Fodor's Expert Review Cucina Urbana

$$ Bankers Hill Italian Fodor's Choice

Twentysomethings mingle with boomers in this convivial Bankers Hill dining room and bar, one of the most popular restaurants in town. The open kitchen turns out innovative Italian food with a California sensibility including a selection of small plates and family-style pasta dishes alongside traditional entrées. Many dishes are under $20, including crowd-pleasing short-rib pappardelle, fried stuffed squash blossoms, creamy mascarpone polenta, and thin-crust pizzas. At the in-house wineshop, purchase reasonably priced bottles from California and Italy opened table-side for a $9 corkage fee.

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

505 Laurel St.
San Diego, California  92101, USA


Known For:
  • Vasi appetizer platters
  • Seasonal polenta with ragu
  • Ricotta-stuffed zucchini blossoms
  • In-house wineshop with reasonably priced bottles and $9 corkage fee
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sat.–Mon.

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