Brimming with cafes, bistros and five-star dining restaurants, Hillcrest is a connoisseur's delight with over 200 restaurants featuring international delights and American favorites. From fine dining at Arrivederci, insideOUT, and Maestoso to late night classics at Crest Cafe, Saigon on Fifth, and Bronx Pizza - Hillcrest has something for everyone! You can feast on grass fed beef from Cali "O" Burgers, or sip on craft cocktails from Concept Two-Seven-Eight and Uptown Tavern. Indulge yourself in decadent sweets from Chocolat; whatever you choose, you are sure to have an extraordinary experience!
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Modern Italian with homemade pastas, delicious Roman Pinsa, and a unique “passaggi” dining experience.
1040 University Ave ste.B101 - 619.642.0777
A great and truly authentic Italian restaurant with excellent food and friendly and energetic atmosphere.
3845 4th Ave - 619.299.6282
A sexy, chic and refined destination for those who want to enjoy fine dining, craft cocktails and relax in an urban oasis.
1642 University Ave, Suite 100 - 619.888.8623
Voted best happy hour in Hillcrest Mon-Fri. Over 100 tequilas, mexi-fresh menu & a great time!
1421 University Ave - 619.269.8510
Award-winning sandwiches, great soups and salads; friendly staff and fun environment!
3702 5th Ave - 619.295.4666
Eclectic fun, funky diner serving inspired home-made comfort favorites til midnight.
425 Robinson Ave - 619.688.9283
Girls home base! Feminie-influenced modern American food/cocktails. We play nice with boys too!
1220 University Ave - 619.260.8023
Celebrating 30yrs! One of San Diego's premier ethnic restaurants features authentic Afghani Cuisine.
523 University Ave - 619.294.7579
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Handcrafted Beer & Stone Oven Pizza w/ Bottles, Growlers & Kegs To-Go! Happy Hour 4pm-6pm.
1458 University Ave - 619.269.4323
Lotus Thai Hillcrest
Authentic Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs. Lunch Specials, Delivery, Catering.
3761 6th Ave - 619.299.8272
A modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort food in a bright cafeteria setting.
3958 5th Ave - 619.293.7900
The best memories in the gayborhood. Great Burgers, incredible cocktails and an amazing experience.
308 University Ave - 619.491.0400
The Wine Lover
Charming! Hillcrest's original, intimate wine bar. Light supper. Verdant patio. Retail sales too.
3940 5th Ave - 619.500.3344
Rakitori Japanese Pub & Grill
A fusion of ramen noodles and traditional yakitori that has been grilled over Japanese white coals.
530 University Ave - 619.501.4091
A casually hip bar, eatery, and true neighborhood hangout in a comfort & style only found in Hillcrest.
1236 University Ave - 619.241.2710