Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pinziminisandiego.com/
  • Phone: (619) 239-2200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Monday - Sunday (7 days a week)

    Breakfast 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Lunch 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Dinner 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Bar 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Renatto Medranda
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking available and validated upon dining in Pinzimini
A word from Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Pinzimini, a downtown San Diego restaurant, featuring Italian inspired cuisine. Enjoy Modern Tuscan style entrees as well as small plates with antipasti, pizza, pasta and paninis. The Pinzimini San Diego Bar will be the new downtown San Diego favorite spot for cocktails, meetings and mingling.
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Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3.1
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Horrible Service
    LunchBunchVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Apparently, our server was preoccupied with something much more important than our meal. We had to ask three times for drinks, our food took over 20 minutes and was cold when served. Then, the server never returned to ask how our meal was or even to deliver our check. We had to ask the manager for our check and never saw our server again. Horrible service, and we will not return. Get your act together, Pinzimini.
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  • don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Atmosphere felt like I was in coffee shop and an old dated one at that. Service was sparce, bread came late and was old and turning hard. The food is better at any coffee shop and the prices were ridiculous for what we were given. $50 for two tasteless salads and a no name glass of wine. Will not recommend this place - will not go back.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego reviews archive.
  • Ok as long as you don't want food
    RodLonghorn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The kids meal was burnt stale chicken. My rubeye steak was very tough. Their idea of a Caesar salad includes filleted anchovies tucked away under the leaves of salad waiting to glare at you as you eat the leaves. What a disgusting idea not mentioned on the menu or by the waitstaff beforehand! didn't wait long enough for me to be able to respond and tell her how awful things were because they were so horribly understaffed she was always in a hurry. They accidentally delivered a neighboring table's meal to us telling us that it was a kids pasta until we discovered that included shrimp... my child is allergic to shellfish. Awful experience and when I complained about how mediocre the food was all I got was an apathetic "sorry".
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  • Good food and service
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food and service are always good here. Rib eye steak is excellent, and the iced tea isn't bad either. It's close to work and home for me, too.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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  • Downtown Lunch Break
    RetiredButWorkingVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Had a very nice lunch, the Chicken Panini had a large breast grilled and flavored well. Ice Tea was brought without any sugar or sweeteners, had to flag someone down, but then the glass was never less than 1/2 full as refills were spot on. Condiments were served in small dishes with small silver spoons, which was a really nice touch over putting bottles on the table. Very nice lunch, made well and served up quickly, which is always appreciated by folks with limited time at lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    My waitress was great. Very friendly and professional. She explained everything very well, and really made me feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatre-Convenient Dining
    Gandalf
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    We ate at Pinzimini because it is close to to the Balboa Theatre. It is also close to Spreckles, and is actually attached to Horton Plaza. The restaurant is an easy walk from the Civic Center trolley station. The food was good, and the service was excellent. We were there on a week night, and had no trouble being seated and being served in plenty of time for us to attend our show. The staff was considerate and helpful. We will probably eat here in the future, especially if we are attending a nearby theatre
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    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very ordinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Edible but generic. Typical food you would expect in an untrained mom and pop comfort food restaurant.. I was hoping for more from a trained chef. I had the short rib. The seasoning was fine but the dish was overcooked making it difficult to swallow with out water..We ordered 1 coffee $5.00, this is the MOST EXPENSIVE cup of coffee in San Diego. There are better choices available.
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  • Just another hotel restaurant
    BreezeVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    There is nothing wrong with the food or service at this restaurant, but the restaurant was cold and stark. It felt more like a 24-hour hotel cafe. We were the only guests for the first hour. We are not likely to return.
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  • Very nice restaurant. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Very nice restaurant. Great food and service. Nice bar for Happy Hour. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • The restaurant is attached
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The restaurant is attached to The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, at first I was a bit put off by that but the restaurant is really good. Service was exceptional! The food was average, did not really WOW me but it was good. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was ok. I was expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    The food was ok. I was expecting more authentic Italian food. I don't know if I would go back. The service and ambiance was very good. Very clean and comfortable. Just too bad the food wasn't anything special to want to come back for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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  • Not very busy for a friday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Not very busy for a friday, close to the theaters downtown with easy parkingGood service, moderately priced, brought own wine with $25 corkageWould go backl
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  • pinzimini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    service, food and atmosphere was great- definitely a must in the gaslamp area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet