The best time to dine in San Diego is during restaurant week, when each participating restaurant develops a special menu to showcase their most mouthwatering dishes, drinks and desserts. Here is a list of my top four Restaurant Week dining choices.

Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Relaxed, yet refined, Amaya transports you to the coast of Italy with Californian cuisine reimagined with Italian flavors. The 3 course Restaurant Week menu lets you indulge in some of Amaya’s menu favorites for only $50 per person.

Catania La Jolla 

This years newest addition to San Diego Restaurant Week is Catania, an authentic Italian eatery that is already gaining major attention from locals for their authentic cuisine just steps from La Jolla Shores beach. Catania is offering their entire menu to Restaurant Week diners who will design their own 3 course meal for $50 per person.

Market Restaurant + Bar Del Mar

This year Market is offering a special $60, 3 course menu with optional wine pairing for an addition $30 per person. Market is known for their fresh and local fare sourced directly from San Diego produce, seafood and meat markets and has gained a reputation for food that perfectly showcases their hand selected ingredients combined with a unique dining experience.

Cloak and Petal Little Italy

Named as one of the hottest cocktail bars in San Diego, Cloak and Petal is a must try for a unique Asian Fusion dining experience in vibrant Little Italy. They are offering a 3 course tasting menu for $40 per person that features selections from sushi to miso glazed black salmon and chocolate lava bundt cake. And don’t forget to pair your food with one of their specialty cocktails… or 2.

Can’t wait to see you at Restaurant Week, San Diego!