Hillcrest is a lively neighborhood with plenty to see and plenty to do. Think of Hillcrest as Mission Hills's younger,
more energetic sibling; it has trendy clothing stores, popular eateries, and a night life for those who want it. Bordered by
Mission Hills and University Heights to the north, Balboa Park to the south, and North Park to the east, Hillcrest has great
accessibility to other parts of San Diego. The commercial area maintains a spirited and bustling atmosphere throughout
the day and into the night, while the residential area offers a calm retreat with its mixture of urban and historical housing.
Check out this site, which showcases some of the
best dining, shopping, and activities that the community has to offer.
Arrivederci is a highly acclaimed modern Italian restaurant, and considered by customers to be one of the best in San Diego.
Food critics often judge a restaurant by its most basic dishes, and Arrivederci's pastas exceed expectations. Their authentic
and flavorful ravioli, risotto, and meat dishes are sure to please.
Chocolat is a charming place in the center of Hillcrest serving up comforting French and Italian-style dishes for breakfast,
lunch, and dinner. People come for the crepes and paninis, but especially for the freshly-made gelatos such as Gran Marnier
chocolate, tiramisu, and mango.
The scent of bread wafts throughout Bread & Cie's bright and cozy cafe. A local favorite, Bread & Cie serves
breakfast and lunch, and bakes fresh loaves of bread and pastries daily. Their bacon and brie panini, caprese sandwich,
and creamy tomato soup are must tries.
For those who want to build their own personalized pizzas with a variety of toppings, Project Pie is a perfect choice. The toppings
are good quality, the sauces are tasty, and the crust is thin and crispy. If you don't feel like customizing your own pizza,
Project Pie has a menu of pre-selected pizzas to choose from.
European-inspired food served in a cozy atmosphere—this summarizes the experience at 100 Wines. With a fine selection of
wine, plenty of tasty and indulgent dishes, and a romantic ambience, 100 Wines makes a great destination for you and your date,
or for any special occasion.
Ortega's is no ordinary Mexican restaurant. Their decor and ambience set the mood for a delightful meal, and their innovative
modern blend of flavors from across Mexico pleases the palate. Sit out on Ortega's patio, drink a margarita, and enjoy your meal.
Looking for a great breakfast joint? Try Snooze. Their omelettes, hash, and french toast are out of this world.
El Cuervo is a local San Diegan favorite because of their authentic and inexpensive Mexican food. With burritos, carnitas,
taquitos, enchiladas and more, where can you go wrong?
Don't miss this California eatery situated in the heart of Hillcrest. Fresh salads, flatbreads, and flavorful entrees provide
a sample of some of the best foods from modern Californian cuisine.
Aladdin is a treat for those looking for something a little different. Their authentic and healthy Lebanese food, including
shawarma, bryani, dolma, and salads topped with house-made dressing, will leave you coming back for more.