Why Eat Ordinary?
when you can eat Extraordinary!
Every time we have been here, the experience is amazing! Great food, an exceptional wine selection, and wonderful service.
Ok, but I have had much better food there. Veal was not up tp to par for what I expected, of have had there.
Everyone else loved their meal. So, it was a good outcome,
I am really proud to have a restaurant of this caliber in La Mesa
Had the fixed price menu, the Brussels sprouts and were crispy to point of being inedible. The chicken was average at best.
I have had both these item before and both were delicious.
My husband had a pasta item off the regular menu and enjoyed it very much. I will order off the regular menu next time.
Just an outstanding Italian restaurant. It brought back memories of my childhood, and it was totally worth the drive from downtown San Diego where we were staying.
The food & service always surpasses our expectations.
We drove 75 miles to go to this restaurant as it is the best Italian food I have ever had. I love the ambiance and the homey atmosphere.
Excellent food and wonderful service. Authentic Italian cuisine and wonderful wine choices.
As always, GREAT. Surprised to see it alittle quiter but it was really nice. Had a new waiter, I've never seen before but still excellent service! Food great as always. This is a neighborhood gem!
The food was excellent. We order the calamari and shrimp and the lobster ravioli. Both were excellent. The service was very attentive.
We have eaten there for years and have felt the quality of the food has really come down.
5 stars in every category says it all.. great service, great food and great wine.
We are regulars at this restaurant. Great service and food
The server was cheerful and knowledgeable, the service timing was exactly right -- not slow, but not rushed either -- and the food was EXTRAORDINARY. The Caesar salad, the (as I recall) fettuccine with shrimp -- really memorably good!
Antica Trattoria is our favorite Italian restaurant in all of San Diego ! We love the ambience and the fact that parking is not a problem as you would find in little Italy. The food has absolutely delicious every single time we’ve been there ( multiple times ) and the service has always been spot on. Every waiter we have has been very attentive and engaging. We look forward to our next visit!
It's the neighborhood spot! LOVE the food, love the staff.
The meal is always delicious!
This is the second time that there were to many noisy kids, one more time like this and you will loose our business. Other friends feel the same way.
Excellent service and food. Loud environment, but I highly recommend
Always great food and service in a charming Italian atmosphere.
This was our first visit and we enjoyed it very much. It was clean, well lit but not bright, chairs were comfortable and tables spaced far enough apart so you didn’t need to be a size. 3 to fit. Pedro was our waiter & he did an exceptional job even though he was a one person shift. While the food was good, the dessert was outstanding! We will be coming back to enjoy the nice, quiet ambience while having another excellent lunch!
Italian food is just dependable good to very good quality. Would recommend for sure as a traditional "go to" for Italian food.
Been coming here for years as a special treat, was mildly disappointed this time. I would usually give it 5 stars all round but I felt the waiter was a little abrupt and sarcastic. It seemed like we were rushed through our meal and it was obvious that they wanted to turn covers, we were there early and there was plenty of empty tables yet our check came seconds after the table was cleared, no lingering over our glass of wine.
The food was good as usual but it seems to have lost some of the ambiance we so enjoyed .
Best food and the best service from the Italian bartender guy on Friday nights! My GF and I Keep coming back to see him from the excellent service he provides.
My first time at this restaurant, although it came highly recommended by foodie friends. The ambiance is rustic and does not feel like a strip mall restaurant. Not elegant, but nice. The Caesar Salad dressing was spot on. There are lots of menu items that look yummy, but my initial test for Italian restaurants is always Lasagna. The sauce was delicious, and the pasta perfectly cooked. Very satisfying. My companion chose the Penne, and that also was excellent. The pesto sauce was very tasty, and the eggplant was perfectly cooked. We did not partake in wine, but their wine list appears varied and deep. I will be back.
Wonderful service food was excellent
This is a small hidden Italian restaurant that is great for date night. My husband and I have been a few times and every time we are pleased with the food and service.
Antica is alwAys wonderful. Careful attention to the food , nice wine list, and outstanding service. Their veal is super , pastas are perfectly cooked, and the salads are fresh with great flavors.
Food was good, but noise level is way too high and tables for 2 are too close.
Wonderful meal and wine!!!!!Great place I already recommend it to all I know!
Highly respected Union-Tribune writer Michele Parente recommended Antica Trattoria to my wife.
I made reservations for her birthday. We were given a very small table for two against the walls in the back corner of the restaurant.
I didn't say anything, because this was a special occasion. (Later, she said that she wished we had a better table.)
Our waiter was fine and the food was good.
I've never had mashed potatoes with chicken parmigiana before... and never would order it again. The chicken was excellent - tender and juicy, but the potatoes were tasteless.
My wife used the restroom before we left, so I stopped to tell the owner that Michele had recommended his restaurant and my wife liked it very much. I waited until he completed whatever task he was working on. He was aware that I was waiting to say something to him.
I paid the compliment... and he blew me off.
OK, Mr. Francesco Basile, clearly you don't need my business in the future.
Please put Braciole on the regular menu or email when it is on special.
We went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We are fairly regular customers here as we love the place and the food is always goo. They have specials, and we just happened to choose a Wednesday and that's when they currently don't charge corkage so you can take your own wine. Recommended. Give it a try and support the local restaurants!
My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for years, and we live in north county. Not super convenient for us, but worth the drive. This small neighborhood restaurant produces great dishes the Sicilian way. We’ve never been disappointed. Cosy atmosphere with a small bar area as well. Mangia bene
Great dinner, great people
This neighborhood gem continues 5 start quality evenings. Regular menu or daily specials are excellent entrees. Wine list is good, service outstanding.
Very enjoyable experience. Food is consistently delicious!
Excellent service delicious food
We found this place from SD Tribune review as best Italian in town and completely agree. Everything was perfect!
Wonderful as always! Food and service were excellent!
great job. capellini! lasagna! fettuccine! piccata!