My wife & I came here on a recent jaunt to San Diego for New Years Eve. The restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel, and it looks out across the Little Italy district to the West and the San Diego mariana/bay. A great view - worth coming at sunset, like we did, any day! You can see the hustle and bustle of Little Italy and yet be relaxed and enjoy the atmosphere. There is a bar indoors and a patio bar lining the Western edge of the restaurant that gives the views. The decor is also recently very well done in the hip/urban way many are.
The food itself was very good. I enjoyed a steak while my wife enjoyed a taco dish - both the presentation and the quality of food were very good. Plus, this place is new enough you didn't have to deal with the lines/reservations of many of the other restaurants in Little Italy. The drink specials during happy hour were also very good, and much enjoyable. They serve a good variety of American-Italian fare, and an extensive cocktail list, with decent selection of beers and wine as well. While I can't say the food was the "best I've ever had," it also was all consistently good and very well done. I would eat there again anytime, and plan to go back when we are in San Diego again!
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