Finding a place to grab a glass of wine in Little Italy is a no-brainer. You can sip on a red or white nearly anywhere in the neighborhood. There are a few standout spots that don’t just have wine on the menu, the wine IS the menu, you know what we’re saying? Read on to find out where to enjoy the absolute best vino in Little Italy.

Carruth Cellars

Two words: Wine. Garden. This cozy, casual tasting room is an ideal place for catching up with girlfriends, date night, or pre-dinner drinks with a group. Carruth is an urban winery that sources grapes throughout California and produces their varietals at their main location in Solana Beach. Sip a single glass or opt for a flight under softly lit string lights in the sizable back patio, decked with picnic tables and heaters. Carruth Cellars also serves cheese and charcuterie boards, as well as wood fired pizzas. They also offer sweet perks through their monthly wine club, and deliver to several nearby states…we’ll cheers to that!

Pali Wine Co.

It’s impossible to walk by this tasting room without yelling ‘CUTE!’- or at least thinking it. From the rustic-chic interior to bold typography touting ‘Fine Wine & Good Times,’ Pali Wine Co. has got an adorable aesthetic on lock. The team behind Pali started making wine in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood outside of Los Angeles. Try an award winning Pinot Noir or Chardonnay on tap in the main room, or upstairs on the roof deck overlooking India Street. If you need something to nibble on, they offer a small plates menu as well.

M Winehouse

If you ever wanted to walk right into one of Little Italy’s endearing homes, M Winehouse will make your wish come true. This quaint spot is a nice reprieve from some of the loud, hectic restaurants nearby. There’s plenty of wine, sangria, beer, cider, and kombucha at this endearing little house bar. Play a board game on the patio or chat with the bartender to get a taste of a place Little Italy locals love.

Vino Carta

Unwind all while surrounded by wine! Part wine store and part bar, Vino Carta combines drinking and shopping – a dangerous and genius idea. Their selection focuses on natural wine using biodynamic farming, made by family-run producers. If you’re in the market to try something new, you’ve come to the right place. Sip on a white, red, bubbly, or rosé while the friendly, helpful staff suggest a bottle to take home. Vino Carta also offers same day delivery via Postmates if you want to experience superb wine at home.

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