San Diego’s Little Italy community – home to dozens of restaurants – will host its popular Taste of Little Italy event on Wednesday, an extravaganza of food sure to please the palates of the hungriest of foodies.
The self-guided walking food tour runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes approximately 30 participating eateries. This includes spots such as 98 Bottles on Kettner Boulevard, Ballast Point and Café Zucchero on India Street and Craft and Commerce on W. Beech Street, among many, many more businesses, as seen on the full list here.
Each restaurant will serve samples of their most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks for foodies to savor and sip. As foodies stroll, live music will play throughout the neighborhood.
Attendees can guide themselves from restaurant to restaurant with a “Taste Passport,” which lists participating eateries with each location’s specific menu offering. After each bite, attendees can get their passport stamped before heading to their next delicious destination.
Those passports can be picked up at the Taste of Little Italy office at 2210 Columbia St. on Monday or Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on the night of the event at 4:30 p.m.
The event offers three routes for attendees to take on their food journey: the south route – approximately 14 restaurants from north Fir Street to south B Street – the north route, 14 restaurants from north Kalmia Street to south Cedar Street, or the combined route, which includes all participating restaurants.
A single route ticket costs $29 per person, while entry to both routes costs $45 per person. Though online tickets are sold out, “week of” ticket sales begin Monday at 9 a.m. by calling the Taste of Little Italy office at (619) 615-1092.