Alexander's on 30th
Alexander's on 30th

Alexander's on 30th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alexanderson30th.com/
  • Phone: 6192812539
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please email your inquiries to special events coordinator, Anna Moya, at info@alexanderson30th.com
  • Private Party Facilities: There is one interior private dining room and two private patio dining areas to choose from.
  • Private Party Contact: Anna Moya 6192812539

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Upas and Ray
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot located behind the restaurant.
A word from Alexander's on 30th
Voted "Top 25 places to eat before you die," by San Diego Union Tribune.

Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Alexander's on 30th reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (121)romantic (115)special occasion (90)great for outdoor dining (86)fit for foodies (78)good for groups (53)hot spot (27)great for brunch (23)notable wine list (20)late-night find (14)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a great and perfect place to have a romantic night with my girlfriend. We both loved the atmosphere, food and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great decor/ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    1st time visitor. Had a reservation for 8 so wait time to be be seated was negligible. Waiter was not attentive. Most of our table had pasta dishes. Lasagna a little heavy on the tomato sauce. My wife was delighted with her selection. I ordered a pizza, which was overcooked. I should have sent it back, but I couldn't be bothered. Server slow on refills and didn't bother offering dessert or coffees when we got the bill. Pity, as 2 of our party really wanted a coffee and others probably would have had something to join them. At that point the waiter disappeared, so took a while to settle the bill. Overall I liked the experience, ambiance great, especially the outdoor seating. I will probably give it another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had dinner on the patio; the food and service were so good; loved the filet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We continue to be spoiled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our third visit, and we simply love it. Food was fantastic (filet mignon is to DIE for), and the service was even better. We have nothing at all against dining on the rear patio but we absolutely LOVE their cozy, oversize booths!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but too loud
    clmery
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Alexander's several times but this was the first time I went for Brunch. Everything was great as usual, except for the music. It was 11am and the music was blaring. You couldn't talk to the person across from you. I asked them to turn it down and they did, but it was still way too loud for brunch. It was the same noise level that you would expect in a bar on a Sat night, not in a restaurant for Sunday brunch. Because of this it was very difficult to enjoy our meal (which in fairness was delicious).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday
    smeredithsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been craving the White Room pizza, so made reservations here for my birthday. Husband and I got seated in Tim's section. Tim had just had an accident with a beer bottle or wine glass (?) hitting his wrist, so had it wrapped and was not as attentive as he wanted to be to our table. He had someone take our order, but then was at our table quickly thereafter and throughout the night. He made sure my birthday experience was extra special and it was. We each had salads, husband had the Naked Fish, I had the White Room pizza. For dessert, he suggested a piece of cake (name escapes me) that is pound cake with white choc shavings. To.die.for - SO good. Thank you Tim for making it an unforgettable birthday! Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect place
    Mikins55VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Sat outside and had terrific food and service. The mussels were yummy. My first visit and will be sure to be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    For the app we got the bacon bruschetta (don't remember the name)...delicious. My husband got the lobster ravioli and I got the mac & cheese w/ bacon...delicious. We also ordered the cake with pralines and gelato...very good. It was a little bit noisier that expected, but wasn't bothersome. Oh, and the bread...AMAZING!!!! The service was good. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    tr2020
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Thanks for the wonderful service and incredible meal. It was my first time at Alexander's on 30th and I will definitely be back to this "neighborhood gem"!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Sat down and thought, what a great place for a rehearsal dinner, date, friendly gathering or family affair. Loved it. And the food? Fantastic! My family and I have plans to visit again next time I'm in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Gorgeous atmosphere, very romantic! Delicious food as well! Ill definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Décor!
    CocktailsNFood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great Ambiance. Even though they don't offer cocktails, their wine & beer selection makes up for this. The food was good, but the service is not that great.They ended up bringing one dish out and gave the other dish to another table. I would have preferred they wouldn't have brought out my dish till both dishes were out, as I ended up eating cold food. For the price that this place charges, I would have expected better organization with the kitchen and servers (I'm sure I would have received better service and attention at a chain restaurant). Loved the décor, and the food is good but not amazing to overlook the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Katherine Hall
    Kakandrob
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great bread before dinner! Would go back just for the bread. Quick service. Reasonable prices. Good for special occasions. Decor was Romantic
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beverly
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We love this restaurant, not only the food, but the service staff, especially Ashley and Rich are Superb!! Very pretty ambience!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night?
    nomnom
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've been to Alexander's more than a handful of times and have always enjoyed my dining experience but last night was different than any other night because it was very disappointing. It seemed like it was our waiters first time waiting tables and made for a really awkward and uncomfortable experience because we felt like we had to keep asking for things that he had forgotten. I had the shrimp and scallop scampi but wasn't impressed. I took my leftovers home anyways and when I opened it up the following day I noticed the shrimp they used hadn't been deveined. That's just weird that a restaurant wouldn't devein shrimp. I brought friends there that had never been and I was embarrassed I took them there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    Joey
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There is no place better. ;) the staff and the food is top notch in every way!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rkwgolfr
    rkwgolfr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to celebrate my Birthday with family. We had a comfortable table for the nine of us. The service and food was excellent and in walking distance from our house. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Jazziewolf
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a three course meal for my fiancés birthday. Everything was delicious, and the beer was very good. The only negative thing is the courses took a very long time to come out. We didn't have our phones out at all so we didn't take a long time to order, but going from the appetizer to the main course took an hour. Not that we minded; the food was perfection and it was very romantic. Just expect your meal to take about two hours from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    betweenfourand25
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a real gem. Started going there when they had coupons. They are much too successful to give out coupons now. Good outdoor and great indoor ambiance. Friendly, competent service. Very accomodating. Will go there again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    LTD419
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've heard about this place for a few years. So glad I finally got to go! It was delicious!! Kicking myself for not going sooner. I plan to go back and try more items on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and great service
    Traycg
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my third time visiting Alexander's and I will definitely be back. I've gotten different entree's each time and they've always been delicious. The service is great, the ambiance is very romantic yet it works great for groups and birthday celebrations as well. They've got a wide variety of dishes so that you can bring your most picky eater and your gourmet foodie friend. I've always been able to get reservations there to meet my parties needs, which isn't always an easy task. I don't know exactly how long this restaurant has been in business but I hope its here to stay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skipsurf
    Skipsurf
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A real neighborhood find......It really doesn't look like much from the outside but once you step through the door your are treated to a very cool and upbeat decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Lenni
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have eaten here many times. Each time it is more impressive. The outdoor dining is the best. The white of the tables against the dark of the night is very romantic. Service is wonderful, no one is rushing you. The food is terrific!! And the vintage movie is oh so much fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food, ambiance, and service are consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So romantic and fresh Italian!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is really a stand out Italian restaurant in all of San Diego. The fresh, white interior, the fresh Italian fare and the outstanding wait staff make this a unique and enjoyable experience. A beautiful hip dining room perfect for 2 or a group, it is small and intimate with a great outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, way overpriced!
    PickyPicky
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Alexander's is great for date night, when you're willing to spend extra just because. The food is delicious and the portions are under control, but the prices are ridiculous for the relatively amateur service and the tight space between tables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We are so happy Alexander's now serves brunch, it was a delightful experience. The french toast was delicious & the eggs with pancetta was also. Top that off with a Bellini & your set! The DJ was a nice touch for Sunday brunch but was a tad too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    anna
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Alexander's for my husband's birthday since it had outdoor seating, but unfortunately we were rained out. The inside was very cozy and nice, and the food and service were excellent. The lobster ravioli is absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & setting
    AndrewG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been to Alexander's multiple times, the food is always fantastic. Our four top sat on the outdoor patio for the first time, it was quiet and spacious. Food was delicious as always. Our table had the 38 special and Theodore's fix pizzas, as well as the spicy Caesar salad, and the Millian mac & cheese with bacon. We started with 2 of the bruschetta as well! The salad was not as spicy or garlicky as it's been in the past, but still a very good Caesar. The pizzas were both excellent and the mac & cheese is so rich and a wonderful treat. Our server Rex was timely with the wine service and made our evening great. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way, way busy!
    RonAndMike
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came for Mon. HH special but were told 40 min wait. We had 7:30 res but they don't accept them for HH. We opted to dine off reg menu. We were hungry! Shared the Baby Butter Lettuce Cobb which we liked but it came with mixed greens, not Butter Lettuce. We split the Creole Shrimp pasta special that didn't taste Creole and we didn't care for. Didn't care for the surprise $26 price either. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    ditto2u
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The new Sunday Brunch menu is absolutely fantastic. We are visit Alexander's for dinner often and were not disappointed in the least to try the brunch menu on their "opening" Sunday. Lazy Lasagna is amazing. Would care for a vegan choice on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great ambiance and excellent food. Perfect birthday dinner. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiancee's birthday dinner
    SoCalZ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great service and phenomenal food! We had such a fantastic time and were well accommodated for a party of 12 + 1 high chair. Our waiter kicked butt, probably the best service that we have received in recent months in the San Diego counties at different restaurants. We absolutely love Alexander's, we like to go there for special occasions. Must try gang, the food, ambience, and service are second to none.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD CHOICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    romantic lighting, small homey feel. great food over all a good choice
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alexanders on 30th
    Peter
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My son recommended Alexanders on 30th for a dinner for a group of 4. My daughter and I arrived first, were greeted cordially and immediately seated. While waiting for my son and his girlfriend to arrive, the waiter took our drink orders and patiently waited. When we were all there he explained the specials and took the other two drink orders. Service was attentive and efficient without being overly intrusive. Food preparation and presentation was top notch. All service people were efficient and friendly. Food quality was also top notch and the seasoning was great. Overall we had a wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Overall
    DTownFoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food here was great here. All of the pasta dishes we had were very flavorful and the pizza was christy and had a good amount of toppings. The only downfall, because it is all made in time, is that the food takes a while to come out so a quick lunch or dinner here isn't possible. To me that's fine as I know to set aside the time to come here to eat....and trust me, it's worth it. Also, I have the service 4 stars because the night I visited, they were very busy this it took a long time for the server to come around with drinks, our bill, etc. at this time I'm going to assume that was an anomaly and not a standard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service overshadows good food
    SDdiner73VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Sadly, after many many years loving this restaurant and the good food, repeated bad service has caused us to agree we won't be back. The management clearly hasn't trained it's staff properly and aside from our bus boy, no one seemed to care. We made a reservation, were placed by the dish washing kitchen, waited 10+ minutes and had then had to ask for water. Our waiter was inept and careless, had the bus boy take our order, we had to ask for everything that should have been delivered and waits were long, he was MIA except when we were given the check. He didn't even return to collect it. This was the case at our prior visit with another server. Top to bottom sad service. The food was excellent as always but at this point, doesn't matter.:(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent
    richard
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    the food was excellent. The service was superb. The abient was excellent. I would go back with my guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double Date
    datenight2
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Husband and I invited our neighbors here for a nice double date dinner. It was a little louder than we expected but did not mind the energetic vibe. The food was amazing as usual!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our family has been going to Alexander's for years and always has had a great overall experience with both food and service. However, this time appetizers came out too late, after salads, and dinner followed very quickly after finally finishing apps and salads. Would have liked to enjoy all parts of our meal at a leisurely pace. Service was nothing special, food brought too quickly and then we were left for long periods and had very short check ins. Overall, not the service we have enjoyed that made each visit feel special. Hopefully this will be a one time deal and we can return and enjoy once again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate