Feeling ravenous? Don’t want to venture too far from your hotel room? Or maybe you need something quick? Well, you’re in luck! There are a couple of great restaurants just minutes (or less) from the Old Town Inn.
• For Lunch: The Gourmet Bagger ~ For a delectable sandwich, the Gourmet Bagger is the place to be.
• For Dinner: Pizza Bella ~ Not your average Italian restaurant; this place is something special.
The Gourmet Bagger: Started in 1990, this family owned business has been putting smiles on the faces of sandwich lovers for years. With delicious creations like the Turkey Grinder (my favorite), Chipotle Chicken, and the Killer Klub, a trip to the Gourmet Bagger will never be a disappointment. And I haven’t even told you about the Bagger Cheesesteak yet, it’s their signature sandy. So what makes these sandwiches so much more delicious than others? Not only are the contents of the sandwich fresh and meticulously prepared, the rolls that they are prepared on are the best I’ve had. The goodness does not stop at the sandwich, however. The Gourmet Bagger keeps it real with yummy salads, a great drink assortment, and chips to go with, or on, your sandwich. But I haven’t even gotten to the best part. Included every time with your sandwich is a freshly baked chocolate chip surprise. MmmMmm. A perfect finish to a great meal. And to top it all off, everything is served in the quintessential brown paper lunch bag. Perhaps to remind you, (if your school lunches were anything like mine) to THANK GOD that you are no longer eating dad’s warm bologna sandwiches that carry a hint of banana from being in your backpack for so long.
• Location: 3357 Rosecrans St.
• Phone: 619-523-0590
• Hours: M-F 10:30-7
Pizza Bella: “The Best Kept Secret in Old Town” has been serving the neighborhood for more than 40 years. If you love good Italian food, (who doesn’t!) you will love this place. Pizza Bella offers indoor and outdoor dining, a very kind and helpful staff, and awards including, but not limited to: The Best Pizza in America (on ABC’s nationally televised Mike and Maty show) and, (“…somewhat of a Mecca for serious pizza aficionados”), Six National Write Ups by the San Diego Union Tribune. Catering and delivery are also an option.
• Try: the Spicy Bow Tie Pasta
• Location: 2707 Congress St.
• Phone: 619-692-4333