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Antica Trattoria

4.8
1499 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 1499 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ConnieF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! Very friendly staff and the food is incredible. Try the gnocchi - and the tiramisu - you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Antics Trattoria is a local favorite of ours. The food, as always, was very good but the service, was slow. Our server was very nice but appeared to be very overloaded.

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Phil
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica has been a favorite of ours for years. Great food and friendly service. Try their appetizer: Fritto Misto the best dipping sauce with fried baby octopus, shrimp, and veggies you'll find anywhere!

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vipJeffS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and fantastic server

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WarrenB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antica has never disappointed in the 10+ years we have been going there.

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MistyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great. The food is amazing, the service top notch, and there is something about the ambiance that makes you want to linger.

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DougG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining area. It made for a pleasant quiet area to enjoy our meal. Service and food great as always!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So damn good. Will be back for sure! Pappardelle is where it’s at.

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KristinaKim
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant about 5-6 years. This was my first time returning after the Covid-19 shutdown, and must say, the food is even better than before! I am certain that Antica Trattoria will remain my fave Italian for a long time to come!

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vipBreeze
San Diego
219 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious at this neighborhood gem. This time, we really enjoyed the special octopus appetizer.

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Nena
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exquisite and the service was top notch. I totally recommend it and will definitely be returning to try other menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful intimate restaurant. It is great that such a great neighborhood place survived the last year and continues to provide great service and amazing food.

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JoshuaR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and very accomidating to our plant based diet.

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vipFritz
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Antica Trattoria for years. Always perfect....always special !

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LaurenM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experiences here have always been wonderful. The staff and ambiance are welcoming! A wonderful place for date night, special occasions, or a general night out for delicious food!

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GlennH
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, a little pricey but overall, wonderful evening.

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Linke
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Antica! I have been going to this restaurant for nearly a decade. Delicious, fresh, homemade Italian food. Wonderful staff and great ambiance. My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego.

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vipNazzy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the BESt Italian restaurants. Authentic tasty dishes, phenomenal service and the tiramisu was perfect! Great for a family dinner or date night! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Sawinsd
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go-to place for fine Italian dining and friendly service!

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Allie
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with our Birthday Girl friend who we haven't seen since before COVID! Fabulous food as always and great service. Highly recommend.

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KenG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent, the service impeccable and the atmosphere very relaxing. The pork chop is the best I've ever had. We had the Managers Special for the first time and found it to be an excellent value.

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FirstMrAs4Din
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wide selection. Wine selection was very diverse and excellent. I highly recommend Antica Trattoria but would also recommend reservations.

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Cosmo
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in outside of “Little Italy”. Never disappoints.

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MKB2015
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, helpful and excellent food.

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Barbi
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A gem of a restaurant in an unassuming strip mall. Plenty of parking. Cute space for outdoor dining too.

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DarleneG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The music was way too loud at first, they were gracious enough to turn it down. Service and good very good.

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DScott
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Recently moved to East county and have heard many good things about Trattoria Antica . We thoroughly enjoyed our experience the food was amazing , service was good . We ate indoors, nice ambience but it was loud. Other than that the overall experience was great. We look forward to going back to Trattoria Antica.

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JeffreyH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for some Italian food! Service was quick and the server was very polite.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful place. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner is a very nice guy. Food is great. Dessert as well.
Ivan our server is the best

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Allie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great evening; glad to see so full on a Wednesday night!

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VictoriaV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food. Calamari fritti appetizer is a MUST! The only off thing about the experience was the jazz music playing which gave a slightly odd ambience. But overall, it was great, and I would happily come here again and bring others!

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Nora
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Do yourself a favor and try the Brussels sprouts. They are delicious! I had the lasagna and it was perfect!!!!

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back again. Perfect Father’s Day dinner.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a little pricey, and our table was right next to the sidewalk, other than that it was fabulous! All the staff was great and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this place!

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vipOdamaeBrown
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are the BEST hands down.

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Erica
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service every time! I love taking house guests there

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we ordered came out in a timely manner and was very delicious. We were satisfied with the quality of food and service under the circumstances of following covid protocols, although a posted sign indicated diners had 90 minutes at their tables. We were mindful of the time while eating, but it was more than enough for a couple and probably for a foursome or family of six.

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NicholeN
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster ravioli with saffron cream is incredible 🤘🏼

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vipAlohaDiner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Appreciated vegan pasta option. Excellent service and food.

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 1499 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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