Alexander's on 30th

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$30 and under
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Italian
Voted "Top 25 places to eat before you die," by San Diego Union Tribune.

Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately we were disappointed in the food. They seem to be a bit confused as to what genuine Italian cuisine is. The dishes were an odd fusion of ingredients and very heavily seasoned.
Serving pasta and roasted potatoes on the same plate is odd.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was delightful and the food was amazing

MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, best lasagna I’ve ever had.

LN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little romantic dinner spot. The service was attentive and our server had a fun personality. All the food was great but the bruschetta was a little small and an odd number of pieces. My only complaint was that we made indoor reservations but were sat outside. The patio is lovely but we weren't dressed warmly enough. Other than that, terrific experience. We'll be back!

J
San Diego
143 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The staff is all amazing, the food is spectacular and they have a lovely wine list. Go! Enjoy!

OT
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing. Everything from the look and feel down to the food and service was perfect. Fantastic restaurant that is definitely worth visiting.

JG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, wine and service. just wished you served martinis :)

H
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We come to Alexander's all the time since we live in the neighborhood; for once we sat outside. The outdoor seating was horrible. Staff was smoking just on the other side of the wall and when seating a party of 5, don't make it so obvious that there's a "5th wheel!" No decor, just looked lame. The scallop/shrimp special was way too rich/heavy and we waited too long for our wine. Also pretty tacky to bring 2 bottles when we only ordered 1 bottle. Won't be rushing back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Era cumpleaños de mi esposa y Nunca ofrecieron ni un postre de cortesía.

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New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

After reading other reviews we chose to split a basil foundation pizza with artichokes and mushrooms. We also ordered the stuffed mushrooms (with crabmeat), and ended up putting them on our already delicious pizza. If we lived locally this would become one of our regulars.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm very happy with the service over all . Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent

PL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had always been a favorite of mine. Noise level still very high and music selection does not go with calm romantic ambiance of reataurant

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, delicious food. Manager let me put our floors as a surprise for my wife and I’s second anniversary

a
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a date night out at Alexander’s on 30th to celebrate my first week at a new company and just to have a nice date night.
The waitress who we had was excellent with her recommendations and the food was unbelievably good! Will definitely be going back for nice dinners :) Was a little on the expensive side but was well worth it for the taste of the food, wine, ambiance and vibe of the restaurant. Highly recommend as a nice dining spot.

LL
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and friendly professional staff.

EQ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy a night out at Alexander's on 30th! Food is delicious and wait saff are always amazing. I would recommend Alwxander's to anyone looking for a nice relaxing evening out with that special someone or a group of friends ...you will not be disappointed. My daughter swears by the Mac & Cheese!

s
San Diego
127 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I never have any issues when we go here alone, but whenever my parents (specifically my Mom) is with us, things change. No clue why. Party of 6, everyone ordered an entree, except my Mom ordered an appetizer (salad) and an entree. It must have been at least 15+ minutes after we ordered that her salad was actually delivered. A salad, not extravagant appetizer that needed to be prepared/plated. I was sitting next to her, so I know she ordered it, and it was making me uncomfortable waiting FOR her, knowing this was a similar experience when we came here for her birthday.
It was my birthday on this visit, and I knew she had no desire to go back here after her previous visit, but she rallied because I chose our dinner location. Note to self: don't have her come along next time.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Alexander’s since it opened. Never disappointed. Alexander came over to say hello and made us feel very special.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Pre 40th reunion party. The appetizers were cold I had to ask where they were after a half an hour. We had to ask for a carafe for the wine two or three times. They entrées were good but extra plates were not given for the shells. We had to ask two or three times for those overall experience just mediocre

F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is literally our favorite restaurant in San Diego and have frequented it ever since it opened. Thanks Alexanders for making us always feel like VIPs. Your food and staff is amazing and consistent and we love you!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worse experience, I made a reservation at 9:30 and I get there 15 min befor (Labor Day) they told me they were close, and they try to call me “once” to let me know that they will be close by the time I have my reservation, so! Really bad service, they should try to call me, more than one, I show them, that I don’t have a miss call from them, so I don’t believe that they call me

e
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were out of soap for an hour in the bathroom after I told staff member. When I called them out on it. And the chef having used the bathroom and left. I was mansplained that they have a sink in the kitchen & they had to go buy new soap. Still think it’s wildly inappropriate. Will never, ever eat here. And I will let everyone know why. Gross!

KG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was good & the environment the only thing that had me upset was that as I booked the reservation I wrote down that it was me & my husband 1 year anniversary, didn’t do anything special like a small dessert

BM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is great. I was disappointed that open table booked outside seating when inside was only available. The host at the front was excellent and accommodating. The waitress was fair with minimal interaction. However she was knowledgeable on food items and specials. Overall a pleasant experience.

f
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Alexander's because of its outdoor patio, but ended up sitting in a lovely booth since it was much quieter. This was my first time at the restaurant, but it won''t be my last. Both the service and the food were outstanding. The price point is very reasonable for the quality of food and service. All in all, a great evening, to be repeated !

J
San Diego
143 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our neighborhood go to places. It never disappoints. Beautiful place, great food and a nice wine list.

Great for groups as on this night there were several large parties which adds to the great atmosphere and never seems to effect the service. BTW the service is always friendly, always accommodating and spot on.

OT
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tonight we had pizza and wine. We had a pepperoni and pineapple (yes I'm pro-pinapple) pizza, the roasted garlic and brie app, and had wine. The server recommended a red wine for me, and nailed it. Over all a very good resturant with good food and great service.

R
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice back of restaurant booth. Good time

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zac was amazing! He was super friendly and accommodating. The service was super quick and the food was fresh. We Will definitely be going back again :)

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and even better food and service.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot was always a favorite, but my recent visit for my best friends Bachelorette party absolutely blew me out of the water. Alex himself, served us and was incredibly generous, kind and hospitable. The food was incredible as always, Alex accommodated everyone’s needs and then some and even gifted us celebratory champagne, desert and cheese board. I will forever rave about this place and recommend it to everyone! You’re amazing Alex and so is your staff! Fabulous job!

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. The food and service never disappoints. We got a bottle of wine, two entrees, and dessert and it was under $100. I always get a special option and it’s always my favorite dish. The staff is wonderful and the ambiance can’t be beat. If you’re there with one other person or a group of people, you’re guaranteed to have the best evening.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and friendly staff. Had a quiet booth with delicious food and wine. Highly recommend Alexander’s! Have been coming here for 5 years and they exceed expectations every time!

O
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. Great waiter and food

MR
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very decently priced, yet delicious Italian food. The location is awesome too. Sit outside on the back patio!

W
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed the evening and the patio. Our waitress was highly attentive and service-oriented which made for a lovely evening. We appreciated the range of offerings on the menu, as well as the range of price points. It's so very hard to find a decent place with decent pricing, and Alexander's brings together the best of both.

A
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Vodka bolognese was very good, ambience was good as well. Our server looked like he was way to cool and cocky to be working as a server, i wish I would have remembered his name but very douchy and annoying. Luckily his service was very poor and he didn't come by so we were graced not to see him often. We had to ask our busboy for fresh Parmesan...which most Italian restaurants offer when dishes are brought out. Other issue is when there are two couples on a date night, its nice to bring all four meals out at once rather than 3 of 4, and the 4th is 10 min later. This used to be a very graceful restaurant but has been diminished to nice looking restaurant with subpar service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander’s has never disappointed and remains my top recommendation for Italian cuisine in San Diego!

IM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always deliciously well seasoned dishes with reasonable portions and quality ingredients.

AB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the people, place, ambiance! Love Rex and Kelly!!

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