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1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
+1 619-238-4590
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (159 reviews)
“panini” (24 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have amazing gelato. They will let you try them all. Their coffee, including Expresso is really good. Can get really busy on the weekends.

Thank sandiego29
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for breakfast first time and a cup of coffee. They serve the best croissants that I enjoyed with salmon and my friend had with apricot jam. We shared at the end! And not to mention their cappuccino would be a crime -...More

Thank Yulia190788
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Pappalecco panino is more than a handful of tasty food. It pairs well with a 2018 San Pellegrino Limonata or Aranciata. The apricot crostata could stand to be a bit more crunchy but it is satisfying and pairs well with an espresso. If you...More

Thank UglyBuffalo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to my hotel, Pappalecco saw my face three times during my visit: twice for lunch and twice for gelato. Really friendly folks, serving real food and real gelato - and they don't mind if you want to try EVERY flavor before you choose ....More

Thank CarlaDMitchell
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Just loved the times I had breakfast there. The prosciutto croissants were amazing and the staff was so nice! Prices ok. Ciao Patrizia!!

Thank Bruno G
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great place for Gelato in the Little Italy section of San Diego. I felt like it was just far enough out of the way of the Gaslight District that it doesn't get quite as much of the insane tourist traffic, it definitely seemed to maintain...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious and authentic food! Not a ton of space inside but picnic tables outside. One of the best brunches we had in San Diego

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent croissant sandwiches and coffee. They serve it up quick and with a smile. It is small and busy but the line moves quickly.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Just a little place that we stumbled upon and had to go back two nights in a row. I had the lemon and coconut the first night and lemon and vanilla the next. In a waffle cone but I am sure a cup is just...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I was in Little Italy on a trolly tour and was eating lunch in a sidewalk cafe. My lunch was delicious and when I was considering dessert our server suggested Pappalecco around the corner for Gelato. It must be good if they are sending me...More

Thank Tempoman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-4590
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