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Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
770 Fourth Ave., tel. (619) 230-8888
At Sammy's, diners get to enjoy a variety of wood-fired pizzas. Sammy has become so well-known over the years that he has opened new restaurants. The prices are reasonable and the portions are quite generous. The perfect spot for families and those on a tight budget.

Napa Valley Grille
502 Horton Plaza, tel. (619) 238-5440
This elegant restaurant serves lunch and dinner on the third floor of the Horton Plaza shopping centre, in the heart of downtown San Diego. You will find an excellent selection of salads, sandwiches and pasta at relatively affordable prices.

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
565 Fifth Ave., tel. (619) 233-6623
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine is a very chic restaurant and bar that specializes in seafood. It features a sumptuous seaside decor with wide, comfortable, seashell-shaped booths. The fish is a real treat! This is good place to sample a local specialty: the oyster martini.

Croce's Restaurant
802 Fifth Ave., corner F St., tel. (619) 233-4355
Ingrid Croce opened this restaurant to commemorate her husband, famous folksinger Jim Croce. The food is excellent and the rather subdued decor is accentuated with family photographs, gold records and guitars.

Coronado Island
II Fornaio
1333 First St., tel. (619) 437-4911
This is the latest outlet of a chain that includes some 20 restaurants in the United States. To the right of the restaurant's entrance is a counter where fresh bread, imported goods and sandwiches are served. The restaurant's unique menu also showcases a different Italian specialty every month.