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Antica Trattoria

4.8
4.8
1823 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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Booked 16 times today

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Best Food

  • East County

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    Best Service

  • East County

    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Best Value

  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. BL

    BetsyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was spot on, what I did not like was pasta sauce it had no flavor or seasoning. My husband and I live down the street and found this gem 💎 and have been several times. This was the first time food was not great!.I really didn't like owners response either to my dislike for tomato sauce. Will go back but, this time I can not give 5 stars.

  2. T

    Tugster

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is a step above the competition by far. The staff is fast friendly and know their stuff. I promise you won't be sorry you came. I'll certainly b back .

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous meal at our favorite Italian Restaurant! Great service as always.

  4. BM

    BryceM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic little spot. The food was real good, fresh made pasta which always makes a huge difference. Our server Heather was a real gem. Great genuine service from her. We will definitely be back

  5. T

    Thejayman

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Never fails to impress. Cavaletti, Pappadelle, Gnochi, Burrata and Tiramisu where all outstanding. The large portions allowed us to eat family style and enjoy all the dishes. Bonus was Monday night is half price bottle of wine night! Great Italian family food.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  7. P

    Pete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and tasty. From the appetizers to the bread to the main course to our lava cake and our delicious bottle of wine. Our server was outstanding. We will be back.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner for my husbands retirement. The staff was very attentive and food was delicious. Highly recommend going here!

  9. l

    lori

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, wine, and service. Alessandra is a delight!

  10. SG

    SatisfiedGuest

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Highly recommend

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and service here were outstanding. Sitting outside was not enjoyable due to the space being in a parking lot. The sounds of cars and horns was not pleasant. Everything else was great.

  12. N

    Navygal95

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love, Love this restaurant. I come at a minimum once every two weeks.

  13. FL

    FoodLvr

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food! Gem in the middle of a strip mall like area in La Mesa. Feels like your transported to Italy. Must have the calamari mixed appetizer, shrimp pasta, and short ribs, melts in your mouth! Also, end with the Tiramisu, the best Tiramisu I’ve ever had!! Buon appetito!!

  14. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal with incredible service. Heather was great. We can’t wait to go back. The veal parm is the bomb.

  15. LO

    LauraO

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places to dine! Fabulous meal and great overall experience.

  16. A

    Audie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time here and we were impressed and HWPPY! Fettucini and cioppino were excellent. First class service and great local atmosphere.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It’s not my first time dining here. The food is actually very well preferred. The service is phenomenal and a neighborhood bistro environment. Full bar. If you drink. Decent wine list. And a great variety

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Octopus salad was superb. Tender and delicious.

  19. LL

    LoriL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was easy to make a reservation at our preferred time and date. Warm welcome when we arrived. We sat toward the back of the restaurant and loved the setting. Served us very warm fresh delicious bread along with oil and vinegar. Wines were very reasonably priced per glass. Dinner was simply world class - home-made pasta with all the trimmings. Lava cake for dessert was simply phenomenal, topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  20. SB

    SuzB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food as always! Appreciate the owner's presence and personal attention!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was fresh and hot. Absolutely the best Italian food in town.

  22. A

    Antc

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cute restaurant and the food was delicious. We had the penne and the saltimbocca and a bottle of wine.

  23. PD

    PatrickD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was the experience. Like in the old days when there were professional waiters. The best meal because of the food AND best experience because of the waiter. Thank you, Antica Tratoria! The Dale Family

  24. T

    Tyrone

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. Levi made great drinks and was very attentive.

  25. p

    patti

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always

  26. B

    Brookie

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wow delicious hidden La Mesa gem

  27. OR

    OliviaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service! Highly recommend this restaurant for dinner.

  28. JL

    JeffL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian food in San Diego. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

  29. MW

    MelanieW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food are fantastic! We had the special: Chilean Sea Bass!

  30. K

    Kiki

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my parents wedding anniversary was amazing at Antica, as expected. We always go here for special events and sometimes for a really good meal. As expected our dining experience was wonderful with fantastic food and great service. Always recommend Antica!!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great from start to finish.

  32. S

    Susie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Somewhat disappointing. Food good but would have appreciated some vegetables to balance the rich risotto. Tables very close together and very noisy.

  33. MG

    MarciG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was wonderful and the service was top notch.

  34. DS

    DianeS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    I've always enjoyed the food at Antica Trattoria, but last night my shrimp capellini was really tasteless, no real flavor at all. The Caesar salad was very good, though, but one would hope that the main course would be much better, considering the price. The waitress was very helpful and nice, though she constantly interrupted the conversation my friend and I were having to ask if everything was fine and if we needed anything. I would say she interrupted 8-10 times. I found that annoying.

  35. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    the food is excellent!! Staff are very nice but they were stretched.. very busy so service was poor

  36. RP

    R1stPony

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great Italian food served by attentive waiters and in an authentic-looking restaurant. The walls decorated with pieces from different wine crates adds to the ambiance.

  37. AA

    AnthonyA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As per usual! A very good experience, right down to the food and friendly servers and greeting personnel!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    For Mother’s Day, we had a mediocre experience. We were rushed, food was subpar, and a lot of our order details were missed. I will not be going back there again.

  39. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was enjoyable. Service endearing and welcoming. Food was good

  40. T

    Todd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My wife and I went to Antica for the first time the other night. We had heard good things about the restaurant and were hopeful of having good experience. The staff was extremely friendly. The cocktails were excellent. The food was fresh and tasty. We stuck with traditional Italian dishes: Ravioli and Lasagna. We really enjoyed the meals. The wait staff were attentive and affable, despite the restaurant being full and staff being minimal. They added to the experience. We look forward to going back again!

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 1823 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

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Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

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Delivery

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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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