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About Alexander's on 30th

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

Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com

3391 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Upas and Ray

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 281-2539

Website:
http://www.alexanderson30th.com/

Catering:
Please email your inquiries to special events coordinator, Tim De Nardo, at mrtitoortega@gmail.com

Parking Details:
Private parking lot located behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
MTS Busline on 30th St.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Date Night is Tuesday night 5pm-9pm, contact the restaurant for information.

Alexander's on 30th Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Special Occasion (37)
Cozy (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was super romantic on the patio. I really liked the band on the Patio! :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best Italian in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server Justin started out very attentive. He took our drink order and appetizer order. The appetizer came out before he took our food order. We were l finished with our appetizer before he took the food order.

When the food was finally delivered my wine and water glasses sat empty for a good 10 minutes before Justin realized it. I would have loved another glass of red wine with my pasta dish. But at that point I was over it.

Dinner for three people and 4 glasses of wine was $132. It's hard to want to tip 20% when the service deteriorates throughout the dinner service. I paid with cash and he didn't break the $20 bills I left as a tip when he brought change.

I have always been a fan of the ambiance and food at Alexanders, but the service that night was truly disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Reserved a table for 3 for 7:30 pm but didnt get table ready till 8:15... The place is nice , food is great, service is a thumbs up and the price is affordable..
Just had a hard time slicing my steak while my plate is moving.. the glass table top doesnt seem to go well w/ the plate.. sliperry

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service as always. One of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

I loved the white, the server, and the food. I would have preferred a quieter table

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Unique ambiance. Makes you feel like you are at one of the places the Real Housewives might eat

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great. I was worried about the service after reading the reviews, but service was excellent. My friend said our waiter was a rock star! Loved the ambiance. I could have stayed for hours just relaxing and drinking wine.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service were amazing as always!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The place was packed and very loud. I had the spaghetti which was very bland. The bread was the highlight of the meal. I will not return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was not as good as usual. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was scolding hot and bland. My husbands fish special was cold My moms fish pasta was good as were the shrimp appetizers. We spent 200.00 for three people. Hope this was a one time thing as we love this place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Outstanding meal. The service is excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, service was weird, server was not very personable but maybe that's because she included a 20% gratuity onto our bill she knew she was getting. The bus boy was extremely nice and was checking up on us instead of her. Everyone's food was very tasty but I told myself next time I would ask to change my gratuity to 18% or 15% if the server was like that again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not sure there is a place cuter. Fellas, if you're trying to get in the good graces of your significant other OR are trying to turn her into your significant other, then this is a great choice to treat her! She will love the all white ambience, lights, and the food is great too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had THE best waitor. Knowledgeable about the menu and we enjoyed all of his recommendations. Delicious ! Perfection.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ordered the 38 Special pizza and pink penne pasta. The pasta was delicious and did not disappoint, however the pizza took too long to come out , we were done with the pasta by the time it came and to top it off it was burnt. The waiter was courteous enough to correct the mistake and bring us an other pizza. We were two slices into the new pizza when the bus boy asked if we needed a box, we said no and kept talking when 5 minutes after he asked us again if we were all done. They did not seem busy however it felt like they were rushing us to wrap it up. At the end our waiter was courteous enough to not charge us for the pizza which partially made up for the annoyance of feeling rushed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food is ok - our dishes were very salty ( we had pasta). The outside patio is beautiful, service was good and menu had good selections

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was pretty good, but always pretty pricey. The thing that turned me off was when our waiter followed us outside to ask about his tip. We tipped him $25, but he still chased us to ask us about it. Not okay.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was disappointed this time around. I made a reservation a week in advance, but I still could not get a booth, so we had a very small table that did not include the ambience that I intended to be a part of. When I asked the waitress if she could recommend a wine, I could tell she was annoyed that I asked her for a recommendation. The food just did not taste good. The dessert menu no longer carries desserts from Extordinary Desserts. I would not go back. Overall, it was a bad experience and it was my birthday outing, so I was disappointed.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Been coming here for years. Alway a great choice for any occasion. Friendly staff, awesome food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always such an amazing meal, delicious food, kind and courteous service! We feel so lucky to have Alexander's in our neighborhood

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was good and service was good. Good decor and ambience, the restaurant has a good romantic feel to it. The waiter was very helpful and good natured. Service was fast, but almost too fast because we weren't done with our appetizer when the pizza already came. Overall great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food is amazing. I had the sausage rigatoni vodka sauce and we started with the brie and garlic appetizer which comes with giant garlic bread, that was super yummy! Sat by the window with a view onto 30th. Great for people watching. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were a party of 6 and we had a great meal and great service.Rex our waiter was attentive and we were a pretty rowdy group. The bread(amazing) appetizers and all our entries were enjoyed by all of us. We had been here 3-4 times but the other 2 couples had not... they loved it. We were seated indoors this time but I love the patio area with the movies playing and water features.Again, great food, our server Rex was awesome and great ambiance for a winning night

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was impressed by the elegant and modern decor, excellent food, and above all the superb service from my waiter. I definitely will be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We got seated right away, the patio area had a very nice feeling . The live band was on point. The food was amazing, I loved the house salad and pizza. The service was great and their fresh garlic bread was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The hostess was able to accommodate a large party and help us with the logistics of planning a surprise birthday entry. Food was fantastic, albeit very heavy and filling! Exactly what one would expect for an Italian dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Alexander’s has a sophisticated yet magical environment, an excellent wait staff and a marvelous menu.
The meals we have there never disappoint with generous portions.
Looking forward to our next reservation!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything went well my first time here at Alexanders. I will definitely come back and also recommend this to others. The place was lovely and elegant! I am so glad I chose this for my special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always delicious food. I keep wanting to try new dishes that the Tuscan linguine Seafood it's so delicious I keep ordering it every time I go.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the wine list and was attentive without being intrusive! Food was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

My husband and I went to Alexander’s for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was Monday and they have a Monday night pizza special in the outdoor dining area. My husband requested that they play Alice in wonderland as their featured outdoor dining movie and they did. Our server was great. The atmosphere was great. And the prices are very reasonable on Monday nights.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Disappointed overall. Looked promising — cozy, quaint. Lovely outdoor seating on rear patio, under white string lights. Wonderful mussels. Very nice wine list. Pasta not what was ordered. Server lost our entree order, so it was late.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great mussels and lobster ravioli. Generous portions with excellent wait staff. Wine list is comprehensive and knowledgeable staff. This place is a winner.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Dinner was great. Food was delicious and the service was fast and friendly. The Coastal Risotto was one of my favorite at the table. I was able to switch out the black linguine to regular linguine in my Tuscan Seafood Pasta which was really good as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and we were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. The outside dining area is very quaint and quiet. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Alexanders was a great experience, the service was awesome. We had a large party, we were seated right away even though everyone wasn't there yet. We started with appetizers and had the bruschetta with barrata cheese and prosciutto, very good, then we had a charcuterie board also very good. The lasagna was delicious, I tried the walnut Gorgonzola pasta, it was super delicious, I will order that next time. Our overall experience was great and I recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great except for the server. It seemed like he was trying to rush us out of there. He borderline badgered us to order our food. We did not enjoy feeling rushed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was an awesome experience especially for it being our first time there. Our server, Matt was very attentive and ensured that our meal was taken out in a timely manner. He always checked up on us and made sure our glasses of water were never close to empty. Our dishes were delicious! I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had the meat lasagna. Both exceptional dishes and came out piping hot. Definitely will be coming back again!!

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