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Olivetto Ristorante
Olivetto Ristorante

Olivetto Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.olivettosd.com
  • Phone: (619) 220-8222
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday
    Dinner Only 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Monday thru Thursday
    Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm
    Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Friday and Saturday
    Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm
    Dinner 5:00pm to 9:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian, Modern Tuscan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Olivetto Ristorante is a classic, cozy neighborhood restaurant nestled in the newly renovated Paseo de Mission Hills. Serving modern Italian Cuisine and featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients, Olivetto’s also features a well chosen wine list.
  • Private Party Contact: Angelo Fiore (619) 220-8222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Goldfinch St. and Falcon St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Olivetto Ristorante
Olivetto Ristorante is a classic, cozy neighborhood restaurant nestled in the newly renovated Paseo de Mission Hills, serving Italian Cuisine featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and a well chosen wine list.
Olivetto's friendly and attentive service will always make you feel welcome. Its exposed brick, dark wood and rustic colors lends to its warm ambiance and make this a perfect place for a gathering with family and friends, a romantic dinner, or just a quick, yet satisfying, bite at the bar.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were SO disappointed with Olivetto on our visit. I had been there twice before a few years ago and had really found the place to be great. This time the food was a MAJOR disappointment. One of us ordered a pesto pasta dish. We poured off at least 1/2 c of olive oil. The dish was not fit to eat. When we expressed our concerns, the waiter just told us that was the way the dish turned out sometimes. WOW! No credit for the uneatable dish either. Other meals were mediocre. Won't return. Wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Have enjoyed excellent food for a couple years."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, from the food the neighborliness of it. The wait staff is fabulous!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My two girlfriends and I had a very nice dinner at Olivetto restaurant last night. The food was very good and the service amazing. We will return for sure. There is a parking garage around the corner so no worries about finding street parking. This is a great place to have a meal and still be able to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant--the menu is not wildly adventurous, but the food is nicely served and very good. The goat cheese salad was excellent, as was the bread--good signs. The setting is attractive. Even though it was a Friday night, the place never filled up. They close by 9pm--fairly early. Service was very attentive, very friendly--kind of old school professional waitstaff, which we like. We will probably come back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was empty and now I know why. The food was awful-----full of oil/grease."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As always, a wonderful dinner and evening spent at Olivetto! Starting off with the perfectly prepared Calimari Fritti and the spicy marinara sauce, to the lovely and light Al Formaggio Di Capra, to the delicious Salmone Alla Livornese. Service is wonderful and attentive. Cheers to you Angelo and Olivetto! Well done!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Amazing food combined with great service in a charming neighborhood setting. We are repeat customers and they make us feel great when walking in, always friendly and smiling and making us reconsider our choices when they present the speciales for the day. We have been there for casual dinners and special occasions, highly recommending this local find!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had been to this restaurant once before for lunch and it was very tasty. Good looking dining room and good service. At the time there was virtually no one in the restaurant which I thought was odd, but it was a Sunday afternoon. This time we went for dinner and it was the same thing. There were only two other tables when we arrived and they both left shortly after and no one else came. (I guess we didn't really need that Open Table reservation!) The food was OK. I made a special request of having pesto sauce on my gnocchi which they were happy to do. The basil flavor was great, but the gnocchi was drowning in a pool of oil. Also, the bus boy (man) was very friendly to the point of really being too chatty. I think he was bored!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "great little authentic Italian food spot! Good wine list!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "What a lovely boite! The decor & ambiance are so welcoming & chic. Hector was beyond great. He was friendly, instructive & knowledgeable of the menu. We really had a wonderful lunch experience & definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We have been there several times and the food and service are always tops."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "One of my favorite places for a great dinner, wonderful atmosphere and very consistent. Great place to bring friends, we can talk and have a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I recommend the salmon pasta. It was a large portion and it was extremely delicious! The restaurant was very inviting and looks very high class but isn't too pricey. Loved it and will be coming back soon!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice italian food we may return. Liked the risotto and seafood. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The folks at Olivetto are fantastic. They provide great service in a wonderful setting with superb food!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Both the appetizer and the entrees were excellent. Even the bread that came with dinner was very tasty. We had the MELANZANE RIPIENE to start and it had a slight spiciness that was perfect. My wife had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. I had the TORTELLINI IN SALSA ROSA and highly recommend it. They have several nice wines by the glass that aren't too pricy. Our server was friendly and attentive. We'll go back again soon. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always delicious and the service by Giovanni is excellent!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food. Great service. Nothing special about decor."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner at Olivetto. The food was good, but not remarkable. The service was very attentive, although there were several servers working our table and one of them was a little bit spacey. The bread on the table was moist and warm. It was a nice meal and I was impressed how quickly their kitchen turned out our food. That said, it's a small place and you do feel the proximity of other diners."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a late Sunday reservation (730). There were a couple people in restaurant but by no means busy. We were greeted promptly and sat. The service was prompt, bread was good and bruschetta was outstanding. My wife ordered the tortellini and a had the seafood spaghetti. Both were awesome! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a quiet night out. Not a great atmosphere for kids."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is nestled in where Mission Hills Cafe used to be. The ambiance is fitting for the area, given the major shift to high end foodie restaurants. The food was good and the service was excellent. I had the pesto pasta and my husband had the veal. Both plates were good. Our needs were met promptly all evening (a water glass never ran dry). I am not a person to rate wine lists, but the pour was ample and the wine was good. I would recommend this place to friends who are in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Really enjoyed having our little group there. We used a Groupon, but I have dined there without the perk several times. I like the location, the service, and the wonderful menu."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food and service only downside is high noise level even when not crowded."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The service was terrific, but the food was just ok."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great Night, tried this place with a Groupon. Server was fantastic and personable. Unfortunately, on our side of the restaurant, all the tables were full and squished together, where as it seemed on the other side it was more spread out. My wife was trapped in the corner behind to other tables. Overall a great night!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Warm welcome upon arrival... service begins immediately helping you feel comfortable . Every request is handled promptly with a smile. All guests get VIP treatment . The Italian fare is delicious especially the bruschetta . Each Entrée we tried was great. Wine was of good quality... The excellent service makes this a wonderful dining experience. We would go back in a heart beat!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The seafood pasta and homemade ravioli were outstanding. We cannot remember the last time we had large shrimp and green lip mussels that were so fresh, sweet-tasting and melted in your mouth. The creamy tomato sauce on the ravioli was simple, very tasty and just perfect. We split the goat cheese salad which had very fresh greens, not half-wilted and rotting like some restaurants serve. The service was attentive enough and very friendly. Great experience and will definitely return to try some other dishes that sound interesting."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I had the butternut squash toretelloni and they were excellent. The isalata Olivetto was a good accompaniment. The food there is always very tasty and nicely presented. The service is friendly. I like the atmosphere of awarm neighborhood restaurant and the parking in the garage behind is inexpensive and convenient if you can't find street parking."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food and service were was just superb. Our waiter was saw to everything that was needed without being over bearing. From the time we sat down until the check arrived, the waiter pretty much knew what we needed before we knew what we needed. Great job overall. As good as the wait staff is, the food is better. I have ate in most of the Italian restaurants in and around San Diego, the food here is tops. The seafood is fresh and the pasta is spot on. Even the attention paid to their salads is extraordinary. We will be coming back. Seating is tight. I am 155 pounds and 71 inches tall. Getting around the tables, waiters and other patrons sometimes seemed like a task. Once seated, this was no longer a problem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice Valentine's Day dinner at Olivetto. They wisely limited the menu and delivered well. The mushroom soup was particularly tasty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is located in a store front type structure on a busy road. The front door was left open as I don't believe the building is air conditioned. Several times during dinner the noise level was very high. There is also no background music which would help the ambiance. Still a nice local establishment but not a destination. The food was excellent. Service top notch as well. Not expensive. Parking is problematic in that entire neighborhood but it's safe there so a walk is probably ok for most people. Overall very good."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great, personable service. So accommodating. Friendly. Good food. Dependable. Great spot."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We joined friends for dinner. We all chose a different entree. We were all pleased with our choice. We will come again. The food was fresh & tasty and the service attentive."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed Olivetto very much. The seafood spaghetti was great with mussels, clams, and shrimp. Quite tasty. The saltimbocca was just perfect. We will be going back again soon."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have been here so many times and the restaurant never disappoints. We had the salmon and the butternut squash ravioli (our favorite). Both were fantastic as was the chocolate dessert which was surprisingly light. I can't say enough about the terrific service. One waiter was covering the entire restaurant (because someone left early) and he was just great. This is our favorite restaurant in hillcrest."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great neighborhood spot for an evening with friends. Food was fabulous, waiter was entertaining and helpful and the restaurant was not too loud and annoying like some. Perfect evening!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I have dined here several times in the past and had a great experience. Went to Olivetto's on New Year's Eve for a romantic dinner and was very disappointed. The waiter was inexperienced and confused.. The appetizer came out ice cold. The entree was mediocre at best. We left before dessert since the first 2 courses were so bad. Not a good experience at all!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was the third or fourth time we have ben to Olivetto and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "A delightful evening, with great ambiance, service and food. Pork shank was top rate, as was the house specialty of chicken, spinach and creme sauce. We shall return, and next time with friends."
    Dined on 12/19/2013