Point Loma

A Guide to Point Loma’s Best Restaurants

Tami Fuller

Point Loma is one of San Diego’s top neighborhoods. It’s not far from the Naval Training Center, and it’s a popular place to take a walk through the park or watch the sunset. If you’re planning a visit to Point Loma and you’re thinking about where you’ll eat when you’re in town, this article will tell you about several of the area’s top restaurants. You’ll want to make sure you allow time to visit at least one (if not more) of the restaurants you’ll read about on this list.

1. Cesarina

Cesarina is passionate about “Amore,” a form of Italian hospitality centered around the pursuit of excellent service and delicious Italian food. Guests enjoy a variety of fresh pasta options, all of which use only made-in-house ingredients. You’ll start your meal with salad or antipasti before building your pasta with a choice of shape, sauce, and topping. If you would rather choose from a chef-crafted pasta selection, you also have that option. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, but specific hours vary based on the day of the week.

2. Pizza Port Ocean Beach

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At Pizza Port, they believe that good food and beer bring good cheer, and this is precisely the kind of experience they hope to provide each of their guests. The menu features a variety of custom and pre-designed pizzas, along with salads and shareable plates. The Pizza San Clemente with black bean sauces and several Spanish spices is one of their best options. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when the kitchen stays open until 11 p.m.

3. Pizza Bella Italian Bistro

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An award-winning local restaurant, Pizza Bella is one of Old Town's best-kept secrets. Some consider it the best pizza in America, and most would agree that it’s one of San Diego’s finest Italian restaurants. You’ll start your meal with the bruschetta or the garlic cheese bread. Afterward, you can build your pizza or enjoy a sandwich, pasta, or a calzone. Your server can help you pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s many wine choices. Pizza Bella opens daily at 11 a.m., and owners of Point Loma homes will likely enjoy meals here regularly.

4. Fiddler’s Green

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Located near a sailing port, Fiddler’s Green has served delicious steaks and seafood since 1994. Steve and Debi Rock take pride in their menu, which features some of the area’s top food and drink choices, near one of the world’s most famous sailing ports. Some say Fiddler’s Green has the best prime rib on Shelter Island.

5. Miguel’s Cocina

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Miguel’s Cocina offers delicious Cali-inspired Mexican plates with excellent beers and cocktails. The creamy jalapeno white sauce pairs nicely with chips, or you can top your signature dish with it. Their signature fajitas are the featured dish, or you can select from several burritos and enchiladas. Miguel’s is open daily for lunch and dinner, or you can stop by for brunch on the weekends. Happy hour begins at 3 p.m. every day except for Saturday and ends at 6 p.m.

6. It’s Raw Poke Shop

A family-owned Poke shop, It’s Raw Poke Shop serves island-style dishes popular throughout the San Diego metroplex. The Hawaiian-style flavors will make you feel like you’re eating authentic island Poke. The Poke menu includes several flavors like shoyu ahi and kimchi ahi, or you can select from their premade lunch plates. The restaurant is closed Monday, but they are open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

7. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

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Whether you dine inside or outside, you can see the marina from every seat at Jimmy’s. Their featured dish is the pan-roasted salmon, served with sauteed broccolini and burre blanc. You’ll love their housemade Chipotle ketchup so much that you may ask if you can purchase a bottle to bring home. They are open daily for lunch and dinner, but specific hours depend on the day of the week.

8. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

Formerly a US Navy mess hall, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens now houses a taproom with over 40 varieties of beer. The area also features a garden, an outdoor cinema space, and a bocce ball court. They approach food with an artisan and natural mentality. As owners of Point Loma homes will tell you, you’ll likely need a reservation if you don’t want to encounter significant wait times.

9. Breakfast Republic

Start your day in style at Breakfast Republic. This popular spot is known for its excellent customer service and delicious French Toast and Eggs Benedict. You can pair your dish with an expertly-crafted breakfast cocktail or a local craft beer. Breakfast Republic is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10. Jennings House Cafe

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A top-tier breakfast joint, Jennings House Cafe serves coffee, pastries, and other breakfast options like French toast and burritos. They use only locally sourced ingredients like farm-fresh eggs and regional produce. Jennings is closed Wednesday and Thursday, but they are open Friday through Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Do you like what you see in San Diego? Tami Fuller is an expert in buying and selling Point Loma homes. Tami has lived in the San Diego area for nearly 40 years and has handled home transactions for countless individuals throughout the San Diego area. What’s more, she is a local industry leader and has the respect of many of her peers. Tami looks forward to taking your call and hearing about your needs and goals for buying or selling Point Loma real estate.

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