San Diego Food Love: Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar

I recently attended Dishcrawl La Jolla’s “Cravings By the Cove” event. We went to four delicious restaurants in the heart of La Jolla. I absolutely loved our first stop: Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar.


Finch’s is completely tucked away, so much so that I didn’t even see it as we drove by. It’s nestled in between two little boutique shops. To get to the wine bar you walk through a beautifully decorated patio covered with small lights and pretty plants.

Since we arrived a little bit early my mom and I stopped in the bar area and grabbed a glass of wine. The bartender was super helpful and made excellent recommendations. I had a robust Malbec and my mom had a refreshing glass of champagne.

The atmosphere is beautiful and quaint but the food is even better. The items we sampled were:

Ahi poke wonton | avocado crema, and drizzled in a teriyaki glaze

Squash blossom soup | basil and truffle oil

Lamb lollipop | blueberry chipotle glaze

Every item was delicious and artfully prepared. I will definitely be going back to try more items off their menu of small plates and main dishes.

Our other three stops were: Cafe Milano, Amici’s, and the Living Room. I loved the Tortellini Milano: prosciutto and peas in a cream sauce from Cafe Milano. The Lemon herb chicken wings from Amici’s were tasty and refreshing and the Tres Leches Cake from the Living Room definitely hit the spot for dessert.

Jaclyn was a really fun ambassador and kept everyone on track for the Dishcrawl. Everyone there had a great time.

The next San Diego Dishcrawl is in Little Italy and its tomorrow! I can’t wait! I am hoping for some tasty fresh pasta and maybe a cannoli for dessert. I hope you will join me. Tickets are still available. Get 15% off with code “dishcrawlsd”.

My ticket for Dishcrawl Little Italy is provided by Dishcrawl. All opinions and photos are my own. 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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