Good food, good service...you
Good food, good service...you will not be disappointed
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Loved it. Truly authentic
Loved it. Truly authentic Italian food. One of our favorite places in San Diego. The waiter was Italian and truly knew the menu. Great place and must have a reservation as people were trying to get tables without reservations and there were not any in the place.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great!, we had
The food was great!, we had group of 7 and the service was excellent. Best of all it was very reasonably priced. More food than one person could eat. I will make this one of my favorites in San Diego.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is one of
This restaurant is one of the best in San Diego. I came here with my family from Texas. The food is good, the people are great. The people who created this restaurant had a well thought out business plan, because it is definitely working!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was very good, it was a busy night and we had a good time.
My only complaint was the I noted in the reservation that it was a special occasion and this was not acknowledged by the hostess
We will definitely go back, we enjoyed the night
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best experience ever.
We had such a great dinner for Mothers Day. The food was some of the best I ever had.
We will definitely be recommending and returning...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small, crowded and noisy.
Small, crowded and noisy. Food was great, service very good as well. Parking a problem but would go again.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem I always return to
This is as good as you can get if you want real Italian food, seasoned properly, served properly. When I am in San Diego this is always a stopping point.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian Food
Really enjoyed the food. I'm Italian and I took my grandmother here and she enjoyed it! Small dining room and very loud, but we had great service.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to San Diego's Little Italy and we were not disappointed by the BUON APPETITO restaurant. As stated above the food and service were excellent even though we went for lunch. The restaurant is small as you would expect for a intown place but you don't feel at all crowded. The noise level is quite high due in part for us because there was a loud party near our table.
The only caution I would recommend is to be careful and plan for extra parking time if you drive. The restaurant is easy to find but a parking spot is not.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small somewhat noisy Italian
Small somewhat noisy Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Food was quite good with large portions. Reasonably priced, good diverse wine list including many wines from Italy. Service was a bit slow, it took quite a while for us to even get a server's attention to get water and to order, but we weren't in that much of a hurry anyway. We were surprised at how busy the little place was on the Tuesday night we were there!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dinner
We really enjoyed our dinner at Buon Appetito. Very friendly staff. No children's menu, but I think that's a good thing. We ordered pasta primavera with red sauce for our daughter (4 years old). We asked for the sauce on the side, just in case. She loved it! She also ate some of our lamb and veal (both were excellent, by the way).
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
A fantastic Italian place. make sure to ask for the pastas they make in house, as they're better than the standard pastas. If I remember correctly it's the lasagna and the ravioli and 2 others they make in house, and they are absolutely delicious!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
We took some out of town guests here for lunch today for our 11:30 appt, everyone LOVED it! The service is top notch, and the food was excellent. I think this is our new "favorite place" to eat in Little Italy :)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting San Diego for a few days and through Open Table review booked at Buon Appetito. Outstanding dinner. We had Cioppino that was loaded with seafood with a delicious sauce and veal piccata that was tender and extremely tasty. Best of all the prices were reasonable. We have paid much more for similar food in other restaurants that wasn't half as good. Great service too.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little spot in San Diego's little Italy. Homemade pasta great
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Noise! Noise! Noise!
Outstanding food, but so noisy that it was impossible to have a normal conversation with someone seated no more than two feet away. What a shame! The noise spoiled what should have been a truly excellent dining experience - but noise and "high energy" seem to be the "in thing" these days, so I suppose that I will have to learn to accept this absurd situation. Wife and I have eaten at Buon Appetito for late lunch when the restaurant was quieter.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food and Service
The only issue with this restaurant is the cramped seating; it is a very small restaurant, but because the food is amazing, it attracts a steady crowd which means it is always full. Being a small restaurant, full capacity means cramped seating.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food & Service
Four of us ate outside at BA on Aug. 28, 2013. All of the food was excellent. I had the seafood linguine which was truly excellent and is always my "test" dish at a new Italian restaurant. My wife had the veal scaloppini which was excellent also. The third member of our party had the sea bass in a red sauce and she commented that it was delicious. The fourth in our party had the rabbit. The waiter warned us that the rabbit "had not" received good reviews, in general. But our friend (a rabbit lover) ordered it and thought it was very good but could have used more spice--it tended to be a bit bland. Our server was extremely attentive and humorous and a real plus. We would return; BA is a keeper.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork shank served with three cheese risotto was to die for. The stuffed pasta specials were amazing as well. Add to that a great bottle of wine and we were three very happy campers.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy in Litte Italy
Complete experience you would expect in any tratoria in Italy, but hard to find here at home.
The welcoming Staff, Waiter's mouthwatering menue explanation, great food & wine choices
and everything tasting wonderful. Would love to go there every night to work thru the entire menue.
A must go to when in San Diego
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Food and Prompt Service
A popular place but despite the crowd the excellent food was served promptly by a courteous waiter
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of town guests delight
Relatives in from England and this is a favorite spot. Great service, great food +++
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for lunch with my cousin.
I went for lunch with my cousin. I had the Fettucini Genovese and my cousin had one of the Chicken Pastas. The food was devine. All the servers were beyond friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place. As I came during the lunch hour midweek, parking was not an issue.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited this establishment with coworkers during a recent Conference Trip. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the location in Little Italy was great.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in a hurry and was able
Was in a hurry and was able to place my order quickly. Had to wait for be served and to pay bill. Sat outside and enjoyed the night air and food.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service, and atmosphere
This was my first visit to San Diego and we chose to eat here based on other online recommendations. My wife, 100% Italian, is critical of Italian food and raved about the food. It was excellent and felt the prices were more than reasonable.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable and busy Thursday evening
Reserved a table outside on a Thursday evening and sat right beside the sidewalk. Entertaining watching the passers-by. We should probably have requested the heater be turned down - but better warm than cool. Food was very enjoyable as was the service. I would certainly recommend Buon Appetito and will definitely return.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little piece of Italy
The service was great and so was the food. Outdoor dining on a winter night wasn't bad next to the propane heaters. Our meal came quickly and was cooked deliciously. Will have to go back again.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is authentic and excellent. I love that they bring the marinara with very tasty, crusty bread as soon as you get there. The service is spectacular. The wine list is fantastic. I have been here many times as I live near and I have to say every time I go here - it is a wonderful experience.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
good find in little italy
Food was quite good. Marinara sauce was excellent. Service was OK. Place was hopping on a Sunday night in November so given the small size of the restaurant would highly recommend reservations. Interior of the restaurant is fairly small it will be noisy when crowded.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM