light with huge windows all around the place with hipster decor and seating. Drinks: Along with the classic brunch options, they have a great variety of different options. Try... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for dinner in Little Italy on the Saturday of the President's Day weekend. Of course, the area was really busy. We stumbled upon the Prepkitchen on the brilliant assertion that a restaurant on the second floor wouldn't be as busy. That logic didn't hold, but we were able to find seats at the bar.... More 

Thank Alan A
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Good food. It can get a little crowded. Make sure you book a table. Nice selection of wines to choose from.

Thank PadJan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had lunch around 3:30 in the afternoon. The dining room was not open but the bar was serving and they let us know it was happy hour. HAPPY HOUR FOR WHO: THE HOUSE THAT'S WHO. The happy hour menu prices are the same price as usual. $12.95 for a beet salad. No complaints on the food. Service is another story.... More 

Thank Ihearttotravel2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Prepkitchen in Little Italy is a great hidden gem. The decor is modern and relaxing, the servers are friendly and often bring un-ordered appetizers or desserts on the house, and the food and signature cocktails are great. We loved the Smoked burrata appetizer (house made) with hazelnuts and balsamic vinegar, the Kobe beef sliders and the incredible butternut squash soup,... More 

Thank Daphne S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had a super delicious lunch here. The bacon wrapped dates? One word; divine! The lunch special is very affordable and ambience is fantastic.

Thank Blackjm76
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We love this place. The food is excellent. My husband and I spilt salad and an order of scallops and it was excellent!! creative menu, fresh fresh ingredients and super friendly, efficient staff. You gotta to there!

Thank Jane L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We shared an excellent beer and spinach salad (plenty for two people) and an order of scallops. Oh my goodness, just delicious. Great, friendly service. Highly recommend!

Thank Jane L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Came here for dinner on vacation. We ordered a couple cocktails, apps and entrees -- Everything was delicious. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful. It's on the second floor so it offers a nice view of the street, and the atmosphere was fun. I would love to try their brunch menu if I get back to San Diego.

Thank Lindsay S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1660 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
    (Date & India)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-398-8383
The newest location to the Prepkitchen family, Prepkitchen Little Italy sits on the corner of India & Date Street in San Diego’s historic Little Italy. The second-story dining room boasts views of the city’s busy streets and local farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Named one of San Diego’s “Best Restaurants” in 2012 by San Diego Magazine’s food critic, Troy Johnson, Prepkitchen Little Italy serves artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine in a fun & sociable environment and is the only Prepkitchen restaurant to offer a full-service bar. Happy hour is offered daily, where guests can enjoy a selection of award-winning $4 tapas, $5 glasses of sangria or $20 pitchers, $8 signature and handcrafted cocktails, as well as 25% off all bottles of wine. Prepkitchen Little Italy is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends, which includes happy hour priced mimosas, $1 coffee and welcoming scone bar. You can also visit Prepkitchen in La Jolla & Del Mar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?