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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (44)
Good for a Date (42)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Cozy (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Authentic (18)
Fun (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is really good, but what makes the experience even better is that the service is superb. They are extremely nice and attentive, which makes me wanna come back all the time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Sat outside. Lovely!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, great service, great food.

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·Dined 4 days ago

If you're looking for a romantic dinner this is your place!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Overrated, overpriced and straight up wrong. Food wasn’t impressing (lukewarm), tiramisu taste like cardboard; when we asked the waiter about the wine selection he had no idea. They crammed in so many tables it was uncomfortable to have a conversation. The jersey rigged white wall had massive spiders and when we brought this up with the waiter his words were “omg, I’m glad you guys moved because I would of freacked out” and left the spider on the wall. Definitely not the Valentine’s Day dinner we hopped for. Felt robbed after paying $230 for what reminded me of bad wedding food. Not sure that I would return on a regular business day.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a fun valentines dinner

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Me and my wife had our first date here in 2012 and it was just as memrobale to ight as it was then. Great service, great place, great people. We will definitely be back!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Alexander’s is a wonderful place to enjoy

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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a fabulous evening and were cared for in such a loving way

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was fantastic

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·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner, the food was very good. One corrective criticism please turn up the lights, its very difficult to read the menu in the low light level. Several diners were using the bright light on their phones and it became distracting to others. I do understand that you are trying to create ambiance for your diners.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

delicious Italian food. Pretty interior with white booths and table cloths. Very nice outdoor patio with heaters and movies streaming on the wall.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time at Alexander's on 30th, had a reservation at 6:15PM, despite we were 15min late due to GPS taking us somewhere else and no parking near the restaurant (we parked 4 blocks away) they took us right away. Inside was very noisy, so we decided to seat outside. Food and wine was very good, service was excellent and most important a very calm, relaxing and charming atmosphere. I can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Services was terrible and the staff were just extremely rude. I Made reservation and requested to be seated inside to only be told your sitting outside and this why you get for booking the same day or wait another hour and half for what I initially requested. My food was ice cold and disgusting. Top it off I get a broken chair.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very cute and polished ambiance without being snooty. The service was great, the servers friendly and attentive, and the portions enormous and tasty. I went with a friend but there were large groups, small groups and dates as well. It was a good noise level so that you felt your conversations were actually private but you could hear each other well too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food good service and overall a wonderful experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wine group

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went there for date night. The service from all the staff was amazing. Prompt service. Excellent customer service and superb food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy Alexander's. This time staff was quite accommodating when running a bit behind the reservation time. Understandable. But our waitperson disappeared after delivering the dessert menu. We finally had to ask podium staff for someone to take our order. No explanation, no apology. But a minor glitch, and we'll be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love this place! Food is great the service is excellent! I’m always pleased when I come to this restaurant!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love this place. I've been here before but opted to come again for a special occasion. It was an occasion that could have been very stressful but they went above and beyond to ensure that I didn't have a worry in the world. As always, the food was incredible. Our server, Rex, was knowledgeable, attentive and hilarious. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very romantic. Great service and amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

First time and I will definitely go back. Food was outstanding. The garlic bread is ridiculously delicious. Don’t eat too much or you won’t eat your meal. Our server recommended something’s and we went with her recommendations and everything was delicious. Service was excellent too. Only tip, avoid the table that looks into the bathroom. It is not the best for an ideal appetizing evening. Otherwise it was perfect.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was so dark in the dining room that we could not read the menu or see what we were eating , and we had to resort to using my iPhone’s flash light. Roasted beet and goat cheese salad consisted of very few pieces of over-roasted beet chunks which in the darkness looked black. Our entres were very disappointing. Cheese ravioli tasted doughy and the sauce was so heavy that the taste of seafoods was overwhelmed. The home-made lasagna was mostly inedible with a couple of sheets of hard pasta stack to the bottom of the baking dish and the thick crust at the edge of the dish looked and tasted like it had been left in the oven way too long.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This was a great little neighborhood gem that we are so glad we tried. Went for my daughter's 25th birthday; the food was great - nice portions, seasoned well and great selections. Beautiful, understated elegant dining with a nice, quiet ambiance; perfect for a romantic evening, friend's get-together, or family dining. We will definitely visit here again, the pizza was very, very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We celebrated my sisters birthday there today and the food was delicious. Service was great, never had an empty glass of water because our server was so attentive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated a birthday and everything was perfect. From the time we were seated they were attentive. The food was excellent. The server made sure we were all served at the same time. I appreciated that tremendously. The food, the wine and the birthday tiramisu was perfect. Will definitely go back. My new gem.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always my favorite neighborhood place. I love the food and ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant has the ambiance of a French bistro, California style. The outdoor dining is intimate and romantic. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The food is very good and filling. This is an unexpected find!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant, Food and Customer Service are great. Unfortunately, we were not able to enjoy/finish out dinner due to my daughter having an anaphylaxis reaction. My daughter is allergic to shrimp and although we did not order shrimp, we suspect that the mussels we ordered may have been cross contaminated. Not blaming the restaurant, we should've asked. Writing this to warn other who may have allergies to seafood/

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a lovely dinner--5 of us who ordered a variety of dinners. Linguine w clams had a ton of fresh clams, the fish was fresh and delicious in the seafood pasta special, the filet mignon was a large cut and cooked well--the spaghetti and meatballs was good but I really think they left out some seasonings. Would be surprised if there was any salt in the meatballs....

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have liveed in the neighborhood for over twenty years now. With two of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego within a mile of our house. We have not branched out. We decided to try Alexander's , because you can make reservations on Open Table. Now we know what we have been missing all of these years. Rex the great Waiter recommend the Sea food pasta special. It was so tasty.

We now have a new Italian restaurant. And with the ease of using Open Table it will so became one of our regular places

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very good food, generous portions, wide variety and lovely service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Pizza was really good, as well as appetizers. Decent service

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great spot we decided to try for the first time and we were all very impressed. It is very cute inside and out waiter was very nice. To food was phenomenal and we weren’t even able to finish it all. I would highly recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and wine. Had the mussels which were amazing and even the bread that they give you is delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Can't complain, had good food, good company and lively ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and awesome staff xoxo

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I surprised my significant other with a great anniversary/ New Year’s Eve dinner there. We presented immediately walking into the place. As you view the scene, you have some of the most amazing Chefs working their magic. In addition to to great candle lighting. We order the most amazing 3 Course dinner and the bonus l, was able to watch a movie on the outside patio as we sipped our red wine. Thank you for a great time!

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