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February Happenings in Little Italy

San Diego CA— February is the month of amore in Little Italy, and this year is no exception! Everything from the perfect Valentine’s Day meal, specials and the perfect That’s Amore photo at the Big Red Chair to finally get started on those New Year’s resolutions (it’s ok, we started late too) can be found all month long in bellissimo Little Italy!

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is THIS Sunday!? Time has been flying this year, but don’t worry! The below options are sure to make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet.

  • Café Gratitude – offering Valentine’s Day Cookie Kits for $25 including 9 pre-baked gluten-free chocolate flavored sugar cookies with four home-made, natural frostings. All ingredients are organic without any food coloring or dyes. They’re also offering Chocolate Boxes for $16 including six chocolates (two of each flavor). Order yours here.
  • Civico 1845 – offering a 3-course special menu, hand-crafted by Chef Enrico De Santis for $49 and includes a glass of prosecco per person. You can choose your own courses and order here.
  • Cloak & Petal – offering a 4-course dinner for two for $100. The dinner includes two appetizers, two sushi rolls, two main dishes and your choice of dessert. You can view the options available here.
  • Davanti – offering their Valentine’s Day menu February 12-February 14. Pre-orders are now available, but don’t forget to put it in by Thursday February 11 at noon (available while supplies last). The dinner for two for $160 includes wine, salad, dessert and a main course! You can see the available options here
  • Extraordinary Desserts – offering their Perfect Pair Dessert Box (includes one slice each of the Shangri-la and La Bete Noir) accompanied by their signature sauces and each box will be sprinkled with flower petals over the two cake slices for $26.95. Also available is the Love is Chocolate Box (includes two chocolate dipped strawberries, one chocolate Nutella cupcake and one cheesecake brownie) for $20. Both are only available for pick-up February 13 and February 14. You can place your pre-orders here
  • Graze by Sam – offering their Valentine’s Day cocktail special, On Cloud Nine made with Adventure Old Harbor Rum, pineapple juice, simple syrup, orange liqueur whip cream, topped with Ray’s Station Merlot. This creamy, fruit forward, and pink cocktail reminds us of a creamy strawberry milkshake, the perfect ending to the perfect day! You can place your order here.
  • Juniper & Ivy – their “Under the Stars” dining oasis is fully booked for the weekend, but you can still have this experience within the comfort of your own home. So, grab you favorite TikTok lights & place your order here for the below specials:
    • Date Night Dinner for Two: A four-course prix-fixe meal for two with “Meat Lovers” or “Vegging Out” option. Packages start at $95 for two. Of course, sommelier pairings and special prices on wines (including Ruinart Brut Rose) are also available.
    • Virtual Cocktail Kit: For a fun date night activity, guests can take home a full Maker’s Mark bar kit (Shaker, Jigger, Mixing Glass, Strainer, Rocks Glasses (2), Bottle of Maker’s Mark), plus ingredients to craft two cocktails (“Yours” and “Mine”). Guests can follow a QR code to view a bourbon tutorial and cocktail making class with our Lead Bartender ($75).
    • J&I Candy Box: Our talented pastry team has curated a special box of scratch-made Valentine’s Day treats for an elevated twist on the traditional box of chocolates ($25).
    • Allen’s Flowers Partnership: Juniper guests receive $15 off Allen’s Florals’ “Classic Red Roses” bouquet—they can opt to pick the florals up curbside pick-up as they grab their meal.
  • Not Not Tacos – offering their It’s a Date bundle including your choice of four tacos, plus a side of tots. Yum! Canned beer and cocktails are also available to-go. You can place your order here.
  • Parakeet Caféoffering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe 3-course dinner for two and a bottle of prosecco. The menu includes: Golden Goddess Salad, Mushroom & Asparagus Alfredo Pasta (V), Bittersweet Love Flourless Chocolate Cake and a 750ML Bottle of Mionetto Prosecco for $75. Be sure to pre-order by February 12 here.
  • Salt & Straw – offering two pints (customer’s choice) with a Whiff of Waffle Cone scented candle for $49! Offer is only valid February 8-February 14. This promotion is in-store only.
  • The Crack Shack – offering their “Spread Nugs Not Hugs” promotion announcing the permanent inclusion of the best-selling Fire Nug Combo which comes with Jidori Farm chicken nuggets tossed in fan-favorite fire sauce, schmaltz fries, and two sides of house made ranch for dunkin’ ($12). Additional ways to spread the love this season include:
    • Picking up the combo (safely in person or online with curbside) and dropping it off at your Valentine’s door
    • Doordash-ing nuggets to be delivered to your Valentine’s address
    • Venmo-ing your Valentine $12 with a “🔥🍗” or treating yourself to the best form of self-care and enjoying the combo on your own!
    • To complete the Valentine’s Day treat, they’ve made a love note for guests to print & include with their nug drop, e-mail, or send via Instagram DM. You can place your order here.
  • Zinqué – offering “le weekend de saint valentine” promotion February 13-14 offers a romantic and decadent 3-course meal. This meal starts at $75 for to-go and $90 for dine-in, plus you can add on a flower bouquet for just $30! You can view the menu here.

The great happenings in Little Italy don’t stop there! There’s plenty of amore to go around for the rest of the month including birthday celebrations, specials for National Margarita Day and specials to work off all of the delicious food from Valentine’s Day!

  • Graze by Sam’s Birthday – celebrate the one-year anniversary starting with charcuterie birthday cones starting February 19 through the rest of the month. Not sure what a charcuterie birthday cone is? Make sure to stop by and find out!
  • Graze by Sam + Bobboi Natural Gelato Collab – In honor of National Margarita Day, Graze will be pairing four margaritas with four delicious flavors from Bobboi Natural Gelato! The gelato flavors will include Dragon Lemon, Blood Orange, Salty Lime and Orange Zest, and Spicy Dark Chocolate. Get the flight along with the hand-crafted margaritas to pair for $21.50. Available February 19 -February 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
  • STRIDE Little Italy – offering “Buy a Membership, Give 1 Week” all month long! The offer includes 30% Off for LIFE ($140/month; reg: $199/month), 50% Off Your First Month ($70 Value), and a FREE Unlimited Week to Gift to a Friend. Seems like the perfect time to get a jump on that fit life!
  • Meyer Fine Art – during the month of February, a selection of rare artist invitations is available including Marc Chagall’s original invitation card to his painting exhibit at Galerie Maeght, 1979 and Alexander Calder’s original lithograph invitation to his mobile exhibit at gallery Maeght, 1952.