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Antica Trattoria

4.8
4.8
1988 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 463-9919

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Basile

  • Catering

    Antica Trattoria provides a wide range of catering solutions. From simple dishes that can be picked up at our restaurant and served family style to in house banquets for wedding receptions and many other important events. off premise company or family events are also available. we offer preset catering and banquet menu options at www.anticatrattoria.com<br /><br />Chef Francesco Basile can always tailor a menu that fits your budget and specific catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available for private events. depending on the number of guest, time and date of the week a buy-out fee will be included.Over the years we have cater to corporate events, family gatherings and fund raisers.

  • Private party contact

    Francesco Basile: (619) 463-9919

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Ave

  • Parking details

    We are located in a strip mall that has large capacity

  • Public transit

    MTS San Diego 854 and 14

  • Entertainment

    Tenor Rosario Monetti our Opera singing bar keeper enjoys performing for our guest during dinner and is available for private events

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,988 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Innovative

  • East County

    Neighborhood gem

  • East County

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  1. GH

    GlennH

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service! A little pricey but the food was outstanding!
  2. TC

    TimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend Antica Trattoria for a very nice Italian meal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Cozy atmosphere with wonderful food. Highly recommend for a little hidden gem in La Mesa.
  4. C

    Cynthia

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming for 22 years. Never a bad meal. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding!!
  5. JC

    JanisC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, and service. Noisy
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    I had a reservation for 7:00 pm. I had to stand outside and wait until after 7:30 to be seated because a couple who had already paid their check would not leave. A staff member should have notified them that there is a half hour back up on reserved tables and that they needed to speed it up. I eventually got seated at a tiny table next to the entrance. I waited 10 minutes for a waitress to say she would be right with us. When I saw the couple leave, I requested to be moved to that table and the host moved us, but I will never bother trying to make a reservation at this place again. If you can’t honor reservations, don’t offer them!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great, but music was so loud. It was hard to gave a conversation.
  8. BS

    BobS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dinner at Antica. Started with an old fashion and savory Brussel sprouts. The gnocchi was hearty and really flavorful and paired nicely with the house cab. We will be back!
  9. GH

    GaryH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great owner and staff, meal is just like being in Italy. Very cozy with super waiter.
  10. PA

    PatrickA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great Italian food and wine. Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly Good is one the best in town
  11. P

    Phil

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was very enjoyable! Staff were efficient and friendly. We will return!
  12. SB

    StevenB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pri fix menu is the best. Salad, main, desert and wine. !
  13. RS

    RobinS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    3 out of 4 meals were amazing, the service was great and the atmosphere is always enjoyable! Second time eating here and would definitely dine here again!
  14. JE

    JillE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with phenomenal service. They make you feel like family.
  15. CC

    CourtneyC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised at this hidden gem in La Mesa! We will definitely be going here more often and telling everyone!
  16. KB

    KeithB

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's always something new to try at Antica Trattoria. The food is always perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful neighborhood gem but worth going to from afar. Best tiramisu in town!
  17. SC

    SandyC

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve and it was wonderful. Excellent service, great food and festive atmosphere!!
  18. JM

    JohnM

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. The food was outstanding, as usual. The service was very good, as well.
  19. BC

    BobC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They got greedy. Tables jammed together and very uncomfortable. Drinks very slow and help is overmatched. They just lost two regulars.
  20. BD

    BonnieD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    No acknowledgment of our anniversary ( and we ordered dessert) We also we’re at a teeny table since they were booked
  21. S

    Skoobsan

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service even better food!
  22. SS

    SandraS

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Antica Trattoria is a gem right in the heart of Lake Murray. The food is authentic and so flavorful. The portions are generous. The waiters are personable, attentive and speedy. Overall this is our favorite Italian restaurant in all of San Diego.
  23. DK

    DonnaK

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Lovely ambiance, delicious food, good service. Neighborhood gem.
  24. ST

    ScottT

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been taking our family to Antica for Christmas Eve dinner for over 10 years as well as other special occasions. We always get great food served by an excellent staff.
  25. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Christmas Eve at Antica and had a lovely time.
  26. M

    Mahdeeyo

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It’s all about the food here, this was our 5th return to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Somehow we got the back rocking table by the bathrooms and kitchen again, but it didn’t matter. The food, wine and service was top notch.
  27. T

    Tyrone

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional as always. Staff was great. Alessandra did a fantastic job as our server.
  28. RM

    RichardM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love Wednesday no corkage fee night…crusted pistachio salmon fantastic!
  29. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've dined at Antica numerous times, and have never been disappointed. It's a go to when guests visit, and our family favorite. Italian hospitality and delicious food.
  30. l

    lynnie

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant is overrun. Way too many scustomers for the staff. We love this place but it's hard to see when people are seated and there is not enough staff. Very hectic and no way to get to everyone.
  31. KB

    KeithB

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've never had a disappointing meal at the AT. Great food prepared just right. Even on this busy night near Christmas, the wait staff were excellent. Our server Ivan was helpful as always. Try the swordfish if you can; stay for the tiramisu.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure to dine at this quaint neighborhood eatery
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience2
    We always enjoyed dining at Antica, but this time was disappointing because of the extremely loud unpleasant music not conducive to fine dining. My husband’s food was over cooked, but because we were with friends he didn’t want to send it back. Also my salmon had a strong taste. I hope this was just an off day.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff and service
  35. NP

    NancyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and especially served by Allesandra!
  36. N

    Nora

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  37. R

    Redtail

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great wine selections and their food is always fresh and wonderful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This wasn’t our first time at the restaurant. Unfortunately this time the experience wasn’t what we had experienced prior. After taking our drink order the server forgot to come back for our dinner order. Since the restaurant was getting busy we were patient but after 15 minutes of waiting we had to flag down another server to get someone to take our order. I opted for the special for that evening which was disappointing. The other entree ordered was very delicious. We placed an order to go and that was also very good. I understand places get busy and tables get forgot about and we do still enjoy this restaurant so we will be back again but maybe just not as soon as we normally would.
  39. L

    Loli

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service are outstanding. My party felt the music was much too loud - this was on a Wednesday 6pm dinner.
  40. JM

    JoyM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and great service! Our favorite

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Antica Trattoria using the Order Online button. Antica Trattoria also offers 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 4.8 stars by 1988 OpenTable diners.

Antica Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Antica Trattoria

5654 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Ave

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are located in a strip mall that has large capacity

  • Public transit

    MTS San Diego 854 and 14

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Basile

  • Entertainment

    Tenor Rosario Monetti our Opera singing bar keeper enjoys performing for our guest during dinner and is available for private events

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 463-9919

  • Catering

    Antica Trattoria provides a wide range of catering solutions. From simple dishes that can be picked up at our restaurant and served family style to in house banquets for wedding receptions and many other important events. off premise company or family events are also available. we offer preset catering and banquet menu options at www.anticatrattoria.com<br /><br />Chef Francesco Basile can always tailor a menu that fits your budget and specific catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available for private events. depending on the number of guest, time and date of the week a buy-out fee will be included.Over the years we have cater to corporate events, family gatherings and fund raisers.

  • Private party contact

    Francesco Basile: (619) 463-9919

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