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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Cozy (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Fun (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Once again, Alexander’s on 30th provided a wonderful dining experience! Our server Matt was terrific, attentive, and so helpful. We started our meal sharing the wedge salad, our friends shared the rustic salad. The salads were already shared/plates which was much appreciated. Our friends order the filet (cooked medium and just right), another the pasta bolognese, my husband ordered the walnut Gorgonzola pasta and requested sea scallops be added, and I had linguine di Kathleen. All pasta dishes were cooked perfectly! We shared tiramisu which was wonderful and not too sweet. I look forward to a return visit! We are so fortunate to have this gem in our neighborhood.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great personalized service and delicious food at a reasonable price. Tasted way better than some of the overpriced chain restaurants serve. Really enjoyed our experience there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our experience was amazing. The food was incredible, service was fantastic, and the ambiance couldn't be better. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, friendly attentive service
Pizzas and pastas are extremely tasty, fun lively atmosphere and also very private seating available in the booths.
Highly recommend

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place. Good value. Back patio is lovely and good for groups. This is our go to for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently great food and service. Love the gluten free options!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It was my families first time here & I chose this spot for my birthday dinner because of the positive reviews on yelp. The only thing positive bout this spot is the food I ordered the Tuscan seafood & it was amazing, but our waitress was not friendly at all. My mom to asked her that we were going to split the bill & she right away shook her head & just said "no you cant" with an attitude it seemed like she didn't even want to serve us after that & just throughout the dinner she just had an attitude with my party & did not even offer to give me a desert since it was my birthday.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was delicious and well priced. The garlic bread was some of the best I've had. Service was excellent and I will definitely be returning.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our group of seven was accommodated with efficiency and kindness; pleasant server and all questions were answered readily to help us clarify our menu choices. Terrific wine choices too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful little restaurant with great food and service! The outdoor seating was adorable!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Alexanders on 30th was recommended to us so we met up with friends and gave it a shot. All of us are so happy we did. Kelly was our server and could not have been a better ambassador for this place. The food was great, the wine was great and the service was perfect.

To make the night even more special, there was a small wedding reception with about 20 people at an outdoor table across the courtyard from us and their flowers, lighting joy made everyone
enjoy a beautiful evening.

We will be back soon!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good. Cannelloni was awesome and the mussels app was great! The only downfall was the parking and the glare coming from the car headlights coming through the windows. It was blinding.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My date and I shared the mussels for appetizer and they were phenomenal! He got the Bowtie Truffle Mac and I got the Linguine di Kathleen - both were amazing and tasted great the next day! And by “next day” I mean 30 mins after we left the restaurant because we could not wait to eat it again.

Food was excellent, atmosphere was great, and the service was even better. Our server kept our table clean and our waters full. And there was always a busser around to help and check on us.

10/10 would recommend to a friend.

Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very romantic, dim lighting. Not the greatest for selfies :) unless u use a flash. Beautiful restaurant & delicious food & wine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love the bread and the white room pizza. There was a big group so it was quite loud. But still love the atmosphere.

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