Loved our table by the window! Thank you for such a nice evening.
Excellent food and service.
The food was wonderful and the service even better! Thank you!
Meeting long time friends from out of town
Good food, large portions . Nice selection of wines.
Excellent food and service! A+ The place was packed on Sunday night!
Service started off well then we were left at the table waiting and waiting for our server to help with a problem with our meal that was sent back. Food was not was it used to be. Lasagne was literally drowned in a bowl of marinara sauce and their “white”’sauce was average, something that I used to love. :-(
Buon Appetito is an outstanding Italian restaurant. They serve pasta along with other Italian dishes BUT the filet mignon cannot be beat anywhere in San Diego. If you are going to dine at Buon Appetito then don't miss one of the most outstanding steaks served anywhere on the West Coast.
Great food but waaaaaay too loud. Hard to hear people sitting right next to you. Will keep me from coming back much.
Food was delicious and prices were reasonable. Recommend making a reservation.
Don't miss this pentulament Italian restaurant. Fresh pasta, bread, cheeses, salumi and wines. Service is impeccable. We can't wait to dine at Buon Appetito again.
I found a piece of hair in my food last night.
Festive New Year’s Eve. Excellent food. Best tiramisu ever!
Quaint Italian restaurant in Little Italy. We ate outside on the sidewalk with patio heaters turned on. Quite comfortable. Food was great. Service also great. Somewhat cramped and busy, but sitting outside was wonderful. Believe inside was noisy. Italian bread with an outstanding marinara sauce for dipping was on the table almost as soon as we sat down...........really delicious. Would definitely return.
Fantastic food! Quick service. The staff was on point. We were in and out on New Year’s eve. Every time I’m in San Diego I try to visit this restaurant!
Vacation dinner...I would return, for sure!
Very traditional Italian restaurant feel and menu. Food quality was excellent. The hostess/waitress seemed a bit rushed and the overall vibe has a time pressured feel to it. I realize it is important to maximize revenue, especially on weekends, but I still like to be more relaxed when having a meal with friends. The restaurant is best for a quick, lighter meal before heading on to other evening activities.
Came recommended by concierge at hotel for good Italian meal. Food was just ok.
Delicious Pasta!! We ordered from the first page of specials. I asked for the fresh pasta and our waiter pointed it out. I can't find the menu on the website but ask for their fresh pasta.
We had the pasta stuffed with lobster in cream sauce. It was very good. But we liked the linguini with seafood best. These 2 we highly recommend. The pappardelle with wild boar was on the salty side. We also had the pork which was well cooked...very tender.
We had wonderful service. It was a little slow at first because they were very busy.
Always ask for the fresh pasta. It just melts in your mouth. After eating fresh pasta in Italy, I only want to eat fresh pasta and not every restaurant in Little Italy makes it fresh.
This was a great authentic Italian food. The pasta with seafood (shrimp and scallops) was very tasty. My son had veal Marsala and he loved it. My mom had a sea bass dish which she stated was delicious. The bread and dipping sauce was to die for. Even the deserts was to die for. We end our meal with a cappuccino. Giuseppe our waiter was great. If we ever get back to San Diego we will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
Food was just average for the price. There are many other Italian restaurants nearby that may be worth a look.
We arrived early and was taken to a back table that I didn’t know existed. So grateful for that room.
The food is all good no matter what you order.
My favorite is the eggplant appetizer. It’s actually large enough for an entree if you’re not starving.
Whenever we are in Little Italy we head to Buon Appetito.
Absolutely amazing food. Our waitress was outstanding and spot on. We will be back.
Extremely busy night, Christmas Eve. Showed up well before our reservation time & they could not accomadate us then... but we were seated within a couple of minutes of our reservation. Poorish table near open entrance door which was quite cool at times but we got to chat with a lot of folks about our trashy Xmas sweaters.
Staff was excellent... no grinchs here.
Will be back next time in San Diego.
Just like my Nonna used to make! The ingredients were fresh and the pasta delicious!
Best Italian restaurant in San Diego. Menu choices range from steak, seafood, lamb, pork and vegetarian options. They also have an outstanding wine list.
Great place for celebration for moderate size group if you make a reservation. Food was excellent for a decent price. Love this place. Unfortunately we only get to visit this place occassionally. Has our highest reccomendation!
Their special, Wild Boar Ragu with pappardelle pasta was delicious. Sat outside and enjoyed a good bottle of wine and the crowd watching.
Our server was super.
Food never fails me!
Terrific Food! Nice ambiance. Have been twice so far and no one in our parties of 4 each time were disappointed with their meal. Can't wait to go back :)
The food was very tasty and service was excellent. The seating is very cramped. We felt like we were having dinner with the couple next to us.
The food is amazing and the environment is one that you can have a good time at
The waiter was fantastic....I told him the types of wine I liked and his recommendation was spot on...the same was true when recommendations were given for the entree. All of this followed by the most delicious dessert! Would highly recommend!
Absolutely wonderful meal, everything was cooked as expected and served with style and attention by the staff. I felt the staff genuinely expected me to have a great time, and I did. Great food and experience.
Everyone at Buon Appetito is so friendly and fun, the food is amazing, and the service is spectacular! Our elderly Aunt and Uncle were visiting from New Hampshire and the hostess and server were truly accommodating to them. Thank you Thank you
Traditional Lasagna is not like traditional - ask before you order to find out exactly what is in it. Not your usual lasagna. Not something I would order again. However the service was amazing and our meat and cheese appetizer was great.
it was really great. the food was a really huge portion for such a good price. It was really loud but where you could still here the people at your table. everything was great DEFINITELY RECOMMEND MAKING RESERVATIONS THOUGH it was extremely busy
Great food and always served piping hot.
Great food and service. I highly recommend.
Lovely but loud inside; it was raining so we could not sit outside. Excellent menu, huge portions, great food, good value.