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Pappalecco

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Downtown
Italian, Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream
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1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
619-238-4590
Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place for snack or coffee

I'm lucky enough to live across the street from this authentic Italian Gelato / coffee shop. It's a great place to pick up a sandwich if I want light bight. The mocha is very good here and of course the Gelato is great too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
nsmecor
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live across the street from this authentic Italian Gelato / coffee shop. It's a great place to pick up a sandwich if I want light bight. The mocha is very good here and of course the Gelato is great too.

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Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stopped at Extraordinary Desserts too on this trip and to be honest the Pappalecco gelato we had may have been the true extraordinary dessert. So many choices, but we settled on the Pistachio and the Pappalecco (chocolate/amaretto/vanilla). If I lived here this would be a go to spot.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I had the vaniglia gelato. It was just plain out delicious. One of the best gelatos I've had. Lots of interesting people walking in and out. The pastries looked pretty good as well.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very Authentic! Friendly owners, they will make it personal. Great outside seating. Amazing Gelato, definitely try nutella. Love their coffee and breakfast plates!! beautiful crew always with a big smile on their face :)

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atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was literally running by and I stopped to grab a salad to go and somehow stepped back in time to my college days in Italy. The food was great as was the coffee and later the gelato. Most of the place was speaking Italian.Bellisimo

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The counter staff was friendly, and funny. Even if the food was bad (which it was not!) I'd come back just for them. Make you feel just familiá.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What's not to love? I ordered a hot chocolate and a croissant with two scoops of gelato (I went with nutella and vanilla). I wasn't sure I'd enjoy the combination but the croissant went really well with the gelato. The hot chocolate was rich, but everything was tasty. A nice casual spot.

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Glenview, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

This corner shop doesn't look like it has breakfast and is much more a coffee and pastry place. Ask for the breakfast menu and you won't be disappointed. The amount and tastiness of the food was impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great coffee and breakfast (Classico). The Nutella croissant was also very good. Went back again for some gelato which was delicious. Great spot to grab some food and sit outside in the sun.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We got great sandwiches here, very good pastries, and gelato to die for. About a dozen or so tables inside and outside. Enjoyed some decent Chianti, which must be enjoyed inside. We will return next time we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-238-4590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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