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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Where to drink and dine on your days off.


It’s finally Friday, which means it’s almost time to clock-off and get those weekend vibes started. No plans yet? No problem! Eater's here with a handy set of recommendations to assist in your dining destination decision-making. In this regular feature, we'll help you discover recently opened restaurants and uncover new-to-you bars and eateries (plus occasional menu debuts) specializing in everything from Friday happy hour cocktails through to Sunday brunch, so you can make the most of that well-earned downtime.

Solunto Ristorante & Bakery

Solunto's Bakes Up a Modern Renaissance in Little Italy

Since re-opening a month ago with a sleek new re-design, Solunto's stunning handcrafted Italian breads, pastries, pizza and ice creams continue to cement its reputation as Little Italy's "wonderland for baked goods". Enjoy a Neapolitan style pizza from the new pizza oven with a nice bottle of Sicilian wine, before rounding things off with a scoop or two of their housemade gelato, and taking an evening stroll through the neighborhood. 1643 India St. (619) 233-3506 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

Sushi + Poke To Go: Tokyo Deli

Tokyo Deli
For freshly prepared authentic sushi and poke made using well-selected ingredients from Japan and locally sourced organic ingredients, head to this newly opened East Village deli. With 20+ flavorful and affordable lunch and dinner options (cut rolls, rice bowls, nigiri, sushi sticks and more), you can dine-in, order to go, or even have your meals delivered. 871 G St. (619) 564-6960 [Photo: Facebook]

24-Hour Dining: Harvey's Lounge

Harvey's Lounge

Just seven miles south of downtown you’ll find Harvey’s Lounge, a 24-hour hidden gem nestled inside the Bayfront Seven Mile Casino. Stop by for happy hour at the bar (4 – 7 p.m. daily, including Saturdays and Sundays), and enjoy lunch and dinner specials from the extensive menu – it features everything from Asian-fusion to good old-fashioned burgers. Feeling lucky? Head next door to the gaming lounge for poker and table games. 285 Bay Blvd. (619) 425-3333 [Courtesy Photo]

New Spring Menu: True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

True Food’s new seasonal spring menu features plenty of health-conscious and nutrition-forward starters, salads, pizzas and desserts. Standouts include the spring bruschetta with truffled oil goat cheese, English peas, and mint leaves; a braised artichoke pizza; and sustainable Seabass entrée. While the chamomile cooler and farmer’s market sangria are just two of four tasty new cocktails also on offer. 7007 Friars Rd. (619) 810-2929 [Courtesy Photo]

Upscale Sports Bar: 1919

Gaslamp Speakeasy Reopens Alongside New Upscale Sports Bar

In addition to live music and creative cocktails this new-ishly opened neighborhood joint also boasts 25 HDTVs for those who love to catch all the action. Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, imbibers can enjoy late night bites (kitchen closes at 1:19 a.m. sharp!), like the rich man's grilled cheese and disco fries. On weekends expect classic comfort food during brunch, including chicken and waffles, and chilaquiles (11 am - 2 p.m.). 560 5th Ave. (619) 501-1919 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]