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Caffe Bella Italia
Caffe Bella Italia

Caffe Bella Italia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caffebellaitalia.com
  • Phone: (858) 273-1224
  • Hours of Operation: lunch: Friday-Saturday 12pm - 2:30
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pasquale Corsicato
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether you are planning a small meeting or a lavish affair, we are happy to work with you to create a personalized menu at a personalized price. Check out our website for menu options and our selection of platters and trays.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Caffe' Bella Italia in Pacific Beach, we have different options to host your party at LUNCH or DINNER.

    Most of our Banquets are hosted on our large, secluded patio, which is covered and heated. It works as the perfect private room for any Corporate or Private Event; Lunch, Showers. Our Front Patios are also an alternative for smaller groups, besides our dining room.

    ~ 15 guests minimum required for any private function ~
  • Private Party Contact: Renato (858) 273-1224

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haines Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 9 dedicated parking spots along the side and alley. Free big parking lot at half a block, at corner with Ingraham.
A word from Caffe Bella Italia
"Your Corner of Italy in Pacific Beach" is the motto of Caffé Bella Italia a charming restaurant where locals and Italians love to dine. The service is detailed and friendly. The interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm mediteranean atmosphere.

This is authentic Italian cuisine served with great pride and beautiful presentation by chef and owners who hail from Napoli, Italy.
Real Neapolitan PIZZA STG (Traditional Specialty Guaranteed)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_pizza)

At Caffe Bella Italia you can certainly enjoy a good wine with your dinner. Our list offers excellent wines at reasonable prices, most of them imported directly from Italy.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment we walked in to when we left Everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at this restaurant. We took friends this time. Absolutely wonderful food and we will go again and recommend this place highly. Parking is a little bit of a problem."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I never write reviews but I wanted to say how amazing the food is at Cafe Bella. We ate there twice in one week. Everything we had was really great. The Ossobuco is one of the best I have ever had. My son loved the steak and the homemade pasta is awesome/ Great service and atmosphere. I would recommend it to everyone!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was very nice to find that nearly all of the staff were native Italians and they knew a bit about the region we had lived in Sardinia. The sardo specialty beers definitely were a great touch to compliment the meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We are continually pleased with Caffe Bella, as we make a visit each time we are down in SD (from LA). Pleasant waiters and always delicious food at a price that doesn't break the bank!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Marvelous food and even better service. Great wine list. Don't miss this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego. The food has been consistently excellent and the service and friendliness of the staff is unmatched. They always have interesting specials and are happy to make suggestions. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Cafe Bella Italia is arguably the best italian eatery in SD. I have had the luck to eat at many amazing restaurants, and even restaurants in Italy. This resturant is as good as many of Italy's fine dinning restaurants. I will defiantly be coming back again soon!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is always my go-to whenever we return to Pacific Beach! I brought a couple of friends with me from out of town. Both were highly impressed with the food, the service, and attention to detail. Thanks for keeping everything about the restaurant authentic!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "had a perfect birthday dinner, food was amazing and ambience was perfect "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "everything was great; the food, service and ambiance. It was a lovely evening"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We were a little hesitant to eat outside with the traffic noise, but it turned out to be okay. Service was wonderful! The appetizer burrata was memorable with the parma and greens. I had the fish special which was delicious and my husband who is an opinionated lasagna lover had the homemade lasasgna which he loved. We both thought our wine by the glass was special. We would both recommend it."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friends and I had a birthday celebration dinner at this wonderful italian restaurant in Pacific beach! The service was fantastic and they were all so sweet and friendly. The food was just superb. Highly recommend the black squid ink lobster ravioli. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We chose this because of the previous reviews and they didn't disappoint. We have a wonderful wait staff that were very attentive and prompt with all the activities of the dining experience. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We had an early reservation and as we left, it was filling up fast. It is off the really active part of the strip and that made it nice. Wine list was a little light but the selection we had was good and reasonable in the pricing. Would definitely revist and recommend."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was tremendous, and the hospitality was as well. I would highly recommend Caffe Bella!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "my wife and I ate here last week and we liked it so much we came back again this week. the pastas are fresh and outstanding, the staff friendly and attentive without being obsequious, and the atmosphere terrific both outside (the first time we ate there) and in (the second time"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meals are always very good as are ambiance and service. We highly recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We went as a party of 7 for dinner with ages 1 through 67 in our family reunion group. Service and food were excellent. The manager suggested a family style appetizer platter of meat and cheeses that was tasty and generous. From there we went to the pappardale and sausage dish that was very good. The homemade pasta and sausage were superb. The sauce was wonderfully flavored though a bit heavy. For wine we had the chianti classico riserva that was went well with all the dishes and was reasonably priced. Definitely a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that we will return to on our next visit to San Diego."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were greeted by manager who was wonderful, friendly and attentive. The service was very slow and seemed chaotic. The manager returned to get our order. The trio bruschetta had good flavor - the classic version was fresh, but very bland. The Carpaccio was tasty but the capers were too briny. The salsiccia pappardelle pasta was good - albeit salty. The risotto pescatora was runny and overall not a very good dish. I was so sad because we had visited this restaurant a couple of years ago when the service was friendly and the food authentic and delicious. No one came back to check on us and a random waiter who didn't have time for us earlier, dropped the check which was awkward. We felt like an afterthought & unfortunately, won't return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mid priced but all a la carte. Good food. Lovely covered deck and outside deck."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came with friends from out of town who have three kids who tend to be picky eather. Bella was a perfect spot as they all got thier food customized to their liking (cheese pizza with a side of marinara was a big hit as was the board with the slice steak that was ready to go without the parents having to cut it up for them!). The adult food was even better. The service was friendly and knowledgable. Well done!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are so happy that you were listed in Open Table for San Diego (Pacific Beach). Warm and comfortable atmosphere. Food was well prepared and had that home made touch. Suzanne and David"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food. Authentic menu and super service"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The well trained staff at Caffe Bella Italia are warm and welcoming. Let them tell you their suggestions and take their advice. Everything they suggested was delicious. Homemade pastas, great breads, no corkage fee on Tuesdays, complimentary appetizers or dessert on Mondays, half priced-Pizza on Thursdays....what's not to like? We will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Ten of us celebrated my husband's 50th birthday. It was a surprise and our kids flew into meet us on our vacation for their dad's special day. Not knowing San Diego I gauged the reservation on reviews from others. We were not disappointed the appetizers were awesome (risotto balls and artichokes were a huge hit). The pasta perfectly al dente and tasted amazing. The service was beyond expectations for a large party and the chef even popped out to wish us well. We will make this a regular part of future vacations."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The server offered to customize when my wife couldn't decide between two specials. Great food warm and helpful service. We will go back soon."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I love Caffe Bella; we used it as your reception dinner location over 10 years ago and have gone every year since on our anniversary. For this visit, for my birthday, I invited quite a few friends who have never been here before and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Though I would recommend turning down the music slightly as we has to shout to hear each others conversation."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food and service, the only complain I have is about the restaurant running out of hot tea. How is that possible. The food was great but a little on the pricey side. I've eaten there before and the prices were not that high."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a special day for us. My better half in from the east coast, it was important that I planned a nice dinner for our third Valentines anniversary. Renato (GM) never disappoints. The entire night was lovely. The food amazing as always, but the service makes it special too. Great night for us. Thank you Caffe Bella Italia! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our Valentine's dinner was great as was the restaurant atmosphere. We love the place, have been there often and are never disappointed. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. The food and service were both excellent."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We often go to Caffe Bella Italia! We spent time in Sicily last year and the offerings are very authentic! Servers are so helpful, friendly and just fun!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was outstanding and the patio seating was delightful. Food was just above average - I've certainly had better pizza. Happy hour wine specials and desserts were a bit disappointing. The crème brulee was cold and burnt on top and the chocolate lava cake that did not have a very gooey center. We'll go back and try other dishes."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The entrees are the real gems. Homemade pasta is incredible, gnocchi was delicious. Salmon was very flavorful. Dessert was so so on the pistachio gelato. Spinach salad was great, homemade bread is tasty. Service is very intimate lie a dinner party at someone's home. Love this restaurant!!!! Favorite Italian in San Diego"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The menu is magnificent. The flavor of the food was simply authentic...I was moaning through out my meal and so was my best friend. The service was spectacular. I will recommend Caffe Bella Italia to everyone I can. I was there on a Saturday evening at 5:30pm so I was happy that our meal was served at a reasonable time and we didn't have to wait for a thing the whole evening. Thank you for a lovely evening !"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Simply the best all around dining experience I have had in a long time. From the greeting at the door through our exit, our host was involved the entire time. He walked the perfect balance of attentive and interested while still allowing conversation and dinner to proceed on course. We were seated and discussing a bottle in moments and enjoying a glass well before we even had the chance to finish reviewing the extensive menu. The dinner was spot on. The panna cotta was among the best I have had. I would go out of my way to return here often."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Went out with the whole family and they were very accommodating for our larger party. The service was outstanding; the entire staff (not just our waiter) was attentive and polite. They have a variety of traditional Italian food and everything we had was delicious. The quality of the food stood out to me and I can't wait to go back and try more!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere, all top notch. Can not wait to go back again ."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Overall, I was happy with the quality of the food, wine, and price. It is a very reasonably priced restaurant. I liked the appetizers the best. We had the meatballs and bruschetta. For dinner, my wife had a seafood pasta, and I had a seafood soup. The soup was quite bland. The menu described it as having a spicy sauce, but I found myself tossing in some salt just so that I could have some flavor. The pasta was fantastic. Service was mediocre. The waiter was very friendly, but after we sat down it took nearly 10 minutes to order a glass of wine and then the bread came about that time. The noise level is also very high so it is not particularly romantic. I would go back again due to the quality food, wine, and reasonable price."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had a ladies night and found this place on yelp. They were amazing. Very attentive and we're really nice and helpful. Food was amazing and with 13 girls we had a good mix ter of food. All of us already have been telling people about this place."
    Dined on 1/18/2014