Restaurants in La Presa

$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Antica Trattoria

Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

(283)

Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

$28 for Three-Course Mexican Meal for Two at Hacienda Uriarte

Hacienda Uriarte

La Mesa

$47 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $11

(274)

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

Classic Steak-House Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cafe La Maze (45% Off)

Cafe La Maze

National City

$20 $11

(147)

Prime rib and Alaskan king crab weigh down tables in a glitzy dining room that Bing Crosby and Clark Gable frequented in the 1940s

Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Ali Baba Family Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ali Baba Restaurant

Ali Baba Restaurant

$40 $25

Lamb and beef kebabs, shawarma with hummus, baba ghanouj, and traditional Mediterranean dishes

Mexican Dinner or Brunch for Two or Four at Casa Don Diego Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Casa Don Diego Restaurant

Castle Park

$20 $11

Called an "old-school Mexican gathering spot," authentic restaurant satisfies appetites with fajitas, steak skillets, and margaritas

$11 for $22 Worth of Burgers — Halphen Red Burgers

Halphen Red Burgers

Chula Vista

$22 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$14 for $25 Worth of Italian Food at Mangia Italiano on Third

Mangia Italiano on Third

Central Chula Vista

$25 $14

(119)

Cooks bake gourmet pizzas with cilantro and smoked gouda and handcraft creamy tiramisu desserts

$22 for $40 Worth of Food and Drinks for Two or More People at Dolphins Restaurant

Dolphins Restaurant

Chula Vista

$40 $22

Seafood is the main star at this marina-adjacent restaurant, with elegant offerings like grilled filets and seafood enchiladas

$10 for $20 Worth of Classic Deli Food at D.Z. Akin's

D.Z. Akin's

College East

$20 $10

(684)

Old-World delicatessen piles pastrami and brisket atop more than 134 sandwiches, serves breakfast all day, and bakes cream puffs

$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

$130 $75

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

$40 for $70 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner at Bice

Bice

Gaslamp Quarter

$70 $40

(527)

Seafood spaghetti and beet-potato gnocchi join a seasonal menu served in an upscale black-and-white dining space

Barbecue Cuisine at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

Miramar

$20 $13

The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers, Sandwiches, and Malts at Woody's Burgers and Beer ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers and Beers

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Beloved burger joint offers traditional and eclectic burgers

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers at Woody's Burgers San Diego ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers San Diego

San Diego

$10 $5

(185)

A variety of toppings, such as serrano-pepper aioli and blue-cheese sauce, crown 100% Angus-beef patties; cold craft beers and malts

Sushi and Drinks for Two or Four at Infuzon (Up to 43% Off)

Infuzon Restaurant & Lounge

San Diego

$30 $17

The wine lounge's made-to-order sushi and fresh sashimi are served alongside creative sake-infused cocktails

Indian Meal for Two or Four with Dosas, Wine, and Desserts at Bawarchi Dosa (Up to 44% Off)

Bawarchi Dosa

Miramar

$41.94 $24

(93)

North and South Indian cooking traditions influence more than 20 kinds of dosa with fillings such as chutney, veggies, and potato.

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for a $5 Credit at Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge (Up to $20 Total Value)

Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

With deep care for each ingredient in their food and the way each coffee bean was grown, this cafe aims for quality above all else

Casual American Food at Lil B's Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

$20 $11

(247)

Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 or $16 Worth of Breakfast Food at Mercury Grill & Catering (Half Off)

Mercury Grill & Catering

Kearny Mesa

$16 $8

(32)

Breakfast sandwiches and burritos, plus scrambles and build-your-own omelets served with toast and potatoes

Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Drinks and Desserts at Viva el Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Viva el Cafe

Old Town

$10 $5.50

(27)

Enjoy a selection of desserts such as red velvet cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake paired with a cappuccino, espresso, or italian soda

Kenyan-Inspired Meal for Two or Four at Flavors of East Africa (Up to 46% Off)

Flavors of East Africa

North Park

$44.97 $27.50

(230)

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

Thai Food and Drinks for Dinner at Rama (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Rama

Gaslamp

$40 $24

(559)

Zagat-rated Thai dishes such as salmon panang curry, pineapple fried rice, and pad see ew

Contemporary Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Olivetto Ristorante (38% Off)

Olivetto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$80 $50

(140)

The contemporary yet homey Italian eatery earned praise from the U-T San Diego, the San Diego Reader, and Zagat

Southern BBQ Fare for Two or Carryout at Sonny's Southern California BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Sonny's Southern California BBQ

Grant Hill

$20 $12

Cooks whip up Southern favorites such as pulled pork, beef short ribs, mac n' cheese, and banana pudding for dine-in or carryout

Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot (Up to Half Off)

The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(44)

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(155)

Lasagna, chicken marsala, pizza, and other Italian favorites paired with local craft beer

Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Persian Lunch or Dinner Cuisine with Drinks for Two at Sadaf (Up to 49% Off)

Sadaf

Gaslamp

$39 $20

(107)

Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

Two To-Go Sandwiches or a To-Go Family Meal at Indian Express (Up to 65% Off)

Indian Express Restaurant San Diego

San Diego

$20 $12

Family meals include tandoori-roasted chicken or chicken tikka masala, hummus, chutney, salad, and naan or salad

Argentinian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Puerto La Boca (50% Off)

Puerto La Boca

Little Italy - San Diego

$40 $20

Argentinian restaurant serves 40 Argentine wines, grilled steaks, housemade pasta, and fresh seafood

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$20 for $35 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Fugu’s Sushi and Wok

Fugu's Sushi and Wok

Village

$35 $20

(169)

Asian-inspired menu features sushi hand rolls, bento boxes, and favorites such as kung pao beef and szechwan spicy chicken

Indian Food for Two or Four or More at Biriyani Factory (Up to 48% Off)

Biriyani Factory

San Diego

$25 $14

(26)

Classic Indian dishes such as

Pizza, Pub Food, and Craft Beer for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at The New Yorker SD (40% Off)

The New Yorker SD

Gaslamp

$25 $15

(239)

Appetizers such as pulled duck rolls and chicken wings pair well with craft beers and specialty New York-style pizzas

$89 for Flamenco Dance Show and Three-Course Spanish Dinner with Sangria at Cafe Sevilla ($163 Value)

Cafe Sevilla

San Diego

$163 $89

(768)

Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

Two or Four Burgers and Beers at U-31Bar (Up to 44% Off )

U-31 Cocktail Lounge

North Park

$32 $18

(500)

Eatery pairs beef and turkey burgers with toppings such as jalapeños, ranch dressing, blue cheese, smoked bacon, avocado, and eggs with beer

Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two at Stella Italian Fare (Up to 50% Off)

Stella Italian Fare

Village

$40 $20

Lasagna with an Angus-beef ragout, yellow fin tuna in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust, and braised lamb shank with fresh gnocchi

Mediterranean Cuisine at Harbor Greek Cafe (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Harbor Greek Cafe

Midway District

$20 $12

(67)

Sprawling mural of the Mediterranean surrounds guests who nosh on Greek specialties such as falafel, kabobs, and grilled eggplant

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine or Meal for Two at Rocking Tanuki (Up to 51% Off)

Rocking Tanuki

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(147)

Inventive rolls spiced with cilantro, peppers, chipotle, and savory sauces served alongside katsudon, udon, ramen, and curry rice

Burger or Sandwich Meal for Two or Four at Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches (Up to 48% Off)

Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches

Kearny Mesa

$24.94 $14

(491)

Burgers with fresh ground beef patties flled with gooey cheese and overstuffed sandwiches bursting with deli meats, fries, and coleslaw

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks, or Pub Meal for Two at Downtown Johnny Brown's

Downtown Johnny Brown's

San Diego

$20 $11

(125)

Charbroiled burgers, spicy wings, and other pub classics pair with craft beers and fountain drinks

Crepe Meal and Drinks for Two or Four at Fabrison’s French Creperie (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Fabrison’s French Creperie

Multiple Locations

$43.50 $24

(241)

French cuisine, from classic crepes to traditional Provençal tapenade, comes together for a unique café meal

Pizzas, Classic Pastas, and Italian Sandwiches at Venice Pizza House (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Venice Pizza House

San Diego

$20 $11

(111)

Family recipes have populated the menu since 1954 at this classic Italian-American eatery that serves pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches

Barbecue Meal for Two or Four or $8 for $12 Worth of Barbecue To Go at Starkey's BBQ

Starkey's BBQ

Mission Beach

$45 $29

Patrons enjoy appetizers, beer, and barbecue sandwiches at the eatery or take home slow-smoked meats, wings, and sides

Mexican Meal with Appetizers, Tacos, and Margaritas for Two or Four at El Comal (Up to 52% Off)

El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

(289)

Tacos made from barbecue goat, grilled steak, fish, or marinated pork, paired with margaritas and traditional Mexican dishes

California-Style Comfort Food for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Magnolia Tap & Kitchen (Up to 50% Off)

Magnolia Tap & Kitchen

San Diego

$20 $11

(175)

Chefs use simple and fresh ingredients to prepare a lineup of gourmet comfort food, such as 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, from scratch

Mother and Daughter Tea, Tea Party for Four, or Semi-Private Garden Tea Party for 12 at Tee Party (Up to 59% Off)

Tee Party

San Diego

$54.90 $29

Celebrate with an authentic British tea party, or have one-on-one time with tea for two

Breakfast and Diner Food for Two or Four at The Waffle Spot (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Waffle Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(266)

A waffle wearing a crown greets guests at this whimsical breakfast spot with 10 different waffle varieties, including waffles benedict

$17.99 for Deli Sandwiches for Two with Salad and Drinks at T-Deli (Up to 50% Off)

T-Deli

San Diego

$35.65 $17.99

(503)

Premium deli meats are piled onto fresh basked bread alongside cheeses and fresh ingredients culled from local markets

Meal with Sandwich and Wings or $12 for $20 Worth of Chicken and Fish for Two or More at Wings & Fish

Wings & Fish

Encanto

$16 $10

(4)

Wings slathered in sweet heat, buffalo, hot, or barbecue sauce; meals include african fries and a drink

Pizza and American Cuisine at Giant New York Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Giant New York Pizza

Giant New York Pizza

$20 $10

(29)

Dig into 12-, 14-, 16-, 20-, or 28-inch pizzas with toppings such as olive oil, spinach, and garlic, or barbecue chicken and red onion

Two, Three, Four, or Five Hot Dogs at Daddy's Hot Dogs (Up to 50% Off)

Daddy's Hot Dogs

Hillcrest

$12 $6

Beef hot dogs hoist toppings such as Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and BBQ sauce; buffalo and veggie dogs also available

Burgers or Chicken Sandwiches and Beers for 2 or 4, or $11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink

Cheers Bar & Grill

Rancho Penasquitos

$19 $10

Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, choice steaks, & salmon pair with cocktails & beers at this neighborhood bar & grill

Southern African Food at Peri Peri (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Peri Peri

San Diego

$20 $12

Flavorful and aromatic South African cuisine. Prawns,kabobs,lamb and steak on a menu of exotic yet familiar South African dishes.

American Breakfast and Lunch at Incredible Cafe (Up to f)

Incredible Cafe

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $12

Menu features classic American breakfast and lunch options, as well as sections dedicated to healthy dishes and Mexican favorites

Cuban and Puerto Rican Food and Drinks at Andrés Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Andrés Restaurant

Bay Park

$20 $12

(296)

A well-known Caribbean restaurant celebrates three decades of service with fried plantains, meats, and lots of rice

$24 for 10 16-Ounce Lattes and Mochas at Pivot Coffee and Cream

Pivot Coffee And Cream

Lakeside

$43 $24

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Food at Landmark Deli and Grill ($24 Value)

Landmark Deli and Grill

Poway

$12 $6

Handcrafted sandwiches stuffed with crisp veggies and fillings like homemade tuna salad, and piled onto bread that's delivered fresh daily

Sushi and Japanese Food at Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

North City

$25 $16

Japanese entrees such as hibachi steak and chicken katsu; sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls full of shrimp tempura and spicy crab

Persian and Greek Cuisine at Alborz Restaurant (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Alborz Restaurant

Del Mar Heights

$20 $12

(168)

Persian and Greek dishes of braised lamb, chicken and steak kebabs, veggie and bean stews, and hot and cold mezzes

Diner Food, Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for Two, or Takeout at Westside Cafe (Up to 50% Off).

Westside Cafe

Central Escondido

$20 $11

(117)

Classic breakfast and lunch dishes

Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi Yama (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Yama

Central Escondido

$40 $20

(161)

Traditional sushi and hot entrees with modern twists including Southwest-inspired rolls and tempura platters

Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner for Parties of Two or Four at El Mariachi Mexican Food (50% Off)

El Mariachi Mexican Food

Bluffton

$20 $10

Mexican favorites such as burritos, chimichangas, and tortas served in a bright and festive restaurant, with sopapillas and flan for dessert

$10 for $20 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Coffee at Big Apple Bagels

Big Apple Bagels

San Marcos

$20 $10

(24)

Breakfast and lunch staples include chewy bagels, triple-decker sandwiches, pizza breads, and Brewster’s coffee

Mexican Food at La Paloma Restaurante (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available

La Paloma Restaurante

Vista

$20 $11

(77)

Menu features classic Mexican dishes, as well as inventive plates such as the charbroiled ostrich filet marinated in house seasoning

Three $8 Groupons for Sandwiches and Deli Food at Vista's Icebox (38% Off)

Vista's Icebox

Vista

$8 $5

(59)

Fixings such as the California Split on sourdough bread, turkey, bacon, and avocado on squaw bread and a variety of hearty soups and salads

$12 for $20 Worth of Bagels and Cafe Food at Top of the Bagel Cafe

Top of the Bagel Cafe

Carlsbad

$20 $12

Freshly boiled bagels book end breakfast and lunch sandwiches alongside soups, salads, and specialty coffee drinks

Farm-to-Table Italian Cuisine at Tuscany Ristorante (Up to 49% Off). Four Options Available.

Tuscany Ristorante

Carlsbad

$20 $11

(123)

Helmed by a duo with 100 years of restaurant and entertainment experience, Italian restaurant offers entertainment and farm-to-table fare

Sushi & Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Nozomi (Up to 47% Off)

Nozomi

Carlsbad

$35 $20

(290)

Three-story restaurant serves Japanese fusion cuisine including panko oysters, teriyaki chicken, and inventive sushi rolls

One, Two, Three, or Four Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mediterranean Food (Up to 46% Off)

Maan's Mediterranean Grill

Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro

$12 $6.50

Authentic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, including lamb-and-beef gyros, Greek salads loaded with feta and olives, and chicken shawarma

$12 for a Chicken Dinner for Two at Chicken Run ($24.99 Value)

Chicken Run

Sunset Market Oceanside

$24.99 $12

Sink your teeth into juicy morsels of southern fried chicken and sides served up by stand at Sunset Market

Bistro Lunch for Two or Four at Bel Vino Bistro (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Bel Vino Bistro

Temecula

$47.85 $25

(4)

Bistro serves chicken brochette, caprese-topped salmon, and crème brûlee cheesecake with award-winning red, white, and dessert wines

Meal for Two or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cafe Food, at Cosi (Up to 40% Off)

Cosi

Temecula Regional Center

$10 $6

(80)

Made-to-order cafe food includes signature flatbread sandwiches, homemade soups, and rice bowls

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Waffle Sandwiches at Granny's Waffle Sandwiches ($21 Total Value)

Granny's Waffle Sandwiches

Located Inside of Granny's Attic Antique Mall

$7 $4

Sandwich shop ingeniously swaps out bread for waffles, resulting in concoctions that alternate between sweet and savory

$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi or Hibachi for Two at Arashi Teppan Steak & Sushi

Arashi Teppan Steak & Sushi

Murrieta

$40 $22

(75)

Stir-fried meats, rice, and seafood alongside elegantly plated rolls drizzled with sauces as flavorful as they are colorful

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Casa Jimenez

Casa Jimenez

Murrieta

$20 $11

Eatery evokes rural Mexico with a burnt-orange shingled roof and dishes of pork, steak, and shrimp wrapped in warm tortillas

Chinese Dine-In or Takeout at Hot Wok Murrieta (Up to 40% Off)

Hot Wok Murrieta

Murrieta

$20 $12

MSG-free Sichuan classics including sliced beef with orange rinds and chili peppers or tender white chicken in moo goo gai pan

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As the morning sun streams through Lemon Grove Deli’s windows, diners ponder the ultimate breakfast choice: sweet or savory. If they choose the former, they’ll excavate a belgian waffle from beneath an avalanche of strawberries and whipped cream. If the latter, they’ll bury bacon-and-cheese omelets under dollops of salsa, or enjoy a plate of huevos rancheros. The smoky scent of the grill signals the onset of lunchtime, when the eatery’s wooden tables fill with sandwiches inspired by flavors from California to New England, ranging from grilled pastrami to california cheesesteaks. Customers can also choose from their selection of loaded fries, including loaded gyros fries.

7860 Broadway
Lemon Grove,
CA
US

As a New Yorker expose details, chef Javier Plascencia believes in the transformative power of food. The piece describes how in Tijuana, he strove to redefine the city's culinary paradigm with his gourmet food, made exclusively with, as he says, materia prima, or ingredients sourced strictly within 120 miles of the restaurant. He did it, too. In the process, he gained the respect and business of famed chef Anthony Bourdain. After moving to the U.S., he opened Romesco using the same cooking philosophies he prescribed to south of the border, and was recently hailed by Zagat for his skill and innovation and named Chef of the Year by San Diego Eater.

Named Best Mexican restaurant and one of the Top 10 best restaurants by San Diego Magazine Romesco's culinary slate is solidly grounded in Mexican cuisine, but Chef Plascencia has accented his dishes with Mediterranean flavors and cooking techniques. The cuisine is derived from all corners of the globe, from traditional tapas to fettuccini alfredo and baja California lobster ravioli. The carefully selected vintages on the wine list pair with the menu's diverse flavors, especially on Wednesdays when the restaurant also serves Italian dishes with half off wine bottles. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant stays open late to accommodate night owls, serving tapas until 11:30 and, on every last Saturday of the month, hosting live flamenco music. From 3-7, there are also happy hours?named after what a round trip to the moon will be like in 2060.

4346 Bonita Rd
Bonita,
CA
US

The gustatory artisans at Ono's Café populate their menu of Asian-fusion cuisine with a bounty of fresh ingredients that evoke the flavors of California and the distant Pacific Rim. Tables strain under the heft of such entrees as the macadamia-crusted salmon, which ladles a regal banana sauce atop grilled king salmon before showering the plate with an aromatic confetti of black thai rice and asian slaw ($17). Bearing a mosaic of temporary grill-mark tattoos, the kalbi short ribs ($14) waft their flame-kissed aromas across the dining room, and tempura-battered shrimp and vegetables snuggle alongside a salad with miso-raspberry vinaigrette to create the tempura mix ($11). Ono's Café proffers an array of delicate sushi delights, including assorted hand rolls ($4+) as well as a signature house roll, which gives softshell crab and cucumber a great big rice hug before layering albacore tuna, avocado, and a fully paid mortgage atop the creation. Visitors considering a drink can turn to Ono's beverage menu, which comprises beer, cocktails, sake, wine, and multifarious hot and cold options for those who prefer nonalcoholic swallowing.

4154 Bonita Rd
Bonita,
CA
US

The health buffs behind Feel Good Nutrition are big fans of herbal supplements. Carrying everything from the brand's supplements and smoothies to its body wash and shampoo, they pave a way for clients to find a healthy life full of energy and public feats of strength. Within the homey storefront, guests can snag a nutritional drink mix or meal-replacement shake, or have a strawberry-banana smoothie blended with protein, aloe, and an energy-booster.

4242 Bonita RdSte B
Bonita,
CA
US

Whether they're teaching music-and-movement classes to infants or leading high-school gymnastics, Tumble Wee & Dance's instructors strive to foster a love of movement and activity. Their diverse class roster includes hip-hop, ballet and tap, and gymnastics classes, and they also lead students in a competitive dance program that performs across California and Arizona.

5034 Bonita Road
Bonita,
CA
US

Owner and head chef Francesco Basile cut his culinary teeth as a young boy in his native Sicily, peeling potatoes and cleaning fish for traditional family feasts. After graduating from culinary school, Francesco broadened his skills and palate, mastering meals of hand-rolled pappardelle at Italian resorts and learning to craft mouthwatering feasts of Italian-American fare at bustling restaurants in southern California. By opening Antica Trattoria in 2001, he built a business dedicated to cooking with fresh ingredients and celebrating simple, traditional Italian dishes, enrapturing diners with meals of pepper-crusted pork loin, melted brie with figs jam, and seafood stews swimming in tomato-herb broth. Together with right-hand-cook Eric Ruiz, Francesco changes his menu with the seasons, delivering seafood plates tinged with the aroma of fresh herbs and fennel in the spring and walnut cream sauces and pumpkin ravioli in the autumn.

The restaurant exudes a rustic, timeless charm, with walls of bare brick decorated with tops of wooden wine crates and colorful murals of idyllic Italian countryscapes. A towering china hutch in the rear dining area evokes images of a grandmother's kitchen, and an elegant marble-topped wine bar brings forth memories of a grandmother's secret speakeasy, inviting diners to sample tasty digestifs of fine vino from across Italy, France, and the Pacific coast.

5654 Lake Murray Blvd
La Mesa,
CA
US