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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” (168 reviews)
“panini” (25 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 yesterday

Had an early lunch, stopped in & got a Panini which was incredibly fresh & very tasty. It's small place, 4 tables in the restaurant with 4-5 picnic tables outside. Their claim is that they use five main natural ingredients to make their pastries &...More

Thank travelots26
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was such a great spot to stop by and get a delicious and quick breakfast. There wasn’t much of a wait on Friday morning. I was greeted excitedly in Italian by this exuberant guy that is happy to be doing what he is doing....More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a panini and was asked “Soup or Salad?”. My wife ordered the 1/2 panini and had the same choice, “Soup or salad?” She only ordered it because the menu said Gluten Free is available, When ordering gelato, I was asked “whipped cream or...More

Thank Russman29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved Pappalecco! It was a couple blocks from my hotel so I visited it twice. Our first visit, we got lunch (panini, calzone, and focaccia) and chocolate mousse cake for dessert. All of the pastries looked amazing. I wish I had been able to...More

Thank mes98nd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bruna the barista was very knowledgeable and had good advice for coffee-desert pairing. The location is perfect and their food is mind blowing

Thank Narayanan K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for coffee Sunday morning and were very disappointed - we are very particular with coffee and are associated with a specialty roaster in Sydney. The coffee we were served here was well below standard - awful tasting with many “issues”. The service...More

Thank 2014traveller-b
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was in San Diego for two nights, three days! After dinner both nights, my friends would take me for coffee and 'something' sweet to this delicious place. I can't allude to anything else other than great espresso macchiato and delicious any flavor ice cream!...More

Thank KriticL
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not sure how many times we went here lost count LOL. Loved everything about this small little corner shop. Staff all great cheerful and friendly.

Thank Lizfish97470
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We came towards the end of the day to try their gelato. Outdoor seating was packed, and there was a line, but we did not wait long at all. We all tried different flavors of gelato, and everyone was very happy with their choices. Restaurant...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast, since the moment you come in you are greeted with an amazing smile and happiness. Had the salmon croissant which was great, really good coffee. Will definitely go back!

Thank Carlos S
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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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