Great food. Fantastic staff.
Great food. Fantastic staff. John as just "the best!" Third time here in a month. I'll be back very soon again!! Very repeatable eperience!!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went here for a business meeting and it was so great. Try the pasta tasting menu to start, it was very good. The wine list is exceptional--you review the wine list on an ipad very trendy. One of my favorites in the Gaslamp.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
An authentic taste of Florence
An authentic taste of Florence in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the sampler dinner.
We enjoyed the sampler dinner. First course was pasta sampler, followed by steak and chicken sampler, then dessert sampler. Outstanding!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience!
The food is incredible...the Filetto al Mirtillo (Blueberry Filet) is TO DIE FOR! The Strozzapreti al Pomodoro is scrumptious!
The staff were so helpful and paid just the right amount of attention to us (not too little, not too much) AND they surprised my wifey with a birthday dessert sampler! HOW SWEET IS THAT?!? (no pun intended)
Overall a great dining experience with delicious food and impeccable waitstaff. Will definitely return!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here on a date night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and it was perfect for the occasion. The outdoor seating was comfortable and allowed for great people watching. We both started with the pasta sampling, which was delicious but a very small portion. I had the balsamic filet and he has the blueberry. We both agreed the balsamic was better, even though they are famous for the blueberry. My meat was cooked perfectly (medium, even on the rare side). We also had several glasses of the house red wine which was delicious.
The service was excellent. The hostess was pleasant, the waitress had great recommendations, the busboy made sure our water glasses were always full. They gave us a comp. dessert plate for his bday as a surprise.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
United Fresh Convention
This was a restaurant suggested by my sister who lives in the area. She said it was one of the finest! Well, we took a group of 5 there and had an amazing time, great wine, fabulous meal and an excellent waiter who was very thorough in providing outstanding customer service! We had a fun time, we were not rushed, and felt that we would definitely come back!
Thank you Acqua Al 2!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit of Florence in San Diego
My husband and I have spent a couple of our anniversaries at Acqua Al 2 Ristorante. The atmosphere is romantic. The pace is similar to that of European restaurants. If you want to enjoy a great meal in a relaxed manner, try this place. We love it.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Night Out
This was my third visit to Acqua Al 2. My brother and I decided to take our wives out for a nice meal and Acqua never disappoints. The "Fileta Aceta Balsamica" was so fantastic that after sharing tastes of it around the table there was barely half of it left for me! It was worth every penny. The chefs choice pasta sampler was also good. To my surprise, I couldn't decide which I liked better, the Gorgonzola shells or the Butternut Squash ribbons. The interactive wine menu was also a very innovative way to chose a paired wine selection. We finished the evening with the dessert sampler with the gelato transporting all of us to memories of our past. The guitar serenading us in the background set the mood...We will definitely be back!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinning experience
The outside terraza was a great place to enjoy te delicius food and a very good selection of wines and drinks, the restaurant had a grat service, my wife and i spend a lovely nigth, there
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as the one in Florence!
We had a wonderful meal at the original restaurant in Florence three weeks before, and were thrilled to find that there was one in San Diego. Great food, attentive waiters, even the owner stopped by to check in. Excellent wine list. I imagine it's not usually as noisy - there happened to be a large, celebratory crowd the night we were there.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for special occasion
Acqua Al 2 in Washington D.C. is one of my favorite restaurants to go to for a special occasion, and this one was just as special. The food was amazing and the service was also great!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. Menu is
Excellent service. Menu is not the usual Italian, quite special.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was just as good as Florence!
We went after the Padres game and it was packed! However, we were able to get in earlier than our reservation. Pasta sample was wonderful and of course the blueberry steak was outstanding!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We love this place. The food and service is outstanding. Highly recommended!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian (period)
I discovered this restaurant in Florence Italy and was pleased to find the same quality here in the US!!!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Prix fixe menu on the
The Prix fixe menu on the first page everyone in our group of seven ordered, with inidivudal wine or drinks. They had five significatnly sauses with different pasts, but still too much pasta - ...perhaps through in a bruschetta, anitopasto. VERY Good entrees. even despite some skeptiscm about what blueberry fliet mignon was going to taste like. put olive oil out with bread...bean topping for bread was unique but was underwhelming. Service excellent. Ambiance excellent. Easily accommodated group of 7. attentive yet non-distracting service. Excellent excellent desserts. Price appropriate to all of the above.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite when we
Always a favorite when we come to San Diego. The pasta sampler was great as an appetizer. Five different types of pastas and sauces. The portions are not as large as they used to be, so you won't be full before your entree. The veal chop was great as was the contadina dishes. The roasted potatoes make a great side. Service was again great with attention paid to detail without being overbearing. We'll be back again. Lots of choices on the menu to still try.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent cuisine/splendid ambiance
I give it the highest rating I could give. This is a must go for a date, birthday, anniversary or any occasion!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make sure you try the tasting-optio
Make sure you try the tasting-options for all four courses = the best way to get an overview that will lead to making better choices for your next visit.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Validation of a great restaurant!
Brought my wife to Aqua Al 2 to celebrate her Birthday and the overall experience was excellent! Our waitress helped us decide what to eat and the quality of the food was superb. I also must say our waitress had very good knowledge of the wine menu. Our waitress added to over the all experience by helping us decide which wine would be good for our meal.
This is our 2nd time here and Aqua did not disappoint! Acqua's overall food quality and experience has set the bar!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's a winning bet
The food is very good, there are very oginal dishes in The menu, It is AN italian Restaurant with character and good quality food. The pasta sample is a must for firstcommers, good italian wine list.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yet another delicious meal at one of our favorite San Diego restaurants.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM