LITTLE ITALY— Friends of Eater have been raving about M.A.D Fix Coffee, which now shares space with the Love & Aesthetics shop at 621 W. Fir Street. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the cafe is brewing up drinks made with Caffe Calabria-roasted beans and stocking fresh batches of North Park's Nomad Donuts and other locally-made pastries daily.
UTC AREA— The new fast-casual Un Mundo Mexican Grill at 4150 Regents Park Row is serving a build-your-own menu of burritos, tacos, bowls and salads made with hormone-free meats and fresh vegetables from local farms. Protein options range from grilled chili-marinated steak to lime-cilantro Mexican prawns and New Mexico braised pork shoulder while the housemade salsas include green tomatillo, habanero and creamy chipotle.
PACIFIC BEACH— Lu Pizzetta is a new walk-up shop at 4508 Cass Street specializing in small pizzas that are folded to be hand-held and eaten on the go, made from dough that's described a mix of focaccia and traditional pizza dough. They're a go-to snack in the chef's hometown of Pescara, Italy.
HILLCREST— First launched in Little Italy in 2012, Napizza opened its second location in 4S Ranch last year and just debuted a third outpost in The Hub complex in Hillcrest at 1030 University Avenue.