GO as early as you possibly can for nearby parking.
A small parking lot shares with 9-hole golf course, so EARLY evening would be best.
Saturday and Sunday daytime specials too. Check their website and sign up for emails!
Near the SD flight path, noisy.
Even though you order at the counter and they deliver your food they add an 18% gratuity to the bill for little or no service. The outside table we sat out was filthy.
When sitting outside you need to order from the bar. Sometimes it's slow when there is only one bartender. Be patient.
House wine (Pinot) taste like it had a mal-lactate and the Syrah smelled skunky
There is an automatic gratuity of about $9. Not bad at all be cause you're expected to tip anyway, right?
Its a wonderful deal and amazing atmosphere. The bubbly, wine, and cheese are delightful, too!
bill was weird with the 18 percent gratuity added
We had to wait 45 min for our cheese plate.
Go during the wine tastings. No way you'll ever get 10 tastings for $10. Also, get some food! Their food is delicious and their service is amazing! Clayton knows a lot about wine and is very helpful!!
Will not return back to the Hillcrest winesteals for pizza. Pizza was mediocre. I have had pizza at NTC location and enjoyed it.
From Our Editors
At Wine Steals, a casual wine bar and market the bar’s barrels and shelves are filled with more than 40 international wines. The executive chef, a former US Navy galley cook, arranges artisanal meat and cheese boards and crafts wine-themed international flavor combinations that either spread onto pizzas or curl up into sandwiches. For example, the pinot noir combo mixes Italian flavors of prosciutto, asiago, mozzarella, and white truffle oil.
Servers suggest ideal pairings to novice and experienced oenophiles as they pass drinks and plates across a 14-seat stone bar topped with European-style zinc. Above the bar, a chalkboard framed by wine barrels lists 40 vintages available by the half glass, glass, or bottle. Throughout the space, plush couches and chairs gather around wine barrels with wooden tabletops for more intimate gatherings or heated staring-contest championships. Wine Steals’ casual approach to wine and eclectic food has earned it the title of Best Wine Bar in the San Diego Union-Tribune's 2012 readers' poll.