San Diego Italian Restaurants

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Bottega Americano
Italian | Downtown San Diego
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Seamlessly blending simple and chic, vintage and contemporary Bottega Americano is a European inspired restaurant and marketplace.  Unique to the West Coast, the restaurant features five interactive food bars where guests can sit and enjoy the culinary performance and all of the exciting sights, sounds and aromas of the kitchen. Diners can also savor the Bottega Americano experience at home with made-to-order takeout meals from the gourmet-to-go epicurean market.  The menu is firmly rooted in the culinary traditions of Italy and elevated by the innovation of American regional cooking.  Executive Chef David Warner prepares Italian inspired dishes using the best local ingredients and modern techniques. We hope you enjoy Bottega Americano!

Parma Cucina Italiana
Italian | Hillcrest
34 reviews

Parma Cucina Italiana is located in the hearth of Hillcrest. It offers down to earth ambience and fantastic Italian cuisine and is sure to be a staple in San Diego for years to come. From the Italian wines and the best Italian products to the native Italian, “right off the boat” proprietors, Parma-Cucina Italian is as authentic as it gets.

Stella Italian Fare
Italian | La Jolla
48 reviews

Welcome to Stella and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are glad to have you experience our authentic central and northern Italian cuisine in the jewel of San Diego, La Jolla cove. We offer a view with indoor and outdoor seating, full bar and live entertainment.

Pizza Nova - Point Loma
Californian | Point Loma
40 reviews

Pizza Nova has been locally owned and operated since 1990. We are a family restaurant providing a comfortable setting overlooking San Diego Bay. The Point Loma location has proven to be a destination point for many of the tourist who visit San Diego. The restaurant offers a full bar as well as a rotating selection of craft beers on tap. All the pizzas are baked in a wood burning oven. The dough is hand stretched in our exhibition kitchen. A lot of our loyal kitchen crew have been with us since the mid 90's. Pizza Nova is well known for our garlic rolls which are served complimentary. Check out our menu. We are more than just pizza pasta and salad.

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana
Italian | Encinitas
56 reviews

Welcome to Maurizio Trattoria Italiana! We have been 17 years in the making, and with a number of Italian staff members, our staff is pleased to maintain the authentic Italian dining experience. Chef Lorenzo, who has been a chef for over a decade and at the restaurant since it opened, is from Firenze, Italy. Maurizio came to Encinitas in 1995 from Varese, Italy, with a love and passion for quality Italian food. In 1996, he met Roberto Vigilucci, owner of the much respected Vigilucci Restaurant Group. Roberto and Maurizio shared the same passion, and with Roberto's help and shared expertise, and the support of Sandro and Sandra Bussolari from Italy, Maurizio took over as owner in 2013. We are excited and honored to continue to bring you the same hospitality, quality food and service that has been delivered in this beautiful location near the beach for years. We look forward to serving you and doing whatever we can to make your dining experience a memorable
one. Buon Appetito!

Fig Tree Cafe - Liberty Station
American | Point Loma
23 reviews

Fig Tree Café began in the fall of 2008 with owner Johan Engman’s simple mission rooted in the creation of an inviting and genuine dining experience. Since opening the first location in Pacific Beach, Fig Tree Café planted a second restaurant in the middle of San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood at 416 University Avenue. In Hillcrest, Fig Tree Café features an urban modern open kitchen concept, enabling patrons to observe the culinary action. The eatery is easily intimate with chameleon-like characteristics. It operates as an on-the-go spot for daytime diners and transforms into the perfect setting for a romantic dinner after the sun goes down.

Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana
Italian | Encinitas
64 reviews

The newly relocated and renovated restaurant in the Vigilucci's Restaurant Group, Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana features an exceptional menu of Italian favorites, certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood. Open for nearly two decades, 2014 marks the 20 year anniversary of Vigilucci’s Trattoria formerly located in Encinitas. Menu highlights include many of the company’s signature dishes and a few new ones. The restaurant’s dog-friendly patio along Hwy 101 is the perfect spot to people watch. After shopping the many eclectic boutiques and shops that make Leucadia so diverse enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays an expanded time from 11-6pm in the bar. Happy Hour menu, to boast a few include ribs, crab cakes, Ahi Sliders and wine and drink specials. Private dining space is available for large or small groups. Our casual yet sophisticated piano bar enhances the dining experience.

Pizzeria Mozza - San Diego
Italian | Downtown San Diego
160 reviews

Pizzeria Mozza is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. It's the perfect setting for a business lunch or late night snack. The wine bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of Italian wines, but don't forget about the ample offering of salumi and pizza.

Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - San Marcos
Italian | Lake San Marcos
16 reviews

Casual and fun, yet classy and relaxing, Fratelli's provides a unique Italian dining experience right in the heart of Restaurant Row San Marcos. Home-made Italian fare, hand tossed pizzas, local craft beers and a delicious wine list comprise a menu unlike any other in North County. Our level of service and commitment to you, our guest, is to do everything we can to make sure you have the best dining experience possible. We appreciate you and value your business.

Harry's Bar & American Grill
Italian | La Jolla
69 reviews

...a close relative of the world famous bar in Venice, Italy. Our restaurant is a first-class destination whether you are in the mood for a light lunch with friends or business associates, craving a traditional Italian favorite, or looking for an exquisite, romantic dinner.

The Venetian Restaurant
Italian | Point Loma
21 reviews

The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.

Nicolosi's - El Cajon
Italian | El Cajon
5 reviews

Welcome to Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant in Downtown El Cajon. Nicolosi's has been serving authentic southern Italian cuisine in San Diego for over 60 years. Our old country recipes as well as new favorites have made us a local favorite. Come try our housemade Lasagna, our hand made Ravioli or our Sicilian Six-Cheese Mac and Cheese. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with our famous torpedo sandwiches, meatballs, awesome pastas and delicious salads. Our pizza has consistently been voted best in San Diego and you can choose from one of our many traditional or unique combinations. A delicious basket of housemade bread comes with every meal.

Our welcome atmosphere features attentive service, a full bar and banquet facilities. Our family hopes to welcome you to Nicolosi's soon. Mangia!

Antica Trattoria
Italian | La Mesa
15 reviews

Antica Trattoria is a warm restaurant with an old-fashioned sense of hospitality that quickly became a gathering place for dinners in Lake Murray and the rest of San Diego when it opened in 2001. For Executive Chef and Owner Francesco Basile, good cuisine is about honest flavors, fresh ingredients and simplicity. That's the kind of food he grew up eating by the seaside in Sicily and it's what he learned in culinary school in Italy. Why Eat Ordinary? when you can eat Extraordinary!

Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar
Italian | Del Mar
341 reviews

Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego’s award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca’s menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Crush - Solana Beach
Italian | Solana Beach
50 reviews

Our passion is to serve the best cuisine and provide the most exciting dining experience at our Solana Beach location. Every employee will make the commitment to achieve excellent through gracious, friendly and professional service. Crush takes pride in serving the highest quality of food in a unique and inviting atmosphere.

Gregorio's Restaurant
Italian | Carlsbad
11 reviews

Located in downtown Carlsbad is our Italian kitchen, Gregorio’s. Formerly known as Spirito’s, we have been serving up delicious Italian food for almost 25 years. It was originally created by an East Coast couple as a way to share their family recipes. From the beginning we have had loyal clientele that continue to dine with us today. In fact, it was from being loyal customers that we decided to purchase the restaurant. We have always considered it to be our “kitchen away from home”. In 2004, Gregorio’s replaced the name but kept the family recipes we loved so much as guests and have added more of our own. Plus a much more extensive wine list & full bar! We want to encourage you to come, have a meal with us and experience our Italian kitchen. It is our hope that you will make it your own “kitchen away from home”. Our goals are simple

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Italian | Carlsbad
120 reviews

Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse with an Italian flair. The restaurant faces the Ocean. One of the best views in San Diego. Open seven days a week with an outstanding Sunday brunch. Private room available for private parties.

Via Lago Trattoria
Italian | Chula Vista
21 reviews

Via Lago Trattoria offers fine dining Italian cuisine. We have a spacious dining room with a full bar and outdoor patio surrounded by a fountain. Our head chef is from Sicily.

Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad
Italian | Carlsbad
41 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa
Italian | Mira Mesa
74 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Italian | Downtown San Diego
47 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Vivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
Italian | Carlsbad
29 reviews

Italian for “alive,” Vivace Restaurant features innovative, Italian cuisine in elegant yet contemporary surroundings. The AAA Four-Diamond Vivace Restaurant features an exquisite regional Italian cuisine, created by Chef de Cuisine Jason Seibert, showcasing decadent entrees with an award winning comprehensive wine list highlighting selections from various regions throughout Italy. All pastas are house-made daily, using only organic ingredients, come try the sensational Risotto all’Astice or the famous Rigatoni alla Bolognese. Dine by the cozy fireplace in the winter or on the inviting terrace during the warmer summer months, while enjoying the spectacular ocean and golf course vistas. Life music every Friday and Saturday performed by Wolf Marshall.

Caffe Bella Italia
Italian | Pacific Beach
50 reviews

"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.


Solare Ristorante Lounge
Italian | Point Loma
91 reviews

Voted Best Italian Restaurant and Best Chef (Accursio Lotà) for 2014 by San Diego Magazine! The setting, service, decor and ambiance in this historic Liberty Station location is like no other. Family-owned and operated, Randy Smerik and his team work hard to offer an amazing dining experience for you. We believe in the use of local fresh organic produce, natural meat and wild seafood and we are a "Sustainable Green Restaurant". Each dish is prepared from scratch with love and passion to satisfy our customer's heart and soul.

Housed in the filming location for Top Gun, Solare helps to sustain the historical landmarks of San Diego's NTC Promenade.

Fresco Grill
Italian | Bonsall
9 reviews

Leone D'Arcangelo, Chef/Owner, welcomes you to Fresco Wine Bar and Grill. We are proud to present the community with an authentic and creative menu, made with the freshest and best ingredients. At Fresco Wine Bar and Grill we feature an award winning wine list, and a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Located in the River Village shopping center, Leone invites you and your family to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. We are excited to introduce wine pairing dinners, cooking classes, Sunday brunch, and live weekly authentic Italian Music Night, in the near future. We are open daily for lunch and dinner.
Stop in for one of our signature cocktails!
Buon Appetito!

Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Italian | Carlsbad
27 reviews

Enjoy wonderfully authentic food and ambiance in the main dining room, casual bar, or the warm inviting patio. Leone D’Arcangelo and his family look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. Fresco is one block from the sparkling blue Pacific and very similar to the village of Sperlonga where Leone was born. The romance of Italy is here in beautiful downtown Carlsbad. Visit Leone and his staff for lunch, dinner or perhaps a drink after work.

Operacaffe
Italian | Downtown San Diego
39 reviews

At Operacaffe we are passionate about our culinary business and our customers. The reputation for excellent cuisine, top-notch service, the quality and freshness of ingredients are the reasons we are so proud of our brand new restaurant

Gourmet Italia
Italian | Temecula
59 reviews

Gourmet Italia, experience Italy without ever leaving Temecula. Restauranteur, Alessandro (Alex) Prestifilippo moved to the states from Sicily in 1988. He takes pride in staffing his Sicilian Chef, Fabrizio, faimly friend and server, Angelo Catalano and the rest of his attentive, friendly staff. The menu and wine selection is vast and reasonable and the special dishes vary from Seafood Pescatore, Halibut, Salmon, Filet, Osso bucco, Lamb Shank, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Lobster Ravioli and much more! Visit the website for more about the restaurant, Alex, the menu, specials and cooking class information! Dine with us and you could end up in a picture on the website or Facebook page! :)

Chianti Restaurant
Italian | Downtown San Diego
28 reviews

Chianti Restaurant is a long time Gaslamp Quarter favorite, known for its authentic Italian cuisine, including hand made pastas, fresh seafood, and classic steaks. Our menu features recipes inherited from the rustic provinces of Tuscany, and are crafted from the freshest ingredients imported from Italy.

We offer an extraordinary wine selection featuring both Californian & Italian Regional wines, as well as a full bar that provides a wide range of liquors and after-dinner drinks. Our veteran staff maintains a refined yet relaxing ambiance for a stellar dining experience amid the tiled entryway, plush seating & beautiful Italian accents. Guests enjoy our window tables and patio dining amid the bustling Gaslamp's busy nightlife.

Our historic building is adjacent to San Diego’s Convention Center, Petco Park & Horton Plaza. We’re also close to many of downtown’s biggest hotels and hottest nightclubs. Private or semi-private rooms may be booked for 20-65 guests

Manhattan of La Jolla
Italian | La Jolla
57 reviews

Manhattan of La Jolla transports you to the best of New York via the cozy, upscale village of La Jolla. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue, it is an elegant, casual and classy place where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her Cosmo over dinner. With quality Italian charm, Manhattan offers classic cocktails that get you into that New York swing--and the entrees are as good as it gets. Liberal olive oil, garlic, lemon and pepper complement the Zagat Award winning veal chop, steaks and seafood. Signature scampi, classic cannelloni, pasta al dente, and other succulent dishes, plus professional service and decor make this a terrific spot for a romantic dinner or mixing business and pleasure. Manhattan in La Jolla gets you the best of both worlds. Manhattan is an award winning La Jolla favorite, celebrating its 25th year.

BICE - San Diego
Italian | Downtown San Diego
106 reviews

Ideally located in the heart of San Diego's downtown Gaslamp Quarter, BiCE San Diego offers a skillful mix of traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine prepared with the best seasonal ingredients. BiCE combines an elegant and chic ambience with a warm and inviting atmosphere, including a beautiful exposed wine cellar and an award-winning, full-service Italian cheese bar, which offers a constantly rotating selection of formaggi. The BiCE menu includes both classic and trend-driven Italian dishes, with standouts including homemade pastas, unique meat and seafood dishes and decadent desserts. BiCE was recently recognized by the renowned James Beard Kitchen, where Chefs Mario Cassineri and Francesca Penoncelli were invited to share their Italian creations with some of New York City's greatest culinary minds. Chef Penoncelli was also awarded for the "Best Vegetarian" dish at the 2013 San Diego Food & Wine Festival and was named one of the top six female chefs by U-T San Diego.

Baci Restaurant
Italian | Old Town San Diego
67 reviews

Baci Ristorante offers diners a hint of old world Italian charm, with plush booths, white tablecloths, and gracious servers clad in tuxedos. While the decor is subtly modern, the menu is classic, celebrating Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Specialties include classic pasta dishes, veal, and fresh seafood, with especially tempting daily specials offered by Executive Chef Domenico Alioto. In addition to the cuisine, the restaurant's charming and welcoming features--include an extensive wine list, elegant patio setting, and romantic main dining room--have made Baci a consistent favorite among locals for over 30 years.

Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado
Italian | Coronado
77 reviews

Vigilucci's is located on Orange Avenue next to the famous Hotel del Coronado. Dine with us in our "Oceano" room while viewing the magnificent Pacific Ocean or enjoy our "Murano" room overlooking Orange Avenue (named for the Murano glass chandeliers that decorate the room) while feasting on our authentic Italian ingredient laden entrees. In addition Vigilucci's has a full bar and happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from three to seven pm and Saturday & Sunday from eleven am to five pm. Masculine wood lines the custom made granite bar and lounge, where nightly tunes of the "Rat Pack" can be heard live on our baby grand piano. The "Oceano" room is open for dining or may be booked for parties up to 90 people. When dining in Coronado visit Vigilucci's Ristorante for an authentic Italian experience. -Buon Appetito! Roberto Vigilucci

Tuscany Restaurant Carlsbad
Italian | Carlsbad
12 reviews

Tuscany is an upscale, modern, Italian restaurant in the heart of La Costa. Featuring hand-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, prime steaks and seafood, Tuscany also offers a huge lounge and bar with live music daily. Best happy hour in town!

Trattoria I Trulli
Italian | Encinitas
17 reviews

Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

Buon Appetito
Italian | Little Italy (San Diego)
65 reviews

Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

Alexander's on 30th
Italian | North Park (San Diego)
169 reviews

Voted "Top 25 places to eat before you die," by San Diego Union Tribune.

Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com

Vinz Wine Bar
Tapas / Small Plates | Escondido
10 reviews

Vinz is a casual elegant wine bar, located in quaint, historic, downtown Escondido. Imaginative and eclectic wine menu, offering 45 wines by the glass including champagne and sparkling wines, as well as themed wine flights to entice your taste buds. Vinz’ offers draft beer and an ever growing extensive beer list, to endure all palates. Our menu offers a variety of wine influenced tapas and specialty entrees, inventive salads, with homemade dressings and farmer market fruit and vegetables. Vinz is a true family affair, from the old, Italian family recipes that inspire many menu items, to the friendly, family atmosphere inspired by owner’s Vinnie and Machelle.

TOAST Enoteca & Cucina
Italian | Downtown San Diego
19 reviews

TOAST Enoteca & Cucina is a one-of-a-kind, modern Italian restaurant and wine bar that brings the world's premier wines to the charming East Village neighborhood of San Diego's famous downtown. It's the newest place in San Diego to celebrate fine wine, authentic Italian cuisine and great company.

A truly unique concept, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina features up to 400 exceptional wines for tasting or purchase, many of which are traditionally difficult to come by in San Diego.

Through the interactive use of state-of-the-art wine dispensing Enomatic machines, guests have the opportunity to experience a variety of the world's most prestigious wines. Two years in the making, the TOAST Enoteca & Cucina menu features an array of authentic Italian cuisine that can't be found anywhere else in town. At 1,650 square feet, TOAST Enoteca & Cucina can accommodate 50 patrons inside and 30 on the patio.

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
Italian | La Jolla
1 review

Voted Best of PIZZA Readers Choice 2010

This is not your typical Pizzeria.....Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has been serving North County for over 25 years. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with over 25 gourmet pizzas, innovated pastas and delicious salads, the selection is amazing. From house-made lasagna, to chicken tortellini with artichoke and sun dried tomatoes, to gluten free pizzas made your way, there is something for every taste. Try the BBQ Chicken Pizza or choose from one of their many delicious toppings to create pizza YOUR way. A delicious basket of homemade garlic bread comes with every meal.

They even have their own pastry chef, Nikki Schaeffer, whose daily creations include chocolate peanut butter mousse, to Jack Daniels Pecan Tarts. She can personalize any order through custom cakes and baking.

Dolce Pane E Vino
Californian | Rancho Santa Fe
31 reviews

Dolce is a high quality, inviting atmosphere and the perfect Ranch neighborhood hideaway. Intimate and lively, Dolce offers delicious California/Italian farm-to-table cuisine, fine wine and occasions for joyful gatherings. Our signature fare features fabulous small dishes and entrees prepared in the open kitchen's custom wood-burning oven. A full bar also features an impressive wine collection with hundreds of superb domestic and international selections. Inside, Dolce blends artisan sensibilities and rustic elegance with family-style shared tables offering a convivial dining experience. Outside, warm days and evenings make the Sunset Patio the perfect setting for wine tastings, afternoon brunch and dinner parties. Our sweet and knowledgeable team strives to provide the ultimate dining and wine experience in the true spirit of old world charm and hospitality, even our wines are sold at winery, not restaurant, prices.

Monello
Italian | Little Italy (San Diego)
86 reviews

Bencotto's younger brother is born and who knew Italians could be so naughty? Monello-literally "little devil"-is a term of endearment used for little boys when they're misbehaving. We're intrigued by their naughty nature and positively entertained by it. Monello's offerings embody our Northern Italian heritage with unleashed passion, unafraid and unapologetic with its own playful twists on the most beloved, street-inspired fare of our hometown Milano.
UNABLE TO FIND A TABLE? CHECK OUT OUR BROTHER RESTAURANT BENCOTTO NEXT DOOR - SAME CHEF!

Osteria Panevino
Italian | Downtown San Diego
47 reviews

Panevino… Bread and Wine… The essentials of life.Osteria Panevino's prime location in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter is just minutes from the Convention Center and most major hotels. Spacious dining room features some of San Diego's most highly acclaimed Italian cuisine and the casual atmosphere of an Tuscan osteria. Complementing Osteria Panevino's cuisine is an award-winning collection of domestic and Italian wines.

Olivetto Ristorante
Italian | Mission Hills
42 reviews

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.

Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Italian | Carlsbad
75 reviews

Nestled in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana is the perfect spot for a quiet night out, with fabulous food and award-winning service. Enjoy an affordable lunch on our outdoor patio or start the evening off at our full-service bar then enjoy a classic Italian dinner and a great bottle of wine. Our daily happy hour is a favorite among locals. A great place for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, a company party or special event.

Nicolosi's - San Diego
Italian | College Area
8 reviews

Nicolosi's has been serving authentic southern Italian cuisine in San Diego for over 60 years. Our old country recipes as well as new favorites have made us a local favorite. Come try our housemade Lasagna, our hand made Ravioli or our Sicilian Six-Cheese Mac and Cheese. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with our famous torpedo sandwiches, meatballs, awesome pastas and delicious salads. Our pizza has consistently been voted best in San Diego and you can choose from one of our many traditional or unique combinations. A delicious basket of housemade bread comes with every meal.

Our welcome atmosphere features attentive service, a full bar and banquet facilities. Our family hopes to welcome you to Nicolosi's soon. Mangia!

Pinzimini-The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Italian | Downtown San Diego
2 reviews

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.

Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
Italian | Oceanside
14 reviews

At Fratelli's we offer a wide range of traditional American-Italian dishes in a family friendly, yet casually elegant atmosphere. We use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Our made from scratch hand tossed pizzas, house-made pasta sauces, local organic salads, fresh seafood and our other traditional American-Italian classics compose a menu unlike any other in North County. Our small production wines and our carefully selected draught beers beautifully complement our food offerings. We take tremendous pride in the care of our guests and the creation of a one of a kind experience one can only find at Fratelli's Italian Kitchen. On behalf of all of us in the Fratelli's family, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

URBN Coal Fired Pizza
Pizzeria | North Park (San Diego)
6 reviews

Located in the heart of North Park, URBN Coal Fired Pizza/Bar is a 5,000 square foot warehouse on the corner 31st and University. Sister bar/restaurant to BASIC Urban Kitchen in the East Village, it has evolved to a coal fired pizza concept with craft pies, an expanded menu and a beverage program second to none. The thin-crust New Haven style pizza served at URBN will include everything from traditional pepperoni pizza to signature toppings like fried eggplant, gorganzola-stuffed peppers, fresh clams, and the famed mashed potato & pancetta. Expect the same warehouse-style ambiance and raw design that locals love about BASIC downtown.

Salvatore's Cucina Italiana
Italian | Downtown San Diego
44 reviews

Raffaella Morelli, born, raised and educated in Rome, Italy, has been Salvatore’s heart and soul, since its opening in late 1987. Passionate about her country of origin’s cuisine, she has painstakingly trained a staff, with whom together, she has made Salvatore’s one of the best dining spots in the City.

Deceivingly simple, Raffaella’s dishes, using the finest and freshest of ingredients, find a delicate balance, only achievable through her many years of loving labor in the kitchen, saying, “Each dish is much more than a combination of flavors. It is a reflection of Italy’s history, culture, and inherited memories.” Consequently, one experiences flavors, aromas and subtle textures, rarely found even in the best restaurants of Italy.

With a philosophy of “hospitality over pretention,” every guest is treated as if she or he were a loved family member at each and every step of their dining experience.

Benvenuto & Boun Appetito!

Mia Francesca Del Mar
Italian | Del Mar
114 reviews

The Francesca's family of restaurants has added another installment to the San Diego area. In addition to Davanti Enoteca, Mia Francesca's opened in the beautiful Del Mar community in February of 2012. Located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the restaurant brings its famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 150 seat space.
Restaurateur Scott Harris has opened over 20 Francesca's Restaurants in the Chicago Area since 1992, and is excited to bring this concept to the west coast.
Mia Francesca's features a large covered patio, indoor trattoria style dining, and a 50 person private dining room. Chef Woody Benitez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca's classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. The wine list and cocktails are equally impressive in this one of a kind location.

Cafe Luna - San Diego
Italian | Poway / Rancho Bernardo
43 reviews

An Evening at Cafe Luna has best been described as "A Celestial Dining Experience"
Each and every item on our menu, including our savory nightly specials, are hand-crafted to order with you, our guest, in mind. According to owner, Susan Haywood, "Our word-of-mouth reputation brings in new customers but it's the food that keeps them coming back." Café Luna was named "San Diego's Best Kept Secret" from San Diego Home & Garden readers. In addition Café Luna has been awarded 1st place for "Best Italian Food" on the channel 10 A-List. Some of Café Luna's signature dishes are our Tornadoes Gorgonzola, our Fusilli Umbriaco and our highly requested Rosetta - a homemade pasta sheet rolled with ham and Swiss cheese that's sliced and baked with a Parmesan cream sauce. In addition to exceptional food & service, Café Luna also has an extensive wine list and a full bar. The atmosphere is romantic yet comfortable. We also offer off site catering, ask for our General Manager, Jamie Wimmer.

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado
Italian | Coronado
78 reviews

One of San Diego's finest Italian Restaurants located in the heart of Coronado, California, The Primavera Ristorante offers a unique blend of Northern Italian cuisine.

Chef Pepe Vega, has been preparing exquisite meals for nearly 20 years and has achieved world renowned success with his house specialty, Osso Buco. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the finest in Italian food.

The Primavera Ristorante has been awarded "Best Italian Food" in San Diego by the world famous "ZagatSurvey" restaurant guide.

La Bella Pizza
Italian | Chula Vista
15 reviews

La Bella`s Pizza is known as "Where People Meet to Eat" Enjoy Italian Recipes handed down from Papa & Kitty at the Original La Bella's.
On our 50th anniversary, a beautiful Arcade & Billiards was added.
La Bella`s offers Family Style Dinners & Our most popular dishes in family sized trays, or just enjoy your favorite pizza and local brew on tap, and enjoy our big screens at the garden pub or the café & games.

No Cover to Reserve your 1st Banquet Table, For more than 15 guests, a $10 cover fee may be requested by Maitre D' on weekends.

Casa Bella
Italian | Chula Vista
6 reviews

Casa Bella is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in beautiful San Miguel Ranch in Chula Vista. Our menu features modern preparation of classic Italian favorites.

With a large enclosed patio and private wine room, Casa Bella is the perfect neighborhood restaurant offering a warm welcome to new visitors.

Enjoy live weekend entertainment at Casa Bella including Flamenco, Salsa, Merengue, Spanish Guitar, Smooth Jazz, Reggae and Karaoke.

Casa Bella has various options for you to bring contemporary Italian flavor to your private events in our private room or spacious enclosed patio.

Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant
Italian | Old Town San Diego
31 reviews

Jack and Giulio's Italian restaurant has remained a favorite of San Diegans for many years. This popular restaurant, formerly known as Giulio's of Pacific Beach, has proudly served the "Best Scampi" since 1961. In addition to this popular dish, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers many homemade pastas, veal, poultry, beef, and seafood specialties.

Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Italian | Little Italy (San Diego)
136 reviews

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR DESIRED TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Bencotto offers 100% honest Northern Italian cuisine.

We are proud to offer 15 kinds of different hand-made pasta, fresh and hand-crafted 12 hours a day.

"Bencotto" means cooked well: this is what authentic Italian food is about.
Our menu is based on simplicity. It tastes as it should and would in Italy.

Bencotto offers two different eating environments: guests can either enjoy their meal at our “kitchen-esque” bar downstairs, or they can relax in the intimate low-ceiling dining area upstairs. The décor creates a clean and sophisticated atmosphere, where old-world charm and warmth blend with contemporary appeal.

Old Venice - Point Loma
Italian | Point Loma
67 reviews

Family owned and operated for over 30 years. Old Venice is the perfect place to enjoy time with the ones you love. Tastefully decorated, with multiple dining areas including our garden patios and bar featuring live music. You will immediately be enraptured with the European ambiance of one of San Diego’s finest dining venues.

Zia's Bistro
Italian | Little Italy (San Diego)
35 reviews

Where food equals life, happiness, friendship and a glass of wine. Where a bar can be a meeting place as well as somewhere to satisfy your palate.
All this in a fun, sophisticated atmosphere.
Sit down to have a bite to eat and a drink and make yourself at home.
If you have any special requests or dietary needs, please feel free to ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Osteria Origano
Italian | Hillcrest
16 reviews

Serving Hillcrest's tastiest Italian cuisine and wood-fire pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we have something delicious for you any time of day.

Happy Hour daily Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm come and join us!

Busalacchi's A Modo Mio
Italian | Hillcrest
43 reviews

We opened this restaurant in 1986 for Joe to showcase his culinary talents and to have a place for our customers to come to have a fine meal and always feel "at home." We carefully select our staff so that they become a part of our family and then in turn, you do too!

After spending much time in our restaurants, our son Joey decided that he, too, wanted to become a part of them. We feel so confident in his skills that we have now turned the management of Busalacchi's over to him.

Please enjoy your time with us, and if there is anything at all that we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. We want you to have a memorable dining experience at Busalacchi's.

Po Pazzo Bar & Grille
Steakhouse | Little Italy (San Diego)
42 reviews

Sure our name, Po Pazzo, is Italian, but the food pays homage to the best urban bar and grille. Sound Crazy?
That's what Po Pazzo means, just a little crazy.

Our menu is filled with great appetizers, ample steaks, superb salads and unique side dishes. Our wonderfully extensive bar serves the best wines and liquors. Our staff is friendly and ready to serve.
Eating out should be an experience:
Part entertainment, part theater, and of course, all fun. That's what Po Pazzo
ultimately represents; music, food and friends.
Po Pazzo, a new kind of Bar and Grille by Busalacchi.

Trattoria Fantastica
Italian | Little Italy (San Diego)
27 reviews

Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Trattoria Fantastica. The rustic décor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrées show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.

We would love to hear your feedback on your experience.

CUCINA urbana
Italian | Banker's Hill
369 reviews

Welcome to CUCINA urbana, a casual Italian American Neighborhood Kitchen and Wine Shop located in the heart of Banker's Hill. The menu highlights the cuisines of various Italian regions with a distinct California ‘farm to table’ flair for which the Urban Kitchen Group has become known. Chef Joe Magnanelli is excited to preview his Italian heritage and create dishes that are fresh, simple and seasonal. Items include: antipasti, artisan pizza, pasta and piatti. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the Wine Spectator award-winning wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections at retail price ($8 corkage fee applies). The space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse. A focus on raw, sustainable material is evident with much product coming from recycled/reclaimed local sources.

Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Italian | Del Mar
138 reviews

Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

Il Fornaio - Coronado
Italian | Coronado
265 reviews

Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.

Asti Ristorante
Italian | Downtown San Diego
48 reviews

Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, has been providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994. Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shaded lunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside to experience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. For the convenience of our guests, Asti can also arrange transportation to and from the restaurant.

Firenze Trattoria
Italian | Encinitas
59 reviews

**IF YOU HAVE A SEATING PREFERENCE IN EITHER THE INSIDE DINING ROOM OR OUTSIDE HEATED PATIO, PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION. SEATING PREFERENCES ARE NOT GUARANTEED**



Sun-splashed by day and romantically lantern-lit at night, Firenze's flower-bedecked patio, with it's gentle fountain, is like a private courtyard in some romantic Italian villa. Come see what all the buzz is about we are certain that you will enjoy this one of a kind experience in this beautiful San Diego Italian restaurant.

Acqua Al 2 Ristorante
Italian | Downtown San Diego
7 reviews

The original restaurant was born in Florence in 1978, on Via dell'acqua, right next to the oldest museum of the world. The idea is to give an alternative to the traditional cooking. The passion for the creative Toscan cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients, makes this one of the most loved restaurants in Florence. Tonight come and dine in the new culinary adventure guided by Martin in the Gaslamp Quarter.

de Medici Cucina Italiana
Italian | Downtown San Diego
48 reviews

Make your next event a memorable experience in one of the Gaslamp’s most elegant and highly recommended Italian restaurants. Surrounded in an ambiance of old world charm, de’ Medici features the authentic cuisine of Italy, including a vast selection of Italian seafood specialties. Fabulous food, personalized service and attention to details are just a few examples of the high standards that set them apart.

Piatti - La Jolla
Italian | La Jolla
252 reviews

A tradition to many La Jollans, this Italian bistro serves fresh authentic regional Italian cuisine. A landmark Ficus tree takes up one corner of their very popular patio, but the bright and cheerful dining room is delightful during the day or on those chilly evenings when it’s too cold to sit outside. The menu is presented in an innovative and creative fashion offering a wide variety of pastas, pizza and grilled items. In addition, you may find many vegetarian and health conscious dishes. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday and includes specialties such as Uovo Benedetto (Eggs Benefits served on grilled polenta with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.

Savoie French Italian Eatery
Italian | Chula Vista
23 reviews

Welcome to the first and only French and Italian eatery in Chula Vista.