Florencia's Restaurant

We are proud to say we are a family owned and operated restaurant with a commitment to service and value in the family tradition. We pledge to provide our customers consistently delicious food at fair prices in the fast and most professional manner. We take pride in using only the finest and freshest quality ingredients available in preparing each meal. Due to our commitment to quality and service, our reputation has grown over the years, which has generated a very loyal clientele. For over 18 years, Florencias restaurant has been one of the top Italian restaurants in San Diego. We feature a vast variety of delicious pizza and Italian cuisine. You always expect generous portions at reasonable price, presented in the Italian tradition. It may take a few minutes to prepare, but we strive to make your Pizza or entree the best it can be. We also offer an extensive beer and wine list, and diners are sure to find the right selection to pair with any entree. Visit Florencia's Restaurant Website      Location

100 Wines

Located in the heart of Hillcrest, 100 WINES is designed by famed restaurant designer, Philippe Beltran and features casual, Old World charm perfect for sharing a table with family and friends. The MED menu at 100 Wines, created by award-winning Chef Katherine Humphus, is influenced by Katherine’s travels through Italy, Spain, France and Greece. The restaurant features 20 wines for $20, 30 wines for $30 and 40 great wines at $40 and over as well as local beers and craft cocktails. The historic building includes 2 comfortable indoor dining areas, a quaint private dining “cave”, a sidewalk café and a dramatic, private patio with fire place. Visit the 100 Wines Website     Location

Wine Steals

This was our first location. Open on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 with much trepidation. We were hoping to change the way people shopped for wine in San Diego. The fact that we had a large tasting bar coupled with a retail store with unique and diverse wines made this an untested venture. We only had six Napa Valley wines in the store when we opened. This has since changed but we did manage to expose San Diego wine lovers to new and exciting regions and varietals. This drive to bring in new and diverse wine remains with all of our locations. The fact that many such wine bars now exist throughout the County is a testament that it worked. This is something we are very proud of. Being first is always scary but thanks to Hillcrest we have been able to bring our concept to other parts of San Diego county. Wine Steals Hillcrest is our most casual location. The mixed furniture and rustic feel (finances at the time did not give us much of a choice) lend to a very relaxed and urban atmosphere.  We do not take reservations and we do not have a dress code. We only ask that you have fun! Visit the Wine Steals Website     Location

Uptown Tavern

The best place to be in any neighborhood is the one where the locals go, the kind of bar and eatery shared only with folks who also appreciate the simple secrets of the good life. Welcome, friends, to Uptown Tavern! Centered on University Avenue in the heart of Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern takes a "super local" approach to both food and philosophy — just a couple of reasons why it's a town favorite in every way. The masterful inside/outside rustic yet modern design takes full advantage of San Diego's beautiful weather, HD TVs play all the right games, over 20 microbrews flow from the taps, and the locally-grown fare is fit to remember. Visit the Uptown Tavern Website     Location

Empirehouse Urban Palate

Voted Best New Restaurant of 2011 by the readers of San Diego City Beat Magazine! Our signature Seared Ahi Fish Taco was profiled by the San Diego Union Tribune as one of the most memorable fish tacos in San Diego. EMPIREHOUSE urban palate brings the street to the seat, by offering customers the food they crave in an environment they deserve. EMPIREHOUSE urban palate offers the community a forward thinking menu of small plates, salads, cast iron burgers, sandwiches and off the street tacos.  Opened in February 2011, Empirehouse urban palate seeks to become your neighborhood eatery and public house. Visit the Empirehouse Urban Palate Website     Location


Snooze re-energizes the way you think, feel, and ultimately eat breakfast. Established in 2006 by hospitality journeyman turned entrepreneur Jon Schlegel, Snooze invites you to a breakfast experience. Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and knowledge throughout. Our goal is to bring you the best breakfast and lunch experience around. We’ve hand selected our produce, egg layers, beef builders and cow cousins for their natural, farm raised, free ranging, local (whenever possible) and tasty results. Every recipe is from scratch and made in our kitchen. Snooze’s exclusive organic coffee is picked, roasted and flown in directly from Guatemala every week. We compost, recycle, use recyclable materials, are carbon neutral, and dedicate a % of each sale to our community. Visit the Snooze an A.M. Eatery Website     Location