Little Italy, San Diego

With generations of Italian families residing in this  historical area of SD, this 2bd/1ba quaint home, fit for 3 or 4, is located in the center of this lively 48 square block iconic neighborhood that is walking distance to bustling patio cafés , packed restaurants 🍝, craft breweries 🍺, wineries 🍷, art galleries 🖌, boutique hotels 🏡, sophisticated shops 🛍, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market 🥕, and the beautiful Amici Park where there’s an awesome dog park 🐾 & nice bocce courts (bocce set inc here). This happening area truly has it ALL! I wouldn’t have wanted to stay anywhere else! Not to mention the adorable backyard patio setting here for late night wine & fire nights – it truly MADE our stay! 🔥🍷

Little Italy Weather


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*There are 2 more houses directly next door hosted by the same host that I would absolutely recommend!

Food & Beverage

If you want to rejuvenate your palate, you MUST indulge in the dynamic food & drink scene here! 😋 So many authentic Italian eateries, along with many other hot spots to try including:

Isola Pizza Bar: Neapolitan-style pies 🍕

Davanti Enoteca: Rustic-chic hot spot full of Italian locals w/ a beautiful large back patio dining area & a diverse menu full of refined Italian eats 🍝

Born & Raised: High-end steak & cocktails w/ glitzy decor & a rooftop patio 🥩 

Farmers Table: Honest food, done right – great for brunch 🥑

Little Italy Food Hall: 6 food stations to choose from w/ an outdoor patio seating that often has live music with a full bar. Enjoy a carafe of wine, gelato, or a good meal & soak up the music & people/dog watching 🌯

Ballast Point: Kid-friendly pub w/ indoor & a large outdoor seating 🍺

Lofty Coffee Co Little Italy Cafe & Bakery: Get there early – lines up fast 

The Crack Shack: Fun, super casual spot to grab a bite of locally sourced, antibiotic-free chicken, catching a sports games while sitting in a stylish outdoor setting with fire pits, a full bar & bocce court ⚽️🍗🏈

Bolt Brewery: Grab a delicious local craft beer, sangria or light bite & enjoy the sidewalk bar for good convo & people watching 🍻

Pali Wine Co: Rooftop wine tasting & did someone say wine-arita!? 🍷

Waterfront Bar: Oldest bar in SD!

Salt & Straw: Oregon based ice cream. Honey lavender… Amazing 🍨

7Eleven & The Market by Buon Appetito, along with the Mercato Farmers Market, are all located within minutes of the bungalow to fullfill any & all snack & wine lover needs! 👌



Lime Scooters are EVERYWHERE to easily make your way over to the Downtown Gaslamp or waterfront Seaport Village area which we used… A lot! 🛴 With 3 people it is cheaper to Uber, but it’s about the experience of really seeing the city, with the wind in your hair on a nice sunny day! 🌞😎 Otherwise, get those steps in with a 25-30 min walk to Downtown Gaslamp! I tell you, it’s all about location, location, location here! THIS is the area to be! 👌

66855164_10219349005585514_1300931274537435136_nUber: Easily accessible within a few short minutes! Less than 10 min to airport!

Things to do Nearby

Balboa Park: Balboa Events The ‘December Nights’ with dozens of booths to indulge at, along with choirs singing, tree lighting & shopping is my favorite! Balboa Park Map

Big Red Chair: Photo opp! Enjoy a nice walk & take in the AM before it gets too crowded. Snap a shot of the Little Italy Street Sign crossing over India St while you’re at it!

Coronado Beach: 12min Uber across the bay from SD! Walk back in time through the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Explore on your own or join a guided tour offered by the Coronado Historical Association. You have to use the old fashioned elevator w/ bellhop – one of the last hotels in SD w/ human operators! After, kick back on the white powdery sand where crowds aren’t found, dabble in art galleries & shopping with all the small town charm, or explore the whole island by bike: Holland’s Bicycles

Tip: The San Diego-Coronado Bridge’s traffic can be bad, especially on Summer weekends. Flagship Cruises offers a ferry ride from Ferry Landing, across the Bay to the Embarcadero. Water taxis are available too!

Happy Head Massage: $39 full body massage that takes walk-in’s? We had to give this place a try – don’t let the name scare you off! 😉 Was nice after ALL the walking we did for a quick little rejuvenation, especially for our feet!

Markets: Along with the Little Italy Mercato Farmer’s Market, check out the Gaslamp Artisan Market on the weekends that’s within 25min walking distance!

Mission Beach or Pacific Beach: $15 Uber from Little Italy. Great for beach play & people watching at one of the many bars along the strip! Walk the boardwalk connecting PB with Mission Beach! Please note, these are packed party beaches!

Petco Park: Catch a Padres game & a beer just outside at Half Door Brewing Co! Even better, sip on a cold brew at the Stone Brew Tap Room inside the stadium!

Point Loma: Stunning sunsets!

San Diego Zoo: Bring the kids!

USS Midway Museum Tickets: Fascinating 1 hour audio tour aboard the ship. Law Enforcement & Military FREE! Stop by the Kissing Sailor Statue AKA “Embracing Peace Statue” located directly across the ship. It’s 25′ tall! You can’t miss it!  

As this adorable Airbnb that we’ve had the pleasure of staying at in the heart of Little Italy says on the wall… “Stay classy San Diego” #elmstbungalows 🤙


It’s been a total delight staying here! Until next time SD! See you in December! 


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