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Antica Trattoria

4.9
1318 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
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!

About reservations: We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

We may contact you, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 2 hours for parties up to 4; 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of up to 6; and 3 hours for parties of 7+. We can't guarantee special request for tables.

Support Antica Trattoria during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1318 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLynnM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and most authentic in San Diego county.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere food and staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My stars sums it all up

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vipdenuk
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal service was fantastic , my Seabass was cooked perfectly , I would recommend this restaurant food came out lovely and hot waiter went above and beyond place was very clean food was terrific a little jewel in La Mesa thank you so much

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HelenK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Antica Trattoria. The food is special and Franco has done a nice job of creating his outdoor eating space.
Meet a friend there and he feels the same. Wonderful to get out for a delicious meal for a change.

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vipNatieY
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good and service was perfect! Thank you
We will be back

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Dannyboy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers for twenty years. We've had all our most memorable celbrations here, with family & friends. Francesco and staff continue to provide one of the best restaurant experiences you could wish for. We'll be moving away soon, and Antica will be one of the things we'll miss most.

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vipKevinK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Food, Service and Ambience! A few Customers walking by with no Mask. My Lady and I were uncomfortable with that. But it was Wonderful to get out and see Our Favorite place in La Mesa! All Employees were Safe and always wearing a Mask. Can’t wait to go back soon!

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CesarQ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me my wife and my kids loved it, we were really surprised I would recommend it to anyone, thanks

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vipWalidR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A hidden gem that must be visited if you enjoy Italian food. The food rivals any 5 star restaurant. Will be back for sure.

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Crystal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Food, ambience, and service. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for authentic Italian food.

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EdwardP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice place with lots of seating, but with hugh separation. Server was very pleasant and efficient. We went with another couple and could easily converse without screaming.
Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Happy New Year’s dinner with friends.

JM
vipJohnM
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed another excellent meal, and are pleased we could support one of our favorite restaurants

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vipBreeze
San Diego
205 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

San Diego Foodie here. Antica Trattoria is the very best Italian food in San Diego. Not just pizza and spaghetti. Try the octopus appetizer. Yum! I also love the Antica Salad. Favorite pasta is the capelini. The gnocchi with beef is also delicious. I've just never had anything here that wasn't scrumptious. The chef's specials are always fantastic. You won't be disappointed.

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vip2eatornot2eat
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing ! Excellent on everything !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at Antica! They treat you like family. We can’t wait till they reopen after the latest shutdown.

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GaryP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as always!! Always a treat to dine there!

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vipRGGSanDiego
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food in San Diego. Highly recommended for its kitchen, service, and value. A gem.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night with my husband

Antica Trattoria
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alexc
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing the best they can love them you really can't beat the food

Antica Trattoria
Responded on December 8, 2020

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MarkK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, excellent staff, an awesome owner and superb chefs makes it a 5 star . Date night must

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WilliamD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant all around. I’d definitely go back

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been eating at Antica for some years now. Absolutely the best Italian food in this county. Maybe even the state. Maybe even the country. I have a top 3 list for Italian food. Antica, Giacomo's in Boston, and my wife's.

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KimC
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great as usual

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vip2eatornot2eat
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, outstanding service... a most definitely dine in again.

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srmsandiego
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little gem. We sat on the "patio" and I actually didn't feel like I was in parking lot. The service and food were excellent. As usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here!

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GaryK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food as always was outstanding. My favorite is now the pistachio crusted salmon with the orange Prosecco sauce.

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VincentP2017
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect due to Covid. I have to say that I was very pleased with the whole experience. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. My guest and I were able to sit indoors as per my reservation request. The food and atmosphere were incredible and really made for an perfect evening dinner. I will certainly be back in the near future. Thank you for providing such awesome service, food, and dining experiences.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We miss the rich-fullness that was there prior to COVID.
Great food always and a place we often go.

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vipLynnM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are lovely and inviting. The food is phenomenal. I highly recommend this eatery.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding.

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KarlaK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place! it is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego!

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vipBreeze
San Diego
205 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antica Trattoria is my favorite local eatery. This time we had the capelini and gnocchi. Both were very tasty and we will order them again.

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Diya
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & Service was awesome. We drove all the way from OC. worth the trip. We told all our friends to visit ...Thank you!

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PeteM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for real Italian food in San Diego. I always order risotto de fungi. I lived in Sicily for a year and fell in love with this dish. The first time that I ordered this dish here several years ago, I mentioned to our waiter that this was the best risotto that I had ever had since my time in Sicily. That's when I found out the owner is from Palermo!!

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EricJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Everyone tried something different and were very pleased with their meals. Great tastes and sauces. We will definitely return again.

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ThomasR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal on a Friday night. Even though our reservation was for 6:00, they ran out of the featured Sea Bass. As an alternate selection, the salmon was a tasty dish. Enjoyable night.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is extraordinary. The whole setup is authentic, rustic and beautiful.

FAQs

Antica Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Antica Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 463-9919.

Antica Trattoria is rated 4.9 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Antica Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=antica.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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