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Caffe Italia

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Little Italy, San Diego
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7.4/10
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  • John T.
    "their gelato drinks"(6 Tips)
    Bill G.
    "The pistachio cannoli is excellent."(5 Tips)
    Joseph B.
    "Try the dirty chi iced blended... dirty = shot of espresso."(18 Tips)
    Leeanne
    "Still have Belgium waffles on my to do list?"(2 Tips)
67 Tips and reviews
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  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezAugust 3, 2012
    The cannolis are unreal. Lavazza coffee straight out of Italy, great place to chill or get se work done.
  • John T.
    John TylerAugust 14, 2012
    The iced mocha is great, and I hear that their gelato drinks are awesome. Note that they only except cash, which is kind of annoying.
  • SanDiegoStreetStyle
    SanDiegoStreetStyleSeptember 2, 2014
    They have almond milk for lattes (always a plus). The baristas are really fun and sassy here. Bummer they don't accept cards, but there's an ATM inside.
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiFebruary 9, 2014
    I discovered that, when the espresso machine breaks down at one of the key caffès in Little Italy, there's no back-up plan! Porca la miseria!
  • Christine N.
    Christine NolanOctober 25, 2014
    Punkin pie latte is very good! Sooo much better than Starbucks (and I'm a Starbucks addict).
  • Christian B.
    Christian BaezSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    great place to study, read, or drink great coffee! makes you feel like you're in Italy! cash only. :)
  • jenn
    jennNovember 4, 2013
    great service. authentic Italian everything. Gelato YUM.
  • Kellie S.
    Kellie SheltonNovember 16, 2013
    Loved the pumpkin latte!! Nice and peaceful place to have coffee. Also love the fountain!
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaSeptember 14, 2014
    Simple and beautiful place. Go to the back for some relaxation.
  • Izalia H.
    Izalia HarrellNovember 14, 2011
    The pastries and salads are pretty good. I love that they offer soymilk and have free wifi.
  • TJ
    TJMay 7, 2012
    Try the breakfast panini - Ham, egg and cheese on fresh rosemary bread
  • Kelsey T.
    Kelsey TomkoMarch 1, 2014
    Ask for a green tea latte! Theirs are absolutely delicious
  • Yazgan D.
    Yazgan DuranAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    try italian panini and black coffee, its delicious!
  • Joey H.
    Joey HernandezJuly 7, 2013
    Nice spot to grab a coffee or even better.. gelato!
  • Monika O.
    Monika OessJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The mocha is amazing!!! They get their beans straight from Italy!
  • Bread S.
    Bread SunApril 12, 2014
    nice coffee! but remember, they accept cash only.
  • Igor B.
    Igor BalotskyMay 7, 2012
    Nice outdoor seating area, free wifi, cheap coffee refills. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • perr0x
    perr0xOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    order waffles on Sundays!stop by on Thursdays for chef Jorges world famous chili con carne, woohoo!
  • perr0x
    perr0xJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    No place like Caffe Italia to chill. Stop by & say hello to your favorite barista or chef!
  • Esri UC
    Esri UCJuly 8, 2010
    ArcGIS Developer Rupert calls this the de-facto social center of Little Italy. A great place to visit during the ESRI UC. Read more
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    WiFi is still going here but the outlets seem to be covered (I guess to make sure people don't squat the whole day). 
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithFebruary 27, 2015
    Great little cafe and they had really good desserts
  • Dede S.
    Dede ScangarelloApril 6, 2013
    Known for their latte's n gelato but it's alllll good
  • Rachel
    RachelDecember 13, 2012
    Best tiramisu I've ever tasted!!!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SeveranceSeptember 18, 2011
    I go for the strawberry waffle during Sunday brunch after 9:00
  • Denette
    DenetteMarch 13, 2013
    Excellent coffee! Try the caramel latte.
  • Beerkat (.
    Beerkat (Rover)September 3, 2011
    Best cafe to sit sown after enjoying the farmers market on Saturday.
  • paul s.
    paul squireMarch 21, 2013
    The best pesto! Great sandwiches and coffee
  • Dezzie H.
    Dezzie H 🌸November 4, 2010
    Its a coffee place but their gelato is quite yummy. Try the spumoni flavor.
  • Chad D.
    Chad DanneckerMarch 27, 2011
    The Canoli and espresso together are a knock out combination!
  • Di R.
    Di RamirezDecember 24, 2013
    Awesome cafe mocha with almond milk. Yum.
  • Denette
    DenetteApril 14, 2014
    Yummy coffee! (And always a pretty design)
  • Comtesse D.
    The geltato blended drinks are amazing!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GiangrandeOctober 13
    The pistachio cannoli is excellent.
  • Nicolas M.
    Nicolas MasloNovember 13, 2012
    Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli.
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JaniakAugust 25, 2011
    Great sidewalk seating and courtyard
  • Kyle
    KyleApril 16, 2013
    Bring cash. No credit cards accepted.
  • MARIAH D.
    Café latte with almond milk
  • Juan T.
    Juan TorresFebruary 9, 2013
    They don't accept cards, bring cash only
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BulgerSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the dirty chi iced blended... dirty = shot of espresso.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ColeDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Caffe Emmiline & a cannoli. Yum!
  • Noura S.
    Noura SAugust 17, 2014
    Carmel latte double shots 😍👌
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When buying creme brulee or tiramisu, the glass cup is your's to keep.
  • Emily A.
    Emily AmasonSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The blended chai's are the best!
  • perr0x
    perr0xSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a new Mayor in town, I reckon you best beware!
  • Karoline P.
    Karoline PanesMay 25, 2014
    Caffe Emmeline is delicious!
  • Missy C.
    Missy CosgraveMay 9, 2010
    Ask for your latte in a coffee cup. Makes it so much better!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Caffe Emeline: 2 shots espresso+gelato = delicious
  • Carlo S.
    Carlo SuijkerbuijkOctober 28, 2015
    What do you think...? Espresso
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