Italian-Inspired Californian Cuisine at Fig Tree Cafe in Hillcrest (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.


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A rumbling stomach is the body’s reminder that humans need food, much like a rumbling volcano is the earth’s reminder that humans are needed as food. Sacrifice your hunger with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $8 for $20 worth of Italian-inspired Californian cuisine Monday–Friday
  • $8 for $16 worth of Italian-inspired Californian cuisine Saturday or Sunday<p>

The breakfast menu includes items such as three-egg smoked-salmon omelet ($11.25) with lemon-caper crème, and the dinner menu provides personal pizzas ($10.95+) and homemade gnocchi ($12.95) with baked ricotta and fresh basil.<p>

Fig Tree Cafe

At a young age, Alberto Morreale decided on a career as a chef, leaving his Sicilian hometown to cook in restaurants across northern Italy. After moving to San Diego, he started synthesizing Californian influences with his Old World culinary techniques, creating dishes such as his housemade lobster ravioli with chipotle-mascarpone-cilantro sauce and a dollop of tequila.

Chef Morreale’s use of local ingredients in his creative recipes adds to the freshness of dishes at both Fig Tree Cafe locations—winning the Hillcrest café second place in CityVoter’s Best Brunch category in 2010. The two cafés bake their breads in house, grow their own sprigs of rosemary, and catch their own silverware in a clear mountain stream. The kitchen sources ingredients from area producers, such as a ranch 35 miles outside of town, which supplies the restaurant with natural, free-range eggs.


The quality of the food is just amazing. I feel like they put a lot of effort on everything they make.

AJ I., Yelp, 3/20/12

I think the service is great here, I've always been treated kindly and never had any problems.

G-lee G., Yelp, 4/11/12

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  • “Great wine”

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    416 University Ave.

    Hillcrest, California 92103

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In a Nutshell

Italian-born chef fuses Old World recipes with local ingredients, creating such dishes as ravioli with chipotle-mascarpone-cilantro sauce

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per tables of 4 or more. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Valid only at Hillcrest location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Midday meals that bridge breakfast and lunch