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Little Italy Restaurants

Dine at Mr. Motto and Caffe Italia

As the only hotel located in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy, La Pensione Hotel is the perfect gateway for savoring the splendid flavors and European-inspired exuberance of this hip, trendy neighborhood. Little Italy’s best cuisine - from mom ‘n pop pizza parlors and casual sidewalk cafés to romantic bistros and award-winning fine dining restaurants – is just a short stroll from our front door.

Mr. Motto

Located on the bottom floor of La Pensione Hotel, Mr Motto serves up “pizza al taglio” (pizza by the cut) and Italian dishes with a local, twist. They believe that raw ingredients are the key to great food, and they only work with sustainable and organic suppliers.

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Caffe Italia

Located on the bottom floor of La Pensione Hotel, Caffe Italia is a one-of-a-kind Espresso bar and café serving the perfect blends of robust coffee, cappuccino and espresso made with Lavazza coffee beans imported from Italy. At lunchtime, they offer a made-to-order selection of salads, Italian panini sandwiches, and more. 

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